Cecilia Arditto

Maps of the Water (2007)

for solo percussion
dedicated to Arnold Marinissen

“The Cartographer prefers to measure the land with sound waves”.

The whole piece represents a map drawn with sounds. It comprehends different sections: water, metal, wood and skin, modulating from one texture to another in analogy to a traveler exploring different geographies.
Four bags full of water are constantly dropping from the beginning until the end of the piece, adding a rhythmical “water-envelope” and a strong visual component.

Related post/s in my blog :
“Laberintos” (Español)

Related works:

• La madre del río / the mother of the river (1997 – rev. 1999)
• Viaje de las frecuencias en el agua / Travel of frequencies on the water (2018)