Connected Health Cities: Smooth Pinball
Composer: Isabel Benito Gutiérrez
Project partner: Dr Mathew Mathai
ACE (Ambulatory Care Experience)
The music piece’s structure is based on these two contrasting ways of medical planning. The piece starts with a short and tense introduction based on the initial symptoms followed by a chaotic longer section. The tempo is fast and the three instruments (flute, clarinet and bassoon) have small abrupt interruptions representing the continuous visits and diagnosis from the older model. In the second half of the piece, we find again the initial introduction, we also have symptoms but this time they are resolved in a more relaxed way with small melodies that support each other, as a reflection of the process proposed by ACE.
About the Composer
Isabel Benito Gutiérrez is a composer and educator based in the UK. She is currently finishing her PhD, examining how collaboration affects composition and how to exchange non-musical ideas through sound. She is also interested in the incorporation of visual arts to concert performances and moving performances out of the concert hall, to other locations such as museums, galleries and industrial spaces.
Her music has been performed by 10/10 Ensemble, BCN216, Trio Hecuba, Arts Futura Conjunto Instrumental, and many others. She has collaborated with the artists Roland Keogh, Ali Barker, Caroline Bordignon, Èlia Navarro and the poet Georgi Gill.
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