NUNO DA LUZ
May 18th – June 1st, 2013
Opening: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 7pm
Performance starts at 8pm sharp!
Enblanco is pleased to present its last exhibition Laissez Vibrer by portuguese artist Nuno da Luz.
For this exhibition the sound artist Nuno da Luz has invited four drummers to perform together a version of James Tenney's composition Having never written a note for percussion during the opening.
With four cymbals of different sizes and timbres, the musicians will explore the boundaries of each instrument's sound in combination with Nuno da Luz's sound installation. This is comprised of one soundpiece - made with field/wind recordings - and the ambience sound of the project space. By taking out the windows of the space Nuno da Luz allows the diversity of sounds from the outside to enter the room, therefore making it possible to listen to things that are usually heard on the street, from the very loud motor car's sound to the subtle rustling of leaves.
The expression laissez vibrer comes from a musical notation for percussion, translated in other languages as "let vibrate", "lasciare vibrate" or "klingen lassen". It's a directive to the performer of an instrument that the sound should not be damped or stopped after the initial attack, but should be allowed to die away naturally.
In this case the expression laissez vibrer also refers to attempt of the artist to make "visible" what it has been the sound landscape of the project space these last four years. Besides that Da Luz aims to denote the influence of sound, how it surrounds people and can become consciously or unconsciously important to other visual or sonic pieces; this connection is pictured by the work installed at the facade of the building, a light sign that gets modulated by the sounds - wind recordings - of the inside.
Enblanco would like to thank the kind participation of the musicians Felix Classen, Tobias Kleine, Marten Rux and Gatis Silde in this last performance.
As well we would like to thank everyone who has supported this project space during the last 4 years. It's been a pleasure to be part of the rich cultural scenery of Berlin. Last but not least save the date for the closing on June 22nd!
"C'est encore l'hiver
mais des clartés plus tendres irisent la brume
et le soir, un nuage gris est bordé de feu.
Ce signe de la lumière, cette discrète annonciation,
on l'oubliera dans la pluie
et les déceptions de mars."
Nouvelle Vague, Jean-Luc Godard (1991)
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