Musique Concréte (2015) by Cecilia Arditto
7 Music-installations for tape, magic lanterns and sound objects
Adriana Montorfano, flute and sound objects
Cecilia Arditto, composition and magic lanterns
Eduardo Hernández Pérez, video
Daniel Nicolas, additional camera
Two performers manipulate sound-objects and slide-projectors in different spots of a dark room, producing performative-installations. The architecture of the space provides different sort of screens on the shape of columns, stairs, pipes, heating racks, walls, ceiling and the floor... every section of “Musique concrète” is played in a different spot.
Sound and visuals are made with low-tech paraphernalia in real time in a sort of live movie. Music, sound and space-design are organized in a score creating complete audiovisual scenes with simple means. One of the performers is in charge of the slide-projectors, the second one plays sound-objects and tapes.
7. La machine a ecrire (the typewriter) for xylophone and 2 slide projectors: the percussion player, sitting on stairs typewrites a fragment of a text from “Solfège de l'objet sonore ” by Schaeffer on a portable xylophone. The text is projected on the performer and stairs which is emulating a folded paper in an ever big typewriter. We see both the projected text and its maker doing it at the same time. This piece follows the logic of recursive actions that is when one event contains a smaller version of this same event simultaneously.
"Also seen in the packaging of cacao 'Droste' or the cheese 'La vache qui rit' "