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.
Twilight is a performance and sound installation. It's part of the project Light Music produced by Rudnitzky together with visual artist Jorge Macchi. It was comissioned by University of Essex and it took place at Firstsite, in Colchester.
The image: a bulb crossing diagonally and up to down a room and dimming. At the same time a musical piece is listened.
In the beginning of the piece the score is written disposing all the notes of the instrument. From time to time each note of the instrument disappears of the score. At the same time and through the Max/MSP patch, the endless resonance of the missing note starts to be listened from the other angle of the room. Then in the middle of the performance the musician plays just with the half of the notes of the instrument, and from the other angle we can listen to a cluster of all the sustained sounds that the musician doesn’t play anymore. In the end of the piece the musician plays just one note and from the other angle the cluster of all the notes can be heard.