Dancing flames

Vivian Caccuri , Oratório (Tidal Wave), 2017

IDEA: While forbidden to dance, these candle flames dance on Christian chants.

WHAT: Oratório (Tidal Wave) is a sound-based work using subwoofers and lit candles, which are set in motion by deep rhythms of sub frequency sounds. The ambiance is rooted in the Ambrosian hymn 'Aeterne Rerum Conditor', one of the first forms of chanting in Western history, practiced by Christian monks. 

WHY: By exploring architectural and musical forms in religion, the artist expands connections and meanings to consider the cultural interrelations between the use of the bass with ritual and cult. As religious Christian music has historically distanced itself from percussion, drums and deep pulses in order to privilege the voice, wind instruments and strings, Caccuri’s musical interpretation seeks sonic forms in which the bass still performs as a vehicle for the mind through body and skin.

BY: Vivian Caccuri (Rio de Janeiro) 

Vivian Caccuri , Oratório (Tidal Wave), 2017

Vivian Caccuri , Oratório (Tidal Wave), 2017

Vivian Caccuri , Oratório (Tidal Wave), 2017