Arte Sonoro Festival

Arte Sonoro Festival

International Sound Art from Mexico City

Six composer/performers from the next generation of Mexican electro-acoustic artists present groundbreaking sound art that questions the status quo in music and culture, and re-envisions their relationship with their heritage and cultural traditions. The artists featured are Mario de Vega, Guillermo Galindo, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Manrico Montero, Álvaro Ruiz and Roberto Morales Manzanares.

The program includes Mario de Vega's cut p s: Improvisation for a vinyl cutter and max/msp, in which the front page of a passport is cut with a vinyl cutting plotter machine; the resulting mechanical sounds and video documentation are digitally processed and diffused; and Guillermo Galindo's Maíz, which introduces his "cybertotemic" instrument—a talisman more connected to its earthly function as a utilitarian object than to its role as a new musical instrument made from computers and abandoned machinery parts.

October 5:
Guillermo Galindo
Roberto Morales Manzanares
Álvaro Ruiz

October 6:
Manuel Rocha Iturbide
Manrico Montero
Mario de Vega

Funded in part by Cultural Contact, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Culture.


Date/Time G ST CA
Tue 10.05.04 8:30 pm $16 $12 $8
Wed 10.6.04 8:30 pm$16$12$8

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff