Ravel Landscapes


Collaboration with Vanessa Wagner and Quayola

Audiovisual Concert
dual HD realtime graphics projection | Live piano | Custom Software

Ravel Landscapes fuses generative image, created by visual artists Quayola & Sinigaglia with the classical pianist Vanessa Wagner’s interpretations of Ravel’s Pavane, Les Vales Nobles et Sentimentales, Gaspard de la Nuit and Ma Mere L’Oye. By application of custom software, the polyphonic sound of the piano is analysed and transformed into complex visual compositions.
Quayola & Sinigaglia are interested in addressing the same oniric dimension Ravel intended with Gaspard de la Nuit, where due to technical challenges and profound musical structure, the 3rd section, Scarbo is considered one of the most difficult solo piano pieces ever written. The visuals encompass concepts alluding to a landscape of the psyche, where tangible dimensions exist as a reverie and linger in waking realities.
A journey between polarities unfolds, conscious and unconscious, real and unreal, intuitive and orchestrated realities develop synchronously through sound and image as dynamic sequential scores.

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Vanessa Wagner – Musician
Keri Elmsly – Producer
Adam Stark – Sound Analysis
Commissioned by Cité de la musique
Developed in vvvv

10 Jan 2013 | L’Arsenal | Metz, France
14 Jan 2013 | Cite de la Musique – Paris, France
26 Nov 2013 | Centre des Arts | Enghien-les-Bains, France
19 Nov 2014 | Le Rayon Vert | Saint-Valery-en-Caux, France
20 Nov 2014 | Maison de la Musique | Nanterre, France
22 Nov 2014 | Auditorium | Bordeaux, France
24 Nov 2014 | Théâtre Avant Seine | Colombes, France
02 May 2015 | Künstlerhaus Mousonturm | Frankfurt am Main, Germany