IC: Ideas Consortium / Baserange

04.2019 / Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland

Author, Direction / Larry Mayorga
Production / Tefanie Pluta
Performer / Albert Stifter
Videography / Larry Mayorga

A concert performance set within a Swiss cliché image created within a new context: An alphorn player is transferred from the top of the mountain into the underground of the the world's longest railway and deepest traffic tunnel.

Performing inside a tunnel is in itself a paradox, it's enloganted form does not allow us to perceive the change in the landscape above ground. The tunnel was used as a resonating body, even as a vessel, which works in similar acoustic principles as the alphorn instrument itself. The sound that is carried by the alphorn into the tunnel, swings between the tunnels back and forth and overlaps with new sounds emerging from the instrument, sound in motion within a "still" environment.