I recreate and reimagine Pre-Colonial musical instruments through the lens of personal narrative and regional mythology. What can these elemental creations- alchemies of earth, water, air and fire, have to teach us now?
Music Mask with internal bells and 2 flutes with multiple finger holes for playing individual or dual melodies and producing beat frequencies. Made with Argentine clay from the province of Neuquén, and two wild clays from Chubut, which date to the Miocene (13 million year old material) and the Paleocene periods (66 Million year old material).
Double flute with a sculpted snake. This instrument is composed of two different flutes, which feature intuitive tunings. These can be played separately or together to create multiphonic melodies, consonant and dissonant chords, and beat frequencies.
Recreation of a Whistling Bottle from the Sicán/Lambayeque culture of Peru (900-1100CE) which has two internal whistles that can be played by blowing into the instrument through the spout or through the movement of water in its interior. Commissioned by the Walters Art Museum.
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