Paradise Blue [we'd never be apart] (2021)
Bass Clarinet, Accordion, Electronics
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
as part of the Polska Music programme
Roche-Zöllner Duo, Gaudeamus Muziekweek
There is a promise of better reality in the delicate shades of blue used by airlines, motor companies and leisure resorts. I was thinking about the jet-era, which started, as pointed Vanessa R. Schwarz: „a new kind of experience: going far, fast, while seeming to go nowhere at all.“ While looking at the archival material from that time I was feeling the dreamlike optimism and belief in progress and technology. Now, it seems to me like an entirely imaginary realm, which is realised in the piece through the keyboard and amplified surface between Eva and Heather. The simplest, naive actions performed together, could become a rituals against the capitalist realism malaise.
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