The Walls Can Sing sound installation is composed by Daniel Gawronski featuring vocals by the artists Ellie Thurlwell (UK), Annabelle Ng (Malaysia) and Sacha Ratcliffe (Canada). This project was completed at De Licieras 18, Artist Residence in Porto, Portugal, Jan 2016.
The composition is crafted by translating the naturally occurring patterns and imperfections on walls inside the gallery into musical notes. These patterns are highlighted by the position of motion sensor lights and the resulting notes sound the pitch and tone of the vocals.
The words in the composition are from a verse in the poem titled "To Love!" by the Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca (1894 - 1930).
'And if one day I am dust, ash and nothing,
Let my night be a dawn,
So I can lose myself...and find myself...'
Daniel Gawronski is an artist based in Melbourne. The focus of his work is about nature, time, technology and our connection to it. It seeks to identify and reveal a connection between the apparent and the subliminal impulses that shape this world. His exhibitions include ‘Dust Plate’, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne 2015, ‘Hidden Symphony’, L’Estruch, Sabadell 2015 and ‘Reminisce’, El Spacio Practico, Barcelona 2014. He has completed artist residencies at De Licieras 18, Portugal in 2016, L’Estruch and Metafora, Spain 2015.