Calma apparente

SOUND TURM, Calma Apparente, Magda Drozd, OTO SOUND MUSEUM 2022_visual Axel Crettenand

SOUND TURM, Calma Apparente, Magda Drozd, OTO SOUND MUSEUM 2022_visual Axel Crettenand

Calma apparente

(Apparent calmness)

02.07.2022 17:3019:00

Calma Apparente, Magda Drozd

Sound Performance curated by Zaira Oram

2 July 2022, 5.30 pm

Wasserturm / Meeting point: Badweg 10, 8001 Zurich, CH


Like an architectural flute hiding in the urban fabric of the city, the ancient water tower will once again come alive with the performance Calma Apparente by artist and composer Magda Drozd. For the second event of OTO SOUND MUSEUM at the Wasserturm in Zurich, on 2 July at 5.30 pm the sound stream will pass through the silent body of the tower to open from the inside out.

The sound performance Calma Apparente is a sonic investigation into the possible futures of the water tower and its surroundings. Including its present and past, the artist Magda Drozd seeks connections between speculative resonances, history and recent activities within the tower. Through this sonic incursion into the urban space, the tower becomes a symbol of possible transformations and of the multiple natures that places can embody. Through the experimental performance that Drozd realizes with the violin and the synthesizer, nourished by the collaboration between the artist and some members of Kanupolo Zürich – who train inside the tower on a daily basis –, the building becomes a living musical instrument that lights up in the city and returns new stories. Here, where everything is apparently calm, something has been, something else happens and more will come. As Magda Drozd herself states: "The title “Calma Apparente'' refers to the exact moment before the storm. A state where you can perceive the potential of something coming but everything around you is still calm. I am interested in the suspended time of a momentum, where we perceive the omen of a drastic change, the still hidden and invisible while contemplating in front of an old building or while having a walk along the water. While examining and including sounds that are part of the tower right now, a new landscape opens in front of us – telling a story of strength and fragility at the same time. Something will happen."



Curated by ZAIRA ORAM

Supported by Pro Helvetia, Kanton Zürich, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Migros Kulturprozent and Erna und Curt Burgauer Foundation

Hosted by Kanu Polo Zürich

Media Partner RAM radioartemobile

Badweg 21
8001 Zurich
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