The acoustic basis of the sound performance by Sebastian Six and Laurien Bachmann is the world-famous song “el condor pasa”. Originally based on a Peruvian folk song called “Soy la paloma que el nido perdió” from the 18th century, it has been revised and covered many times since then and has become an acoustic “cliché” of South America over the years. Bachmann and Six now try to experimentally explore this media shift and partly also colonial appropriation of the original folk song through their performance and to acoustically emphasize and analogously alienate reference points of the song. A growing collection of recordings of the same song is played on several turntables during the performance. Using various audio effects, excerpts from the song are combined into an infinite drone. The condor flies forever.
- Continental Drift | Salzamt, Linz/AT | 9.10. – 25.10.2019
- opening performance – sense of motion | eboran Galerie, Salzburg/AT | 22.7.2020