A Collaborative project of
EDGAR BARROSO / JUAN DE DIOS VAZQUEZ
A collaboration between a composer, a poet, a filmmaker, and a designer,Kapsis will be a 7 to 10 minute piece for flute, electro-acoustic music, and video art. It will portray the mesmerizing Nahua myth of a young girl who becomes a starfish. Within the Florentine Codex there is a Nahuatl proverb which states the possibility that that which occurred before in the past, will once again repeat itself in the future. In the same way, in the current project of writing and composing a Nahua operetta, the new converges with the old. The goal is to represent the unrepresented, to provide though structured musical figuration an understanding of invisible forces and principles that regulated not only the myths, riddles and proverbs of ancient Aztecs but also the pulse of contemporary indigenous politics. Zazanilli (which in Nahuatl means both “story” and “enigma”) is meant to be an oeuvre that will celebrate the bicentennial of Mexican independence, while bringing into question the so-called achievements of this significant event.
Support by The Film Study Center at Harvard University