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RUIDO A CIEGAS
VOL. I CCDRadio
THE RADIO SHOW
Audition Records has a new program of radio after CCDRadio,
Centro de Cultura Digital have invited us to join their cultural agenda. >>>
Season 1 was premiered on August 13 and concluded on November 19, 2014, and we are preparing already the next two seasons for 2015.
Mainly all the programs have brief interviews in spanish - we're located in Mexico City -, with the exception of some transmissions we invite international artists. The program is composed by two solo performances and a blind date. Only one artist is
announced, and normally we have a surprise guest is presented during the live transmission.
Another important detail is we are focusing on young musicians, to portray the expanded scene happening in Mexico City nowadays, even if they are not improvisers or artists related to experimental scene;
and for the unannounced artists, we are inviting more experienced and established improvisers, to enrich the experiment through these Blind Dates of Noise and Improvisation.
IMPORTANT: The complete radio shows including the interviews are available in the links listed below - next to the name of each artist - and labeled as RUIDO A CIEGAS 01, RUIDO A CIEGAS 02...
ARTISTS AND LINKS
01. RUIDO TRECE [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 01
Ruido 13 is a collective settled in Mexico City that started working in early 2012 in order to link the musical task of its members with the social dynamics and noises
configuring the urban space. Ruido 13 combines research and artistic practice oriented to self-management and self-culture through the intervention of public spaces, the exercise of free improvisation and workshops to share and
replicate their projects, using acoustic and electronic sound objects of self-manufacturing. It also seeks to expand the sonic experimentation to groups without musical training or
familiarity with these practices.
02. SEIS MUERTE [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 01
Seis Muerte born in the studio of Ulises Zarazúa located in Coacalco, México, in February 2013, and is a duo with María Alicia Tejeda Argüelles (Vale Vergas).
03. BLIND DATE RUIDO A CIEGAS 01: RUIDO TRECE AND SEIS MUERTE [ excerpt ]
Ruido Trece: amplified bicycle.
Seis Muerte: teponaztle, banjolele and pedals.
04. VII [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 02
VII is a project created in Mexico City in 2012 by César I. Oliveros. Since 1999 he has been part of several bands of hard-core, punk and metal. Currently is member of the noise/rock quartet Monogatari, presented at various festivals of experimental music as VOLTA and in AURAL beside Boris and Liturgy.
05. ARTHUR HENRY FORK [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 02
(MXDF 1961) Experimental guitarist, composer, new media artist and designer working for more than 30 years around the sonic exploration of the guitar. Its roots come from improvisation, experimental music,
musique concrete and electroacoustic, and later with the use of open platforms and code. From his work with new media has focused on developing sound-art pieces that fuse sound composition with design.
His work has been shown in international forums and festivals around the world.
06. BLIND DATE RUIDO A CIEGAS 02: VII AND ARTHUR HENRY FORK
VII:tape players and kaoss pad.
Arthur Henry Fork: electric guitar.
07. CAMILLE MANDOKI [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 03
"Camille Mandoki (Los Angeles California, 1991) has devoted much of her life to feel. And her voice, no doubt, is one of the greatest privileges that a young artist
might possess. It is also obvious that Camille Mandoki think, process, explains, questions and run before singing or playing the piano. Her music, moods, rather, are emotions that overflow with
eerie calm that drowns and immersed in oneself."
Translated text originally written in spanish by Ejival.
08. FELIX BLUME | RUIDO A CIEGAS 03
Born in southern France in 1984, graduate of the INSAS school in Belgium, and a BTS in Audiovisual in France. He lives in Mexico, France and Belgium. Felix is a sound engineer, researcher of sonorities,
and distant sound recorder. Work for documentaries and fiction films as well as video art. The films in which he has participated are independent productions, presented in theaters, broadcast on television
or at festivals of international renown. His personal work is based on field recordings, using sound as raw material, with no or little-treatment. His sound creations work the idea of soundscape
and produces different "sound cards" presented in Arte Radio (Fr), Kunst Radio (At), Phaune Radio (Fr), among others. Collector of sounds, has acquired a large library of sounds from around the world
who share freely online.
Félix Blume performed the piece: "LOS"CUATRO"VIENTOS.
"Nature is an aeolian harp whose sounds are felt only the poetic soul: it merely reflect ourselves harmony of that"
09. BLIND DATE RUIDO A CIEGAS 03: CAMILLE MANDOKI AND FELIX BLUME
Camille Mandoki: electric piano and voice.
Felix Blume: field recordings.
10. ENRIQUE ARRIAGA | RUIDO A CIEGAS 04
Enrique Arriaga (Mexico City, 1982) work with modular synthesis of sound with the help of "Ruidoso". Between the spaces they have visited are: Volta, Dorkbot, Museum of the City of Queretaro,
MGTR III, among others. Enrique lives among Bikini Wax, El Chopo (till 2014) and Mesmeria (his studio-home), and he has collaborated with lapatentependiente, JP Villegas-Strobe, Stalaktos, Oscar and Mariano
of Pellejos making sound for Poetry-blues. Member of Los Insectontos and also part of Cochinita Pibil, an amateur trio that make spiritualist experiments with sound.
11. EDUARDO MELENDEZ | RUIDO A CIEGAS 04
Audiovisual artist specialized on electronic media / and programming. His work explores various media such as interactive video installation, audio-visual events and experimental electronic music.
He has a master degree in Electronic Arts at the National University Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. He worked in the Centro Multimedia of CNA (Mexico City) as researcher and developer in art and electronic media
for 6 years. He studied saxophone at Escuela Superior de Musica in Mexico. Electroacoustic Music and Composition with Sergio Luque and Carole Chargueron. His work has been shown in several
national and international festivals such as Temps d'Image in Montreal (CAN), Transitio_mx in Mexico, rawBits (r4wb1t5) in Chicago (USA) and at Radar Sound Art Festival in Mexico City, among others.
IMPORTANT: Track 11 was recovered from a cell phone recording by Rodrigo Ambriz. Unfortunately, we couldn't recover the duo of Arriaga and Meléndez.
12. CARLOS ALEGRE [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 05
Violinist and composer born in Mexico City in 1983. After four years old he learned from his father to read musical notation and at five received his first violin. Classically trained, then chose to immerse
in a variety of sounds like jazz, free improvisation, contemporary music, rock, Balkan music, music from India and Latin American music, particularly Mexican music as the Son Jarocho, huasteco and tlaneco.
Currently is involved with groups like Generación Espontánea and Carlos Marks.
13. GUDINNI CORTINA [ excerpt ] | RUIDO A CIEGAS 05
(MX 1968) "The practice of Gudinni Cortina attempts to cross an uncertain space without succumbing to it. As an improviser he works directly with the sound matter through an extended mixer board,
contact microphones, disused hard drives, and a pocket trumpet. Combining those elements to generate sound that depends largely on chance an on the construction in the moment, from accidents and certain
acoustic phenomena like feedback."
His aesthetic approach looks for that vulnerable moment in which nothing is determined beforehand, “becoming fragile” in order to respond to the conditions that music creates.
This sonic wager plays with the dimensions where sound occurs: taking a tiny sound density in order to dilute it through the details."
14. BLIND DATE RUIDO A CIEGAS 05: CARLOS ALEGRE AND GUDINNI CORTINA [ excerpt ]
Carlos Alegre: violin and objects.
Gudinni Cortina: mixer, field recordings and sine-wave controllers.
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RUIDO A CIEGAS | VOL.1 : Season 1 CCDRadio
Promotional compilation and selected material by Audition Records.
Ruido a Ciegas is an Online Radio Program curated by Julian Bonequi and produced by CCDRadio, Centro de Cultura
Digital and Audition Records.
Season 1 was premiered on August 13 and concluded on November 19, 2014.
We would like to give special thanks to all the artists involved: Ruido Trece, Seis Muerte, VII, Arthur Henry Fork, Camille
Mandoki, Félix Blume, Enrique Arriaga, Eduardo Meléndez, Carlos Alegre and Gudinni Cortina.
Ruido a Ciegas is an initiative by CCDRadio and Audition Records in collaboration with Centro de Cultura Digital based
in Mexico City.
CCDRadio credits | Direction & Production: Diego Aguirre & Juanpablo Avendaño. Production, live mixing & sound:
Julian Bonequi. Production & streaming: Eric Flores.
VII, picture by Diego Aguirre / CCDRadio. Design by Audition Records.