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Wed, 10 Apr

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Belfast

A LAUGH TO CRY • FESTIVAL SONORITIES

A Laugh to Cry Opera for 3 singers (2 sopranos and bass-baritone), 2 narrators, 7 instruments, live electronics and video (2013) Co-commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn & the Ernst von Siemens Foundation

A LAUGH TO CRY • FESTIVAL SONORITIES
A LAUGH TO CRY • FESTIVAL SONORITIES

Time & Location

10 Apr 2024, 20:30

Belfast, 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK

About the Event

ÓPERA  A LAUGH TO CRY Sond'ar-te  Calendar 

Miguel Azguime libreto, música Paula Azguime encenação

Pedro Neves direcção

Camila Mandillo soprano 

Andrea Conangla soprano 

André Henriques baixo barítono 

Miguel Azguime recitante 

Jade Mandillo recitante

Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble

Sílvia Cancela flauta 

Nuno Pinto clarinete 

Vítor Vieira violino 

Jorge Alves viola 

Luís André Ferreira violoncelo

Francisco Cabrita piano 

João DIas percussão

Andre Bartetzki live electronicsdirecção tecnológica 

Perseu Mandillo VFX & 3D, fotografia  

Margarida Moreira luz Miso Studio técnica

A Laugh to Cry is a metaphysical theatre embodying eternal archetypes with music and multilingual libretto by Miguel Azguime.  Reflecting on the devastation of the Earth, on the barbarism of war, on the destruction of Nature, on the hegemonic power of the “market” and the consequent annihilation of cultures, on the loss of civilisational memory, he speculates and confronts us with the possible collapse of humanity but also with its eventual rebirth.

* A Miso Ensemble /Miso Music Portugal project. *

A Laugh to Cry” pursues Miguel Azguime’s goal, as a composer, poet and performer, to grasp an ideal balance between language and music, to merge the language’s semantic and metaphorical components with its sonic values, in order to achieve his concept of “speech as music and music as speech”. “A Laugh to Cry” extends Miguel Azguime’s research on voice analysis, re-synthesis and processing, aiming at creating a dynamic continuum between timbre, harmony, rhythm and voice spectra.

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