Radical Sounds Latin America is a festival that explores new and exciting Latin American music, a space that celebrates plurality, exchange, collaboration, experimentation and research while addressing questions of identity, colonialism and migration through music.
The first edition of the festival will take place on the 12th of October 2019 in MONOM, Berlin’s experimental performance venue and 4DSOUND spatial sound studio located at the historic Funkhaus Berlin. It will be a future-oriented musical encounter that includes live performances, panels, and workshops.
Prepare yourself for more than 12-hours completely dedicated to exploring new and cutting edge sounds from Latin America.
MONOM LINE UP
Tatiana Heuman Qeei
Visual Installation: Alex Guevara
Performance: #MyBodyMyChoice directed by Lauren Pringle.
dBs Music Berlin
Workshop: Cajón, Instrument in Migration with Laura Robles
Theory, History and Practice.
Time: 11:30 am - 2:30pm
Location: dBs Music Berlin
Room: Co Lab 3
Panel: Migration, the eurocentric experience & forward-thinking Latin American music
Moderated by Nathassia Arrua / PERIGGA (No Shade)
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: dBs Music Berlin
You can find more information about No Shade here: https://www.noshade.eu/
Migration, the eurocentric experience & forward-thinking Latin American music.
For registration and information please visit our website: http://radicalsoundslatinamerica.com/
SCHEDULE & TICKETS
11:30 - 14:30 : Workshops at dBs
3:00pm - 17:00pm : Panel at dBs
17:00 - 3:00 : Live Music and DJ sets at MONOM
14€ - Pre-sales: http://snip.ly/nv6gft
18€ - At the door
presents ‘OCEANIC’ in 4DSOUND
Berlin-based artist, researcher, and experimental instrumentist from Peru, Ale Hop has been artist-in-residence at MONOM, Berlin's Center for Spatial Sound, during the month of August 2019, to develop a composition especially commissioned for the first edition of Radical Sounds Latin America. The resulting piece OCEANIC presents us with an immersive four-dimensional environment evoking complex sound-metaphors—and intimations between past memories and future reconfigurations. Exploring with the possibilities of the 4DSOUND spatial sound system, that allows the production of sound holograms, the artist creates a morphological interplay of evocative sound memories that are related to the South American history and geography. To craft her live performance the artist uses fragments of field recordings and a complex repertoire of extended techniques for electric guitar and real-time sampling devices, saturated of layers of distortion and stunning atmospheres; that always come back to the sound motif that mimics the oceanic wave movement, as if we were already sunk in its depths.
Born in Pereira, Colombia in 1980, and now based in Berlin, Germany, LUCRECIA DALT has seen her profile as a musician, sound artist and performer develop into high international regard. Her recorded albums - numbering seven in total, since her 2005 debut - encompass the dual worlds of avant-garde and contemporary electronics, drawing in influences from her academic background as a civil engineer as well as musics and philosophies from across the world. Dalt’s most recent album - the acclaimed Anticlines, released May 2018 through New York’s RVNG Intl. - was created from synthesis, voice, vocoding and feedback among other musical techniques. It has been described as a marvelous exploration of mercurial ambient music. As a performer, Dalt illustrates philosophical metaphor about existence creating a complex, haunting narrative, embodying many artistic disciplines with the thought and contextual detail that goes into her work; deeply framed messages are tied together with abstract jagged music, rigid sound design and haunting, poetic vocals, to create a richly layered performance. It can at first feel a bit convoluted, but deep inside the music and beyond the lyrical narrative lies a profound piece of insular art.
Born in Argentina, Tatiana Hueman’s musical career began playing trumpet and drums with the free improvisation band Ricarda Cometa around 2009. Her unique approach to musical production was essentially founded in a free, intuitive and experimental self-made territory where genres and tags are fluid and in permanent mutation. Her first album as a solo act was out in August 2018: ‘QEEI’ released on the label Astro Nautico (NY). She also studied Dance, Corporal Expression (UNA) and Expanded Music (UNSAM), and is part of the communities #VIVAS (female* sounds platform) and TRRUENO crew, both based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Drummer of the bands Rakta, Hurtmold, Instituto and São Paulo Underground, Mauricio Takara also works with samplers, synthesizers, effects and computers on his own solo project called M.Takara 3. The Brazilian percussionist has been on the international contemporary musical scene for his tours in countries like England, U.S, Canada, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Portugal, Índia and Brazil. He has also worked with many artists including Otto, Nação Zumbi, Nana Vasconcelos, Damo Suzuki, Scotty Hard, Vanessa da Mata, Marcelo Camelo, Prefuse 73 and Joe Lally (Fugazi).
Salisme uses a combination of sounds that create an attractive body-shaking dancefloor experience while daring your ears and expectations. This is the product of a constant exploration of the experimental scene in Brazil and playing all-genres disco parties while performing live sets in small places where people enjoy listening to noise or drone.
Now living in Berlin, Salisme collaborates in different projects and holds a residency at Cashmere Radio. Salisme actively participates in building fun and safe all-gender spaces.
Orieta Chrem is a sound engineer, producer and DJ from Lima, Perú. Her love for worldwide rhythms meets her bass and techno background to deliver unique eclectic sets. She was the first Peruvian woman selected to participate at the RBMA in Rome 2004. In 2014, she opened her sound studio QMULUS SOUND and built BQESTIA the only sound system in Lima that was built from the ground up with an engineering approach in mind. In 2017 she played at the first Boiler Room Lima, representing the underground / bass electronic scene in Peru. She also participated at the first Dutch Red Light Radio on their first official visit to the Peruvian capital. Recently, she created LARARA, a new platform and online radio happening in different cultural spaces in Lima.
Argentinian DJ and producer, Tayhana has established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on South and Central-American dancefloors. Her explosive energy and vast selection of vigorous club tracks, along with an extensive collection of regional hits, make her a favorite of many DJ’s and club-goers. In addition to producing and DJ’ing, Tayhana also co-founded HiedraH Club de Baile, an essential party continuously revolutionizing both the sonic and physical atmospheres of the Buenos Aires underground. HiedraH Club de Baile politically and provocatively dares to play with varying rhythms from “ghettos” around the globe all while pushing and preserving the experimental evolution of their local sound. Over the past couple years, Tayhana has collaborated with the record label SALVIATEK in Uruguay and is a recent addition to NAAFI in Mexico. Currently, Tayhana is developing her new project, “Encuentros Furtivos” (translated to “Stealthy Encounters” in english), a platform for collaborating with different friends and artists, via multiple forms such as music, clothing, and audiovisual elements.
Producer and DJ BadSista musical ability leads the dance floor by various genres of electronic music, especially the peripheral genres such as techno, chicago house and brazilian funk. Music of the global ghetto. She is the founder of feminist collective Bandida which brings together six more women from the electronic music scene, also coming from peripheral areas, to propagate the sound and their respective jobs in a democratic way: done by women for all. BadSista signed Linn da Quebrada’s first album, "Pajubá", acting as music director and music producer. As if that were not enough, BadSista ran for the Women Music Award, the first prize dedicated to recognizing women's efforts in the Brazilian music business. She was a nominee for best DJj and music producer and won an award as Best Music Producer of 2018.
Moisés Horta Valenzuela is a sound artist and electronic musician from Tijuana, México working in the fields of computer music and creative sound technologies. His preferred themes are in creating conceptual juxtapositions between dichotomies, such as utopia with dystopia and folk traditions with capitalist modernity. As HEXORCISMOS he crafts an uncanny link between ancient and contemporary sound technologies. Prehispanic sound artifacts from ancient México, Deep Neural Network A.I., contemporary brain-computer interfaces and hand crafted electronic instruments are blended together to situate the listener in a teknoXamanistic ritual of rhythmical noise soundscapes. His sound works addresses the politics of colonization and occupation – whether it be on the dance floor or interactive immersive sound installations. He currently is based in Berlin and works on developing new interfaces for musical expression, immersive sound spatialization, data sonification, sound design, autonomous interactive installations and integrating A.I. and Machine Learning for musical applications as well as procedural sound for video games and VR.
Alex Guevara is a digital artist born in Lima, Peru currently living in Berlin. He works in a wide range of fields including digital art, interaction design, data visualization, generative design, interactive installations and real time music visualization, combining art, science and technology to create immersive experiences and stunning landscapes. His work has been presented in international festivals and exhibitions in Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, etc. http://www.alex-guevara.com/
What would you do if you had no bodily autonomy or a choice over your own destiny? How would you manage? Let us open your eyes and awaken your senses for an explosive physical dance performance piece that will leave you questioning your physical freedom rights. #MyBodyMyChoice is made up of a collective of bodies, some dancers and some bodies - mainly Latin American performers or linked to the region - who have a strong feeling towards the cause.
#MyBodyMyChoice aims to leave you remembering your body and recognizing your privilege within a political sphere that allows you to have a choice of what you do with it.
Directed and choreographed by Lauren Pringle, an audiovisual filmmaker and performance artist. Co-founder of Flow Altas Wachas, a political female body empowerment group from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
WORKSHOP WITH LAURA ROBLES
Laura Robles (cajón, bass), was born in Swaziland and grew up in Lima-Peru.
She studied traditional Afro-Peruvian and Cuban music, with Amador Ballumbrosio, Juan Medrano Cotito, Nilo Borges, Laureano Rigol, Roberto Borrell among others at El Instituto Negro Continuo directed by Susana Baca and is currently considered one of the most important cajón players in the world.
Moderated by Nathassia Arrua aka PERIGGA (No Shade)
Nathassia Arrua aka PERIGGA is a dj, producer, researcher and active member of No Shade, a collective, training and mentoring program for women, trans and non-binary people. Born in Brazil and based in Berlin, her research encompasses sound, image and the digital from an anthropological perspective, as part of her interdisciplinary master degree at the Institute for Latin American Studies of the Free University of Berlin. She works also in a project on the structure of communities and diffusion of knowledge at the same university. She's been part of the organisation of Gira Festival de Resistência and been sharing her knowledge in djing in workshops and trainings (No Shade, GSBTB Open Music Lab) that seek to empower and include marginalized communities by facilitating access to technology.