Reviews of some last releases

Review of “Raw Field Recordings II: Electromagnetic Detritus” in Vital Weekly 1094 (NL) / Reseña de “Raw Field Recordings II: Electromagnetic Detritus”
http://www.vitalweekly.net/1094.html
“For some time now Chrs Galarreta lives and works in The Netherlands, having left his homeland Peru, even when he is here too something of a nomad. Traveling to and from places to perform his or install his sound art pieces he is a keen listener to the environment around him. Usually armed with hand-made electromagnetic transducers, which pick up sound that may not be audible to the human ear. On ‘Raw Field Recordings II’ you just get that; raw field recordings without any transformation, from Lima to Vienna and from Paris to the Lacandona Jungle, and it’s all quite noisy with heavy electrical sparks and current, line hum from inside a train, fluorescent lamp, mobile phone or an electric generator box. It is not something you haven’t heard before; think for instance of the work of Joe Colley or Disinformation, but Galarreta does an equally interesting job as those composers, which culminates in the longest track here, a live recording from Paris, in which, so I assume, he uses all of those field recordings (found on this disc, or otherwise) to create a collage of these somewhat unusual recordings, tying him into the world of Colley and Meirino even more. Quite a beauty this recording and with some excellent suppressed aggression.” (Frans de Waard)
Some reviews of MARDOLOR release in Darkroom Magazine (IT) and Vital Weekly 1094 (NL) / Algunas reseñas de MARDOLOR
http://www.darkroom-magazine.it/ita/106/Recensione.php?r=3869
http://www.vitalweekly.net/1094.html
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MUOZIK / SAJJRA / SZMIDT / Wł-Wył , Touring @ Poland

13.12 Kraków
15..12 Galeon, Kielce
16..12 Rybnik
17..12 Masłów
18.12 Siedem Pokoi, Kielce
Contact me for more info.
Video: Sajjra soundcheck @ Set/30 (Nantes – France, 11/12/2015).
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Four sound pieces for a sonic chair


Soundwaves
Four sound pieces for a Sonic Chair
30 September 2017 –
30 December 2017
Permission free
KÖLN   |  MAKK, An der Rechtschule, Köln (D)
As part of the sound art series soundwaves*, curated by Georg Dietzler, four sound artists composed each one piece for a loudspeaker design-furniture, a 350 degrees revolvable sonic
chair sc01, first model range from 2008. Similar to a music instrument, the form of the sonic chair is determined by the acoustics: sitting at the centre of the sound supports the spatial perception of the recording. Whereby, the deep frequencies are transmitted to the listener’s back by a structure-borne sound membrane. Loudspeakers in the sonic chairs canopy all together generate a special listening experience more for the person sitting in the chair than for the ones being close by.
Andreas Oskar Hirsch
ROW OUT, 2011/2017
The recording was taken aboard the ARAD, a lifeboat of the Dutch rowing team Roeiteam Terschelling Recreatie. The focus is on the coxswain’s commands which resemble a funk singer’s ones and which make the team become one body working their way through the waters.
 www.hirschonhirsch.com
Achim Mohné
Music for, by & through a Sonic Chair sc01, 2017
Making inaudible audible – you’re listening to electromagnetic emissions of this sonic chair sc01, only. Its inaudible effects of electromagnetic fields by its various electronic components are decoded by a guitar pick-up into sound, live recorded, played as audio material into the chairs sound system again. 
www.achimmohne.de
Janneke van der Putten & Chrs Galarreta 
I.A. Maastunnel, 2017
Raw field-recordings, no electronic effects, of sound research inside the 500 meter long Maastunnel in Rotterdam/NL, running under the Maas river. The space is explored through different experiences and ways of listening: by doing sound-walks and performative interventions, and by recording sounds that are sometimes (in)audible to human ears. The recorded mechanical sounds were produced by people and machines in the tunnel, making audible the hidden ‘voices’ resonating in the tiled tunnel architecture.
Chrs Galarreta: http://sajjra.net
www.jannekevanderputten.nl
Miki Yui
ellecsielle, 2017
Delicate signals, from a tiny hiss to a distant hum are crafted into pieces of music
charged with narrative tension. Miki Yui is known for her own unique style of composition of electronics, field recordings and recorded sounds, balancing between minimalistic and organic rhythms, subtle nuances for her soundscapes.
www.mikiyui.com
www.sonicchair.de
www.museenkoeln.de/museum-fuer-angewandte-kunst/
The sound art series soundwaves, curated by Georg Dietzler, presents loudspeakers as instrument, staged in- and outdoors in special listening settings. It does include various private consumer home loudspeaker systems, the sonic chair sc01 listening furtniture, a DIY speaker-sculpture, new speaker inventions and speaker sculptures as part of current sound research and material science. In staged speaker arrangements audience experience impacts of architectural building materials, room acoustics, acoustic reflections, listening at public sites, etcetera.
Thanks to all funding bodies MUSIKFONDS, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln and cooperating partner Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln.
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ALOARDI FESTIVAL – ‘Peruvian New Music and Arts’

(Glad to be the co-curator and co-organizer of this event with the Aloardi Colective)
ALOARDI FESTIVAL – ‘Peruvian New Music and Arts’

full line up:
• ISABEL HUAYANAY
• DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE
• WILDER GONZALES AGREDA
• FELIPE DEL AGUILA
• TICA
• DJ SONIDO MARTINES
• DJ PIRA LEMU
• JONATHAN CASTRO – visuals

location: WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
Saturday 28 October 2017
18:00 – 04:00 | presale: €7 / door: €9
Aloardi | www.aloardi.org | Pantropical

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ALOARDI FESTIVAL proudly presents its follow-up to last year’s debut edition.
Dive deep into Peruvian New Music and Arts – Aloardi Festival 2017 offers a multifaceted programme that comprises an exhibition, a symposium and a video screening, culminating in an enticing mix of exclusive live performances and DJ sets.
At the invitation of Aloardi this festival presents the work of contemporary Peruvian artists, musicians and DJ’s, boasting different aspects of the current Peruvian underground. Expect mesmerising Andean folk from the highlands, gutsy sound experimentalism, highly danceable chicha/cumbia, tropical bass & much more.
This second edition is organised by Aloardi and Idraola, and powered by Pantropical (as part of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017).
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PROGRAMME:
[ 18:00 – 21:00 ]
• opening exhibition by Felipe del Alguila
• video screening – selection of Peruvian video art
• symposium ‘Worldviews, music and arts in contemporary Peru’
[ 21:00 – 04:00 ]
• LIVE + DJ sets
• merch of Aloardi / Superspace records and participating artists

■ ISABEL HUAYANAY
Isabel Huayanay is a talented harpist and singer who was born in Lima. Her vocal timbre represents a typical vocal style which is commonly practiced by female Andean singers in Huancavelica, in the Peruvian highlands. Huancavelica is the place of origin of folkloric traditions such as the ‘Tusujs’ or ‘Danzantes de Tijeras’, which translates to ‘scissors dancers’. These are ancient cultural practices of resistance that survived the colonial era. Isabel masters different Andean styles of traditional celebrations like her ancestors and harpist family members before her. Her appearance at the Aloardi Festival is a significant example of how rural Andean cultures are integrated in the Peruvian urban societies, and that of Lima in particular.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mxfn5pFdQ0
■ DENGUE DENGUE DENGUE
Famed duo from Lima, known for their highly danceable fusion of modern electronics and tropical rhythms. Call it tropical bass, global bass or cumbia digital, DDD keeps evolving constantly in their explorations of global rhythms and sounds. We can rely on them to carry Aloardi festival into the night!
https://denguedenguedengue.net/
TICA
Tica (which means ‘flower’ in Quechua language) emerged in 2003 from the vibrant El Rimac and Comas districts in Lima. Its members Fabiola Vasques and Chrs Galarreta were previously active in influential bands such as DiosMeHaViolado, Evamuss and Lapolarina. With their peculiar mix of dreamy pop and noise Tica quickly caught the attention of the Peruvian underground. They produced several releases on various Peruvian labels and played many live shows, but had to disband in 2008 when Galarreta relocated to Mexico. This evening will see the live rebirth of Tica and the launch of a brand new 7″ release and a K7 compilation.
https://chrsgalarretaprojects.bandcamp.com/album/lo-que-sea-por-mi-destruccion
■ WILDER GONZALES AGREDA
Wilder Agreda’s prolific work and characteristic musical ethos makes him one of the most interesting figures in Peruvian independent music and sound art. He has been active since 1995 with influential bands like Catarsis, Avalonia and Fractal, who were part of a Peruvian psychedelic post-rock scene known as ‘Crisálida Sónica’. Wilder’s discography consists of more than 60 releases. He founded Super Space Records and produces the radio show ‘Peru Metamusica’. In the alternative South american network he is also known as a music journalist and philosopher, publishing articles with his blog ‘Peru Avantgarde’ and other platforms.
https://superspacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/scala-mega-hertz
■ SONIDO MARTINES
Sonido Martines is one of the head honchos of the South American tropical music scene who is originally from Argentina. He is a tireless seeker of lost vinyl who meanwhile operates from La Paz, Bolivia. For his DJ set at Aloardi he will draw upon a vast library of Peruvian classics, shaking up the dancefloor with psychedelic chicha, cumbia, huayno and other tropical sounds.
https://soundcloud.com/sonidomartines
■ PIRA LEMU
Pira Lemu is a Peruvian artist whose radical DJ mixes sometimes seem to double as sound essays. Huayno, other styles of folklore and modern bass are joyously mixed up, favoring spontaneity against easy listening. Pira Lemu is currently located in Berlin where he organizes various shows and also performs live.
mixcloud.com/julio-lugon/the-worst-pira-lemu-s-mixtape-of-huayno-music-here-and-over-yonder
JONATHAN CASTRO
Jonathan Castro is a graphic designer and musician from Lima. He designed posters for various Peruvian musicians, labels and underground venues, as well as international artists like Mauricio Bianchi and Sonic Youth. He currently works at Studio Dumbar in Rotterdam and is responsible for Pantropical’s graphic identity. Aloardi invited Jonathan to work on the festival’s graphic representation and live visuals during the event.
http://chromedealer.tumblr.com/
OPENING EXHIBITION: FELIPE DEL ÁGUILA – ‘Connection-Disconnection’
@ S/ash Ga//ery [ 18:00 – 19:00 ]
In the wake of Aloardi’s 20th anniversary in 2018, visual artist Felipe Del Aguila is granted an artist-in-residency as part of the Aloardi Exchange Programme. His solo exhibition ‘Connection-Disconnection’ will conclude this residency. Felipe’s work often seeks a balance between art and activism. He will immerse himself within the context of Rotterdam, in order to understand and ‘hack’ the local dynamic. He mainly works with performative interventions in the urban public space, collecting found materials and trash, using language and text within a social-critical approach. Growing up in the Piñonate district in Lima, located close to busy street markets, Felipe got inspired by the constant appropriation of public space within Peruvian cities in relation to street commerce – something that is practiced in Peru mostly by people with lower incomes. Since the mid-90’s he has been designing independent publications in the alternative circuit, next to collaborating with various activist collectives. In 2001 he joined the Aloardi collective and remained one of its core members until 2009.
https://500px.com/fdelaguilazz11
SYMPOSIUM: ‘Worldviews, music and arts in contemporary Peru’
@ UBIK Theatre [ 19:00 – 21:00 ]
After the opening of Felipe Del Águila’s exhibition the audience is invited to join a series of short lectures about the artists’ roots and background, providing a context to their influences and inspirations. Wilder Gonzales Agreda will give a lecture about the underground music scene in Peru, Felipe Del Aguila will show a video screening about Peruvian video art, and there will be a round table discussion. Language: Spanish and English (translation).
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ABOUT ALOARDI
Aloardi is one of the first independent labels / platforms in South and Central America. Starting in 1998, Aloardi began diffusing and producing experimental music, audiovisual art, sound related interventions, internet radio broadcasts and alternative acoustic research. Aloardi’s headquarters in Lima serves as venue for workshops, a residency programme, and a mediatheque.
ABOUT PANTROPICAL
Pantropical is a frenzied gig/club/dance series focussing on rough edged tropical music, outré rural folklore, contemporary club music, global bass & more.
Aloardi Festival is supported by WORM, Gemeente Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam. Thanks to ‘Residency …at the Waterfront’ and Studio Klangendum. Design by Jonathan Castro.
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Pre-flyer:

Aloardi Fest 28.10.2017 pre-flyer_web

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Co-organizing Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017

The Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 presents a cultural calendar with music & arts events in Rotterdam, thanks to the organisation of Aloardi and Idraola. We are proud to announce the second edition of this project, a mutual exchange between Peru and the Netherlands.
ALOARDI ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENTS ARE:
Felipe del Aguila (PE) | 29 September – 4 November 2017
Isabel Huayanay (PE) | 22 – 29 October 2017
Fabiola Vasquez (PE) | 22 October – 5 November 2017
Wilder Gonzales Agreda (PE) | 29 September – 26 November 2017
Matthias Hurtl (AT) & Yoana Buzova (BG) | 5 November – 31 December 2017
FB banner final Aloardi Festival 2017_web
PROGRAMME:
5 October 2017, 19:30
Opening: Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 | Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
15 October 2017, 15:45
RAYMI I – Aloardi event | Maastunnel & Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
21 October 2017, 19:30
RAYMI II – Exhibition by Felipe del Aguila | galerie Gallery, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
24 October 2017
Concert TICA , Wilder Gonzales A. and Isabel Huayanay | Barlok, Brussels | FB
28 October 2017, 18:00
Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’ | WORM, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
29 October – 1 November 2017
Exhibition by Felipe del Aguila | S/ash Gallery, WORM, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
29 October 2017
Concert TICA and Felipe del Aguila (documentation) | CCL, Lille | WEB | FB
30 October 2017
Concert TICA and Felipe del Aguila (documentation) | L’ International, Paris | FB|
01 November 2017
Interview Wilder Gonzales A. | Radio Nova, Paris | FB
01 November 2017
Concert TICA and Felipe del Aguila (Documentation) | Chair de Poulle, Paris | FB
03 November 2017
Concert TICA, Wilder Gonzales A. and Felipe del Aguila (Documentation) | Emporium Galorium, Rouen | FB
04 November 2017
Concert TICA | Le Chien Stupide, Nantes | FB
08 November 2017
Radioplay by Wilder Gonzales A. | Concertzender radio streaming, commissioned by Studio Klangendum | WEB
14 November 2017, 20:30
Concert Wilder Gonzales A. | WORM, Rotterdam | WEB | FB

18 November 2017, 16:30 – 17:30

Presentation Matthias Hurtl & Yoana Buzova | South Explorer, Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
18 November 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
Concert Jonathan Castro + Aloardi Jam Session | South Explorer, Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB
18 – 19 November 2017, 13:00 – 18:00
Open Studio Matthias Hurtl & Yoana Buzova | South Explorer, Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
17 December 2017, 15:00
BIKE RIDE EVENT Matthis Hurtl & Yoana Buzova | Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam
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■ FELIPE DEL AGUILA
To mark Aloardi’s 19th anniversary, visual artist Felipe Del Águila has been granted an artist-in-residency as part of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017. His exhibition, ‘Connection-Disconnection’ at WORM S/ash Gallery will conclude this residency, opening on the 28th of October. Together with Wilder Gonzales Agreda, Del Aguila also initiates a series of public events in Rotterdam, called RAYMI.
Del Aguila is a visual artist and cultural manager with a background as photographer, graphic designer and web programmer. Graduated from the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú – Visual Arts, Universidad ESAN – Marketing and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Management, Del Aguila is currently running his communication studio, AIRE COMMUNICACIONES, aside of his function as Head of Communication at the MAC – Museum of Contemporary Art (Lima). Since the mid-90’s he has been designing independent publications in the alternative circuit with the publication studio Contenidos Mutantes. He was also collaborating with various activist collectives. In 2001 he joined the Aloardi collective and remained one of its core members until 2009.
Felipe del Aguila’s artistic work often seeks a balance between art and activism. He will immerse himself within the context of Rotterdam, in order to understand and ‘hack’ the local dynamic. He mainly works with performative interventions in the urban public space, collecting found materials and trash, using language and text within a social-critical approach. Growing up in the Piñonate district in Lima, located close to busy street markets, Felipe got inspired by the constant appropriation of public space within Peruvian cities in relation to street commerce – something that is practiced in Peru mostly by people with lower incomes.
■ WILDER GONZALES AGREDA
Wilder Agreda’s prolific work and characteristic musical ethos makes him one of the most interesting figures in Peruvian independent music and sound art. He has been active since 1995 with influential bands like Catarsis, Avalonia and Fractal, who were part of a Peruvian psychedelic post-rock scene known as ‘Crisálida Sónica’. Wilder founded Super Space Records in and his discography consists of more than 60 releases. He also produces the radio show ‘Peru Metamusica’, dedicated to avant-garde rock and electronic music, which is transmitted by the FM Radio Comas, Lima. In the alternative South american network he is also known as a music journalist and philosopher, publishing articles with his blog ‘Peru Avantgarde’ (since 2004) and other platforms. Gonzales Agreda graduated in Communication at the University of Lima (2010) and specialized in Philosophy at the University Ruiz de Montoya (2005).
As artist-in-residence at the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 in October and November this year, Gonzales Agreda will perform at the Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’ at WORM on the 28th of October, and produce a radio play to be broadcasted at the Dutch national Concertzender, a commission by Studio Klangendum. He also takes part in other Aloardi events in Rotterdam at Het Wilde Weten and Paviljoen aan het Water, amongst others.
https://superspacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/scala-mega-hertz
ISABEL HUAYANAY
Isabel Huayanay is a talented harpist and singer who was born in Lima. Her vocal timbre represents a typical vocal style which is commonly practiced by female Andean singers in Huancavelica, in the Peruvian highlands. Huancavelica is the place of origin of folkloric traditions such as the ‘Tusujs’ or ‘Danzantes de Tijeras’, which translates to ‘scissors dancers’. These are ancient cultural practices of resistance that survived the colonial era. Isabel masters different Andean styles of traditional celebrations like her ancestors and harpist family members before her. Her appearance at the Aloardi Festival is a significant example of how rural Andean cultures are integrated in the Peruvian urban societies, and that of Lima in particular.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mxfn5pFdQ0
■ FABIOLA VASQUEZ
Fabiola Vasquez comes to Rotterdam to present the European premiere of her duo-project with Chrs Galarreta, the band Tica. Tica (which means ‘flower’ in Quechua language) emerged in 2003 from the vibrant El Rimac and Comas districts in Lima. Its members Vasquez and Galarreta were previously active in influential bands such as DiosMeHaViolado, Evamuss and Lapolarina. With their peculiar mix of dreamy pop and noise Tica quickly caught the attention of the Peruvian underground. They produced several releases on various Peruvian labels and played many live shows, but had to disband in 2008 when Galarreta relocated to Mexico. At the Aloardi Festival in WORM we will see the live rebirth of Tica and the launch of a brand new 7″ release and a K7 compilation, published by the labels Existence (FR) and Aloardi (PE).
https://chrsgalarretaprojects.bandcamp.com/album/lo-que-sea-por-mi-destruccion
■ MATTHIAS HURTL & YOANA BUZOVA
Oyo and mmths have been alone together in Rotterdam and Vienna collaborating over the last few years. Their collaboration vary between multimedia performances, installations, browser extensions and short films. For the Aloardi artist-in-residence period Matthias Hurtl and Yoana Buzova will develop a bicycle module, for cassette tapes to be recorded and played through the movement of the bike crank. A cassette tape has a length of 30-45 minutes on each side. Matthias and Yoana will organize a bike tour in the residency area and record while biking, resulting in two recordings from each of their bikes. That material will become side A and B of a tape release. At the endpoint of the route the collected material will be presented in a small performance, where Yoana and Matthias will use the bike tape players as an instrument. The bike modification will be documented and made available and open for anyone to build and modify. This can also be realized in a hands-on workshop setting within the residency. The cassette release will be an audio translation of the nature of the route, the speed and dynamics of the biking, as it will be directly connected to the movement of the tape.
Matthias Hurtl (mmths) lives and works between vienna and rotterdam. He deals with questions on how sound manifests itself in a space and how interaction can change the listeners acoustic perception. His artistic work extends through installation, performances and wearable devices. mmths works have been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Asia and Africa. He holds a diploma in Digital Art of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna.
http://randomaccessmemory.at/
Йоана Бузова / Yoana Buzova (oyo) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, passionate about public space and short-lived, neglected moments and objects. She employs low-tech, DIY methods, found and repurposed material to create poetic moments. In 2014 Yoana completed the Master’s Program at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Proud member of the The Tip Top Orchestra, first amateur avant-garde orchestra. Proud member of the Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam. Based in Rotterdam.
http://oyoana.com/
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ABOUT ALOARDI
Aloardi is one of the first independent labels / platforms in South and Central America. Starting in 1998, Aloardi began diffusing and producing experimental music, audiovisual art, sound related interventions, internet radio broadcasts and alternative acoustic research. Aloardi’s headquarters in Lima serves as venue for workshops, a residency programme, and a mediatheque.
www.aloardi.org
The Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 is organized by Aloardi and Idraola. Made with the support of WORM, CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam) and City of Rotterdam. Thanks to ‘Residency … at the Waterfront – International Residency Program: State of the City#3 Rotterdam’ and galerie Gallery. Design by Jonathan Castro.
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Co-organizing Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017, October – December 2017 (Rotterdam, NL)

The Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 presents a cultural calendar with music & arts events in Rotterdam, thanks to the organisation of Aloardi and Idraola. We are proud to announce the second edition of this project, a mutual exchange between Peru and the Netherlands.
ALOARDI ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENTS ARE:
Felipe del Aguila (PE) | 29 September – 4 November 2017
Isabel Huayanay (PE) | 22 – 29 October 2017
Fabiola Vasquez (PE) | 22 October – 5 November 2017
Wilder Gonzales Agreda (PE) | 29 September – 26 November 2017
Matthias Hurtl (AT) & Yoana Buzova (BG) | 5 November – 31 December 2017
FB banner final Aloardi Festival 2017_web
PROGRAMME:
5 October 2017, 19:30
Opening: Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 | Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
15 October 2017, 15:45
RAYMI I – Aloardi event | Maastunnel & Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
21 October 2017, 19:30
RAYMI II – Exhibition by Felipe del Aguila | galerie Gallery, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
24 October 2017
Concert TICA , Wilder Gonzales A. and Isabel Huayanay | Barlok, Brussels | FB
28 October 2017, 18:00
Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’ | WORM, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
29 October – 1 November 2017
Exhibition by Felipe del Aguila | S/ash Gallery, WORM, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
29 October 2017
Concert TICA and Felipe del Aguila (documentation) | CCL, Lille | WEB | FB
30 October 2017
Concert TICA and Felipe del Aguila (documentation) | L’ International, Paris | FB|
01 November 2017
Interview Wilder Gonzales A. | Radio Nova, Paris | FB
01 November 2017
Concert TICA and Felipe del Aguila (Documentation) | Chair de Poulle, Paris | FB
03 November 2017
Concert TICA, Wilder Gonzales A. and Felipe del Aguila (Documentation) | Emporium Galorium, Rouen | FB
04 November 2017
Concert TICA | Le Chien Stupide, Nantes | FB
08 November 2017
Radioplay by Wilder Gonzales A. | Concertzender radio streaming, commissioned by Studio Klangendum | WEB
14 November 2017, 20:30
Concert Wilder Gonzales A. | WORM, Rotterdam | WEB | FB

18 November 2017, 16:30 – 17:30

Presentation Matthias Hurtl & Yoana Buzova | South Explorer, Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
18 November 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
Concert Jonathan Castro + Aloardi Jam Session | South Explorer, Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB
18 – 19 November 2017, 13:00 – 18:00
Open Studio Matthias Hurtl & Yoana Buzova | South Explorer, Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam | WEB | FB
17 December 2017, 15:00
BIKE RIDE EVENT Matthis Hurtl & Yoana Buzova | Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam
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■ FELIPE DEL AGUILA
To mark Aloardi’s 19th anniversary, visual artist Felipe Del Águila has been granted an artist-in-residency as part of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017. His exhibition, ‘Connection-Disconnection’ at WORM S/ash Gallery will conclude this residency, opening on the 28th of October. Together with Wilder Gonzales Agreda, Del Aguila also initiates a series of public events in Rotterdam, called RAYMI.
Del Aguila is a visual artist and cultural manager with a background as photographer, graphic designer and web programmer. Graduated from the Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú – Visual Arts, Universidad ESAN – Marketing and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Management, Del Aguila is currently running his communication studio, AIRE COMMUNICACIONES, aside of his function as Head of Communication at the MAC – Museum of Contemporary Art (Lima). Since the mid-90’s he has been designing independent publications in the alternative circuit with the publication studio Contenidos Mutantes. He was also collaborating with various activist collectives. In 2001 he joined the Aloardi collective and remained one of its core members until 2009.
Felipe del Aguila’s artistic work often seeks a balance between art and activism. He will immerse himself within the context of Rotterdam, in order to understand and ‘hack’ the local dynamic. He mainly works with performative interventions in the urban public space, collecting found materials and trash, using language and text within a social-critical approach. Growing up in the Piñonate district in Lima, located close to busy street markets, Felipe got inspired by the constant appropriation of public space within Peruvian cities in relation to street commerce – something that is practiced in Peru mostly by people with lower incomes.
■ WILDER GONZALES AGREDA
Wilder Agreda’s prolific work and characteristic musical ethos makes him one of the most interesting figures in Peruvian independent music and sound art. He has been active since 1995 with influential bands like Catarsis, Avalonia and Fractal, who were part of a Peruvian psychedelic post-rock scene known as ‘Crisálida Sónica’. Wilder founded Super Space Records in and his discography consists of more than 60 releases. He also produces the radio show ‘Peru Metamusica’, dedicated to avant-garde rock and electronic music, which is transmitted by the FM Radio Comas, Lima. In the alternative South american network he is also known as a music journalist and philosopher, publishing articles with his blog ‘Peru Avantgarde’ (since 2004) and other platforms. Gonzales Agreda graduated in Communication at the University of Lima (2010) and specialized in Philosophy at the University Ruiz de Montoya (2005).
As artist-in-residence at the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 in October and November this year, Gonzales Agreda will perform at the Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’ at WORM on the 28th of October, and produce a radio play to be broadcasted at the Dutch national Concertzender, a commission by Studio Klangendum. He also takes part in other Aloardi events in Rotterdam at Het Wilde Weten and Paviljoen aan het Water, amongst others.
https://superspacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/scala-mega-hertz
ISABEL HUAYANAY
Isabel Huayanay is a talented harpist and singer who was born in Lima. Her vocal timbre represents a typical vocal style which is commonly practiced by female Andean singers in Huancavelica, in the Peruvian highlands. Huancavelica is the place of origin of folkloric traditions such as the ‘Tusujs’ or ‘Danzantes de Tijeras’, which translates to ‘scissors dancers’. These are ancient cultural practices of resistance that survived the colonial era. Isabel masters different Andean styles of traditional celebrations like her ancestors and harpist family members before her. Her appearance at the Aloardi Festival is a significant example of how rural Andean cultures are integrated in the Peruvian urban societies, and that of Lima in particular.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mxfn5pFdQ0
■ FABIOLA VASQUEZ
Fabiola Vasquez comes to Rotterdam to present the European premiere of her duo-project with Chrs Galarreta, the band Tica. Tica (which means ‘flower’ in Quechua language) emerged in 2003 from the vibrant El Rimac and Comas districts in Lima. Its members Vasquez and Galarreta were previously active in influential bands such as DiosMeHaViolado, Evamuss and Lapolarina. With their peculiar mix of dreamy pop and noise Tica quickly caught the attention of the Peruvian underground. They produced several releases on various Peruvian labels and played many live shows, but had to disband in 2008 when Galarreta relocated to Mexico. At the Aloardi Festival in WORM we will see the live rebirth of Tica and the launch of a brand new 7″ release and a K7 compilation, published by the labels Existence (FR) and Aloardi (PE).
https://chrsgalarretaprojects.bandcamp.com/album/lo-que-sea-por-mi-destruccion
■ MATTHIAS HURTL & YOANA BUZOVA
Oyo and mmths have been alone together in Rotterdam and Vienna collaborating over the last few years. Their collaboration vary between multimedia performances, installations, browser extensions and short films. For the Aloardi artist-in-residence period Matthias Hurtl and Yoana Buzova will develop a bicycle module, for cassette tapes to be recorded and played through the movement of the bike crank. A cassette tape has a length of 30-45 minutes on each side. Matthias and Yoana will organize a bike tour in the residency area and record while biking, resulting in two recordings from each of their bikes. That material will become side A and B of a tape release. At the endpoint of the route the collected material will be presented in a small performance, where Yoana and Matthias will use the bike tape players as an instrument. The bike modification will be documented and made available and open for anyone to build and modify. This can also be realized in a hands-on workshop setting within the residency. The cassette release will be an audio translation of the nature of the route, the speed and dynamics of the biking, as it will be directly connected to the movement of the tape.
Matthias Hurtl (mmths) lives and works between vienna and rotterdam. He deals with questions on how sound manifests itself in a space and how interaction can change the listeners acoustic perception. His artistic work extends through installation, performances and wearable devices. mmths works have been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Asia and Africa. He holds a diploma in Digital Art of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna.
http://randomaccessmemory.at/
Йоана Бузова / Yoana Buzova (oyo) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, passionate about public space and short-lived, neglected moments and objects. She employs low-tech, DIY methods, found and repurposed material to create poetic moments. In 2014 Yoana completed the Master’s Program at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Proud member of the The Tip Top Orchestra, first amateur avant-garde orchestra. Proud member of the Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam. Based in Rotterdam.
http://oyoana.com/
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ABOUT ALOARDI
Aloardi is one of the first independent labels / platforms in South and Central America. Starting in 1998, Aloardi began diffusing and producing experimental music, audiovisual art, sound related interventions, internet radio broadcasts and alternative acoustic research. Aloardi’s headquarters in Lima serves as venue for workshops, a residency programme, and a mediatheque.
www.aloardi.org
The Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 is organized by Aloardi and Idraola. Made with the support of WORM, CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam) and City of Rotterdam. Thanks to ‘Residency … at the Waterfront – International Residency Program: State of the City#3 Rotterdam’ and galerie Gallery. Design by Jonathan Castro.
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Concerts coming in The Netherlands

07.10 @ MIR, Rotterdam
10.10 @ Wunderbar/WORM, Rotterdam
13.10 @ ADM Festival, Amsterdam

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Electromagnetic & Acoustic Detritus @ Germany

15.09 @Makroscope, Müllheim,
16.09 @ Wanderhaus, Kassel.
“When we accept the necessities generated by technological progress and its commercialization, we reassert our mutant condition as urban beings.” Christian Galarreta`s performance is related to his sound work Raw Field Recordings II: Electromagnetic Detritus, commissioned by documenta 14 for Every Time A Ear di Soun. Within the documenta 14 Radio Program Galarreta’s composition of sounds of electrosmog recorded in the last fourteen years of his acoustic research, was broadcast all over the world, now it is live performed in Kassel.
Joining the events with Janneke van der Putten.
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Aurora

Song : A͢u͠ro͏ra
Music and lyrics : SAJJRA
Album: The҉ Śun ͟Rem̷ai̸ns ̛T̀he S͘am̀e̵
Music video : Pierre Ströska
Footage from South Korea, Japan, Paris.
Shot : Yoo Ji, Ströska
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Electromagnetic & Acoustic Detritus Tour June 2017

30.05 @ MIR, Rotterdam (playing as Sajjra)
01.06 @ O tannebaum, Berlin
02.06 @ Petrohradskakolektiv, Prague (playing dj session)
04.06 @ Punctum, Prague
05.06 @ UFF, Wroklaw
06.06 @ 4 Pokoje, Warsaw
07.06 @ Kirtimų Kultūros Centras, Vilnius
08.06 @ Ultra Dinamica, Kaunas
10.06 – 17.09 @ documenta 14, Kassel (Installation in situ / documenta14 radio project on line
11.06 @ Potlatch Fest, St Petersburg
13.06 @ Sound Museum, St. Petersburg
15.06 @ Noise & Fury Fest, Moscow (FB event)
16.06 @ TEPLO gallery, Yaroslavl
18.06 @ SSI: Noiseroom, Rostov
19.06 @ Get In Touch To Know, Rostov
22.06 @ Vodokanal Museum, Volgograd
23-24.06 @ Meteor Fest, Nizhniy Novgorod (FB event)
25.06 @ Zangranika, Moscow
26.06 @ Vermel Club, Moscow
28.06 @ NCCA, Kaliningrad
30.06 @ Kaliningrad (dj Session)
01.07 @ Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk
03.07 @ Dolma 1, Dąbrowa
04.07 @ One Tone, Kielce
* Links of all the concerts will be updated in the coming days here
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