In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, usually at the same pitch. Well-known ostinato-based pieces include both classical compositions such as Ravel's Boléro and popular songs such as Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder's "I Feel Love" (1977) and The Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony" (1997).
Platnic performance is a sound based work. He has built a database of war-related sounds bites, and by using a generative sound system, he acts as if he is a conductor of a vicious opera. Through working the apparatus by his body movement using sensors, he aims at achieving harmony within the horror. The work not only refers to pure aesthetic and beauty that exist in the opera/war sound, and also refers to inherent guilt of the white western man who feels responsible in this horrific chain.
Circle 1- Berlin
This one time performance evening featured Israeli artists and Berlin residents Michel Platnic and Dan Allon, deals with world order of power, war and economic struggle. Having both stems in Israeli provenience, the artists know how violence, war and money have the means of becoming integrated within a routine, and therefore it is only natural they would feel intrigued, attracted and critical of its aesthetics. Both artists simultaneously performed the two different works to provide a rounded glimpse to a sad, cruel and yet beautiful world.
Kav 16- Israel