- VON 023
Outstanding visionary stuff from Mexican artist Ariel Guzik – the kind of record that's a great introduction to his practice – and a sound relic from his mindbending Cordiox, a monumental stringed instrument animated by invisible magnetic forces.
Cordiox is a four-meter acoustical tower, a hyper sophisticated musical instrument created by Ariel Guzik. In its depths resides a quartz cylinder, which constitutes its central acoustical axis and took up almost half of the budget of this work. Exploring its ever-changing range of tones, drones and resonances Cordiox pushes to listen to his surroundings without the need of any speaker, making invisible resonances become perceptible, woven by a very complex net of wires within, as well as by four interconnected towers that seem to be futuristic reverbs inside a baroque building – reminding us of the scene in 2001: Space Odyssey where the astronaut Bowman, the astronaut, finds himself lost and isolated in the middle of a room decorated in the style of Louis XVI.