Informal Chorus

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Interactive sound installation made of 10 wooden boxes, each one containing the cry and the drawing of a street seller. The visitors are invited to open the boxes to liberate their sound and watch the illustration, deciding themselves the number of voices that will integrate the informal chorus.
The recordings have been done in collaboration with the street sellers from Moneda Street in Mexico City historical center. The illustrations are presented in a postcard format, based on an original series of Parisian postcards from 1901. The lyrics and the music score of the street seller calling accompany each drawing.

Project by Daniel Godínez Nivón & Félix Blume.

EXHIBITIONS:
 Ambulant Polyphony (Fonoteca Nacional, Mexico City, 2016), La ciudad está allá afuera (Centro Cultural Tlatelolco, Mexico City, 2016-2017), MASIN Sinaloa (Sinaloa, Mexico, 2017), Faro Aragon (Mexico City, 2017), Modos de oír. Prácticas de arte y sonido en México (Ex Teresa, Mexico City, 2018-2019), FKL Symposium (Italy, 2019), Le Mans Sonore (France, 2019), Fabra i Coats, Festival Sâlmon (Barcelone, 2020)

Voices: Irma, Norma, Edith, Carlos, Allison, Emiliano, Paco, Bryan, Remedios, Juan-Manuel, Gustavo, Víctor, Jesús and Abraham.
Electric design: Cecilia Sánchez Nava
Graphic design: Diego Aguirre
Carpentry: Santos Castro Hernández
Text by Tito Rivas here
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PRESS: El Semanario (por Iracema de Andrade)

Postcards