Dando Tumbos (Sin Palabras)

Dando Tumbos (Sin Palabras) is a modular sculpture made of speakers, contact microphones, shells and stones collected along the Pacific coast of Peru. The speakers reproduce a musical composition based on a poem by Blanca Varela, published in her book, Concierto Animal in which Varela facilitates, through verse and silence, a sonic ecosystem. Taking this perspective as a starting point, various methods of sonification were applied to this poem, constituting a composition filtered by stones and speakers in an assemblage made of recurring feedbacks.

 

On the wall hangs a graphic score, which serves as a guide for the interpretation of the piece. The composition was recorded in various sessions in Lima and New York.

 

This specific version was installed in the exhibition Hablar Piedras at the Espacio Espositivo in Madrid. 

 

Musicians:

Saxophone and whistles - Carolyn Hietter

Theremin - Sydney Viles

Flutes and voice - Lucie Vitková

Ukelele and stones - Megan Madden

Voice - Ariana Valcarcel

Steps - Yair Engelhard

Quena, cajon, percussion, waterphone, el. guitar, piano, voice, stones - Vered Engelhard

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