Thessia Machado

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Homesession presented REC/PLAY, a project by resident artist Thessia Machado: REC/PLAY was an installation/instrument built of assorted components harvested from mostly obsolete technologies and toys. The core of the piece is a stripped down double cassete-deck with motor and spindle mechanism. Fabric belts fan out of the rotating spindles and into the space to activate an assortment of sound generating elements – rustling paper, ringing glass jars, tapped wood; teasing out from humble materials their inherent musicality. Different sonic possibilities of this instrument were explored in series of collaborative improvised performances with sound artists and experimental musicians: Maitane Beaumont, Wú:: Collective, Lolo & Sosaku