Composer Yuval Avital crosses barriers and Open(s) Fence

By barbara

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I remember when I was a nasty kid stomping sticks on neighbors fences. I was nasty and noisy but the multimedia artist and composer Yuval Avital (I bet he did what I did when he was a child) transformed a noisy game into a poetic sound sculpture: Open Fence.

1km of iron, 12 tons of weight, 64 metres of length, 4 metres of height, over 320 tubular bells, 900 meters of stainless steel strings is a massive sound sculptures, the biggest ever realized in Italy.

 

Yuval Avital

Starting from an iron fence realized by designer Mario Milana, Yuval Avital has transformed this architectural object into an instrument playable by everybody, musicians and non-musicians alike, inviting the public to become performer of a collective sound ritual on the day of the solstice of summer, 21 June at the East End Studios in Milan.

The Israeli composer aims to transform a closing barrier into a welcome opening, that goes beyond the physical fence thanks to a unique combination of art, architecture and sound.

 

 

Crowd Music Ensemble

Crowd Music Ensemble

 

Percussionists from from the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan and the Civica Scuola di Musica “Claudio Abbado”

 

Young and talented performer

A young and talented performer

 

To visit: 

East End Studios, via Mecenate 88A, Milan

e-mail office@yuvalavital.com

 

 

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