60 Echoes, 2021
00:00 / 25:23

60 Echoes, 2021
Audio, 25'23"

A sound piece based on the opening theme of the state radio program The Voice of Brazil (the oldest of Brazilian radio, created in 1935 during the government of Getúlio Vargas). The theme is the opening section of the opera O Guarani, by the composer Antônio Carlos Gomes (1870). There are sixty repetitions followed by the theme that make references to the 60th anniversary of Brasília. Throughout its 25 minutes of duration, the looping theme suffers from varying distortions, being gradually corroded, leaving, at the end, pure static. The work is done in partnership with the artist Caio Guedes. Image: digital manipulation of the photograph Esplanada of the Ministries Under Construction, 1959, made during the construction of Brasília by Marcel Gautherot (1996)