Malachit

Prologue to Malachit
Malachit

Prologue to Malachit / Malachit (2005)

My ongoing interests in sound and its materiality and the fusion of music and the visual arts have brought me to collaborate with New York painter and sculptor Peter Mallo. I have started to record him while he is working on his art in his studio. The two pieces Prologue to Malachit and Malachit are a document of Peter smashing and grinding Malachit stones to make paint out of it. Every present sound is derived from working on the stones. Whereas the Prologue to Malachit features more processed sounds, alluding to its visual character with its beautiful fine lines and color gradations, Malachit in contrast, represents tactile rawness, the stone‚Äôs sharp edges and fractured surface when untreated.