UCSB Corwin Chair Series: "Sounding Limits" with Pascale Criton
Since the 1980s, Pascale Criton has been exploring sound variability, microtunings, multisensory receptions and the spatialization of listening. Silvia Tarozzi, violin, and Deborah Walker, cello, are two adepts of contemporary and experimental music and free-improvisation. Together with Pascale Criton they have been exploring microtonal extended techniques and gestural processes on a violin and a cello tuned in 1/16 of a tone. The compositions that resulted from this process are conceived as corporal scripts. They challenge the sense of form and the attitude of interpretation, transforming it into a creative process. Time and motion are no longer defined by pitches and metric systems but embodied diagrams and moods.
After being performed in International Festival and venues in Europe, Sounding Limits will be presented for the first time in the United States in the Fall of 2017.
Pascale Criton's West Coast tour is organized by Art&Fact and is made possible with the support of the SACEM, the SPEDIDAM, and the Italian Institute of Culture.