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Music Theater/Performance

Voltaic Routines

Hugo Morales & reConvert

Using various instruments made of simple machines, two musicians and their mechanical movements become a metaphor for everyday, repetitive work and automatic operational processes.

The piece revolves around the physical human capabilities that are challenged by the constant interaction with purposeless machines. Throughout the piece, the two musicians create sounds by manipulating a series of machines that have no function other than the sound they produce.
On stage, the work evolves between electric sound exploration and physical performance within a sound world generated from electromagnetic and photovoltaic phenomena in contact with the body.

«This work is part of a series of pieces in which I use different artistic methods to explore the complex relationship between human labour and the inevitable future of technological unemployment.»

In «Voltaic Routines», the musician as a machine frenetically and obsessively manipulates other machines, never realising that these machines, like himself, are useless.


Roberto Maqueda, Miguel Ángel García Martín (performance)


Hugo Morales (*1979): «Voltaic Routines» (2023) for two musicians and specially made useless machines


60 minutes, no break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.



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Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

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