Pushka High info

Sound action

Sound performances, interaction with cassette tapes connected to 8 recorders and spindles

Collaboration with Bernardo Rozo
Year: 2010

Eight tapes, were hand spun with a pushka spindle (traditional tool used to make the thread) by means of the movements that are involved in the act of wrapping and accumulating necessary movements, also for the reproduction of the cassette tape. In the latter case, the reproduction of sound is possible thanks to a constant speed, which is not possible with the movements of the pushka, since these are irregular, thus allowing the emission of anamorphic sounds. Which are produced because the ‘tape / threads’ that are manipulated, are directly connected to the heads of the sound player at the other end. Spinning instruments and techniques require different movements, which will impose different speeds on sound reproduction in the recorders.

© De Berduccy, Bolivia 2020