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SANDY

Yapci Ramos: Sandy. Miami. from Yapci Ramos on Vimeo.

 

Downtown Miami, October 26, Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy (October 2012) originated off the coast of Africa, near the Cape Verde Islands. The disturbance drifted slowly across the ocean, joining weather systems in the Intertropical Convergence Zone ( known to sailors as the Doldrums), and through chance encounters with different atmospheric phenomena, enhanced by global warming, gradually formed itself as the huge storm. The waves of sound are made by digitally filtering and reinforcing the harmonic structure of a flute tone.
El Huracán Sandy (octubre de 2012) se originó en las costas de África, cerca de las islas de Cabo Verde. La perturbación derivó lentamente a través del océano, uniéndose a los sistemas meteorológicos en la Zona de Convergencia Intertropical (conocido por los marineros como las calmas ecuatoriales). A través de encuentros casuales con diferentes fenómenos atmosféricos, realzados por el calentamiento global, se fue formando como la gran tormenta. Las ondas de sonido se realizan mediante el filtrado digital y el refuerzo de la estructura armónica de un tono de flauta.

Title: Sandy
Video: Yapci Ramos
Sound: Barbara Held
Media: Digital Video HD / 1 Horizontal Video Channel
Duration: 19´16´´
Edited in loop
Year: 2012-2013
Miami

Video Editor: Adolf Alcañiz
Sound Mattering: Ferran Conangla

A DREAM 2010-2011

(please listen with headphones or good speaker system for low frequencies)

A Dream
video installation

In 2010 Yapci Ramos travelled to Angola as a guest artist-in-residence at the 2nd Trienal de Luanda. Eight years after the end of thirty years of Cival War she filmed El Gaieta and Mussamba, the national and regional boxing champions, in a fight held exclusively for her benefit. The soundtrack is a mixture of the ambient sound of the hall during the fight and a recording of 10,000 Harley Davidson motorbikes crossing through the city of Barcelona.
Hace años practiqué boxeo. La lucha cuerpo a cuerpo. La distancia fija. El movimiento. Golpe. Suelo…En 1922 Siki fue el primer campeón mundial de boxeo nacido en África. Viajé a Angola como invitada artista en residencia por la II Trienal de Luanda en 2010. Ocho años atrás Angola salía de una Guerra Civil de tres décadas. Filmé a los campeones nacional y regional de boxeo, “El Gaieta” y “Mussamba” en una pelea que se celebró en exclusiva para mí. El sonido es la mezcla del ruido ambiental del pabellón durante el encuentro y la grabación de 10.000 motocicletas Harley Davidson circulando por la ciudad de Barcelona. Yapci Ramos
Video: Yapci Ramos
Sound: Barbara Held
Media: Digital Video HD / 1 Horizontal Video Channel
Stereo sound system + Subwoofer
Duration: 2 ́18 ́ ́
Edited Loop
Year: 2010-2011
Luanda

Presented at:
Centro de Arte La Regenta, 6 Nov.-10 Jan, 2014, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
CCET Centro Cultural de España en Tegucigalpa, 2014, Honduras
Sin escala. Nuevas coordenadas del arte en Canarias, DA2 de Salamanca, 2013-2014, Spain
Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, 2011, Rusia
XII BAC Barcelona Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona, 2011, Spain

Sponsored by:
Spanish Government Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Canary Island Goverment
Trienal Luanda

Project selected Dual Year Russia-Spain 2011

Meringue Diplomacy

Meringue Diplomacy by Terri Hanlon,

A video with music, inspired by the life of the great chef Antonin Carême.

Jacques Bekaert as Talleyrand, Eric Barsness as Carême, Carol Clements as Lady Morgan.
Choreography by Carol Clements.
Camera: Howard Grossman, Marc Kroll, Terri Hanlon
Composers: David Behrman, Jacques Bekaert, Jon Gibson, Barbara Held, John King, Laetitia Sonami.

The work was premiered at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York, April, 2011. It was also shown at Anthology Film Archives, Roulette, (with a live enhanced soundscore featuring David Behrman, Eric Barsness and Gisburg), the Maison Française at Columbia University, Basilica Hudson and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Meringue Diplomacy is in the Archive Collection of MACBA (the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona.)

 

 

 

Al Barzaz

Al Barzaj, a video by Abu Ali, sound design by Barbara Held
Beca Olot d’Arts Plàstiques.
Video 13 minutos
Serie: El Hamdulillah Tapes.
2010 Marrakesh

Al Barzaj [entremundos] es un poema sobre el mundo intermedio, entre lo visible y lo invisible, el sueño y la vigilia… Un viaje interior a través de calles subterraneas y jardines secretas.

 

 

 

Gotescauen

Video installation by Francesca Llopis
Sound by Barbara Held
Voice, Sisa
Camera, Adolf Alcañiz

In the style of still life, cycles, rhythm and repetition.
Video installation presented LOOP 2007
(exerpt)

 

“Samgîtaratnâkara” [The Ocean of Music]

“Samgîtaratnâkara” [The Ocean of Music]
Video: Adolf Alcañiz, Music: Barbara Held

From the project “Singing Stones”
Girona, 2001

“Singing Stones”, (in German, Singende Steine) is a collaborative project about the cosmic dimension of sound, from the point of view of contemporary musicians and visual artists. It is inspired by the theories about musical symbolism put forward by the German ethnomusicologist, Marius Schneider (1903-1982) in his book, El origen musical de los animales-simbolos en la mitologia y la escultura antiguas [The musical origin of animal symbols in ancient mythology and sculpture] (1946), in which the chapter entitled “Singing Stones” is devoted to a musical interpretation of the late XII century capitals in the cloister of Girona Cathedral and the monastery of Sant Cugat, on the basis of Schneider’s research during the time he was head of the ethnology department at the Instituto Español de Musicologia in Barcelona in the 1940’s.

Migra

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Toni Serra
VIDEO 9 minutos
created from a composition by Barbara Held, “Desert Wrap”, originally made for the Nancy Zendora Dance Company, New York
1993 Barcelona

Paisajes como textos a leer. El desierto es nuestro amigo, migraciones de la mente.
Landscapes as texts to be read. The desert is our friend, migrations of the mind

Pura Fe

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Toni Serra
VIDEO 7 minutos
soundtrack: Barbara Held.
1991 Brooklyn NYC

Los Sures, Brooklyn New York. Un solitario predicador puertorriqueño: “demonio de la caspa: sal!, demonio del cancer: abandona este cuerpo!, santifica la buena madre, Padre bautiza con fuego, fuego, fuego!”
The Sures, Brooklyn New York. A solitary Puerto Rican preacher: “out vile demon! demon from hell abandon this body! Bless the good mother, Father baptise with fire, fire, fire!”.