Sara Illana | Participant at the #AtelierBUDAPEST, Atelier for Young Festival Managers, by The Festival Academy, Budapest, 2016.
Sara Illana | Participant at the Atelier for Young Festival Managers, Budapest 2016. The Festival Academy.
🇬🇧 Canadian composer, Raymond Murray Shafer in his book ‘The tuning of the world’, describes his work with architects in Vacouver in the 1960s and what was known as Vancouver Soundscape Project, being the book and this project what most identifies this author, concerning acoustic ecology.
🇪🇸 El compositor y escritor canadiense Raymond Murray Shafer describe, en su libro 'The tuning of the world' su trabajo y estudio con arquitectos de Vancouver durante los 60 y el Vancouver Soundscape Project. Su libro y su proyecto identifican a este autor especializado en ecología acústica.
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🇬🇧 Steen Rasmussen’s Experiencing architecture: Profusely illustrated with fine instances of architectural experimentation through the centuries, Experiencing Architecture manages to convey the intellectual excitement of superb design.
🇪🇸'Experiencing Architecture' es el libro de Steen Rasmussen. En él se ilustra la experimentación arquitectónica a lo largo de los siglos, hasta el encuentro con la intelectualidad y el diseño de una manera inigualable.
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🇬🇧 Identify every sound and place it, says mentor Mills, and think about the role of sound in place making.
What Jonathan adviced us was to be a good urban planner. ‘Be architects of smell, sound, tactile. Because at the deepest level is all about play, experiencing that relationship’.
🇪🇸 'Identifiquen cada sonido y su localización', nos anima Mills, 'y piensen sobre el papel que cumple el sonido en la creación de identidad de un lugar determinado'. Jonathan nos insta a ser buenos urbanistas. 'Sean arquitectos de olores, sonidos, porque en lo más profundo, al final, todo trata acerca de experimentar esa relación'.
Sara Illana | Participant #AtelierBUDAPEST 2016.
🇪🇸 (Ya que el Atelier usa el inglés como lengua común entre los participantes, y recojo las primeras impresiones en ese idioma de manera más rápida, la traducción de este artículo al español estará lo más pronto posible. ¡Gracias!)
🇬🇧 One of the general feeling yesterday came when we focused on the topics of the Atelier. Being: Community, audience, fund-raising, artists, international/intercultural, diversity, impact, communication, marketing, promotion, coproduction, innovation, politics, ecology, innovation, diversity, and many more.
We gathered in three big groups to discuss our experiences and beliefs with Sir Jonathan Mills, Hugo de Greef and Rania Elias.
At the group I was part of, I realised that our experiences had a common base: responsibility, integration, social action.
Hally Jean spoke about the Australian aborigins, the indigenous community and the role her festival played on integration. I remarked the success of Música en Segura Festival thanks to bringing together musicians from different fields (flamenco, early music, tango and string quartet) to Spanish Heritage buildings, such as the Arab baths, the medieval castle, and the olive oil mills. And the add up of selling the experiences of wine and olive oil tastings, and hiking at the region amazing surroundings. So ir was more about integration of historical buildings.
Jan de Moor stated one of the problems of the Concertgebouw Brugge: the aging of the audience! How the majority of their audience are over 57 years old. And how, in order to innovate and bring younger audiences, the venue came up with new experiences, and not so many ordinary concerts. From Bach with yoga, to listening to an ensemble while laying in the dark. A whole different perspective.
So, in a way, we were really talking about a the role of a festival in engaging audiences, in bringing together traditions and the culture of the aborigins of each country, and of using the historical buildings and venues by bringing them back to use and life.
The true role of a festival is to help artists to dare, to engage in new projects
In between the discussions about innovation, technology, and the role of festivals, we were invited to take a private tour to the Budapest Opera, a historical venue. Time stopped, and we traveled to the 19th century, its music, its audiences! We had the chance to discuss about the differences between the aristocracy and the working class when buying tickets, an interesting elitist topic that was compared with nowadays reality: you can seat wherever as long as you pay for it (with the exception of the Royal box, saved for the president, minister and international royal guests).
After the tour, we were welcomed by Gergely Vajda, Artistic Director of the Armel Opera Festival and Competition, who did a presentation about the festival. An interesting topic were the partners of the festival. The Armel Opera Competition partners with 4 international parterns and productions and has the rfeedom of not depending directly on Hungarian political agenda or public money.
We will join and watch the second round of the Armel Opera Competition and Festival in two days.
At dinner time, the participants paired again in groups, this time diferent from the working sessions, and exchanged ideas about the venue, the Opera House, and the topics of the Atelier.
Sara Illana | Participant of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers. Budapest 2016.
Do not take no for an answer. Be endlessly resourceful. Most important - trust your artists. And acknowledge that the imagination of an artist can ignite the imagination of an audience.
Sir Jonathan Mills, Mentor Atelier BUDAPEST, Director of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, former Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, UK.
🇪🇸 El otro representante español en el Atelier es Óscar Zubelzu, cántabro, a quien conocí en 2015 durante el Side by Side camp que organizó el Sistema Suecia. No solo eso, este año, en dos semanas, volveremos a trabajar juntos en Gotemburgo con una orquesta de casi 600 niños. ¿Menuda coincidencia!
Pie de foto: la invitación ponía 'código de vestimenta: etiqueta'. Éramos los únicos, pero ¡que se note el estilo español! ;-)
Sara Illana Arias | participant at the Atelier for Young Festival Managers. Budapest, 2016.
Sara Illana | Atelier for Young Festival Managers. Budapest, June 2016.