The National Audio-Archives’ Sound Garden

The garden of the Casa Alvarado has ornamental trees of more than half a century; among them are oaks, cypresses and orange trees that are accompanied by characteristic vegetation of Coyoacán,CDMX. The configurations of the garden was designed by the Dutch landscape artist Kees Van Rooij, who focused on optimizing the space according to the needs and activities of the National Sound Archives.

The multichannel sound system of the garden was planned by audio engineers, researchers in the institution; to perform their works,  professional speakers were installed throughout the space, which allow full appreciation from pieces of sound art, experimental compositions and music from the catalogs of the National Archives.

As part of the sound proposals that have been presented is the opera: Aura by Mario Lavista, based on the Carlos Fuentes’ short novel, also Sound works by French artist Dominique Besson, Mexican composer Mario Ruiz Armengol and personalities such as Barry Truax and Francisco López , among many others.

The sound garden is available to all audiences free of charge and is available from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 18:00 hours.

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