2021, stereo for headphone listening, 35 min.
part of the series MADRID SIN PALABRAS: UNA ECOLOGIA VIBRANTE
RETIRO ~ PARLAMENTO MULTIESPECIES is a composition based on environmental sound recordings made in the El Retiro park in the spring of 2020, while it was closed to the public during the first COVID-19 lockdown. The piece focuses on the voices and aural expressions of the other (non-human) species that inhabit this location within the city. In the brief period when those voices became more audible, the activities of the human neighbours were still hearable in the background. The work invites us to consider a notion of community beyond the human.
Composed during a residency at the Académie de France à Madrid, Casa de Velázquez. Artistic research residency exchange program between Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) and Hangar (Barcelona), supported by the Institut français Barcelona.Fieldwork and production assistance: Palma E. Christian Martínez. Acknowledgements: City Council of Madrid, Jardines del Buen Retiro Park, Beatriz Dueñas, Caridad Melgarejo, and Center for Artists in Residence of Matadero Madrid.
EXHIBITIONS, BROADCASTS, LISTENING EVENTS (SELECTED)
CASA&CO, Académie de France à Madrid, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, 18 March – 6 June 2021
PARATEXT #52, Hangar, Barcelona, 28.04.2021, quadraphonic listening session
World Listening Day 2021 – THE UNQUIET EARTH – 24-hour stream |SUNDAY, 18 JULY 2021 FROM 02:00 UTC+02-01:59 UTC+02
produced by World Listening Project in association with Wave Farm, New Adventures in Sound Art, and World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), curated by Eric Leonardson.