“KRA…NE”

Library - 1945

The piece is about a creature named “Krane”, which refers to a fictional spiritual creature, that has the ability of transforming life to its opposite, in any context or form.

In this piece, the players call upon this creature to come and transform them. Krane transforms something by possessing him/her/it and then leaves when the transformation has been completed. However, in order to transform something, the entire surrounding has to transform as well, in order for the transformation to be an entity. The performers begin with the process of calling this creature while having a slow and dark dialogue with sounds and breathing. As the piece moves on, the energy grows, and the performers unite by playing together and not as units for the final call and the arrival of Krane.

The creature quietly arrives, and it takes life by possessing the saxophonist. Subsequently, it possesses the pianist and finally the percussionist. After entering each one, it starts possessing couples of performers, until finally it possesses all of them at the same time. Every time the creature enters a performer, the performance switches/transforms to something more intense and crazy. After being in all of them, the creature has successfully transformed them all, and it departs leaving behind it a scent, to let them know it has been there. The performers are already transformed to their opposite, but without understanding it.

The piece shows another angle of the procedure one takes in order to change. Something that begins conscious and ends subconscious, without even understanding whether something has actually happened. Krane’s character is dark and brutal but its scent is sweet and gentle, suggesting that underneath each rough surface or procedure one has to face to transform, there is always something sweet inside…

Performed by: Trio Zoom

Kom in di Muzziken 2015, Aalbord (DK)

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