3 Toasts to Stolen Time


Parco della Musica

Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30 – 00196 Rome

28.11.2014 7pm

3 toasts to stolen time  is the closing event of Augustin Maurs’s project TEMPO RUBATO, curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi and  conceived for AuditoriumArte at the Auditorium – Parco della Musica Roma from November 26-28, 2014

In collaboration with:

Hug&vonBelow art and music projects, Geneva
RAM – radioartemobile, Rome

If music is traditionally organized through quantifiable time parameters, it is also the evidence of the unquantifiable essence of time. Much present in the 19th century, the notion of “tempo rubato”, Italian for “stolen time”, precisely evokes the rhythmic freedom taken by the interpreter, the transitory and unmeasurable essence of the musical act. As a musical union between time and space, the “rubato” is inherently singular and irreproducible. It opposes synchronization, which is precisely what enables music to be reproduced.
The exploring of this idea of “rubato” transforms the exhibition rooms in a lively space, in continuous movement trough the combination of an electronic soundtrack and live playing. An assemblage of scores is at the disposal of the musicians and the visitors. This notational inquiry consisting of invented signs, stains and quotes, though denies the actual use of music notation, but rather  brings about a reflection about “given” and stolen time, about music and playing.

November 26-28 from 5 – 9 pm