Terremoto para 15 cantantes

Constanza Alarcón



2017
Performance

Terremoto para 15 cantantes is a performance-installation in which 15 singers perform live audio from seismic data on the earthquake of Maule Mw 8.8 of February 27th, 2010.

The material obtained from the Ala Archa geological stations in Kyrgyzstan (AAK), Otavalo in Ecuador (OTAV), Pinon Flat in the United States (PFO), Hobart in Australia (TAU), and Tornquist in Argentina (TRQA), is the basis for the collective vocal interpretation, through which the distance between scientific data and physical memory is problematized.

For the artist, this work was born from the impossibility of recording, reproducing and/ or representing the sound experience of a tectonic event and of the insufficiency to think of it as a data or file problem. The work is an exercise of translation where the seismic data is transformed into sound experience through the body of the interpreters.

Chronogram of perfomances in the National Museum of Fine Arts:

October 5th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
October 14th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
October 21st, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
October 28th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
November 4th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.