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ON-AIR > 22:17

Vox Vocis - on air

22:17 - 22:25

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A Chamber concert in memory of the victims of 11-M Madrid bombings, comprised of four interpreters using the voice in various ways and formulations, both live and recorded, and featuring a set of technological tools and moving images stemming from a digital camera, as well as from various videos created by means of a subsequent journey through the places where the terrorist bombings took place. Both types of images are transformed live.

As the title suggests, the voice constitutes the central material of the piece. The montage of language residues through digital editing was one of its starting points, created with a vast range of recordings which gave as a result phonetic aggregates that, on the one hand, resulted in sequences and loops and, on the other, provided some of the raw materials for the live voice in the process of being written down in scores. Besides, fragments of popular songs are used at very specific moments. Along with this occasionally fragmented polyphony, other recordings from two marvellous singers -Esperanza Abad and Belma Martín-, who have been intimately related to the output of these authors, are featured.

The speech part consists in the reading, at certain points, of lists featuring the age, name, occupation and nationality of the 192 people who died in Madrid as a result of the 11-M bombings, for the tragic event took place when this first version of "Vox-Vocis" was being proposed.



Edith Garcia
Jose Iges
Concha Jerez
Rosario Cruz