Listening: Visual sounds 2021

Escuchar: Sonidos visuales [Listening: Visual Sounds]

This is a festival of sound, of musical and audiovisual experimentation, research, promotion and advocacy from an innovative perspective connected to the use of electronic and digital technologies, curated by Jorge Haro and Leandro Frías.

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PLAYLIST

PLAYLIST #1. “El mundo como oscilador: grabaciones y estudios de campo” [“The World as an Oscillator: Recordings and Field Studies”]

To open the 2021 season of our cycle, Escuchar: Sonidos visuales [Listening: Visual Sounds], we offer a musical selection based on the idea of the world as an oscillator, as an infinite generator of sounds.

The sounds are filtered and sifted in different ways by artists who have different aesthetics and their own unique means of production. In some cases, we will hear field recordings in their purest or most figurative forms. In others, the recordings are the raw material for works that focus on the subsequent studio process that seeks to transform them in order to create new sounds whose source can no longer be recognised.

This playlist brings together works by Chris Watson, David Toop, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Yannick Dauby and, from Argentina, Cecilia Castro and Pablo Reche.

PLAYLIST #2. Música electroacústica latinoamericana: generaciones mid-high [Latin American electroacoustic music: the mid-high generations]

A look at the rich tradition of Latin American electroacoustic music through the work of composers from the older and mid-high generation.

The playlist includes works by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.

PLAYLIST #3: Aire surgente: otras músicas para la infancia [Rising air: other music for childhood]

With the strength and renewal that comes with the advent of spring, we present this new playlist compiled by Jorge Haro and Leandro Frías, the curators of Escuchar [Sonidos visuales] [Listening: Visual Sounds].

It is composed of a selection of children’s music albums and presents diverse sounds and musical directions, classical and contemporary music, and music from different parts of Argentina and other countries.

There is Tierra Verde, from Chaco; an album by the Neuquén Children’s Choir; the minimalist piano of Juan Stewart; the poetry of Children’s Corner by Laura Crespi; the colourful song of Luiz Ribeiro, of Brazil; the contagious compositions of Mattäus Bär of Austria; and two classic songs that will not be easy for the wind to be able to carry away: Canciones para mirar [Songs for looking] by María Elena Walsh, and Cantante y sonante [Singing and sounding] by Conjunto Pro Música of Rosario.

It is a playlist of music of yesterday and today that will delight younger generations and expand the soundtrack of everyday family life.

PODCAST

Curators Jorge Haro and Leandro Frías present different topics, interview international artists, and select pieces to listen to. They discuss the sound arts from the artistic, technical and process perspectives.

PODCAST #1: Flexible

This first episode takes a look back at the long history of Escuchar [Sonidos visuales] [Listening: Visual Sounds], the Museo Moderno cycle dedicated to music and sounds, taking into consideration its links with its context, the artists, the public and its projection in the region.

PODCAST #2: Flexible
Interview with Ana María Romano Gómez

In our third episode, we interview the composer, programmer, teacher and manager Francisco Colasanto, an Argentinean living in Morelia (Mexico), where he works as deputy director of the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, CMMAS). We discuss algorithmic composition, Max programming, academic activity, outreach, cultural management and production.

PODCAST #3: Flexible
Interview with Francisco Colasanto

En esta tercera emisión, se presenta una entrevista al compositor, programador, docente y gestor Francisco Colasanto, argentino residente en Morelia (México), donde trabaja como subdirector del Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (CMMAS). Una conversación sobre composición algorítmica, programación de Max, actividad académica, divulgación, gestión cultural y producción.

CONCERTS

Over the course of 2021, the Escuchar [Sonidos visuales] [Listening: Visual Sounds] festival will air a series of concerts recorded in the Auditorium of the Museo Moderno.

Concert #1

Flor de Fuego presents Ventana [Window]

This is an audiovisual performance that presents an everyday landscape created through the meeting of live coding and experiments with a web browser. It uses a dialogue with a computer as a creative window.

To look through the window is to see both within and without. To contemplate a landscape is to make a selection with one’s eye, to pay attention to a point of view, to cut out. To look is to open up just one of so many possibilities.

Concert # 2

Francisco Ali-Brouchoud presents Radiación de Shree [Shree Radiation] (2021)

In this second performance Francisco Ali-Brouchoud premieres Radiación de Shree [Shree Radiation] (2021), a work written for the Arp Odissey analogue synthesiser.

The piece aspires to belong to a relatively new genre that could be called “Hindustanoise”, that is, a cross between experimental music and music from the north of India. The genre has its origins in the sound investigations of La Monte Young and was consolidated by the work of Catherine Christer Hennix in 1976. This piece is a tribute to her.

Based on the Shree raga, which is heard in North Indian classical music, Ali-Brouchoud’s Radiación de Shree uses the musical material of Shree, played on an Arp Odissey patch that is specially programmed to recreate the atmosphere of the raga. Throughout the piece, a mass of sound is produced from which unexpected frequencies emerge through clashes, beats and phase shifts, providing an immersive and immanent listening experience.

Concierto #3

Guillermina Etkin presenta Mutante en el viento.

Visuales: David Barragán (Azul Metano)

Durante 2021, el Festival Escuchar [Sonidos visuales], curado por Jorge Haro y Leandro Frías, ofrece una serie de conciertos registrados en video en su espacio físico natural, el Auditorio del Museo Moderno.
En esta tercera entrega, Guillermina Etkin presenta Mutante en el viento, con visuales de David Barragán (Azul Metano), donde “voz y metal eléctrico tejen una trama sónica fantasmal y bioluminiscente. Un aliento digital.” Guillermina Etkin