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Une musique intérieure (Conduct, Language, Voice, Inner Ears)

Group show with works by Cally Spooner
Tabakalera, International centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian
February 18 - April 24, 2022

The Exhibition Une musique intérieure questions our conduct, our language, and our voice as one would the balance of our inner ear; as instruments that stabilise our intimate relationship with the outside world.

The performance of Solo - Nature Study Notes - 1969-2019 [Athens Version] 2021, which marks the beginning of this presentation in the Basque Country following the performance in Athens, questions the relationship between individual and collective memory from a new angle for the Donostia-San Sebastian iteration. The performative device, augmented by the presence of other works and artists’ interventions, involves the audience in its relationship to its own inner music. The itinerancy of this collective work becomes the lever to problematise the framework of its reception.

The exhibition at Tabakalera calls on the scores of composers who were pioneers in their attention to contexts, such as Alvin Lucier (Chambers, 1968), Pauline Oliveros (Deep Listening, 1989), and Milan Adamčiak (Floor scores, 1967). As Erik Satie already emphasised in his Musiques d’ameublement (Carrelage phonique, 1917), interiority is colonised by social rules. It is the political level of determinism and the instrumental character—in the double sense of musical instrument and tool of manipulation— that artists, such as local artist Amable Arias or a new generation of artists such as Eva Barto, Mattin, Matthieu Saladin, and Cally Spooner, specify in this exhibition which is offered to the public as a chamber music concert.

Curator: Pierre Bal-Blanc

Participant artists: Milan Adamčiak, Amable Arias, Eva Barto, Delia Gonzalez, Daniel Grúň, Alvin Lucier, Mattin, Pauline Oliveros, Georgia Sagri, Matthieu Saladin, Erik Satie, Scratch Orchestra, Serapis Maritime, Cally Spooner and Vier5.

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