At the concerts of Kamerkoor JIP, there will be an exhibition, inspired by the theme and music of the project. Nicolás Barría wrote a new poem, especially for the project and composer Diederik ten Böhmer: La Risa del Mudo. The poem will be exposed in Chilean and English, and can of course be heard in the world premiere of the composition ‘La Risa del Mudo’.
Nícolas Barría (Chile) published his first book in 2003, “The two halves of the Sun”, being awarded that year with a Creative Writing Fellowship Fund Book and Reading. He recieved honorable mention in the national contest SECH – Conception on the Centenary of the Birth of Pablo Neruda. He has participated in various literary events, among which, the Book Fair of La Serena, Poquita Fe 2006, Chillán Poetry. He was organizer of the First Children’s Book Fair (children for children) made in Chile.
Nicolas finished a MA in Literature in 2011 and is currently professor of Theory of Interpretation at the University of Concepcion, Chile. He is pursuing a PHD in Psycholinguistics, conducting advanced research in the area of mental models and metaphors. Some of his books are “Las dos mitades del sol” (2003) and “Debido proceso” (2006).