The End of Lines (2010) (for large ensemble) A vanishing point is the geometrical location where two or more parallel lines converge. The piece is conceived as an almost pictorial representation of this phenomenon. The musicians gradually progress along fictitious spatial lines. As they move away from the imaginary vanishing point, they disappear from the audience's visual scope and the sounds dissolve. There is an analogy between this process and contemplating a painting from an increasing distance. The musicians can also be regarded as figurines that become smaller within the visual frame.   The perception of the sonic material changes as the musicians' spatial placement fluctuates. How does the sound reach us? Is it here or there? Behind us or below us? High-up above or in-between? I have always been fascinated by the correlation between listening and watching, particularly in relation to music. To me, these are two indissoluble elements of the same perceptive process. The End of Lines is a manifestation of this synergy. It explores the physiognomy of the stage as if dealing with a living organism. The musicians are almost like “pictorial artefacts” within a complex game of perspective. audio home back/atrás