LOVE SONG TO THE OCEAN, by Livia Schweizer
The idea for this little simple score came last December, from a beach in West Africa. The Ocean every morning was bringing to the sunlight on the beach a countless amount of seashells. Each walk on the beach I could not resist the temptation to put few of them in my pocket. Every shell has its own shape, some are beautifully showing on the surface how the erosion changed their shape. Shells are a beautiful reminder of the passing time and of the transformation of things. Every shell makes its own sound and this is a love song for the seashells, and from them.
Livia Schweizer is a flutist, improvisor, educator and curious listener. Born and raised in Italy, she is now based in Helsinki. At the moment Livia is especially interested in how improvisation and new and ‘non-conventional’ scores can be a medium to encourage interdisciplinary connections and create intercultural dialogue. She is member of the new music group Earth Ears Ensemble, and as improviser she is member of the E.C.I.O. and of the Helsinki based Septad-ensemble. Livia has a master in flute from Sibelius Academy and she studied as exchange student in 2019 at USC in Los Angeles. Hummingbirds, seashells, and old stories are among her favorite things, and in the free time she walks a lot around with her dog, Nina.