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In Crescendo
Martina Corà

Viasaterna presents the new project, In Crescendo, by Martina Corà (Como, 1987) that analyzes music as origin and form of the 3D sculptures exhibited. This passage takes place through a digital process, involving a software able to detect the movements of the orchestra conductor while performing a piece. Along with the sculptures presented in the exhibition, during the opening it will be hosted a concert by the ensemble Musica Instrumentalis, conducted by Giovanni Pavesi.

In Crescendo finds its roots from the attention to music and the gestures of the orchestra conductors. With the special collaboration with Giovanni Pavesi (Mantova, 1983), young conductor and composer, Martina Corà translated the intangible forms of his hands moving during the execution into virtual models, mantaining a 1:1 proportion. For the detection, the artist chose the symphonic compositions of the Prèlude and the Après Midi D’un Faune by Debussy (1891 – 1894), that represented a novelty in the field of music for their passages enriched by rhythmic intuitions, suspensions, as if the melody never ends, prolonging the emotion of the homonymous poem by Mallarmé. 

The variety in expressivity during the execution, allowed Corà to map a vast repertoire of distinct gestures and movements. The artist focused on three main sections of the compositions: the first corresponding to measures 21 – 25 of the score that draws punctual gestures and clear lines; the second at bars 55 – 78 are the heart’s symphony, rich of pathos and expressiveness, which highlights a climax, while the last measures 106 – 110 are a diaphanous farewell rich of intimacy and smooth lines. The differences in the musical intensities and vibrations are decoded in the tensions of the matter, with the result of a transposition from one medium to another, from the state of sound to the one of work of art, into the reign of representation.

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