- Acapellas, 2009
Ismael Pinkler composes a sound intervention that dialogues with the contaminated sound-scape on the Fundación PROA terrace. The intention of the work is not to add to the mass of noise but rather to underline the already existing sounds with others that are more subtle and create doubts about the origins of the mass, inducing passersby to listen more carefully than is their custom. “The work is designed for involuntary listeners who chose to be in the place where this develops for other reasons, and may or may not pay attention to what happens,” says Pinkler about his production.
Known for producing electronic sounds in the style of “ambient,” Pinkler creates Acapellas by recording sounds from the cinema, composing original music for the occasion and using pre-recorded material, thus generating different sound sequences that achieve dialogue with the Boca sound-scape “The title Acapellas makes reference to a kind of remix,” Pinkler says, “of pop tunes in which only the voices are left, allowing the DJ to mix them with an instrumental base and compose a new song out of something that already exists, made only for the moment.” Pinkler presents the landscape from the perspective of sound, managing to awaken imagination and mystery using commonplace elements.