Sa, 18.06.2022, 15:00 Uhr

blurred edges – After Maceda: Music for 1000 bicycles_performance

After Maceda: Music for 1000 bicycles_performance

“After Maceda, Music for 1000 Bicycles“ is a mobile sound sculpture. The collaborating artists Dayang Yraola, Tintin Patrone, Nils Knott and Cooper- frau Melissengeist produced sound works that will be uploaded on mobile music players which will be fitted on 100 bicycles performing a 40 minute choreography. This work is inspired by Jose Maceda’s composition “Music for 1000 Automobiles in the Freeway“, proposed in 1968. His idea was to produce music on cassette and have them mounted on cars that will run along an American freeway. He called it “gigantic structure of sound or a sound- machine“. As per records, it appears that this proposal was not realised in his lifetime. “Music for 1000 Bicycles“ is a project by Dayang Yraola and similar to Maceda’s work in a sense that the music will be delivered using moving vehicle. It is significantly different however, as the conception of “1000 Bicycles“ is triggered by the extended lockdown that was experienced in 2020. Particularly, Manila had the longest lockdown in all Asian countries. When the mobility in the City was loosen, only minimal public transpor- tation was allowed. Although there had been bikers in the City before the pandemic, their numbers significantly grew. This did not only changed the cityscape, it also significantly affected the soundscape of the city. Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media (BKM), as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR recovery programme

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