Calle de Argumosa, Madrid

by Thomas Koner

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I created this piece returning from Madrid, for a cycle of psychogeographic field recordings, of which parts have been published as La Barca CD & Vinyl in 2009.

La Barca refers here to the solar barque, or sun boat, which passes through the realms of the underworld (Duat according to Egyptian mythology) each night to reappear in the east every morning. During two years of my travels I tried to create a sonic cartography of the places I visited.

The moments here were recorded after a gruesome culinary experience at the Calle de Argumosa in the Lavapies quarter of Madrid preceded a very sad moment and a taxi passage to the airport.


released October 22, 2014

Photography by Thomas Köner


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Thomas Köner's works are audiovisual meditations that explore our notion of time, memory and location. He invites audiences to enjoy impressions of depth, distance and disappearance, and to fathom the qualities of the space around our limits of perception. As a media artist, Thomas Köner is working across the spheres of composition, visual arts, installation and music production. ... more

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