Óscar de Ávila

10 August 2012

Composition by Óscar de Ávila for the project El arte y su sonido.

Composition by Óscar de Ávila for the project El arte y su sonido, a LABoral project, coordinated by José Manuel Costa in collaboration with Juanjo Palacios, as part of the exhibition Visualizar el sonido, curated by Fiumfoto.

*Symbiosis: a term referring to the close and persistent relationship between organisms of different species.

Under the generic title of Symbiosis and through 3 independent movements or acts: Awakening, Empathy and Dysfunction, Symbiosis proposes a heterogeneous, dynamic, mutant, continuously evolving sound journey… born from the very personalities and sound conversations between each of the installations that make up the exhibition Visualising sound.

Breaking with the relation creator/work/audience is the main objective of Simbiosis, to place the listener inside a sound theatre, where the creator has no importance, nor the audience, nor the environment, nor the concept… A sound stage where the works themselves are the protagonists of a show whose sound script speaks of the relations between them, of their own life, of their synergies, showing and defending that the relation soul7machine/creation exists beyond the simple execution and transmission of the concept of its creator.

Act 1. Awakening

It is time to start a new day, a new function, the lights are switched on…. We are works, creations, not installations or automatons. We wake up, we activate ourselves, we intertwine ourselves in our own sound code. As the days go by, our mechanisms suffer, we complain, we stop… but we perform, we transmit, we deactivate, we wake up again…. the curtain rises.

Act 2. Empathy

We have soul, ego, we observe each other, we establish our own sound synergies. Our textures, interpretation and sound dynamics are also our own, internal language, they are not only a vehicle of transmission from our creator to the audience. As a result of our language, our code, we dialogue with each other, we can read each other emotionally, thus establishing sound empathies, mechanical affinities.

Act 3. Dysfunction

Sometimes we fail, we get tired, we show slow, disjointed textures and movements, strident, dull sounds. These are sound dysfunctions, our language and dialogue more dense and obscure. Imperfections and alterations, moans and howls of mechanical sound, of dissatisfaction, of tiredness. All this when the curtain comes down, when the sonorous function ends.