Solo on Bach & Glenn

Solos Bach & Gould

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In 2009 the score used for Solo on Bach & Glenn (2008) by Albert Quesada was rewritten and passed on to 2 other dancers. They learned the movement score, created their own interpretation and performed it with the soundtrack over a period of 2 weeks in Brussels.

After three months of practice (each on their own), they gathered for a month, and composed a piece having both new interpretations of the score as a starting point.

The duet Solos Bach & Gould offers two different views on a written score with the sound of Mr. Glenn Gould talking and playing.

Choreography: Albert Quesada Adaptation and created with:  Federica Porello, Mireia de Querol & Petra Söör Performed by two of the above metioned dancers. Music: Outtakes of a recording from Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations from J. S. Bach, 1955.Interview to Glenn Gould about his recording on 1981 of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Sound and Video Editing: Albert Quesada Producedby: Albert Quesada Supportedby: CoNCA (Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts) (ES), nadine (BE) Residencies:  BUDA Kunstencentrum (BE), Centre Cultural de les Corts, cia Búbulus-Carles Salas/La Caldera (ES) Year: 2009/2010 Duration: 50 minutes

The dance in Solo on Bach & Glenn is based on a written score, a series of instructions for the dancer created in close relationship with the soundtrack (Glenn Gould’s explanations about his way of playing and his recorded Goldberg Variations).

Choreography and dance: Albert Quesada Music: Outtakes of a recording from Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations from J. S. Bach, 1955. Interview to Glenn Gould about his recording on 1981 of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Image: Toni Bofill Produced by: Albert Quesada Thanks to Marten Spangberg, Salva Sanchís Year: 2006/2008 Duration: 26 minutes