perVERSIONES )http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28426846

(See below links to separate songs)

www.fatima-miranda.com


A FEW SONGS    perVERSIONES 
Après un Rêve (Gabriel Fauré) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28676459
La Llorona (Popular Mexican) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28431843
Walk on the wild side (Lou Reed) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28431360
La Diva de L'Empire (Eric Satie) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28430502
Chega de Saudade (Antonio C.Jobim) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28430663
Du bist die Ruh (Franz Schubert)  http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28431717
Alfonsina y al mar (Ariel Ramírez) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/29005288
 La Bámbola (F.Migliacci, B.Zambrini, R.Cini) http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28431029
 La Internacional (Pierre Degeyter)  http://vimeo.com/channels/281343/28432586

PROGRAMME
I. GODS PRAYERS AND QUERIES
Salmo Copto   ANÓNIMO
Composición para Raga Bhairavi   TRADITIONAL INDIAN
Saeta   F. MIRANDA - TRADITIONAL SPANISH

II. LÁGRIMAS
Flow my tears (for John Cage)   JOHN DOWLAND
Cry me a river   ARTHUR HAMILTON
La llorona   POPULAR MEXICAN

III. LUCHA LIBRE
La Internacional   PIERRE DEGEYTER
Walk on the wild side   LOU REED
Estranha forma de vida   ALFREDO DUARTE

IV. MIELES Y HIELES
Ojos verdes   VALVERDE, LEÓN y QUIROGA
El árbol del olvido   ALBERTO GINASTERA
La Bambola    F.MIGLIACCI, B.ZAMBRINI, R.CINI

V. LO JAMÓN NO QUITA LO JAPÓN
Sutra Hannya Shingyo   TRADITIONAL JAPONESA
Entre Salamanca y Samarkanda II   FÁTIMA MIRANDA

VI. NO MORE BLUES
Du bist die Ruh (por ballenas)   FRANZ SCHUBERT
Chega de Saudade   ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
La diva de l'Empire   ERIK SATIE

VII. ADIOSES
Alfonsina y el mar   ARIEL RAMÍREZ
Strange fruit   LEWIS ALLAN
Après un rêve   GABRIEL FAURÉ

ABOUT
perVERSIONES

Idea original, dirección y cantante performer
Fátima Miranda

 Pianistay arreglos para piano
Miguel Ángel Alonso Mirón

Fotografías para la escenografía
Chema Madoz

Fátima Miranda has always composed and sung her own work using unusual vocal techniques, either invented or learnt from traditional Eastern and Western cultures and covering a four octave range. She has come so far with her voice that what is extraordinary for her on this occasion is to come so close, singing as she always has, and also as never before, the evergreen songs we’ve grown up listening to-Quite a challenge, indeed.

The repertoire has been chosen based on the certainty of what one is touched or moved by, with no intention of covering all periods or subjects. Medieval melodies, laments, lieder, the chants of chamans or Indian ragas will intertwine in perfect harmony with jazz standards, Spanish copla, pop songs, fado or chanson, creating a map without frontiers that simultaneously addresses and emerges from the collective memory.

Among the many ways of understanding the concept of musical interpretation it’s worth highlighting two. The one perVERSIONS identifies with is hermeneutic and poetic. It has to do with the idea of translation and its objective is experience. The other, more common, conservative, mimetic and kitsch, not poetic, doesn’t hold any interest at all, being a matter of simple imitation, a postcard, a rehash, whose objective is merely to entertain.

The concert is structured in 7 parts or atmospheres, each comprised of 3 or 4 songs. Intimate constraint and extroversion alternate, harmonizing the everyday and the elevated into a result full of grace, unity and meaning.

Photographs by the distinguished Chema Madoz (www.chemamadoz.com), created ad hocfor perVERSIONS, are an essential contribution to the stage design. The collaboration between these two artists springs from both a special understanding and fundamental affinities. Both are unclassifiable, ingenious and ironical. Both love to take simple, fragile elements to the limits of rigour and perfection, always in the service of ideas and poetic feelings. In the works of Chema and Fátima the everyday becomes extraordinary, leading us to an imaginative, critical vision of reality and to levels of poetry and humour that always offer us healthy ground for reflection.

On the stage: a singer, a pianist and a piano. It’s a stage exempt of any contrived effects. A masterly lighting design and splendid costumes wrap each moment in its particular atmosphere. At precise moments Chema Madoz’s images fade slowly in and out, floating on an unconventional support that recalls the canopy of a bedchamber rather than a screen. Music, image and dramaturgy are integrated in a sensitive, organic whole.

Miguel Ángel Alonso Mirón, a daring and rigorous pianist obsessed by the stage interpretation of vocal repertoire, is the perfect musician for a concert in which the piano is not a mere servant of the voice, but instead a multi-timbral instrument, and in which the pianist becomes a performerin collaboration with Fátima, together offering us a very serious show that oozes playfulness, humour and poetry.

The title, perVERSIONS, gives us a hint that encompasses a whole declaration of principles and allows us to sense how the chosen songs, popular or highbrow, are able to offer us an other taste, an other way of listening and of feeling...