"The brain is the true place where music resides. Music is a mental and emotional experience that goes much further than all other arts.” (Peter Weibel)
Totem Installation presents our musical instruments as part of larger projects: sound installations. These installations use sound as artistic media, highlighting the sound experience and altering visual perception. Spectators have the opportunity to discover an unheard-of cosmos of sound.
This series allows us to handle sound matter in ways not always aimed at the creation of musical works. It presents works that fit equally in sound, lighting and visual art forms. They use sensory connections between sight and hearing by articulating silence with space, plasticity of sound and the dissolution of the concert hall to make their own artistic statement.
This approach is based in research in perception, mostly listening, as an active, participative action that involves many senses. Totem Installation stages the sound and invites the audience to discover—or at least listen in different ways to—our close environment.
By arranging the instruments in three-dimensional listening experiences, we create spaces that facilitate the contemplation of aesthetics and design. The audience can experiment situations where sound and matter are in constant interaction.