Open Form Soundpainting (2019)
The New Indian Express
Soundpainting is a universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language comprises more than 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The creation of the composition is realized, by the Soundpainter, through the parameters of each set of signed gestures. The Soundpainting language was created by Walter Thompson in Woodstock, New York in 1974.
"Open Form" Soundpainting concerts has no preplanned structure or palettes (pre-written score). Entering the concert with no previous decisions. Pure improvisation / real time orchestral composition. Being in the moment with the musicians.
In these events, I also use signs taken from "Conduction" by Butch Morris and "Rhythm and Percussion with Signs" by Santiago Vazquez. As a dancer, these languages allow me to be expressive with my body, connecting to my sources and physical way of expression.
When performed, I think of the musicians as full collaborators in the composing.
Soundpainting allows to improvise with sound, movement, visual art, light design and more. Each open form orchestral concert modularly fits itself to a specific space, time, content and amount of performers while providing a unique virtuoso vibrant experience.
With Castle in Time Orchestra performed in Mumbai, Chennai and Pune in "Global Isai Festival" India, "East West Music And Dance Encounter 2020" Bangalore India, Holon Museum of design, "Love Art Do Art" festival in Jaffa, Theater Bahathaer Nataf, Almaćen Gallery and Salon Jazz festival.
With The Scratch Orchestra performed in the Center of Digital Arts in Holon.
Soundpainter: Matan Daskal / Flute: Rachel Mazor, Netta Spiegel / Oboe: Mariona Godía / Clarinet: Daivd Lobera / French horn: Ofer Etzioni, Tsviki Moran / Trombone and effects: Ma'ayan Milo / Saxophones: Oved Pinchover / Electric Guitars: Yeonathan Shachar, Yaniv Mintzer / Computer: Asaf Meidan / Electronic and Acoustic Percussion: Shalev Ne'eman, Pablo Ordas / Drum Set: Roy Ben Yosef / Synthesizers: Yonatan Daskal / Voice: Yotam Mahler / Harp: Ada Ragimov / Violin: Tomer Einat / Double Bass: Orr Sinay / Technical manager and deep collaborator: Shalev Ne'eman / Photo: Malu Zayon