FriFormA\V at Indigo: reConvert's (ex)tension for 2 percussions and 48 solenoid motors
After two years of planning in the shade of the pandemic, dynamic percussion duo reConvert, formed by the Swiss-based Roberto Maqueda and Lorenzo Colombo, is finally performing in Ljubljana, as part of this year's Indigo Festival. The two percussionists perform modern compositions with percussion and electronics, this time with 48 solenoid motors.
Swiss duo reConvert (Lorenzo Colombo and Roberto Maqueda) was emerged as a natural extension of the percussion repertoire of the last 70 years to become a seal of identity that rejects generic definitions and bets on a continuous work between different artists in which the questioning of the dogmas of the academy is in the foreground.
'Our idea starts from the necessity to investigate space, to explore its features, finding the potential in acoustic properties and using them as a starting point for our research. We are interested how is it possible to create a three-dimensional and analogue sound system? How are we able to work with instruments that can move sound in space? Taking advantage of the use of customised industrial items, we will have the possibility to create three-dimensional audio images controlled and designed in real time by the performers. The concept that interests us is the single percussive impulse as a music creator. We can change surface, speed of execution but the impulse is at the core of every percussive action.''
The concert was made possible by Swiss Arts Council ProHelvetia.