VOCES. SANTA MARÍA LA RIBERA #2
Fanzine producido por Israel Martínez y el Museo del Chopo, con la colaboración de diversos artistas que residen, trabajan o circulan por el barrio de Santa María la Ribera, ciudad de México. Exploración por los oficios y actividades de la zona, entre otros temas culturales. Incluye la obra auditiva "Se cava" del artista argentino Mario Asef.
Mondragón is one of the protagonist of a new electronic music scene in Mexico. His sound is an exquisite journey between ambient, dream rock and even house music, putting a constant melancholic touch. "Interlude" is a great EP that, without doubt, will be placed in your favorite recent recordings.
From November 2014 until January 2015, Israel Martínez exhibited the audiovisual work “No illusion” through Proyecto Vitrina at talcual gallery, Mexico City. On January 14th there was a concert-performance with the participation of several musicians, poets and students whom have collaborated with him in the last years from different ways. The session was an open interpretation of this work, based on improvisation using various instruments, materials and media.
After several years strolling Mexico City in an exercise of deep listening and recording the soundscape, Félix Blume has synthesized in this work a huge collection of cries in the capital of this country, creating a kind of "aural mirror" of the sociopolitical context on these days.
One of the most vital experimental musicians from Mexico is Carmina Escobar, who through her voice and technological tools has explored a wide range of contemporary music and improvisation.
In Mexico, the seemingly simple act of making experimental music carries a significant political weight, having a strong media and government influence towards a popular culture that aims a community lobotomy.