Stick Chapman & Company
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by Sharan   
Friday, 26 April 2013
Jackie Mouvilllat on the Stick Chapman (Photographer: Sharan)Jackie Mouvilllat on the Stick Chapman accompanied by the vocals and reverse writing of Anaka, Manosh Bardhan on the Tabla and Matt Littlewood on Soprano Saxophone came together in a concert at Pitanga last weekend. A memeber of the guitar of the guitar family, the Chapman Stick usually has ten or twelve individually tuned strings. It is a polyphonic chordal instrument that is at once a guitar, a bass, a piano and percussion. Anaka uses a transparent plexiglass with an indigenous technique of reverse writing .

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The performances are live action painting of mirroring on transparent plexiglass where anaka writes on improvised music or reversed writing a text which can be read when the plexi is turned. The meeting between the unreadable words with the immediately felt colorful gouache and music create a special poetic atmosphere. The texts are written specifically for the required performance and then become the basis of reverse paintings by the artist. --- www.aurovilleradio.org/arts-a-culture/music/2580-jacky-mouvillat-live-music --- anaka.over-blog.com/ AnakA (Photographer: Sharan) Matt Littlewood on Soprano Saxophone and Manosh Bardhan on the Tabla (Photographer: Sharan) The Stick Chapman  (Photographer: Sharan)