Urban sounds reverberate within a dialogue with a string instrument played with four hands, as well as violin bows, drumsticks, rubber bands and sliders. This instrument – the sandcastle – was built with diverse recycled materials. It has an extraordinary resonance, extending bass sounds rich in harmonics for a very long time. A software developed by the artists also processes pre-recorded sounds based on the sound it produces.

At times the instrumental sounds become protagonists, and other times they dissolve in the soundscape; the musical phrases emerge from this combination. The individual scale grows and shrinks, emerges and submerges, escapes and reappears. Like the mutable relations between the ego and the world.


Photos Vera Marmelo. Sound recording Mestre André. Video Joana Linda.