Evamuss concerts in Germany and The Netherlands

03.09 @ Madame Claude, Berlin fb event
06.09 @ Loophole, Berlin (as Dj) fb event
07.09 @ Odradek, Chemnitz fb event
08.09 @ Kopfsalat, Leipzig
14.09 @ Varia, Rotterdam fb event

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Electromagnetic Detritus Performaces in Germany & Denmark

22.06 @ Rotterdam, De Player
25.06 @ Hamburg,  MS Stubnitz
27.06 @ Aarhus, Udstillingsstedet Spanien19C
28.06 @ Svenborg, Ved siden af
30.06 @ Copenhagen, Floating City


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Evamuss ::: + ::: Dj Sajjra ::: @ Baltic cities

03.06 Rotterdam, Amplified Hearing sound-walk @ Charlois Special
03.06 Rotterdam, Evamuss @ Balcony Festival
07.06 Vilnius, Evamuss @ Kirtimų kc
07.06 Vilnius, Dj Sajjra @ Yucatan Bar
08.06 Mažeikiai, Evamuss @ Menu Stotis
09.06 Palanga, Dj Sajjra @ Oldman
10.06 Kaunas, Dj Sajjra + Evamuss @ Po tiltu prie pilies
13.06 Kaliningrad, Underground From The Highlands, artist talk @ Virota gallery
14.06 Kaliningrad, Evamuss @ Ping Ponger
15.06 Kaliningrad, Dj Sajjra @ Katarsis
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Amplified Hearing | soundwalk @ Charlois Special

A sound-walk to experience some soundscapes of Charlois from their different dimensions (electromagnetic fields, vibrational objects, sub-aquatic flows, echolocative actions, etc.). We will give attention to the flow of the hidden acoustic energy, altering our perception of the daily life. Bring your bike!.
In collaboration with Cultuurbuur
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IA Maastunnel @ Sonic Chair (Münster, May 2018)


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Concerts coming February – March – April 2018

11_14.04 @ Barcelona (TBC)
10.03 @ USB – Union Simbiotica, Barcelona
03 – 07.04 @ Madrid (TBC)
31.03 -01.04 @ A Da Maxada Aniversary,Setubal
31.03 @ Festival Lua Ceia, Setubal
27-30.03 @ Andesground House, Tavira
26.03 @ Disgraça, Lisbon
24.03 @ Liceo Mutante, Pontevedra
23.03 @ Porto, Café Au Lait
14.03 @ VillaK, The Hague
03.03 @ WORM-Wunderbar, Rotterdam
24.02 @ Attent, Rotterdam

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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”
“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
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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

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.
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. 
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
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.
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:

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).
[ 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
@ 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.
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).
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.
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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