Witty Arts – 2017 – 52 pages – Lecture notes Self edition
“A METHOD TO COMPOSE MAGIC SESSIONS“
“Technique always has to be subject to intelligence” Gabi Pareras
This is a collection of routines that Gabi compilated in 2017. At that stage of maturity, technique was no longer a challenge for him. That is precisely the link between the selected routines, as he reflects the introduction stating that “Technique always has to be subject to intelligence”, while at the same time “this should not prevent the technique from being smooth and refined”. So the routines are characterized by an intelligent use of technique, an economical construction, and a very sophisticated conception.
- The Piano
One of the best interpretations of this old idea in which a card magically travels from one packet to another. The method is based solely on verbal deception
- Magic by Contagion (based on Nick Trost’s routine “Simple Coincidence”)
A very streamlined version of Nick Trost routine, modifying spects both from the method (internal life) and the dramatic structure (external life). The spectator selects a card from the deck, its identity is not revealed yet. The magician introduces the idea of the homonymous card (same value same color), the spectator uses his card to slap the deck gently. The face down deck is spread to reveal a face up card, the selected card is now turned over to reveal it matches the one face up in the deck.
- I have as many as you have…
Another reinterpretation of a very old idea. In this case an effect of coincidence also based on a verbal deception. Apart from the basic routine Gabi proposes different versions where it is possible to produce the four aces or revealing the deck in full order.
- A Little Ritual (Original by Karl Fulves)
A streamlined version of Karl Fulves’s “The Card Detective”.
- Mental “Magic puff”
In this routine Gabi uses a very similar approach from the external point of view than in his take on “Danbury Delusion” but dispensing with most the accessory elements.
- Two, six, ten (original by Martin Gardner)
A hands-off effect of localization, the spectator selects a card and the magician, without touching the deck, finds three cards that matches the selection.
- The invisible card (original in Giobbi’s “Secret Agenda”)
One of Gabi’s favorites, in his last years this was one of his go-to effects in impromptu performances. The spectator names a card, the magicians deals an invisible card on the table (supposedly the selection), the spectator mimics taking the card and throwing git to the deck aiming at a very precise spot. The magician deals cards on the table spelling the name of the card, the selection is to be found in the right spot.
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