THE LOVE TRANSCRIPTIONS (a musical reading)
A project by Augustin Maurs commissioned and curated by artQ13
artQ13 , Via Nicola Coviello 15, 00165 Rome, Italy
The Love Transcriptions is a musical moment for voice based on love songs heard and transcribed by Augustin Maurs in daily situations while sitting in cafes or browsing through the internet. The incompleteness and futility of the transcriptions make their musical rendition uncertain, resulting in awkward juxtapositions of tones and scales. The songs reappeared modified and sometimes remote from their original versions. This intricate process of transcription and rendition though recalls the very themes of the songs and the contradictions of love: consent and deception, desire and renouncement, faith and parody.