TWILIGHT. Japan is a performance and sound installation for Kokyu and Max/MSP patch.
This version of the work Twilight produced in the occasion of the Yokohama Triennale, performed at the temple TOKEI JI, introduced some important changes in the original version (2006). The temple is in the middle of a Japanese garden with a great variety of birds, insects, plants and trees. Because of this there was a very interesting interaction between the sound of the performance and the sound coming from the surroundings. On the other hand, a new piece composed for kokyu, a originally Chinese violin but strong tradition in Japan, putting the stress on the relation between sound and silence. In this sense the relation between the music from the Kokyu and the processed sounds was more dramatic than in the original version.
Edgardo Rudnitzky was born in Buenos Aires in 1965. He is a composer, a sound artist and a percussionist. He has been involved in theatre as sound designer for theatrical settings, contemporary dance and also for films. Among his various collaborations with artists, we would like to point the one with the Argentinian artist Jorge Macchi out.
As Macchi recently told us, they first met on stage – it was the late 90s – and Edgardo gave him that sense of collaboration, typical in theatrical production, that was completely out of his mind at that time. Ever since they have been worked together and always kept the visual and the sound components of a work being complementary and at the same level: just to mention some of their collaborations, in 2004 they worked on an unconventional Buenos Aires tourist guide, in 2005 they were commissioned to represent Argentina at the Venice Biennale, in 2008 they were invited to work in New Orleans for Prospect 1.