Beat Ximena Alarcón Diaz

Palpitation under the pulpit. The sound is water from “Fuquene” a Colombian lake that is actually dying. The original shape of the lake was a heart, but it has been contracting over time. Therefore, the first BEAT is stretched so one can hear nature groan.

The piece was composed for a Sound Installation I made for “Not in Our Name Concert”, September 14-2002 at Union Chapel, London. When I’m talking about pulpit, is in reference to the one in the Chapel. I covered the space under the pulpit with speaker clothes, to create specific resonance. The sound piece was heard during intervals of the concert in loop. Due to the idea of keeping the rhythm, there are silences in between the sound piece which stretches the length.

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration of the submitted work: 3:47

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