Text by Albena Mihaylova – Bendji The Body Of The Water action
The action was presented in the building of Maestro Georgi Atanasov Concert Hall, Pazardzhik. We were invited to open the Winter Music Evenings with an experimental action – acoustic-electric performance against the background of 8 glass fish tanks with dimensions 80cm x 80cm x 50cm. We went with the idea of improvisation. There were no try-outs.
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A distillation system with a spirit lamp was placed in one of the fish tanks – the flame was burning in the water. We installed pumps and hoses where we inserted air. There were goldfish swimming in some of the tanks, and in others – dozens of candles on a layer of oil. We turned off the lights and operated in the dark. The sounds of the bubbling devices were reproduced by speakers scattered around the hall. Dimitar Mitovski and Rumen Zhekov handled the mixing console. The acoustic setting in the dark created unusual sensations and levels of perception.