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Plastic Extension of Music

We are very glad to invite you to the Sound and Music Interaction Seminar with Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete.

Tid: Ti 2023-05-02 kl 15.00

Plats: Room 1440 "Henrik Eriksson", Osquars backe 2, floor 4

Videolänk: Zoom link

Språk: English

Medverkande: Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University

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Plastic Extension of Music is a new form of interpretation beyond the canonical performance, translation, synesthesia or musical analysis. An artistic intervention in music performance, that is a physical or visual extension in space, taking the instrumental interpretation (praxis) of a musical work as a poietic process preceding a plasticity of the artistic object that emerges in space originated from the music and the interpreter.

Plastic extension considers the musical performance as an incompleteness that creates a recollection and awareness of the different elements and codes issued from the score, the musical performance and the interaction with the instrument, to extend with the same hands, the ideas, practise and deconstructed embodied knowledge on different media issued from other art worlds, as metaphorical vehicles to create new models of music interpretation and plastic-visual art creations.


Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete (Lyon, 1978) is an artist with various working methods all originating in sound: performance, composition, poetry, theatre, plastic, and visual arts.

As an interpreter he has premiered more than 90 works as a soloist and in chamber music, recorded on several occasions for the radio and labels, including 3 solo albums and performing at the most important halls and festivals in Europe.

Since 2015, his work has extended to include the plastic arts developing a new type of interpretation, an intervention in music performance: “Plastic Extension of Music”. Exhibiting and taking part at artistic residences in Spain, Italy, Mexico, France, Germany and Portugal, his visual work ranges from photography to painting, from sculpture to documentaries.

As a composer, he works on a diversity of outputs: 2nd prize at the “7th International Competition Quatuor Molinari” for his string quartet douleur exquise and commissions from Ensemble Itinéraire ( koromi ), cellist Eric-Maria Couturier ( kinamárabâfrena [Rika Usami] ) also in theatre, La nef des fous, a tableau vivant with music and actors, or performative works for performers with special needs (de)cor(o). In 2021 was awarded the Winfried Böhler Kulturstiftung-Netzwerk Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg e.V. “ad libitum” competition in Germany for his composition Sc(herz)o infinito, a tableau vivant of Pieter Brueghel’s “Children’s Games”.

Since 2020 works on a series of solo compositions of experimental poetry inspired on the troubadour tradition.

Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete studied in Mexico (Gregorio Rangel, Edgar Cortés, Andrés Licéaga, Pedro Salcedo, Martín Madrigal), France (ENM d’Aulnay-sous-bois - Judicaël Perroy, Raymond Gratien, Than Hanh Nguyen, Patrick Gallois, José Luis Campana, Octavio López) Netherlands (Koninklijk Conservatorium - Zoran Dukic), Portugal (Faculdade de Belas Artes of Universidade do Porto - Fernando José Pereira, Pedro Tudela, Carlos Lima) and currently PhD candidate at Lund University in Sweden.