Israel Martínez

Cuando muera (When I die)

I have always imagined a possible sonority as a cross between life and death: very few notes, few gestures, also few timbres; actually with quite a bit. A suspension of time, body and, specifically, the ear, through a few sounds that in life we could classify as “ambient” or “atmospheric”, without a climax, without much narrative, just that: suspension.

I repeated this sonority until reaching 79 minutes. I was born in 1979. I know it is difficult, almost impossible, but I would like to be able to listen to it in my last moments of life, in the transition towards Silence. Not being able to do this, I would like it to play in my farewell ritual, or for someone to remember me listening to it. Or something…