Musical Category Electroacoustic Music ("tape music")
Instrumentation (general) Tape music
Venue French-Portuguese Institute
The main tension trough the piece is between clangorous sounds and more static sound objects, between impulsive/plosion type sounds and scrapping/metallic sounds – hence the title, a mechanic (mecano) fight (maquia).
The piece is constructed like a huge mechanism, where we can enter and discover a sound world of great volume, vibration, resonance, rhythm, intensity and energy, cogs and wheels, groaning and straining machines but also some delicate threads and textures. All of this to point to a sound world that is going slowly into extinction - the substitution of the electro-mechanic with the digital. Hopefully taking these sounds beyond the merely transfiguring, this piece strives to bring uncommon aspects of our perception, continually apprehended but seldom noticed, into audibility.