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sicut nubes, quasi naves, velut umbra
::: ( sic ) :::
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Upcoming Exhibition:
Visioni di un nuovo mundo | Norient Exhibition @ BASE in Milano, Italy
November 26 - December 23

 

 

About (SIC)

The Latin adverb sic ("thus") is used in written texts to indicate that the word or phrase that precedes it is literal, no matter if it is or may appear as incorrect. Considered as one of the most insane projects of the History of Experimental Music in Mexico, (SIC) works with extreme improvisation and savage-gestural composition - possessed by the rituals from the cave, but with the conscious of silence and meditation -, merging antique practices as the primigenius intuition, channeling and self-induced alienation.

The sound of (SIC) and their genetic vision applied to music, is embodied in concise miniature pieces, led by a wide range of guttural convulsions, buccal tremors and other cries coming from the depths of unexistent languanges, imagined to serve as a framework for contemporary rites remaining to be invented.

(SIC) has previously performed in Berlin, Paris, Geneva and Vilnius; and in museums and festivals in Mexico extensively. Their work has been included in the Norient Exhibition "Seismographic Sounds - Visions of a New World" at Transmediale, ZKM Karlsruhe, among others.

 

 

 

 

NRMAL FESTIVAL PICTURES:

 

 

"RONGWRONG" videoclip

 

 

FLYERS:

 

 

About (SIC) members:

JULIAN BONEQUI (Mexico 1974, drums and vocals), is a hybrid artist specialized in electroacoustic music and 3D narratives. As musician he has performed under the conduction of the London Improvisers Orchestra, Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, William Parker, Tarek Atoui, Vagina Dentata Organ, and with Ute Wassermann, Paal Nilssen-Love, Gudrun Gut and Joachim Irmler, among others. In 2015 his music was launched into space by the australian project “Forever Now” alongside artists as Pierre Henry and Mats Gustafsson. Founder of Audition Records [Berlin-Mexico], as guest curator has worked with Akouphène Festival in Geneva; Salon Bruit in Berlin, and in Mexico with the Ex Teresa Museum and with the Center of Digital Culture. As a professor has taught new-media art education in Mexico City, and in the Master Degree of Animation of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, where he has collaborated in Research Groups of Interactive Technologies and of Neurocience working with Mixed Reality. Awarded by CTM 2017 Radio Lab Call Festival in collaboration with Deutschlandradio Kultur. Bonequi currently works on his first 3D Opera with the Support Program for Production and Research in Art and Media of the National Centre for the Arts in Mexico City, as well as coordinator of the artist-in-residence project produced by Audition Records at GIS.

 

RODRIGO AMBRIZ (Mexico 1983, vocals & electronics) is considered one of the most talented vocal performers in Mexico. He has collaborated deeply in the growing experimental/mexican scene with noisers and improvisers from different stylistic contexts including .RR, Los Heraldos Negros, Juanjose Rivas, Germán Bringas, Fernando Vigueras, Angélica Castelló, Arthur Henry Fork, Ute Wassermann, Jaap Blonk, Burkhard Stangl, and Joachim Montessuis, among many others. He has published in labels such as Ruido Horrible, NoxaRecs, Audition Records 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 is the physical sensation that comes from manipulating the vocal apparatus, the air travel of the internal cavities, the tremors in different parts of the body, the stresses and strains, and the voice that exists previous to language. All these brings me to a primary state. I'm interested in the voice as generator of a constant flow of dizzying associations, immersed in a channel of automatism and glossolalia."

 

3D Action Poetry: "Into Ruins" / Mexican version

 

 

 

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

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"Wildly attractive and rotund... of course with all the subtleties of the case..." (Llorenç Barber, 2014)

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"The wild experimentation. The raw frequencies. The delirious sound. The dark beat, organic and inorganic, based on improvisation. All this is this duet described as the most insane, extreme and brutal in the history of experimental music in Mexico. His music has played in museums and underground forums of the country and abroad. They are a bestiality in live." (Nrmal 2016)

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"Australopithecus / organic grind / ritual / produces heat and massive detonation... I felt in the jungle listening MUSIC OF CAVEMEN AND ANIMALS". (Rats-Monogatari band, 2013)

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FILTER MEXICO: "... with (SIC) the things were taking a form too towering with which they ended up collapsing everything that was in their step way with guttural practices that without complications are positioning them as one of the best noise acts of our country"

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MeloMagazine: "... the project of (SIC) exorcised the respectable audience with its live act, of visceral noise out of the ordinary, what appears to be pure experimentation actually seems to us as a millimetric calculation of each sound included in its sound exploration that provokes the bowels of the public."

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WARP: "followed by (Sic), who impressed the public with a harsh noise that appeals to catharsis"

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Wild Brunch: "(SIC) - a project with an exceptional sound design -, drums and voices that are combined with few subtle effects and which make us feel the power of a noise-metal band separated from distortion gadgets. Their sound is worked in layers until they arrive to the dark climax of sound exploration and percussive precision with a lot of brutal voices.

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Thump Vice: "In a festival like the Nrmal there is always room for experiments that would hardly find place in a celebration like this. This year (SIC) is definitely that act that is endowed with enough rarity to be the great surprise of the whole festival. It is about a duet that contains all that the wild word could mean and mix it with terribly dark, aggressive and insane beats which are born of an improvisation that evokes the darkest of national music. Sometimes tremendous explosions of uncontrollable noise and sometimes verses recited as poems with a special cadence, the music of (SIC) is that which is heard tenebrous at first listening but that results fascinating as one delves deeper into it. No festival would seem to have room for them once they meet and this opportunity in the Nrmal is the one to communicate with the most strange, bizarre, grotesque, aggressive and obscure word of the national music."

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NoFM Radio: "... they won my heart. Even though I hate being afraid, I do not understand anything in the world without fear: fear to be, to see, to see others. (SIC) was terrifying, and in one way or another, his set at some point seemed loving and tender. And almost at the end, I knew why... all his participation was dedicated to the dead of all, and I could not stop sighing and thinking that it was also dedicated to all of us dead, which made me scream with emotion. It was truly beautiful."

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La Vida Útil: "(SIC)... are characterized by their strong sonic charges, mainly only with voice and drums; both are already legends of the improvisation circuit of mexican experimental music, an act to the willing of the unintelligible and ineffable experiences. Scrambled drum shots coupled with Bonequi's slow-and-profound voice in contrast with the one of Ambriz that usually transits at full speed declaiming guttural exercises of raw frequencies or what comes to him in mind at the time, sometimes as if their linguistic processes were contrary to everything established ... and next to the possessed songs its presentation becomes in a rite to celebrate the deshinibición of any classification. One of the most intriguing acts of the festival, because you never know what to expect from the duo"

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Bizarro FM: "... Al avanzar la presentación todo cuadraría para comprender que (SIC) quería llevarte a una caverna para que sacaras toda esa furia, ese recelo, esa energía acumulada, e incluso ese amor. Casi sin pausas, se entregaron y gustaron. Emotivo momento the distortions, processed noises, and with much trash, caused the glance of the eyes to remain fixed towards (Sic). This band of extreme improvisation of experimental music began to interpret sounds that explode; at first you think they have no sense. As the presentation advanced everything corresponds to understand that (SIC) wanted to take you to a cave to get all that fury, that suspicion, that accumulated energy , and even that love. Almost without pauses, they surrendered devotees and the audience empathized with them. Emotive moment..."

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One Heap Wonder
El Economista
HYPE México
Top 8 | NoFM

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Interview SETLIST: "... for real the instrument is the human being. Instruments are an element, but the human being is the vehicle. Our bet is for that being that expresses, feels and exploits, not by technology, the tool or the toy..."

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(SIC) at Bestia | 18.12.14
Revista Registro | 02.04.14
Review MUAC | 24.02.14
Interview | 11.02.14
Trance of Hybrids @ Registro | 25.11.14

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RELEASES

 

cdrh

PRE-ORDER CD
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VISIT RELEASE
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LXS GRISES COMPILADO VOL.III

LISTEN COMPILATION

 

Live Bootleg: Los Grises Fest III

LISTEN COMPILATION

 

+ PICTURES

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

 

+ UPCOMING DISCOGHRAPHY 2017

On production:
(sic) + AG Davis / CDMX
SCZRS & (sic) / Paris
(sic) + Martin Escalante & Don Malfon
(sic) & .rr / Guadalajara

 

+ ARCHIVE

LINK - MEMORY DATES