Carlos Garaicoa's Partitura is an immersive installation that takes the form of a stage for an imaginary orchestra. On each of forty music stands rests a score sheet covered with abstract drawings and a video tablet showing the performance of a single street musician in Madrid or Bilbao. These performances range from a West African griot to an opera singer, an accordion player to a classical cellist. Heard throughout the room is the soundtrack to a three-channel video installation based on a composition by the composer Esteban Puebla. By weaving the radically contrasting street musician performances into a single composition that is combined with an animation of the score sheet drawings, the artist creates a collective portrait of creative expression that is surprising, joyful and revelatory.
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