NAILED RHYTHMS

It was from an old barrel organ of Madrid. The old roller whose nails pushed the hammers that marked the rhythm and tune of various chotis and popular songs.

Each nail a note, to the beat of the wrist turn of the “organillero” turn. An unbreakable note, eternal and thousands of times repeated. Well nailed nails, adjusted, tuned. A whole pre-computer program conscientiously, like good stews that need hours of cooking and visual care throughout the process. A masterpiece and a prodigy of what is handmade, of the authentic. Before the empire of the zeros and ones.

Guaynabo, September 2015.

Translated by Google translator.

 

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