Oswaldo Maciá work about
TRILOGY FOR THREE TIMBRES

Trilogy for Three Timbres
2016
Olfactory-acoustic scenario

‘Trilogy For Three Timbres’ draws on the Classical Greek tragedies. This olfactory-acoustic scenario turns to the contemporary refugee crisis, a Greek (and indeed, global) tragedy. Like many of Maciá's works this an immersive experience where visual, auditory and olfactory components collide. Diffusers fill the space with the scent of freshly baked bread, an aroma associated with home. At the centre is a food-mixer, a fence and a piece of concrete holding a violin bow and a bell. A twenty-two channel sound composition is formed from wind, water, vibrating metal fences and ultrasound night calls of katydids - a variety of grasshopper producing a noise that exceeds the frequency of human hearing. These are the sounds of borders and migrations.

 

Presented at:

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico (2016)

Collaborators:
Smell component created with master perfumer Ricardo Moya (IFF, International Flavors and Fragrances)
Sound component created with Dr Fernando Montealegre-Z (School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln) and Edmar Soria (sound engineer and composer)

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