əˈfeɪʒə: Sonatas e Interludios
The inability to understand communication and human behavior (physically or psychologically) has been one of the influences on the work of Omar Alejandro, a young producer of electronic music and a brave promoter of vinyl culture. This work presents sixteen pieces as part of a series of compositions based on aphasia and asemia: asymmetric repetitions, scattered and confused thoughts and ideas, explored through the piano.
¿Esos fueron petardos?
On November 20, 2014 was carried out one of the largest demonstrations in recent years in Mexico City, the second mass march to protest the forty-three young missing from Ayotzinapa's Normal school. Tito Rivas, well-known sound recordist, adept to the soundscape and listening theorist, was making this recording in moments of biggest tension. This is a field recording without alteration, an audio document in the manner proposed by Peter Cusack with the Sonic Journalism term, i.e. the sound speaking by itself, out of narrative structures associated to the music.
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.