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Only four musicians in the world own a violin with sympathetic strings made by the Catalan luthier Ricard Margarit. These violinists are exceptional individuals, making extraordinary music. Contribute to the making of an independent documentary about their inspirational sounds and hear them live in exclusive concerts in Barcelona.
The Swiss violinist and composer Paul Giger is one of these four featured musicians. Putting his violins through their paces to obtain their maximum expression and diversity of sound, Giger’s compositions are able to astound the most seasoned listeners. Don’t miss him live in Barcelona.
BARCELONA CONCERT & SCREENING
Thursday April 10th 2014. At 7.30pm
Exclusive Persimpatia concert and documentary screening to be held in the Sala Paranimf in the historic building of the University of Barcelona. Paul Giger and the harpsichordist Marie-Louise Dähler will treat the audience to an incomparable performance in which four different violins, two made by Ricard Margarit, will be played. Hot-off-the-press images filmed in Switzerland to be screened beforehand.
SANTES CREUS MONASTERY CONCERT
Saturday April 12th 2014. At 5.30pm
This stunning 12th century monastic ensemble, which is just a stone’s throw away from Ricard Margarit’s workshop, will be the venue for the second exclusive Persimpatia concert. As a musician in search of resonance, Paul Giger will be in his element in the church at Santes Creus. Together with the harpsichordist Marie-Louise Dähler, Giger will play a line-up of his own compositions using four different violins, including two made by Ricard Margarit.
How can I get concert tickets?
They are given in exchange for a donation. NOT ALL PLEDGE PACKAGES INCLUDE CONCERT TICKETS, SO MAKE SURE YOU READ CAREFULLY!
Please also note that tickets must be acquired prior to the concerts, we can't sell them on the door.
My pledge package contains concert tickets. How do I let you know which of the two concerts I’d like to attend and how will you give me the tickets?
You'll receive a short form to specify your venue choice. If your pledge pack includes several tickets you can allocate them as you wish. Tickets need to be picked up on the door, just before the concert.
What if I can’t come to the concert?
All pledge packages titled HOME have been put together for those of you who want to participate in the experience but can’t travel to Barcelona. Two of them include a video download of the Paul Giger concert.
1. You’ll be joining a team of passionate individuals who advocate individual singularity and identity as a way to counteract cultural homogeneity.
2.You’ll be contributing to an independent, cultural project that stands apart from the mainstream and isn’t constrained in any way by commercial or ideological demands.
3.To help a creative community of instrument makers, musicians and a film crew move forward, develop and promote their talents.
What will my donation be used for?
To finance the Persimpatia: Paul Giger documentary and concert production.
FILM PRODUCTION COSTS SWITZERLAND
Transport expenses > 1,000 €
Accommodation & meals > 1 week > 1,500 €
Film equipment hire > 2,000 €
PRODUCTION COSTS CONCERTS (BCN / TARRAGONA)
Concert venues Barcelona & Santes Creus > 2,000 €
Equipment hire > 1,700 €
Contribution to musicians' fees > 2,000 €
BUDGET FOR MUSICIANS’ EXPENSES, 1 WEEK IN BARCELONA
Accommodation & meals > 1,000 €
Verkami fees and bank commissions> 800 €
Post-production (editing and sound studio) > 0 €
Team salaries > 0 €
Total > 12,000 €
When will I receive my rewards?
10th April 2014, concert in Sala Paranimf, University of Barcelona
12th April 2014, concert in Santes Creus monastery
18th June 2014, all other rewards
Where can I find out more about the Persimpatia project?
www.persimpatia.com has Paul Giger music bites, photos and all the latest info.