Miro a Miró
When walking through the rooms of the Reina Sofía Art Center in Madrid, one comes across large spaces dedicated to the works of Joan Míró. In general, they are pieces with energetic gestures and full of colors. One of them caught my attention. It is an “untitled” work, dated 1973. Its measurements are: 130 x 195 cm. On the white canvas, there are only 13 black dots. People in front of the work seem to feel compelled to express their comments aloud. These range from metaphysical reflections alluding to the “essential” of the work, to references to Disney’s Dalmatian dogs. The multilingual collection of these comments were the basis for the composition of this work.
Gonzalo Biffarella is a musician, multimedia artist, university professor and cultural manager. He was born in 1961. He studied composition at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. Throughout his career he received numerous distinctions, in his country and abroad. His works have been presented in 30 countries. He has made commissioned works for some of the main electroacoustic production centers, among them: the IMEB (International Institute of Electroacoustic Music of Bourges – France), the WDR 3 radio station in Cologne Germany, for the Acoustic Art Studio directed by Klaus Schoening, the CSC of the University of Padova -Italia and the LIPM of the Recoleta Center of Buenos Aires – Argentina, the Zeppelin Festival of Barcelona and the Reina Sofía Center of Madrid.