“GLORIOUS MORNING”: RUMI’S POEM INSPIRED A GREAT PIANO SOLO BY GENE EMERSON IN A CLIP WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ‘S ART

Music is colour, image, movement, poetry… and a GLORIOUS MORNING too! This is the title of a great original piano solo by Gene Emerson, from Canada. Gene is a talented composer and pianist. I was really amazed and fascinated by her music. When I heard her “Glorious Morning” I immediately thought to some of my “Lacer/actions” artworks.

 And the idea to collaborate with Gene for a clip became stronger when I read her words about the meaning she gave to her beautiful piano composition.

Gene says : “Glorious Morning is really an ode to a beautiful, warm and sunny morning at the beginning of Spring, – after long cold winter – when the world is changing, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. Such a great change in nature has inspired me to compose this piece. Also, I must say, I have found Rumi‘s lovely poem ‘Spring Arrives’ is very close to the spirit of this piece. His poem is so much full of optimism. He throws away all dogmas, religious fanaticism and pessimism. His free spirited vision of love and passion for life is so overwhelming. Although the poem is 800 years old, but Rumi’s description of flowers and trees would never become old and it is very relevant for our Spring in 2012…”

 

So we decided to create a videoclip, trying to mix Gene music and my artworks (images of torn posters and urban signs). I selected nine pics that recall me in some ways the  wonderful melody and the surprising Gene Emerson’s  performance. So, enjoy this video. Great music and colors for a dreamin’ and relaxing moment…

https://animoto.com/play/351O9KhFBX4T0pvwdeX0UQ

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You may follow Gene Emerson at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/emersongene1

http://pianomusiccomposition.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/emersongene

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“LIKE ECHOES” VIDEOCLIP: SUSAN KAHN POEM GOES WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

A sensorial experience with a great soundtrack: “Flying” by pianist and composer Mike Strickland

When I read Susan Kahn “Empty Moon” poem at her  “Emptinesscafe”Blog, I instinctively thought to a recent “Lacer/actions” artwork I’ve created with my torn posters and urban signs images (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). I told Susan about that and she accepted the challenge to see some of her beautiful verses transferred on a videoclip. So, here’s the result…

Susan Kahn Poem and my artwork were fused in a 30 seconds videoclip. Inspiring words from the world meet an image of ripped ads and urban signs. From Animoto library I chose a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. Welcome to a sensorial experience and to an emotional message-massage. Like echoes…like Lacer/actions.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI,  LACER-ACTIONS, CANVASES  (7)

ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com/Emptiness.html

 Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature. In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.

ABOUT MIKE STRICKLAND

http://mikestrickland.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/gretalegs

 Pianist and composer Mike Strickland has been influenced by many styles of music and has evolved into a one-of-a-kind piano artist. Born and raised in Jackson Mississippi, he grew up listening to the great composers. His performance career started at the age of 9 when his father would encourage him to entertain dinner guests. After turning eighteen, he began to frequent the clubs and listened to great local blues talents. Formal music studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston and California State University at Northridge continued to expand his musical talents. Mike built a solid career as a performer, composer and recording artist. His own works were varied – some lush, orchestral and cinematic, some smooth jazz, some blues and boogie flavored and others almost new age. Sales of these CDs climbed to over 350,000 and are distributed throughout the nation and digitally throughout the world. He is known for his exceptional musicianship and arrangements, his virtuosic technique, and his unmatched ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. His daughter Elizabeth, a fine classical pianist, often joins him as a special guest.

In addition to his music airing for 7 seasons on CBS Sports PGA Golf, it has also been heard on the NBC, FOX and ABC networks. Mike’s positive message song/animation “Spread Joy” was also featured on ABC Good Morning America. In March of 2011, Mike debuted several original works as a featured piano soloist with the Salem Pops Orchestra. In the Spring of 2012 he will release his 22nd CD titled “Fantasy”.

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”, “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”, “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

RED IS IN THE AIR. A REVOLUTION IS COMIN’ SOON. MAYBE

New videoclip from Roberto Alborghetti ‘s “Lacer/actions” arts. Inspired by a French movie directed by Chris Marker.

 

Some words about my new clip “L’air est rouge” posted yesterday. Red is one of the colors that predominate in my “Lacer/actions” artworks (images of torn posters). Red is the color of this festive season. And red is the color that expresses strength, energy, vitality, life … It’s dedicated to red color my new clip “L’air est rouge”, avowedly inspired by a French film directed in 1977 by Chris Marker (“Le fond de l’air est rouge”), docu-movie about revolutions that have marked the world during the 1967-1977 decade.

 Revolutions usually take place on the streets. And I collect my images along the streets. Like those of this clip, in which the red textures are perhaps the metaphor of how today the air is red (again), full of expectations and hopes about a great change in our world. My “revolutionary” wish for 2012 is for a social order in which everyone feels represented and respected. Art can do a lot for this.

 Nothing of apocalyptic in my clip – in a certain sense, we already live in an apocalypse – but “l’air est rouge…”

 

Clip: L’air est rouge (la rèvolution est proche…)

Created by: Roberto Alborghetti

Lenght: 32”

Soundtrack: Le sentiment de l’amour, by Thiae

Images from “Lacer/actions” collection.

 LINKS

http://youtu.be/qw_0TYCY0Fk

 http://animoto.com/play/c0gv10wD0L5ixZHS0YsHtg

 http://vodpod.com/watch/15877321-lair-est-rouge-la-revolution-est-proche-?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 

 L’AIR EST ROUGE. LA REVOLUTION EST PROCHE?

Il rosso è tra i colori che maggiormente predominano tra le mie “lacer/azioni” (immagini della pubblicità strappata). Rosso è il colore di questi giorni natalizi. E da sempre il rosso è il colore che esprime forza, energia, vitalità, vita… Ed è proprio dedicato al rosso il mio nuovo clip “L’air est rouge”, titolo dichiaratamente ispirato da un film francese del 1977, diretto da Chris Marker (“Le fond de l’air est rouge”), documento a più voci sulle rivoluzioni che nel mondo hanno scandito il decennio 1967-1977.

Le rivoluzioni di solito si fanno per strada. E per strada io raccolgo le mie immagini. Come quelle di questo clip, dove le trame di rosso sono forse la metafora di come davvero l’aria sia oggi davvero rossa, ancora carica di attese e di speranze che portino nel mondo quel grande cambiamento ed un ordine sociale in cui tutti si sentano rappresentati e rispettati. Niente di apocalittico nel mio clip – in un certo senso, già viviamo in un apocalisse – ma “l’air est rouge”…

 

LINKS

http://youtu.be/qw_0TYCY0Fk

 

http://animoto.com/play/c0gv10wD0L5ixZHS0YsHtg

 

http://vodpod.com/watch/15877321-lair-est-rouge-la-revolution-est-proche-?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 

 

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE “LACER/AZIONI” CHANNEL

 

 

This is the chart about the Top 10 videos that in 2011 gained the highest number of views at my YouTube Lacer/azioni channel. At the top we see the clip inspired by Srini Pillay‘s words about art and the art’s healing power; Srini Pillay is Harvard psychiatrist, columnist (The Huffington Post and Psychology Today), brain imaging researcher, author (his book “Life Unlocked” ispired the videoclip at 4th position too).

At the second position: the clip I created remembering Nine Eleven Fallen in the 10th Anniversary of Twin Towers attack. At the third place: the video about my show at Parallax AF in London.

It’s also a pleasure to see in this 2011 chart the “Linger” clip created with poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers (West Memphis, Arkansas) and that one made with the Amsterdam based musician and composer JapJap (“The ever expanding light”). All the clips are created with my “Lacer/actions” artworks, images of torn posters. Click and enjoy them!

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE LACER/AZIONI CHANNEL 

1.LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE / SRINI PILLAY’S WORDS

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

2.NINE ELEVEN / NEW YORK

http://youtu.be/_e_xNdQw7u8

3.LACER/ACTIONS at PARALLAX AF LONDON

http://youtu.be/r735Hb2NdnA

4.LIFE UNLOCKED

http://youtu.be/4n4JVnuIp2I

5.A STORY TO TELL: FROM RUBBISH TO SILK

http://youtu.be/M3ZQYB7r2sQ

6.THE EVER EXPANDING LIGHT

http://youtu.be/8g_Vuo1HEzY

7.LINGER

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

8.THE LACER/ACTIONS SHOWROOM

http://youtu.be/k75rlHNnhHM

9. RADIATIONS (CLEAR-NU-CLEAR)

http://youtu.be/hpTfyQx5-FU

10.LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON

http://youtu.be/ShJ_j-s06Go

“REVOLUTIONARY CHOPIN”: THE TALENTED PIANIST SOFIYA URYVAYEVA GOES WITH MY TORN POSTERS IMAGES

Music is image. Music is colour. Music is movement. This is an universally known concept. I really saw and felt it listening to Sofiya Uryvayeva‘s music. Sofiya is a talented pianist. We met on our own YouTube channels. I was impressed by her music and by her power to do magics with the piano. And she was fascinated by my Lacer/actions artworks (images from details of torn posters and urban signs).

So we decided to create a clip, trying to mix Sofiya music and my artworks. From her YouTube channel I choose an extraordinary track that Sofiya recorded live in June 11, 2011: “Chopin Revolutionary Etude”. And I really realized that pianist Sofiya “projects her true love and passion for music with such intensity that the listener is swept into another world. Her tones and melodies are alive and vibrant; they appear from nowhere and seem to have a beating heart.”

So, I selected ten images that recall me in some ways the Chopin’s powerful melody and the surprising Sofiya’s performance. The clip has a lenght of 30 seconds. Only 30 seconds. But Sofiya music transports us as well as “to places never before experienced: a whirlwind journey of emotion and excitement.”

 Links to clip:

 http://youtu.be/66IgcuERReY

 http://animoto.com/play/iLLRM5mBxqQ0P3jjWRsmkg

ABOUT SOFIYA URYVAYEVA

www.sofiyamusic.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/Barisof?feature=watch

Sofiya Uryvayeva was born in Siberia with music in her soul. She was just a little girl when a seasoned and learned man proclaimed, “This girl has something very profound to say in music!” Since she was 13 years old, the young pianist has been actively concertizing throughout the world. Her musical achievements include recognition and top prizes in numerous national and international competitions. Sofiya graduated from the Odessa Stolyarsky Music School for highly talented and selected children in Ukraine. But she

always studied everything on her own. Music professors often commented and admired her unusual talent for playing the most difficult and challenging music. She consistently demonstrated that there virtually nothing that she could not master. Her main teacher was the music.

At the age of eighteen Sofiya was awarded the President’s Scholarship of Ukraine a rare and distinguished honor in her home country. Sofiya subsequently studied at the Odessa State Musical Academy and at the age of twenty was invited to Germany for post-graduate study as recipient of a full scholarship from Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg. While in Germany, she earned a Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree in Music Performance, and performed in many concerts, including solo and chamber music programs, receiving the highest accolades and the most rave reviews from both the German public and press. Modern German composer P.M. Braun stated that Sofiya was “one of the best in her generation”.

In 2009 Sofiya moved to the USA – she was approved for US residency as an “alien of extraordinary ability” – where she has continued her burgeoning performing career. Her most recently performance took place at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Miami which was filmed and broadcast on television, in addition to live performances on the South Florida Radio, at the Boca Raton Steinway Piano Gallery and at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Her concerts have been described by critics as “A Festival for All the Senses, for the Soul and for Life;” “Magic Ride on the Witch’s Broom;” and “Brilliant Technique with Soul”. Upon hearing her play, one of the listeners proclaimed to the entire audience, “After hearing this pianist, life starts anew!” Another man added, “After this I want to live more!”

THAT STRANGE COINCIDENCE OF “SHAKUHACHI” AND “LINGER”…

Joshua Sellers, composer and producer based in West Memphis, posted me this message:

I had to share this funny (and pleasing) coincidence with you. Searching on YouTube for shakuhachi music, I came across a shakuhachi player Ninjutsu (far more disciplined than me!) who has recorded some wonderful music which I just downloaded from iTunes. But what was funny was that the top video he listed under his favourites on his YouTube page is our video for “Linger”! What a strange coincidence! LOL! I just had to share that odd discovery with you :-)”

Thanks Josh for sharing this curious coincidence: how small the web (and the world) are. On his Riverflow blog, Joshua explained what “shakuhachi” is. It is a Japanese end-blown flute. It is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (吹禅?, blowing meditation). Its soulful sound made it popular in 1980s pop music in the English-speaking world.

 So here’s the link to NinjutsuLives on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/NinjutsuLives

 Links to the “Linger” video on YouTube pages:

 Earscapes Channel

http://youtu.be/iTtli44H66w

 Lacer/azioni Channel

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

 www.earscapes.com

 

 

“LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE”: AN “HEALING CLIP” WITH DR.SRINI PILLAY ‘S WORDS

The evocative and deep thoughts expressed by Dr.Srini Pillay about my art in his article at “The Huffington Post”, suggested me to create a videoclip-fragment. So, here it is: thirty seconds of words, music and one of my “lacer/actions” psycho-artworks; I selected “In amniotic fluid” (canvas, 57×87, 2010). The soundtrack is the beautiful Chopin’s “Nocturne n.2” .

It’s a sort of flash of some good thoughts about art and healing from Dr. Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, “Huffpo” columnist and author (“The Life Unlocked”, “The Brain and Business”, “Tle Science behind The Law of Attraction”).

These are the phrases from which I chose the videoclip words”Art is a form of healing whose effects we can see in the brain. When it is as beautiful as Alborghetti’s, it invites us to revisit the tragedy of terrorism, the horror of loss, and the beauty of our own resilience as we make our way through this mysterious life.”

 YOUTUBE LINK

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

BLIPTV LINK

http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/lacer-actions-and-life-srini-pillay-s-words-5546158

ANIMOTO LINK

http://animoto.com/play/tuhJDFO8jtDmYFPK8d6E9g

FACEBOOK LINK

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=209922685736923&saved

LINK TO “THE HUFFINGTON POST” ARTICLE BY SRINI PILLAY

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/911-art_b_953397.html