SchlagArt- Arte Percussive Integral Libre
A work in progress project since 2001. A creative platform and a searching environment for new percussive poetics within compositional experiences that nourishes from the very basic and elemental understanding of percussiveness phenomenology in nature.
It began as an explorative experimental path into a diverse rich percussive imaginary world, and as a departure exploration of universal human expression values and idiosyncrasy through percussive elements, including a more broad spectrum of languages, intuitive thinking, visual art, Life itself.
Life evolves in cycles, so it makes sense art emulates that same cycling evolution procedures. Arte percusivo integral libre means a practice, a way of seeing, listening, thinking. And the core ground for this way of being is a resulting activity from years of studying XX Century contemporary percussion music.
Exponentially the works for percussion by I. Xenakis, J. Cage, Maki Ishi, Stuart S. Smith, K. Stockhausen, Per Norgard, were the starting point, and together with a natural organic sense of composed improvisation, brought in a solid compositional framework and a complex non-systemic method boarding into a new creative direction.
There has been other essential factors in the mix, which on time, gave a singular envisioning within the whole percussive conception.
SchlagArt is not a project but a way of live and experiencing percussivness phenomenology. The so called platform is in constant evolution since the beginning, and is always in a continuous researching aim for understanding and knowledge, interwining music concepts and ideas related to science, philosophy, psychology, phenomenology and for the last 3 years, neuroscience.
It has turn into a way of seeing and experiencing Nature and human reality in a deeper conscious and perceptive level. It also has become a refreshing methodology for educational purposes, self inquiry and artistic practices.