Tribute to the Ear

Aubry, Gilles Joseph André (2016). Tribute to the Ear [Performance or Exhibition]. In: Spectral Sounds. Musikpavillon Insbruck / Österreich. 8.1. - 29.2.2016

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The piece is made of recordings documenting sound check situations of Moroccan Amazigh (Berbere) musicians. One can hear instruments such as the bendir, the lutar, the rebab, the zamar, the qsbah, as well as voices and a synthesizer being tuned, warmed up and rehearsed in various spaces. Conceived as a cultural acoustic extension of the Musikpavillon, the piece also pays a tribute to the ear and the listeners, via the voice of the Amazigh poet Farid Zalhoud: Tribute to the ear ! Hello to those gathered here ! I am happy having found beings who have harvested many songs. Tribute to the ear ! To our evening I brought singing nectar that the heart has foraged. Tribute to the ear ! For a tribute to the ear that hears me, the golden crown I brought to this evening amongst the connoisseurs of speech. Tribute to the ear ! Women with bangs, music lovers, I come for them, they are the gullies where singing flows. Spectral Sounds is a site specific sound art exhibition at a band stand entitled Musikpavillon in Innsbruck/Austria. Spectral Sounds commissioned seven sound artists to realise a site specific sound piece for Musikpavillon at Hofgarten Innsbruck.

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Aubry, Gilles Joseph André


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Aubry, Gilles Joseph André




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