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August 30, 2013: Bonequi and Ambriz joined forces in one of the most insane projects of the History of Experimental Music in Mexico. How many duos of extreme vocalists we know from all over the world, who are composing as profound savages, possessed by rituals from the cave, but with the conscious of silence and meditation?

(SIC):
Rodrigo Ambriz // Vocals. Tapes. Electronics.
Bonequi // Vocals. Drums. Turntable. Objects.

The Latin adverb sic ("thus", in full: sic scriptum erat, "thus it was written") is used in written texts to indicate that the word or phrase that precedes it is literal, no matter is or may appear as incorrect.

Rodrigo Ambriz and Bonequi work with extreme improvisation and gestural composition, and with (sic) they merge the practices of the primigenius intuition and self-induced alienation. (sic) have performed in cities as Berlin, Paris, Geneva and Vilnius, and in concert venues, Museums and Festivals along Mexico.

"Wildly attractive and resounding... of course with all the subtleties of the case..." (Llorenç Barber)

 

 

Concerts / Selected Flyers:

 

 

About us:

Rodrigo Ambriz (1983, vocal improviser & electronics)

Without doubt, one of the most talented vocal performers in Mexico. He has collaborated deeply in the experimental scene in Mexico City with noisers and improvisers from different stylistic contexts includig .RR, Los Heraldos Negros, Juanjose Rivas, Germán Bringas, Fernando Vigueras, Angélica Castelló, Arthur Henry Fork, Eduardo Meléndez, Felix Blume, Alejandro Tux, among others. He has published in labels such as Ruido Horrible, Noxa Recs and Suplex, all in Mexico.

"My way to approach sound is this phonic-waste voragine; grunts, suffocated exhalations, shriekings, whispers, squawks and screams. I'm focused on deconstructing, alter and multiply the phonic material. The first thing that interests me about the voice are the physical sensations that come from manipulating the vocal apparatus, air travel in internal cavities, tremors in different parts of the body, the stresses and strains. All this brings me to a primary state. The voice that exists previous to language. I'm interested in the voice as generator of a constant flow of dizzying associations, the voice that enters in a channel of automatism and glossolalia."

 

Bonequi (1974, amplified toy drums & vocals)

Experienced improviser from the relatively "new" wave, growing and expanding its origins and meanings over the last 10 years of experimental music in Mexico. He has been performing widely since 1995. Creator and curator of Audition Records, and transnational documentary platform with more than 93 releases, including historic compilations from Mexico, Vienna, Barcelona, Asia & Africa... Curator at Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum (2014-2015), associate curator of Salon Bruit (Berlin 2012-2014), dissemination of Musicalibre Spanish Association of Improvisers & drums on F.O.C.O. Orchestra ( Madrid 2006-2011)... He has performed under the conduction of William Parker, Eddie Prévost, London Improvisers Orchestra, Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, w/ Alex von Schlippenbach, Alison Blunt... and played with musicians such as Vagina Dentata Organ, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joke Lanz, Mat Pogo, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Ratbag, Audrey Chen, Els Vandeweyer, Tristan Honsinger, Ute Wassermann, Hans Tammen, Olaf Rupp, D’incise, Olga Nosova, Olivier di Placido, Dave Tucker, Clayton Thomas, Mario de Vega... and sharing gigs on festivals and european venues with Otomo Yoshihide (Hurta Cordel 2010,International Festival of Improvised Music), Charles Hayward (2012,Ultraspiesser @ NK Berlin)... the mexican tour with MoE ( Guro Moe, Håvard Skaset & Joakim Heibø). In the 90's he was the drummer of the legendary rock in opposition mexican band Decibel, releasing works included in Fiat Lux / The complete recordings: 1974-2000.

Currently Bonequi starts a Radio Program at Centro de Cultura Digital in Mexico focused on works of young experimental musicians. In parallel he works as regular professor of 3d animation for Universities, cg-art director and senior 3d artist.

 

Other works: "Entre Ruinas" by (SIC) / Mexican version

 

 

 

(SIC)
Rodrigo Ambriz// Voz. Tapes. Electrónica.
Bonequi// Voz. Batería. Tornamesa. Objetos

El adverbio sic (del latín ‘así’) se utiliza en los textos escritos para indicar que la palabra o frase que lo precede es literal, aunque sea o pueda parecer incorrecta.
Rodrigo Ambriz y Bonequi, trabajan con improvisación extrema y composición gestual, y en (sic) fusionan la práctica de la intuición primigenia y la alienación autoinducida.

(sic) se ha presentando anteriormente en ciudades como Berlín, París, Ginebra y Vilnius, y en recintos como el Museo Universitario del Chopo, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Fonoteca Nacional de México, y en el Festival Bestia, entre otros.

"Salvajemente atractivo y rotundo... claro que con todas las sutilezas propias del caso..." (Llorenç Barber, 2014)

"La experimentación salvaje. Las frecuencias crudas. El sonido delirante. El beat oscuro, orgánico e inorgánico, basado en la improvisación. Todo eso es este dueto del DF calificado como el más insano, extremo y brutal en la historia de la música experimental en México. Su música ha sonado en museos y en foros underground del país y el extranjero. Son una bestialidad en vivo." (Nrmal 2016)

La audiencia: "australopithecus / grind orgánico / ritual / produce calor y detonación masiva"... "me sentí en la selva escuchando MÚSICA DE CAVERNÍCOLAS Y ANIMALES". (Rats/Monogatari, 2013)

 

 

RELEASES

 

cdrh

PRE-ORDER CD
ruidohorrible@yahoo.com

 

ar100

VISIT RELEASE
DOWNLOAD

 

LXS GRISES COMPILADO VOL.III

LISTEN COMPILATION

 

Live Bootleg: Los Grises Fest III

LISTEN COMPILATION

 

PRESS

(SIC) en el Bestia | 18.12.14
Review Revista Registro | 02.04.14
Review MUAC | 24.02.14
Entrevista | 11.02.14
Texto Revista Registro | 25.11.14

 

 

 

PICTURES

MULTIFORO ALICIA | 16.04.15
NK PROJEKT BERLIN | 29.11.14
MUAC | 20.02.14
CASA GESUALDO | 30.08.13

 

NEWS

On DELAY: SPLIT TAPE WITH COSO (AR)
On production: (sic) & .rr / Guadalajara
SCZRS & (sic) / Paris
On production:(sic) + Don Malfon and Martin Escalante

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016

29 JAN-28 FEB | Transmediale CTM, BERLIN

2015

1-2 DIC | Biblioteca Nacional/FIVA, BUENOS AIRES
02 OCT-29 NOV | ZKM, KARLSRUHE
15 AUG-20 SEP | Forum Schlossplatz, SWITZERLAND

 

MEMORY DATES

2015

26 DIC | GIS STUDIO, DF
9-10 OCT | MACO, OAXACA
24-25 SEP | TLALIXTAC, OAXACA
15 AUG | CENTRO CULTURAL ESPAÑA
08 AUG | MUSEO DE LA CIUDAD, QRO
06 AUG | FONOTECA NACIONAL
23 MAY | KALAKA BAR, GDL
16 APR | MULTIFORO ALICIA
28 MAR | LOS GRISES FEST
11 FEB | MACO, OAXACA

2014

06 DEC | PLATEFORME, PARIS
04 DEC | EPSILONIA RADIO, PARIS
03 DEC | AGHARTA XI20, VILNIUS
29 NOV | NK PROJEKT, BERLIN
28 NOV | AKOUPHÈNE, GENÈVE
22 NOV | BESTIA FESTIVAL
30 OCT | MUSEO DEL CHOPO, DF
03 AUG | FESTIVAL ANTES. DF
31 MAY | FORO SHAKESPEARE. DF
16 MAY | CASTILLOS EN EL AIRE, DF
26 MAR | MUSEO DEL JUGUETE, DF
07 MAR | DIRTY SOUND. MEXICO DF
02 MAR | AUDIOBLAST FEST, NANTES

2013

30 AUG | CASA GESUALDO, DF