Tal Isaac Hadad is a French artist, He lives and works in Paris.
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"Piano préparé", piano & heavy/boxing bag, "If you are so smart, why ain't you rich?" Official Parallel Project of the Marrakech Biennale 2014.
Tal Isaac Hadad presents ‘piano préparé’ (prepared piano), an installation piece, which aims to associate two distinct practices: boxing and piano playing. The sculpture reflects upon the kinesthetic experience formulated by Kurtág’s ‘Játékok’, the body as a form of intelligence, incorporating the body through music, and music through the body. Here, the sculpture position the body in a different role in order to generate and/or express musical ideas. The piano is constrained with the attribute of the heavy bag used for boxing training. The piece takes the contemporary musical tradition of the prepared piano to another era.
"If you are so smart, why ain't you rich?" Official Parallel Project of the Marrakech Biennale 2014, an exhibition by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Pauline Doutreluingne
28th february – 21th march 2014, Marrakech, Morocco.
"Piano constraints", sculpture & performances, Artinternational, Istanbul
15-18 Sept. 2013. ( photography assisted by Kate Fichard )
Piano Constraints is presented at the amphitheater of Artinternational. From the 15th to the 18th September the public can circulate around the sculptural piece, it may be played with fingers, fists, palm or knukles. An additional programme of three performances will take place with Wilhem Latchoumia on Sunday 15th at 19H00, Monday 16th at 18H30 and Tuesday 17th at 13h00.
Piano Constraints displays modified concert pianos, one reduced to three keys note, the other to six, conceptually suiting the second and fifth movement of the Musica Ricercata (1953) by Ligeti. The writing rule imagined by Ligeti is here reinforced by the form of the instrument. Although this extreme specialization offers new possibilities to be explored by pianists through a repertoire of written piece. A gap between the repertoire and the development of gesture, which conveys memory and hearing, and the very sound of the instrument stems from the keyboard which offers new sound and physical forms of expression.
Tal Isaac Hadad is a French artist, he lives and works in Paris.Tal Isaac Hadad diverts and manipulates sound sources; from their most popular to their most erudite forms. He works on listening experiences, music objects and sound art. In Piano Constraints Tal Isaac Hadad explores the possibilities of an economy of means taken to the extreme. He reverses the traditional proposition of an universal instrument made to interpret any musical repertoire, and presents a piano with only three keys. Here the music score produces the instrument, adapting the movements of Musica Ricercata in a sculpture.
Wilhem Latchoumia interprets a programme focused on gestures and constraints, with a selection of works for solo piano by Gyorgi Ligeti, Gyorgi Kurtag and Philippe Regana. Born in Lyon in 1974, Wilhem Latchoumia performs regularly in recitals, in concertos and in chamber music concerts. He has played as a soloist conducted by Gilbert Amy, Peter Csaba, Fabrice Pierre with the Rostow Symphony orchestra conducted by Andrei Galanov and with the Seoul and Daejean philharmonic orchestras. Wilhem Latchoumia has recorded two discs: Piano and Electronic Sounds and Impressoes.
Read the performance booklet with text and typography by Beatrice Loft Schulz
15-18 Sept 2013, Artinternational Istanbul, Turkey.
"G.G.G (God's great grandson)", Interview, speakers, vertical garden, selections of Jamaican and tropical plants , 2013. ( photography: Hugo Deniau )
"G.G.G (God's great grandson)" Presented at Facade of Gaité Lyrique, Paris.
The piece presents an interview-portrait of HIH PrinceYokshan Makonnen, who is the great-grand-son of Haïlé Sélassié, the last emperor of Ethiopia who was designated as a messiah by the Rasta community, since celebrated as Jah Rastafari in the greatest reggae anthem.
This singular testimony is part of a collection of work on “Narratives” expressed through music.
Tal Isaac Hadad diverts and manipulates sound sources from their most popular, to their most erudite forms. His approach often involves an observation of music scenes, or the way in which sound circulates in public spaces.
His research drove him to imagine the first "soundgarden" as a series of sound systems created from Amazonian plants to be implemented in São Paulo's urban center (Soundgarden at Verbo, Galeria Vermelho , Brazil 2009). Special thanks to SAI Prince Yokshan Makonnen.
produced by: Gaité Lyrique et Mathieu Levy (13 Douze)
anthropologue: Sarah Lisbonis
edition : Sandrine Teixido
October 18-21, 2012
"Piano Duetto", 2012, Nef du Grand Palais, EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCES presented by Natalie Seroussi for FIAC 2012.
Two modified grand pianos are installed at the Grand Palais. Three performances on the october 19th, 20th et 21rst.
Following the success of the concerts at the auditorium of FIAC 2011, Tal Isaac Hadad presents a new series of performances As part of the 2012 edition.
The Two modified grand pianos are installed in the Nef during FIAC. The public can circulate around the pieces, which will be activated during the Fiac "nocturn" on Friday 19th at 21h, and Saturday 20th and Sunday 21rst at 19h.
In the context of these three performances, Four pianists guests are invited to interprets musical duets (Piano Duetto).
Piano Duetto displays two modified concert pianos, one reduced to three keys note, the other to six, conceptually suiting the second and fifth movement of the Musica Ricercata (1953) by Ligeti. They are part of a series of eleven piano pieces following the movements of Musica Ricercata written respectively for two to twelve notes.
The writing rule imagined by Ligeti is here rein forced by the form of the instrument. Although this extreme specialization offers new possibilities to be explored by two duo of pianist through two types of repertoire, one classical and the other from contemporary and improvised music. A gap between the blind play repertoire, which conveys memory and hearing, and the very sound of the instrument stems from the keyboard which offers new sound and physical forms of expression.
STEPHANOS THOMOPOULOS & ANTOINE DIDRY DEMARLE Friday 19th at 21h, Sunday 21rst at 19h:
György Ligeti - Musica Ricercata (Mouvement 2) Domenico Scarlatti - Sonate en mi majeur k.162 Maurice Ravel - La Toccata (extrait du Tombeau de Couperin) Claude Debussy - Brouillards des Préludes cahier no 2 P.I. Tchaïkovski - Valse des Fleurs Frédéric Chopin – Mazurka Olivier Messiaen - Amen du Désir Sergeï Rachmaninov - Joyeuses Pâques
EVER RISSER & ANTONIN RAYON Saturday 20th at 19h:
György Ligeti - Musica Ricercata (Movement 2 & 5) improvisations based on Ligeti’s Research PIANO DUETTO IS BUILT BY GUILLAUME DURAMBUR, ATELIER GUILLAUME.
AGENDA FIAC .
"Piano Duetto", 2012, Nef du Grand Palais, FIAC October 2012..
"Speech & Audio Pieces, FAIR ART",Tal Isaac Hadad invite the Finnish duo Renaissance Man, to perform together an electronic and live musical statement during Contemporary Istanbul Opening. on the 23/11/2011.
"Speech & Audio Pieces, FAIR ART", Tal Isaac Hadad and Renaissance Man, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, Turquie, November 2011..
"Le Piano, Stephanos Thomopoulos, performances at Grand Palais FIAC 2011", Paris, France, October 2011. Photo by Maria Ziegelbock.
Work of art? Musical instrument? Piano lipogram?
Tal Isaac Hadad reverses the traditional proposition of an universal
instrument made to interpret any musical repertoire, and presents a piano
with 3 keys. Here it’s the music score which produces the instrument,
adapting the 2nd
movement of Musica Ricercata (1953) by Gyorgi Ligeti.
Tal Isaac Hadad as Gyorgi Ligeti, explores the possibilities of an economy of
means taken to the extreme. The Salon de Musique brings the public within
a contained space holding the intensity of the music, literally described by
its composer as “knife stabbing in the heart of Stalin”.
It gather selections of musical programs on the irst piano of a collection of
11 instruments created according to the 11 movements of the Musica
Ricercata. FIAC 2011, Auditorium du Grand Palais, Paris.
Friday 21rst October, 7pm
Saturday 22nd October, 7pm Stephanos Thomopoulos
Sunday 23rd October, 7pm Eve Risser
"Le Piano, Stephanos Thomopoulos, performances at Grand Palais FIAC 2011", Paris, France, October 2011. Documented by Kate Fichard.
"An Induction Theory", Cinematographic soundscapes of New York, is presented by Berger&berger at the Biennial of Architecture in Venice.
Sunday 21st November, 13h-18h, Arsenale, Biennial of Architecture, Venice.
Tal Isaac Hadad’s new work collects sound images of New York City created for blockbuster movies, news channels and other film footage, exporting urban fascination of NYC all over the world. "An Induction Theory" recreates a soundscape of artificial sound footage of the city portrayed through a decade of American cinema and TV productions directed and produced after 9/11.
Amplified City, is a performance for 8 ad bikers. Each bike system diffuses singular sound recording of Belem. The eight sound sources added to one another saturates the listening experience of its urban sound scape, with: Elias Brasilândia, Elias do Jurunas, Djavan, Carlos Mauro, Edielson de Jesus, Jonathan Pureza, Yuri de Souza Santana, Márcio Alves Leão, Luiz Henrique. Presented during ARTE.MOV BELEM on the 24/9/2010. ADC
"Annonciado series, Elias do Jurunas", a series of portraits of "Annonciado" (ad-bikers), Belem, Brazil, September 2010. Photography Assistant Renato Reis, Roberta Carvalho.
"Amplified City", a sound performance for eight "Annonciado" (ad-bikers), Belem, Brazil, 24th September 2010.
Mind Opera, GET IT LOUDER Under the direction of Ou Ning, from 19/9/2010-10/10/2010. A sound instalation by Tal Isaac Hadad assited by Franckie Su, featuring FUTUR SHOCK an exhibition by Jiancui. featuring: Tal Isaac Hadad, Carsten Nicolai, Mats Bjork, Zhang Shouwang, Yang Tao, Jiancui, Jon Philip, Matt Hope GET IT LOUDER Under the direction of Ou Ning, GIL Pavilion, Sanlitun SOHO, BEIJING, CHINA.
"Mind Opera", a sound instalation and a series of portraits, speakers, neon lights and wall prints, Beijing, September 2010.
"Essential Questionnaire", sound art piece, single edition 9 minutes. Presented at Pierre Hardy, Palais Bourbon, Paris.
"Adagio Mesto Allegro Maestoso", gloss paint for piano, 100 x 80 cm, from the series "Solo piano and pieces", 2010.
Le Salon de musique, performance and concert, Read the livretto Chez Les Godard, Paris.
"Solo piano and pieces", exhibition inspired by Ligetis Musica Ricercata concept of pitch. The show features photography, sketches and mixed media. Read the livretto Gallerie Elaine Levy Art Projects, Brussels.
"Mouvement Five", real size photography, 120x180 cm, from the series "Solo piano and pieces", 2010.
"Sound Machine", sound sculpture, 3m x 1,70m, wood, electronics and speakers. Playtime Festival, 2009
Radio Topo, collaborative works with Marcello & Fils, Cigüe, Mathieu Prat, Tal Isaac Hadad, Festival Playtime, Béton Salon, Paris.
"São Paulo Nature", photography, digital prints 100 x 70 cm, 2009.
Aparelhagens Da Cidade, Workshops focus on the implementation of the amazonian sound systems in the urban center of São Paulo, online website Verbo festival, galeria Vermelho, Funarte, SP, Brazil.
Aparelhagens Da Cidade, S8 Collection Comme des Garçons, Dover Street Market, London, UK.
"Aparelhagens Da Cidade, Rio", digital photography, 120 x 60 cm, 2009.
Details of "Aparelhagem Bordeaux", sound instalation, truss structure, neon and tetrapack cardboard, 8 x 5 m, 2009
Aparelhagem Prototype Festival Les Grandes traversées, Bordeaux, France.
"I am still upset", still image, Ouï dire video series, digital print, 30 x 50cm, 2008
Ouï Dire, exhibition gathering subtitled silent music video, mostly asian music videos translated by french and brittish deaf & hard of hearing people using lip reading technics. Anne+ Art Project , Paris, France
Details of the instalation "Aparelhagem Paris", sound sculpture, paint, wood and electronics, 2 x 4,5 m, 2008
Details of "loaded", sound installation, wall cable drawing, 1.5km of white audio wire and electronics, 2007
Loaded, Sound installation and dialogue, U.S charts and sound of warzone around the world Thread exhibition, Wood street galleries, Pittsburgh, US
Performance at Kunst Werke in Berlin, Tal Isaac Hadad and the audience singing a written Karaoké program in Turkish, 2006
Turkish Karaoké Kunst Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Beijing repérage, 60 snapshots published by Pig Magazine,Milan, Italy, 2006
Performance in Beijing, Tal Isaac Hadad and the audience singing a written Karaoké program in Turkish, 2006
I'mPULSE,Dashanzi international Art Festival, DIAF, South of Ditan park, Beijing, China
Details of "Air Play Ground", sound installation, wall cable drawing, 800m of black audio wire, edition of 1000 record
Air play ground, Borusan Art Center,Sanat Galerisi
İstiklal Caddesi 421 Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Video Art by Cao Fei, "Hiphop", Music by Tal Isaac Hadad, 2003
Tal Isaac Hadad performance, Cao Fei "PDR-Anti Heroes" opening, Museum Het domein, Sittard, Nederland.
Turkish recordings, istanbul residency, 2005
Scandinavian Turkish Karaoké Museum Rooseum, Malmoe, Sweeden - Little Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Global Heart My Radio! Art Radio Happening night in Istanbul, 2005
Global Heart My Radio! I-S-M, One Night Art happenings and Radio Events featuring Mark Leckey, Tal Hadad, TDR... presented in collaboration with Bookstr (Emincan ALEMDAROǦLU Matthieu Prat), check out the making of on Youtube, Istanbul, Turkey