Performance venue: Mexico City, Mexico
Three adjacent patios. One musician in each of them. The patios are separated by 10 foot walls that make hearing, let alone seeing one other difficult. Traditional Mexican folk music is often performed impromptu, making use of eye contact and vocal cues; in this project, these musicians try to make a chamber music piece while being deprived of such techniques.
Each musician chose when to start, end, and what to perform, entirely from intuition. Only the viewer looking down at them from the installation can hear the piece they created together. At the same time, the viewer can’t feel the physical existence of the walls separating them.