Altar Malikian in 25 International Week of the Music in Medina of the Field (Valladolid)
you photograph: Chuchi War
The curriculum of Altar Malikian is simple and smoothly …: impressive!
It has taken part like soloist invited in more than forty countries and collaborated in concerts of violin and band with the most prestigious directors. It has touched in the main bands of Spain, and even from 2013 it has its own band «The band in the Roof» that it presented in the Spanish Theater of Madrid. A project that he leads from its position of the First violin - director and that tries to come out beyond the aspect merely musically to offer a fresh alternative to the public in general and to try to liberate to the classical music the corset from being something elitist.
It has received innumerable awards in numerous contests of world prestige as well as awards both in the musical composition and from the scenic arts or to the best álbumes of new musicians or of interpreter of classical music. Also it has taken part in the sound-tracks composition. One of the above mentioned was Birds of role (2010, directed by Emilio Aragón). Ride covering the stages of half a world with spectacles like 15 or like PaGAGnini.
Its worry has led him to investigating in the different music that the man is capable of interpreting. From its cause Armenian (and also Lebanese), happening for the cultures of the Middle East ((both Arab and Jewish) up to the Central European, Argentine one or the proper Spaniard (with big incursion in the Fleming).
This is the extract of the spectacle that it developed throughout more than two hours in the Municipal Auditorium of Medina of the Field, inside 25 International Week of the Music. A revision for the different cultures for which Altar Malikian has drunk and, to tenor of the seen and heard, he has enjoyed along its life. From these roots armeniolibanesas it jumped to the central Europe, to Germany, where he was making the living without scarcely knowing the language; later he traveled to London and hence to Spain (where it discovered in addition to the Fleming, the Iberian ham). In the concert it was accompanied by the Venezuelan Humberto Armas (Viola), of the person from Madrid Jorge Guillén del Castillo (Violin), of the Indian Nantha Kumar (Indian stage), of Héctor Turk (percussion), of Tania Bernaez Abad of Madrid (Double bass) and of a young cellist (I do not regret knowing its name).
Altar popped in gently, how a feline, for the stairs of the central corridor. With a light touch with the finger (pizzicato) of the ropes of its violin, it was approaching little to the stage, simultaneously that was doing it towards the heart of the public assistant. It raised to the dais simultaneously that the rest of its team was taking positions with these light touches. And it came the moment in which it gave a jump and its music turned (like the spectacle) frantically. It was alternating these soft, slow chords with these other full houses of rhythm, of excitement, of an overflowing happiness as it was possible to observe in the faces of the musicians.
Altar Malikian is an authentic showman. Every topic was preceded of a speech. With a vocecita (how can body extract so much energy of this small) it us was penetrating in biographical aspects full of irony. He spoke to us about the experience of that one traveled when he was only an adolescent to Germany, or how it met Boy George and was dismissed for not coming to the concert that had to give because it saw the Radiohead performance. Also it told us its step along Spain. Place that changed the life to him on having known the Iberian ham («I never understood how you can eat this so rich thing with an insignificant thing that looks like a bread – peaks -»). The laughs passed to the explanation of which in the concert there is Iberian ham (them big teachers of the classical music like Bach, Vivaldi, Flaw) together with "peaks" (its own compositions).
The spectacle was a sonorous trip. It alternated these big compositions of the classic teachers with topics of Radiohead, of Leed Zepelín or of Paco de Lucía (versionado the outstanding figure Zyriab). It even made 25 a wink to own International Week of Music of Medina of the Field releasing like world novelty a Rhapsody medinadelcampo number 3.
One of the moments that caused major guffaws between the public is when the violinist confessed its sympathies for John Travolta «I was combing like him, and was walking like him in Saturday's night fever, this way …» to pass to the topic of the sound-track of Pulp Fiction of Tarantino interpreted by Uma Thurman and the proper Travolta. A Greek topic that goes for title Misirlou.
Altar Malikian is a type full of humor that the music of very serious form takes to break the clichés that still today maintain it somewhat encorsetada. He puts all its ardor, all its heart in preventing from being the people that it is possible to make a fuss of seeing him touching (like the gods) the violin without being not even a calm minute with the feet in the soil. A type, on the other hand, that proves to be compromised with the world in which he has had him to live, and which has offered him this another less kind face living very closely through the genocide of the Armenian people (in 1915 they were annihilated nearly one million and today scarcely it is recognized) or recent genocidios as Sarajevo, the Tibet or Syria. One of its last topics was a 1915 dedicated to its Armenian village, to this deplorable genocide and that was one of the most emotive topics and in the one that revealed the public who also can move turning as if he was an authentic dervish. Altar Malikian offered an eclectic, varied concert but that with the innovation has lost not even a quality apex. He interpreted current works without complex alternating with all the possible musical genres. A vibrant and emotive spectacle that closed (with a dedicated public) with an aria of Johannes Sebastian Bach with Altar Malikian going down the stage and rising for the stairs up to half of the corridor.
Only we can only show our admiration to those that make this type of concert possible integrated in a stable programming as it is the International Week of the Music that in this year, 2016, has reached some wonderfully 25 years. From here we admire that a population as Medina of the Field (Valladolid) has this programming with a modest budget. We imagine that a lot of of it expires it is had by its director (and of the Week of the Movies) Emiliano Allende Zapatero. Congratulations and …: long life to the International Week of Music and of Movies!
«A lot of peace, a lot of love and a lot of, a lot of health». Thank you It Plows Malikian and to all its team.
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