A la Mesa


At the Table

Electronic music, movement and culinary, 1998

Duration: one hour

Premiere: Santa Clara restaurant, Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia, 1998

National Creation Grant, Ministry of Culture, Colombia, 1997

Desafueros creation grant IDCT, Bogota, Colombia, 1998

In this performance, based on the text Elektra by German playwright Heiner Müller, the spectators are invited to a “work of art-dinner” consisting of: invitation, table setting, appetizer, entrée and dessert. The irrational and violent essence of Elektra is set to a refine dinner reflecting upon the human duality of “nature-instinct” vs. “refinement-culture”.


The musical composition contains electronic and real time manipulated sounds.



Alba Triana would like to thank:


•   Luis Fernando Henao: technical direction