The Chillida-Leku museum is focusing this year on the relationship between Eduardo Chillida’s work and music, an analogy that will be dealt with chronologically in three temporary exhibitions during the year 2009. This first exhibition Sound spaces devoted to a period of formulation and consolidation in Chillida’s work, includes pieces produced between 1951 and 1964.
Music –rhythm, vibration, tempo, movement, sound and silence– is preceded by sonority a primeval sound, close to nature, older than musicality and harmony that pervades Chillida’s artistic output. His works, particularly the ones in his first period, are closely linked to audible elements. In fact, it is through sonority that we can approach his favourite material, which was iron.