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.
La Ascension was produced in 2005 as part of a site specific installation presented - in collaboration with artist Jorge Macchi - at the Antico Oratorio di San Filippo Neri in Venice for the 51th Biennale. The music is written for viola da gamba and trampoline, meaning that the percussion is produced by an acrobat jumping on the trampoline following the music score.
The recording was made on site during the opening of the biennial.
Jorge Macchi, La ascension, Antico Oratorio di San Filippo Neri, Venice, LI Biennale di Venezia, 2005.