EXPLODIDO

Published on Sep 20, 2014 | Filed under: INSTALLATIONS,MEDUSA |

:Concert-installation for cello, electronics and objects.

EXPLODIDO (partes escolhidas #2) was the second of a series of concert-installations using the Medusa system. This device aims for a “sonic transfiguration” of the cello´s body when in contact with the place hosting its performance. This project proposes a nomad electroacoustic instrumental device designed to accommodate a solo improvisatory discourse which incorporates specific sonic characteristics (aural architecture, soundscape flow) of the place where it is installed and performed, addressing questions of site-specificity both in the installation setup as well as in the musical performance. Medusa is designed to support a concert situation that “feeds” a stand alone, interactive installation.

At the old Industrial site of CUF in Barreiro a pre-existing metal staircase was detached from one of the abandoned buildings next to performance venue, fragmented into 3 parts and used as resonating objects for the performance sounds.

Part of the residencies program: www.dafabricaquedesvaneceabaiadotejo.pt
Curated by Claudia Ramos.

Recorded by Tiago de Sousa and Suse Ribeiro.
Mixed by Ricardo Jacinto.

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Photos by Jorge Graça