NO ILLUSION / NINGÚN ESPEJISMO
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. Featuring: Iracema de Andrade, Félix Blume, Edith Caballero, Julio Cárdenas, Mirna Castro, Gudinni Cortina, Rolando Hernández, Emilio Hinojosa, Israel Martínez, Ana Cecilia Medina, Leonardo Santiago, Jorge Solís y Fernando Vigueras.Download here
Los gritos de México
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. The piece has recruited awards and been broadcasted by much of the world, listening to it requires an active attitude of the listener.Download here
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 this work, Escobar offers a series of interactions between her voice, body, and a public space in Connecticut in which there were some uncovered pianos in open space, full of rusty strings and leaves.
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.
Second work by synth-pop duo Kommodor. Following the path started in "airepolar" (Suplex 2012) subtle atmospheres frame electronic melodies and slightly processed vocals, while the continuous pulse invites us to move our body at the same time our mind recreates countless images. Airy!
Voces. Santa María la Ribera es un fanzine producido por Israel Martínez con el apoyo del Museo Universitario del Chopo, en la ciudad de México, y con la colaboración de diversos artistas que residen, trabajan o circulan constantemente por el preciado barrio de Santa María la Ribera.