Paul Hubweber ‎– Paper Pairs & Trombone

FilmPals ‎– DVD 08
DVDr, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo, .mp4 1280 x 720, AAC 157 kbit/s


1 Paper Pairs & Trombone 27:00



This DVD-R showcases a complete solo live performance by trombonist Paul Hubweber, who is walking along artworks he takes his inspiration from for his improvisation while the camera is following him.

The 1st Limited Edition of 50 is numbered and signed by Paul Hubweber & Ebba Jahn on the back of the
cardboard sleeve. The front is individually sprayed by Ebba Jahn, which is making the ltd. edition 50 unique multiples.

The disc-top's title is thermo-printed, shiny.
The DVD-R's format is .mp4 1280 x 780 and should run on computers worldwide and on some younger dvd-players.
Format mpeg2-DVD is also an option.

Inlays are a high quality printed 2 sided XL card and a text translated from French into English (red) and on the backside German (blue), written about the video by Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg.

The music and the image are paired here. In the gallery, each painting on paper (12 x 16 inches) is exposed next to the one with which it forms a couple because of the suggested movement, composition, colors, patterns and technique used.
Ebba Jahn, the artist, designed a parcour, a path for the trombonist Paul Hubweber to improvise his music in the moment against multiple pairs of paintings, structuring his thought and his musical action. A musical walk in the idea of Pictures at an Exhibition a composition by Modeste Mussorgsky.
The musician, unaccompanied, therefore solitary, is free to conceive his improvisations or instant compositions inspired by what he sees and observes by appealing to his emotions, his references, his musical practice and his imagination. The exhibited works embrace a broad panorama of conceptions andinterests in what is defined as "abstract art"... oil, graphite, watercolor, vinyl, photo paper, repetitive and shifting patterns, entangled or delicate vegetation. It should be added that Ebba Jahn's film work is focused on improvised music and free jazz, which she brilliantly illustrated with the now classic 16 mm film Rising Tones Cross (1984).

Replaying these 28 minutes with closed eyes, we are struck by the coherence of each of the improvisations gradually coming together in a great sensitive and poetic work of the trombone, melodic, sonorous, resulting from jazz and his experience as a free improviser.
In each piece played opposite a pair of paper, the trombonist chooses a particular element of one of them (of the two!): Shape, color, texture, rhythm, space that he interprets by creating in turn frankly almost mimetic, elliptical, tangential,
distant. We hear the blue color in its nuances, the pointillist detail, the movement of the lines, the flow of the water tinted on the paper. Ebba Jahn projected his dreams, his struggles, his ideal and we hear the breath of Paul Hubweber express the sap, the fruit, spread the seed in our auditory imagination; the viewer may guess at what element of the picture the musician refers to. Free to all, the listeners, the painter, the musician and you who contemplate the video, to understand and interpret the evolution of this dialogue in time and space.

The visit of the Paper Pairs ends, summed up by a melody - an infinite ritornello that delivers Paul Hubweber's latest impressions of Ebba Jahn's exhibition and the emotion of the spectators, by placing himself at the back of the room and addressing the receptive and amazed audience. If each painting has nourished the work of the musician, his music reinforces the raison d'être of the Paper Pairs and transcends it.