The visual artist Ana de Alvear and the composer Eduardo Polonio premiere at the Reina Sofía museum their audiovisual show “Un día como hoy”.
The veteran composer Eduardo Polonio (Madrid, 1941) and the artist Ana de Alvear (Madrid, 1962), sister of the composer María de Alvear, premiere this evening at 19:30 in the Auditorio 400 of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (free entrance until full capacity is reached) the audiovisual show Un día como hoy. The project is a tribute to science and to those who, through it, make the world a better place. The show consists of the projection on three walls of a futuristic video production by Ana de Alvear in dialogue with the electronic music of Eduardo Polonio, one of the pioneers of electroacoustic music in Spain, in which we see how a robot called E.D.U. (Emotional Discovery Unit) wants to create a new universe and, despite its failed attempts, keeps on trying. Through this entertaining proposal, we are invited to reflect on values such as perseverance and capacities such as resilience. The aim is to highlight the importance of the silent effort of daily work and to pay tribute to those who, through science, contribute to making the universe a better place. Un día como hoy is the extension of two previous works commissioned by the CNDM to Polonio and de Alvear –Beyond us (2010) and La odisea de Jorge (2014)-, the third instalment of a thematic ensemble around the conquest of the universe, and for which Polonio wrote his own music without creating a soundtrack to use, coupling himself to the images in a spontaneous way.
As a complement to the show, commissioned by the CNDM, Polonio will give a lecture organised in collaboration with the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid (at 18:00, free admission).