Stanislao Di Giugno

Pangea
3’15’’ – 2005

I superimposed the instrumental versions of the national anthems of all the countries in the world and made them play together on the same track. As the 182 anthems have different lengths, they are aligned in the middle, thus drawing a Gaussian curve.
Therefore, listeners can distinctly hear parts of single anthems only at the beginning and at the end of the track, while most of the track sounds like a deafening cacophony, which gets more and more intense as it approaches its middle. A sonorous embrace – ideal and unsolved – to the earth and to humanity.


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