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Marco Godoy

Reclamar el eco

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Artist
Marco Godoy
Title
Reclamar el eco
Year
2012
Duration
5 min 25 s
Format & Technical

Colour, Sound, HD Video

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2015

In this work the slogans that are sung at demonstrations in Spain have been adapted into a musical piece, using the composer Henry Purcell’s scores as a reference. Since the crisis started, “It’s called a Democracy but it’s not a Democracy”, “We are not scared” and “These are our weapons” are common phrases at demonstrations, sung in monotone by thousands of people. In the video a choir called Solfonica sings the piece in an empty theatre. Solfonica is an assembly-based choir that sings only at demonstrations in Madrid, its a “protest choir”. The songs that were composed for the video are now used on by Solfónica as part of their repertoire.

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