News release:

Next Happenings: 

Florence Art Centre, Egremont: October 14th: with artist Stephen Warnes

Gregson's Art Centre, Lancaster: November 11th with artist Charlotte Gurran

Please have a look at the latest Video: A FuMar Music Happening #3: YouTube link

Music Art event with FuMar and Paris artists: A FuMar Music Happening #2: YouTube link

July 15th 2017 in Carlisle: a FuMarProvisation event ... 

 Music Art event with Phil and Kurdish Painter Amang Mardokgy: Video clip


June 17th 2017 in Paris: a FuMarProvisation event ...

     


FuMar are organising one to two hour art–music sessions. Any venue considered: Innovative spaces, galleries, co-working spaces, art classrooms. Contact them to find out more.

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The Story:

Béatrice Thèves-Engelbach

During FuMar's "Tour de France 2016", the duo was invited to give a private performance at the Paris artist Béatrice Thèves-Engelbach's house. It was an exciting concert with a very intimate atmosphere created in her studio. The following day, Béatrice asked FuMar to musically interpret two works of art from her collection. This challenging new request gave rise to two "prototype" compositions which tried to translate shapes, colours and spatial composition into sound and music. FuMar then performed one of these at a concert in Toulouse. There was an interest from a listener to use FuMar's concept and approach to composing in a publication on art–music projects.

This success inspired the duo to work intensively with Béatrice on planning art–music events, which led to the concept "Fumarprovisation" and the Lancaster Workshop.

FuMar are very grateful for Beatrice's time and patience while working with them on this project.

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The photo which Béatrice sent to FuMar which started the project (click the photo for the full version). Painting on a zinc Paris roof tile: Landscape by Marie Deloume. Photo © LouisKend999.
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Getting ready to improvise to Charlotte Gurren's landscape at FuMar's Lancaster Workshop.
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"Grid" by Isaac Heard. The music FuMar improvised to this artwork can be found below.

The Proposed Workshop Activities

Art–music workshops take place in art schools and community venues or any innovation space.

Part one: Artists bring their work and FuMar improvise a tune from the artwork, of which a recording is made.

Part two: FuMar play a concert and artists are invited to improvise their own artwork based on the music.

Plenery: The work is compared and discussed.

Follow on: The artwork is photographed and the chosen work is duplicated in the form of a greeting card with a link to the music. These cards can be sold at gigs and other art outlets.

Benefits

Exciting — no one knows what will happen at any event! These cards will enable artists to become known outside of their local area. The artist will benefit from a small income from the card sales. Meanwhile, FuMar gets to play in lots of different places, enabling their music to become more accessible.

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The music

Listen to some of the music FuMar have improvised to artwork.