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duo, Intermediae, Matadero Madrid

2013 | site-specific installation | 2-channel audio, 4 exciters | 28’
Nave Intermediae, Matadero Madrid

DUO is a site-specific installation in a renovated warehouse at the Matadero cultural complex in Madrid. The work is based on the audio-physical activation of the site, using architecture directly as an instrument.

Four sound exciters attached to two large metal doors convert these into resonant bodies and sounding membranes, as if they became a couple of big loudspeakers. The composition was created in-situ using an ad-hoc live performance tool programmed in the software environment Max/MSP based on simple digital synthesis sonic materials. The composition explores through different sections the timbres of the metal structures, the spatial interplay between the two main sound sources and the acoustics of the space.

The work draws on the physical qualities and the materiality of the situated ear-body individual experience of the visitors, affected by their own location and movements through the space.

Better on headphones or high quality speakers.

RTVE A la Carta – Radio 3 Extra: Resonancias | Podcast on Spanish National Radio

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