Juan Matos Capote : home made oscillators
Alfredo Costa Monteiro : electro-acoustic devices
This duo, formed in Barcelona in 2010, employs modified domestic appliances as sound sources.
Two faces, two approaches which reveal the same enigma: that of sounds shaped in the moment of their own creation, by way of the simple contact of fingers, or of electricity passing through the internal circuits of the modified devices - or perhaps the amplification of materials, rather than objects.
Inviting the most basic kinds of accident, resulting from unstable and minimal constructs, or from a more than simply intuitive handling, sometimes becoming accidents of accidents - either way you might say that the hand is the real instrument which, by way of clever tricks, vibrations, vague movements or tremors, stamps the sound with an indeterminacy which connects it directly to the organic.
live at miscelänea, barcelona 2010 (extract)
nadir | agxivatein, 2012