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Presentation shot at La Guanábana Mecánica, 2019

Open sound session with artists from different generations identified with opposing and singular concepts

The presentation Balada Tropical Visits Earth (CDAV, 2017) is an aimless journey. The work begins with a lyrical chorus interpreting the symphonic poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, by Richard Strauss, used by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey. In this case, the poem was arranged backwards, being sung from the end to the beginning. The return to lyrical singing and to Earth speak of the need to rediscover collective harmonies and the overestimation of the infinite and unknown.


Once the chorus is over, there is no longer planning or correction. As soon as a line of meaning appears, it is torn, renewed, fragmented among the many other gestures that the general environment uninterruptedly dilutes or folds. And that anarchic geography of annihilation and upwelling is what distinguishes the journey that Balada Tropical proposes to us.


Thus, the true journey is the making of the emotional and material conditions to afford the creative act. I mean: it's the act of creation publicly happening. 

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