Sound performance-installation proposal for Feb 20th Openhaus at ZK/U
A collateral-collaborative project of Fabiano Marques and Fabrizio Poltronieri
The studio walls are made of bricks and bricks are porous, therefore, what happens in one studio could affect what happens next door. With this thought in mind we develop a system for exploring the possibilities of a uni-directional communication. The performance is based in a series of rooms, with a performer in each, playing an instrument that is not heard in the room where he/she is but in the next participating room. The same procedure happens in every room to form an installation that completes a loop where the sound of the last room feeds the first one. None of the musicians hear the whole sound produced.
The public may enter the sound loop at any point with an active presence, which may influence the musician and, potentially, change the sound message transmitted. We all feel an instinctive call to keep communication in flow. The idea is that even without knowing how it will be heard, each participant understands the importance in receiving the message, making the sound their own, and passing it on to their neighbours.
The performance lasts as long as the Openhaus hours but the participants are free to perform whenever they want, attending or not the call from the neighbours.
Performing artists are: Fabiano Marques, Fabrizio Poltronieri, Lenara Verle, Katharina Bévand, João Miguel Tavares