Matteo Fargion and the other artists of the production 7 Dialogues. Matteo Fargion is a composer, performer and teacher. He has worked in dance and theatre for over 25 years, collaborating with leading choreographers and directors in the UK and abroad. For the past 15 years he has worked closely with Siobhan Davies, writing music for and performing in some of her most significant recent work, and Karl Jay Lewin. Together with Jonathan Burrows, he has made a series of 10 duets conceived, choreographed, composed, administrated and performed together. Matteo is also a long-time visiting member of faculty at PARTS, the school of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in Brussels, where he has worked on a new approach to teaching composition to young choreographers, within a framework of music practice but built also on his wealth of experience as a performer. His work is an extreme and colorful mixture of performance art, dance, theatre, music, drawings and photography. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment and is currently Professor of Performance at Lancaster University. In recent years he has exhibited widely in the context of visual arts, participating in international biennales in Italy, Sweden, Japan a.
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion
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Matteo Fargion was born in Milan in , moving with his family to Yorkshire in England and then South Africa, before settling finally in London where he now lives. He began studying classical guitar before entering the University of Natal to continue music studies under the guidance of the composer Kevin Volans, whose composition teaching became an important influence on his later music and performance work. Following the contemporary music scene centred at that time in Germany, Fargion moved to Europe after graduation and worked for a time under the English experimental composer Howard Skempton. Kevin Volans also moved to Europe at this time, and the 'New Simplicity' movement headed in Cologne by Volans, Gerald Barry and Chris Newman set a precedent for the clarity of concept, composition and reference which is a benchmark of Fargion's work.
SEVEN DUETS (2013) - fragments, movements and insights
Matteo Fargion b. His eclectic work, stemming broadly from the English Experimental and New Simplicity movements, embraces the handmade and the small scale. He is known as much for his long standing collaboration with choreographer Jonathan Burrows as for the music he continues to write for concerts, theatre and dance performances. Uniquely he began not only to accompany the dance with his music but to become part of it, preempting and influencing a new generation of composers drawn to performance work. Fargion continues to tour and teach widely with Burrows, developing new forms of performance collaboration including the year-long online project 52 Portraits which has attracted 89, visitors since , the rock band series ' Music For Lectures' , and the London Contemporary Music Festival commission for dancer, singing pianist and orchestra Let us stop this mad rush towards the end His pioneering composition workshops for dancers have become legendary, further blurring the boundaries between music and dance. I'm not sorry text by Mette Edvardsen. Both Sitting Duet.
Enter the website. We recommend using the most recent versions of Chrome , Firefox or Safari. Feel free to send us feedback. Their score project will investigate the element of counterpoint across several of the duets they have made together to include Both Sitting Duet , The Quiet Dance , Speaking Dance , Cheap Lecture and The Cow Piece