Performance: "reading stones"
a piece for one bass tuba and five stones
Thursday 27 June 2019, 19:30h
Kalfayan Galleries, 11 Haritos Street, Kolonaki, Athens
proposition by Yiannis Papadopoulos
read and performed by Sarah De Wilde**
Special publications in limited editions are released on the occasion of the performance.
In the context of his solo exhibition titled "the book of stones", Yiannis Papadopoulos proposes the shapes of the stones depicted in his paintings, to be read as a score for a brass instrument (bass tuba).low frequency
On this instrument sound comes from a vibrating column of air inside the instrument. The sound is round, earthy, cavernous and resonant.
The performance is an attempt to synch both sonic and visual frequencies in order to produce one singular vibe. It is a short walk through the subtle qualities of resonances in the spaces between things. One could say for instance, under hitherto unobserved circumstances stones were able to speak*.
* from Robert Musil's "The Man Without Qualities"
** Sarah De Wilde is an artist working with film and sound