“les préparatifs” – Piano Recital

Begins 11 Jun 2017 07:30 PM - Ends 11 Jun 2017 09:00 PM

“les préparatifs” (works in progress) is a unique collaboration between artist François Andes and pianist Gustavo Carvalho, exploring music and myth in a four-day residence at the Abbey.

On the last evening of their residence Gustavo will perform a programme inspired by the mythical Russian territory in François’ drawings, which will be displayed in the Great Hall.

The project is based on research into the analogies between beliefs and mythologies throughout the world. It feeds on the ancient mythologies of five specific geographical spaces; Africa, South America, Russia, Belgium, Japan; serving as a framework for the imagery of the project. The commonalities between each territory and its genesis make it possible to create infinite bridges between each of these civilizations. François Andes creates a bestiary inspired by local and universal tales and legends, fantastic creatures, fauna, flora and sylvan myths populated by unicorns, sylphs, fauns, dryads, and chimeras.

All of the events are free though donations to the Abbey will be gratefully accepted.