Chopping piano - in C -

Las Larvas presents an art work that uses sound to explore the idea of music’s destruction or deconstruction

28
Mar
2008
9
Jun
2008

This art work uses sound to explore the idea of music’s destruction or deconstruction. A ceremonial requiem emerges from the performer’s destruction of the instrument that symbolises Western music – the piano – diced in the key of C. It is an act of protest, far from romantic suicide, exhibiting evidence of history’s slow crime of permanent incomprehension and political manipulation. In its history, our culture has already announced this through the surrealists, Dada, Stockhausen, Fluxus, Jimi Hendrix or The Who, as well as many others... This is the eternal tale of how pop ate the music star, arising like a violent requiem of sounds recorded with contact microphones and produced by hacking a piano to pieces by way of performance, the idea of a larval phagocytisation of the instrument, piece by piece. 

“Larvae” are the juvenile form of those animals with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis. Larvae always have a completely different appearance, size, anatomy and physiology than in their adult form. The formation of this larval state previous to maturity takes place in a distinct habitat. From within these Kafkaesque anti-environments, ‘Las Larvas’ aim to be an open project, an idea in evolution, an exploration of experiments in sound taken in its widest sense, navigating the apparent chaos of deconstructive dissonance with their original compositions that have a marked conceptual and dramatic character. Las Larvas (Arantxa Hernández, Fernando Oyagüez, Jesús García Coronado and Paco Nadie) will be joined by Jandro Gallego and Jorge Álvarez for this performance.

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