From September 24, 2020 until February 5, 2021
Floor 2 – MACBA (Meier building) / Online

Free. No booking required. Limited space.

As part of the Action. A Provisional History of the 90s exhibition, we have invited different artists to undertake actions by reviewing and rethinking the past from the present and looking towards the future. In present continuous.

Oscar Abril Ascaso. LTM
LTM (Low-Tech Music) is an action programme open to everyone, compatible with the historical context of digital societies. LTM redefines the possibilities of action music and textual scores as a way to access the sound phenomena present in contemporary information societies. 
Oscar Abril Ascaso has been designing the pieces of the LTM programme since 1995, publicly demonstrating how each of them works as they are produced. LTM is an exercise in executing some of these sound phenomena present in our daily lives but decontextualized from their usual patterns of meaning, being shifted to a new dramatic and experiential setting. LTM works as a demonstration of these sound phenomena present in our daily environment, prompting them to be executed as they appear in their daily context. Henceforth, the object and objective of LTM is the ontological verification of a mere given.

Oscar Abril Ascaso will demonstrate the performance of an LTM piece each week until he has completed the total of twenty-four pieces that make up his collection. 

If you have any question, feel free to contact us on 93 481 33 68 or by email at macba [at] macba [dot] cat

Co-organised by
L'Internationale. Our many europes

Our Many Europes is a programme by the European museum confederation "L'Internationale" and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The members of L'Internationale (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Moderna Galerija (MG+msum), Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands, MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, SALT Research and programs Istanbul and Ankara, and Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid) and its partners National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Valand Academy (Gothenburg University) are presenting more than 40 public activities (conferences, exhibitions,workshops) from now and until May 2022.

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Programme

Activations:
First activation: September 24, 2020, at 6.30 pm

 

The following activations, at 4.30 pm:

OCTOBER

  • 10 October - Low-Tech Music no 1 (a letter for David Tudor)
  • 17 October - Low-Tech Music nº 2 (cinco ventanas)
  • 24 October -  Low-Tech Music nº 3 (cuatro gritos)
  • 31 October - Low-Tech Music nº 6 (pieza para platina estropeada)

NOVEMBER

  • 7 November - Low-Tech Music nº 8 (pieza para diversas sillas plegables) 
  • 14 November - Low-Tech Music nº 9 (pieza para moneda)
  • 21 November - Low-Tech Music nº 10 (pieza para zapatos) 
  • 28 November - Low-Tech Music nº 11 (pieza para libreta de espiral)

DECEMBER

  • 5 December - Low-Tech Music nº 12 (pieza para público)
  • 12 December - Low-Tech Music nº 13 (pieza para teléfono) 
  • 19 December - Low-Tech Music nº 14 (pieza para juego de llaves)
  • 26 December - Low-Tech Music nº 15 (pieza para mecedora)

JANUARY

  • 2 January - Low-Tech Music nº 16 (pieza para fax)
  • 9 January - Low-Tech Music nº 17 (pieza para proyector de diapositivas)
  • 16 January - Low-Tech Music nº 18 (pieza para taladro) 
  • 23 January - Low-Tech Music nº 19 (pieza para tampón) 
  • 30 January - Low-Tech Music nº 20 (pieza para máquina recreativa)

FEBRUARY

  • 5 February – Concierto LTM: Low-Tech Music n o 21 (a letter for David Tudor); Low-Tech Music no 22 (pieza para secador de pelo); Low-Tech Music no 7 (pieza para despertadores); Low-Tech Music no 24 (pieza para juego de mesa) 

Exhibition

The artist has to face the unknown with a positive mood and sink his teeth without fear
Eduardo Chillida