The Violin’s Invisible Chord
“The Violin’s Invisible Chord” is a collaborative and empirical research project during which participants will discover dance-inducing powers of traditional Quebec and Jalisco (mariachi) music.
Traditional Jalisco mariachi music and traditional music from Quebec have both used the violin to arouse listeners and get them moving for generations. We hope to bridge these two cultures by demonstrating their overarching similarities rather than their differences. To that end, during our Day of the Dead celebration in November 2019, two bands playing in Quebec and Mexican styles will perform in a festive and exploratory atmosphere.
This activity is designed to demonstrate how the use of violins creates a connection to the audience, warming their hearts and moving their feet. That is the violin’s invisible chord.