"I have left you the mountain" presents ten new texts written by contemporary writers and thinkers on the architecture of displacement. These texts have been set to music and sung by some of the last remaining groups of Albanian iso-polyphonic singers, an art form now protected as “intangible cultural heritage” by UNESCO.
Performances were captured as 8 channel recordings with separate channels for each voice. Using 8 speakers at the pavilion each of the voices is reproduced individually. Playback is controlled by a record player playing MsPinky vinyl records containing timecode information. A Max patch interprets this information in order to control playback of the 8 channel tracks.
The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania
Sound design and programming
Trond Lossius, BEK
Luigi D'Oro & Arguzia S.r.l.
Photos by Špela Volčič.