- February 2020
Movement, Better Shared is a musical journey that invites us to put ourselves in the bodies and memories of migrants; of those who, whether forced to do so or for pleasure, embarked on a vital journey in search of a new home. Thus through a sensitive sublimation between the plastic arts, music and performance, we embark on a journey from rootlessness, solitude and nostalgia to curiosity, happiness and heat of the first encounters with other migrants.
The works that make up the tour are: The Madonna of the Village (1938 - 1942), by Marc Chagall; New York City, 3 (unfinished) (1941), by Piet Mondrian; In Port (1917), by Albert Gleizes; Grand Central Terminal (1915), by Max Weber; Carnival (1946), Identity (1968) and Four Piece Orchestra (1944), by Ben Shahn and Billiard Players (1920), by Varvara Fedorova Stepanova.
Participating in the proposal are: Eva Guillamón and Sonia Megías, of Dúa de Pel; Marta Escudero, Rafael Tarjuelo and Rubén García-Casarrubios, of PlecTres; Juan Gabriel Amores and Juan Ernesto Santos, percussion; Ana Hormigos, flute; Jesús Fernández, clarinet; Beatriz Alcaine, wardrobe, Natalia Martz, sound technician; Eva Guillamón, dramaturgy and set design; Sonia Megías, composition and coordination; and the Education Area of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, general coordination.
Movement, Better Shared is the third musical tour as part of the project Perpetuum Mobile created by the composer Sonia Megías. A new experience as part of 360º Thyssen, the project that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the works of the museum from different perspectives thanks to the collaboration of the Fundación BBVA.
You can also experience this musical tour immersively through the following videos on YouTube: The Need to Go, Imagining the New World, The Setting in Motion, The Solitude of the New World and The Encounter with Kindred Beings. Look for the VR glasses icon in the bottom right of each of the videos and once it has loaded, touch and drag your finger across the screen to look around as it plays. Or simply move your smartphone to enter the rooms of the museum.
If you want to continue exploring the relationship between painting and music, you can download the app Second Canvas Thyssen and enjoy the Sonic Paintings tour.