Graduate Recital: Omar Guzman

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:00pm
Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street, Middletown


A graduate music recital by Omar Guzman, “Articulations of Power.”

"Even if hers were only our usual workaday piping, there is first of all this peculiarity to consider, that here is someone making a ceremonial performance out of doing the usual thing. To crack a nut is truly no feat, so no one would ever dare to collect an audience in order to entertain it with nut-cracking. But if all the same one does do that and succeeds in entertaining the public, then it cannot be a matter of simple nut-cracking. Or it is a matter of nut-cracking, but it turns out that we have overlooked the art of cracking nuts because we were too skilled in it and that this newcomer to it first shows us its real nature, even finding it useful in making his effects to be rather less expert in nut-cracking than most of us."

Omar Fraire presents a concert performing electroacoustic handmade instruments by him and pieces for video, throat singer, and percussion. In this occasion he realizes a tension between the visible and invisible, the audible and the visual and between power exercises, given these from electrical energy or from interaction of human influences.