THE SINUOUS PATH OF THE MODERN MOVEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

On a gentle slope west of Havana is one of the most singular buildings in the Caribbean : the National School of Music designed and built by Vittorio Garatti between 1961 and 1965. Only about half of the initial project was realized. It is a long building that extends along 330 meters and follows the undulations of the land until it bifurcates. One section ends abruptly while the other extends to the bank of a small stream where it breaks up into successive big, semi-circular planters that evoke successive spasmodic movements, death rattles that seem to announce a precipitous end. No other work is more appropriate to symbolize – and even to cover, if only in theoretical terms – the path taken and to be taken by the modern movement in the islands of the Caribbean.

by Eduardo Luis Rodríguez and Gustavo Luis Moré

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