Overcome silence at the sound: Matchday Grant Gabriel García Márquez

Overcome silence at the sound: Matchday Grant Gabriel García Márquez

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The fourth day of the Gabriel García Márquez Fellowship in Cultural Journalism was spent away from the newsroom, in direct contact with the music and the voices of experts on the Cartagena Music Festival stages. Taking as a starting point Serva Padrona -comic opera performed by the Concerto Italiano directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini-, Anne Midgette, Jonathan Levi and Diego Fischerman talked about general characteristics of Baroque music. Speed were highlighted phrasing, use of centuries old instruments and the wide margin of improvisation of these interpretations, which allows one of the teachers refer to the musicians of the baroque as "jazz musicians of his time". This freedom of interpretation has been recently conquered: a music that was originally very spontaneously lost the strength to be rediscovered during the Second World War, a time when Europe looked certainties amid the collapse of the entire continent. At the time, interpreters tried to turn baroque music in a kind of "pure music". What German, Austrian, British and French interpreters did in the second half of the twentieth century, was return its body to Baroque music, away from the canonical, exceed what is written in the score and put the emphasis on the interpretation. The Italian Baroque artists, were the last to return to this trend. In an informal discussion after this discussion group, the participants faced the fear of talking about music, beat the silence in which some remain to be questioned about the sound, this time in relation with Serva Padrona. Several challenges arise when they focused on the sound when it comes to a piece like this. One is that the action gets attention and distract regarding musical performance. In this opera, the music seems at times a background element and only occasionally enters into a dialogue with the proceedings. So "remember" the strings are ringing and run ears into them or separated the voices of gestures requires additional effort. Another limitation is the language (this piece is written in Neapolitan dialect, even some of the musicians do not understand all of the lyrics), this is interesting about the handling of subtitles, an element facilitators purposes but sometimes complicates the experience, requiring another level of care. The challenge of a look In which of these aspects focus attention?, which of these issues is "the news"?, what does all this journalist should share with your readers?, What is the history of this presentation? Finding the answer is even more complex when the theme, character or show initiative are not chosen by the author. Anne Midgette placed the issue on the reality of her experience: "If you work as a freelancer you look for the story you want, but if you work for a newspaper you may write about what they pay you for cover." Raffled these technical difficulties and considering both the acting as music, scholars referred to as "simple" and "fun" on what it is on the staging, the male voice weak compared with the soprano and the secondary role of the orchestra. Also the emotional response of the public to the theater, many of them asleep until applause which was joined with euphoria, captured the interest of some sweatshop. There is no single story, every commentator writes his own history. The choice is personal and it depends on the liking and individual experience of the critic. The process includes attention and describe with some precision not necessarily technical. These reviews do not have to be different from other forms of writing. Without neglecting personal style is important to consider for whom you write. In Midgette words: "In my case it's ear, style and telling stories that someone else wants to read, not forgetting that we are involving our tastes, assuming that it is very difficult to distinguish the facts from feelings." Regarding the space dedicated to the audience, Midgette thinks that "the importance of what happens in public is stronger when the response contrasts with the journalist opinion. It is valuable for readers to know that counterpoint, these conflicting views. "If a concert critic considered mediocre, the audience responded with a standing ovation, readers who were not there deserve to have the opportunity to meet the two reactions and side from his own experience. Regarding the strength of this experience, George Bernard Shaw said: "A presentation is really good if you walk out of the theater five blocks in the wrong direction."

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