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