Within the space of the infinite possible songs, Music Box defines a small region –closer to an individual song than to a musical tool –, and invites the spectator to participate in the composition of a song. Concepts like remix and mash-up are incorporated to the original version, and composition approaches programming.
This region of possible songs is represented by the room’s space, where more is heard than what is seen: only a couple of light objects break the darkness. As they enter the cube, spectators become participants, as if they were gears in a music box, but with life of their own. The nature of their movements affects the nature of the song. If they take the objects here and there, they find varying degrees of what is here –a warm, traditional, acoustic music– and what’s there –a cold, precise, electronic music.
As they leave, participants leave the objects at a certain position, receiving the next ones with their own version of the song.
Caja de Música was commissioned by Centro Cultural de España Montevideo and exhibited in their gallery from December 2010 to January 2011.