1416m³ (Double Quartet Version)


Tausendvierhundertsechzehn for Tenor and String Quartet — 1416m³ (2015)

Instrumentation: Tenor voice, Double String Quartet
Duration: 14 minutes

California State University in cooperation with The Getty

Tausendvierhundertsechzehn for Tenor and String Quartet (1416m³)
David Lamelas, Gavin Gamboa & León de Castillo: Performance

Long interested in liberating sculpture from the traditional ideas of mass and volume, David Lamelas conceived of Tausendvierhundertsechzehn for Tenor and String Quartet as a way for space to assume a central role for social interaction and as a catalyst for creativity. Music is both invisible and temporal, and with 1416m³ the artist and composer sought to sonically describe their effort to fill the architectural volume of a space over a period of me (the piece being named for the dimensions of the Oberlichtsaal of Kunsthalle Basel, where it was first performed). Los Angeles-based composer Gavin Gamboa and Mexican tenor León de Castillo collaborated on this situational piece with the Lamelas for his solo exhibition, V (2014). The three come together again with a string quartet from the Bob Cole Conservatory on campus, and the Austrian Marcell Rubin Quartet, to reimagine this live experience.

Getty Pacific Standard Time Initiative LA/LA 2017

Official Site

University Art Museum
Cal State University Long Beach
California, United States
22 October 2017

León de Castillo, tenor

Marcel Rubin Quartett
Vera Otasek, violin
Emer Kinsella, violin
Jean Philippe Oliver Viol, viola
Attilia Kiyoko Cernitori, cello

Bob Cole Conservatory Quartet at CSU Long Beach
Jaclyn Kim, violin
Makena Clark, violin
Melissa McGlumphy, viola
Hyunji Yi, cello

Recording by SALTarts Documentation
Engineer: Tina Tallon

UAM Curator: Kristina Newhouse