Co-curated by REVERSE gallery, Thessia Machado and Merche Blasco,  “Acoustic formulae” brought together a group of sound artists who work with formulas as outsets for improvisation. Tricot’s (Thessia Machado and Merche Blasco) installation re(p)l(a)y is a sculptural platform that acts as a dynamic score instrument for the exchange of musical events in electroacoustic improvisation. Throughout the exhibition, several artists were invited to, via performance, interact with and respond to re(p)l(a)y.

Composed of a system of motors and pulleys, re(p)l(a)y allows artists/musicians to exchange instructions and direct each other while playing. During the performances, the guest artists explored novel formulas in the tangible sonic dialogue that Acoustic Formulae catalyzed.

The documentation of the performances and the instructions/objects/scores that performers used to interact with the platform were exhibited in the gallery between performances as an on-going installation.

ARTISTS PARTICIPATING:  Thessia Machado, Merche Blasco, Ben Owen , Jenn Grossman, Billy Gomberg, Gill Arno, James Kelly, Leslie Ross, Terry Dame, Dafna Naphtali,  Hans Tammen, Brendan Landis, Nick Yulman, Lea Bertucci, Leila Bordreuil, Levy Lorenzo, Michael Vorfeld as part of Dark Circuits Festival, Megan Schubert & Rebecca Warner.

Pictures from the performances and installation:


Thessia Machado & Merche Blasco

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The phonography meeting: Ben Owen, Jenn Grossman & Billy Gomberg

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Terry Dame & Leslie Ross

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Gill Arno & James Kelly

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Brendan Landis & Nick Yulman

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Dafna Naphtali, Hans Tammen, Katya Tammen Naphtali & Maya Tammen Naphtali

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Levy Lorenzo & Merche Blasco


Lea Bertucci & Leila Bordreuil

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Michael Vorfeld


Megan Schubert & Rebecca Warner

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Installation and scores

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Table clothes embroidered by Thessia Machado

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Videos of the performances