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2014 | site-specific installation | 20-channel audio | 8’
¡VOLUMEN! Festival de Culturas Sonoras: ITINERARIO, La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Commissioned for a guided exhibition of sound works at different locations throughout La Casa Encendida. The work was in the itinerary section ‘Limits of the Ear’. The installation was situated at the emergency staircase of the building, consisting of a multichannel composition projected into the space using a custom-built setup with twenty compact loudspeakers placed all through the stair flights from the basements to the terrace of the building.

The composition was based on sonic materials recorded previously in situ using a handmade induction coil microphone, a device used for picking up electromagnetic signals usually not perceivable to bare human senses. This tool was used to explore the building, collecting the sonified signals generated by a variety of electronic communication, lighting, security and maintenance systems and devices.

Curated by Abraham Rivera and Ruben Coll.
Participating artists: EVOL, Pablo Sanz, Ruben Patiño and Mikel R. Nieto.
Dates: 3, 4 and 5 January 2014, six 1-hour itineraries each day.
Itinerary guides: Marian Garrido and Raquel G. Ibáñez.
Photos: Alonso Vázquez