Albanian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale



    "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.
    Commissioner
    The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania
    Curators
    Simon Battisti
    Leah Whitman-Salkin
    Åbäke
    Sound design and programming
    Peter Meanwell
    Trond Lossius, BEK
    Furniture design
    Max Lamb
    Pavilion construction
    Luigi D'Oro & Arguzia S.r.l.
    Photos by Špela Volčič.

    • Aug 28 2017 | 1:05 pm
      It was a really cool project and it was a pleasure to work for it - I was the one appointed for maintenance during the Biennale. Cheers, s