Vagues de Chaleur

Charo Calvo

Kunsthistorisches Institut Fotothek

10.30 am

year: 2021

length: 54'41"

language: french

subtitles: italian - english

Phalena, a creature from the future and member of an underground society, discovers a sound documentary from 2020. She is surprised to hear women talking about menopause, pregnancy, love, ecofeminism, climate change... 

Inspired by these women, she decides to record a message for the surface. 

“If you exist, you will hear me through the slit, the geyser” …

Vagues de Chaleur

Finalist piece of Phonurgia Nova 2021

Charo Calvo is a Spanish electroacoustic composer, sound designer and teacher living in Brussels. After performing as a dancer with the Belgian dance company Ultima Vez, she started her studies of Electroacoustic Composition in 1992 with Annette Vande Gorne at Brussels Conservatory (now ARTS2 Mons).

Her work as a composer has developed through different media - dance, performance, theatre, film and radio - and has been widely presented in international venues and festivals. She was awarded several prizes, including: Palma Ars Acustica 2014 EBU, Phonurgia Nova Awards Paris 2017, Prix Marulic 2018 Croatia, Grand Prix Nova Bucharest 2019, and she has been shortlisted for Prix Europa Berlin, Hearsay Prize Ireland.


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