The early autumn edition of dkfrf will be held on the same day in Mexico City and in Berlin. The Berlin episode is the first in a series of concerts that will see a special appearance on the first days of Oktober, and will be completed in Leipzig in the weekend of 16 to 18 Oktober. In that period intercontinental friends will join us with an episode in their home town.
26. September 19.00 MEXICO CITY Luis Moya 31 b casi esquina Independencia near Metro Juárez.(map)
Bárbara Lázara, voice artist and more from Mexico City, will set up an episode in her town. The guests for the evening will be
Fernando Vigueras (Field Recordings and Guitar)
Alexandra Cardenas+Josue Amador+Mauricio Martínez (Field Recordings and Guitar)
POLITICA DE CABLES (Politics on Wires) is a digital contribution from Centro Experimental Oido Salvaje,” ” a sound art + radio art collective formed in Ecuador (1996) by Iris Disse, Mayra Estévez and Fabiano Kueva. This contribution includes a serie of soundscapes and remixes made on field recordings of amazonian basin, andean regions and many latin american city sounds. Over some of these tracks Bárbara Lázara will sing live in Mexico City.
Umbral de Ruido/ Noise gate, a piece for noisy field recordings in and around Ciudad de México and an electrical guitar trio, is a reflection about the 80 dB or more to what the citizins are exposed everyday in their hated&loved city. It is an attempt to embellish these sounds. Umbral de Ruido / Noise Gate is performed by Josué Amador, Alexandra Cárdenas and Mauricio Martínez.
26 September 20.15 hours BERLIN, Staalplaat Working Space, Flughafenstrasse 38, U8 Boddinstrasse
The performing artists are in order of appearance João Castro Pinto, Felicity Mangan and Benjamin Aman.
João Castro Pinto: Sound artist and more from Lisbon, Portugal, definitely a person with a short, middle and extended biography like everyone of us, João will take a break from his trans-disciplinary perspective of confrontation concerning the new digital media that he deals with during his tour and present the results of the recordings he made between Lisbon and Sintra. The title of the piece – Peripatetikós – refers to the walks by Aristitotle’s disciples. They probably needed these to get away from Ari’s talks every now and then.
Felicity Mangan is from Australia and on a quasi permanent vacation in Berlin. Part of her performance will/might be made up of the sounds from native Australian animals. She will focus on how they create vibration and percussive sounds. But there is still more to explore. Just come and hear…
Benjamin Laurent Aman will mostly play tapes. Nice! This means he will bring cassette recordings, a fact that adds to the pleasure of watching the artist in action. He has told me what sounds he recorded, but I am not going to list them all. The material reads as a map of France, but it also brings about the actions involved: travelling, visiting, waiting and coming home. The listener will be brought to public and intimate moments. Benjamin will move between climax and catastrophe. I am not sure if he will play drones.