A cadence is a configuration of notes that indicates the continuation or resolution of a melody or song. In speech, a cadence has a similar function but is generally associated with a falling inflection. The triad is the most common construction of a chord. Tres cadencias in English is “three cadences.” This 2005 work is an installation comprised of three strings of small felt flags that can be hung in variable configurations. Whereas these kinds of flags often represent professional or amateur sports affiliations, here Cruzvillegas turns such signs of team loyalty into a visual metaphor for a linguistic or musical structure by combining two simple, common objects. As the banners sag from the chords they create a visual harmony that represents falling inflections, musical chords, and individual notes that comprise a piece of music or a spoken phrase.