Content of the workshop:This workshop intends to introduce the so-called classical music in a poetic form, but above all to highlight the sensitivity of the participants through astonishment and surprise.

The melody named “The King of the Aulnes” by Franz Schubert will serve as a vehicle for this workshop.

Indeed, Schubert wrote the music of this melody on the poem of the same name by the poet J.W. Goethe, both exhibitors of the nineteenth-century German romantic movement.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

1. Listening to the lied in German
a) comments from participants about their feelings after listening.
2. 2.Video projection of the lied (theatrical aspect of the interpretation)
a) Participants’ comments about their feelings after watching the video.
(what do you imagine? – why?)
3. 3.Reading the poem in French
a) Participants’ comments about the poem, linking its content and their feelings before reading.
4. 4.Interpretation of the poem from the romantic vision.
5. 5.Explanation of the musical composition and its link with the structure of the poem.
6. 6. New listening of the work.
7. 7.Feedback from participants about their experiences during the workshop.

For whom? From 15 years old

Number of participants: From 2 to 20

Duration:1 hour

Practical organization:Basic sound equipment, internet network in the place, a painting and if possible a projector and a piano.

The host: Carlos Payán

A native of Mexico City, Mexico, Carlos Payán began playing bass in a community orchestra in his hometown under the direction of Oscar Argumendo. He continued his studies at the School of Music and then joined the Youth Orchestra of Mexico where he met Professor Valeria Thierry. He then joined the University of Music of Geneva, with Professor Mirela Vedeva. He graduated with honors from the jury, and completed a Master’s degree in interpretation and another in instrumental pedagogy at the same institution with Professor Alberto Bocini.

In the classical setting, he participates in various orchestral and instrumental development festivals in America and Europe where he meets professors Klaus Stoll, Franco Petracchi, Francesco Siragusa and Eric Larson, among others. He plays as a soloist with the Youth Orchestra of Mexico and in many orchestral formations in Switzerland such as the academy of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande and the Sinfonietta de Lausanne.

Today, Carlos is interested in interdisciplinary artistic creation, musical composition and research on the essence of art. In favor of a personal artistic expressiveness faithful to astonishment, the surprise and mystery of the phenomena that surround us, he constantly links his activity as a musician with other fields of knowledge such as philosophy, anthropology, mythology, psychology, body and mind. Indeed, he considers that the artistic experience is one of the containers where we can embody all these knowledge and integrate them as a whole instead of seeing them separately.

Similarly, he is looking for new pedagogical forms in the musical / instrumental field, allowing a development of authentic expression between the inner needs of each person and the outside world, that is to say, the emancipation
of theself-knowledge through art.