Draught project for the mural paintingfor the auditorium of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Avantprojecte del Liceu de Barcelona, 1998

A varnished resonating box, some cat gut or a string, a felt-headed beater, the inflection of the performer's wrist, the vibration of the vocal cords generate waves with curves and algebraic functions that we can trace, and do in fact trace, but with "meanings" and with a power of transmuting physical and psychic states that is quite beyond us. I believe that in their origin, these powers are "in"-human.

© George Steiner

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