This animation was created to accompany the live GRAMMY award winning performance of “Pampas” by Antonio Lysy at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica. The musical score was composed by Lalo Schifrin, who explained that “In this composition, I tried to convey the vastness of the plains between the South of the Buenos Aires province and the Patagonia which is called the Pampa. The distant horizon puts into perspective the solitude without shadows ”
Cellist Antonio Lysy has performed as soloist worldwide, in major concert halls, appearing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras of London, Camerata Academica of Salzburg, Zurich Tonhalle, the Zagreb Soloists, Orchestra di Padova e il Veneto, Israel Sinfonietta, and in Canada with the Montreal, Toronto, Symphony Orchestras, and Les Violons du Roi. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Charles Dutoit, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, and Sandor Vegh.
“I met Lalo Schifrin in his Beverly Hills studio in early 2009. The walls were filled with framed photographs and impressive documents of musical connections past and present, and the mantelpiece was brimming with trophies. Having asked him whether he might contribute a piece to my ‘Music from Argentina’ recording project, he wanted me to hear the slow movement of his guitar concerto. He felt this movement, modified and transcribed, would work beautifully for cello and piano. I immediately fell in love with the lyrical theme, which evoked in me images of the land and the people of Argentina.”
Gareth Walsh is a conceptual artist from the UK working at the intersections of art, cinema, technology and physical space. His artwork questions the boundaries of perceived reality, and focuses on the illusionary properties developed through the manipulation and recombination of its parts.
His work has been shown internationally with screenings and exhibitions at The Broad Stage (Los Angeles), the New Gallery (London, UK), Arena 1 Gallery, New Wight Gallery, Millard Sheets Gallery, Create: Fixate, and Wight Gallery (Los Angeles); 404 Festival of Electronic Art (Argentina). Featured in “Conversations with Artists: Jennifer Steinkamp”, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA).
”The challenge in this work was to create a motion piece that was intimately connected to the live performance without over powering the auditory experience for the audience. As a consequence, I took Lalo Schifrin’s comments as a departing point and built the whole animation around the idea of a distant horizon, through which I tried to convey what it may feel like to be isolated in a land without shadows.”