Global Studios and Audiotopias

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About

Global Studios and Audiotopias, a project led by sound engineer, music producer, recording studio director, and musician Emily Evans, explores virtual hybridity as a model for musical collaboration and composition. Audiotopia, coined by scholar, writer, journalist, teacher, and curator Josh Kun, describes music’s ability to create a unique virtual world for the listener in which “contradictions and conflicts do not cancel each other out but coexist and live through each other.” Working digitally with each other across the globe, this project of collaborative musical compositions, features artists including Francis Ayamga’s Top Link Music Band (Bongo, Ghana), The Meridian Brothers (Bogotá, Colombia), Dustin Wong (Los Angeles, US), Takako Minekawa (Tokyo, Japan), MC Yallah (Kampala, Uganda), and Debmaster (Berlin, Germany).

Minekawa and Wong’s music is genuinely beguiling, giddy with the sheer joy of creation.

James Hadfield, The Japan Times

Additional Quotes

“The Meridian Brothers are] Genius prophets of Colombian weirdness” —MTV Iggy

“The record [Kubali] marries Yallah’s intense delivery with Debmaster’s demented and distorted production style to explosive effect.”

—Henry Bruce-Jones, Fact Magazine