The project combines the work ¨96 Airs for the Seasons¨, a musical composition written by the Scottish Baroque composer James Oswald, with illustrations based on the botanical nomenclature with which the composer titles each of the pieces. This collection of 96 pieces is divided into four blocks, the four seasons of the year, and each of the pieces bears the name of a flower or shrub. DuoPrismA brings together a selection of these pieces and proposes their interpretation adding a visual dimension with the collaboration of the artist Sarela Lorenzo Robledo, biologist and scientific illustrator, who proposes an illustrated work of the varieties that title these musical compositions based on a botanical approach. In our search for a new repertoire for the violin-cello duo formation, the music of James Oswald aroused our curiosity for its duality with nature. During the investigation, after contacting Dundeee Central Library, (The Wellgate, Dundee, Scotland) lent us the manuscripts of ¨96 Airs for the Seasons¨ belonging to the ¨Wighton Collection¨. In this way, DuoPrismA and Sarela Lorenzo Robledo develop an interdisciplinary work in which music and science are combined, in order to awaken the curiosity of an audience with different interests.
Illustration: Sarela Lorenzo Robledo
Local History Centre, Dundee Central Library
Violin: Ioan Haffner Cello: Eva Otero Picado Harpsichord: Carles Marigó Sarrión