17h CL – BO
Musica Colaborativa a dis-tancia
LODO presents «Cajita Musical Planetaria« by the Argentinean artist Nacho Sanchez. The project generates an ephemeral community, between five artists with diverse cultural and sound backgrounds, to collectively create a live performance around the possibilities offered by TELEMIDI, a technology that allows musicians to co-create music in real-time by simultaneously exchanging MIDI data through the Internet.
The latency of audio and video signals is one of the biggest obstacles to solve to make music in a group way through the internet, especially when trying to match the interaction of performance in the same physical space. CMP proposes an alternative through the exclusive use of MIDI data, with imperceptible latency values, proposing a compositional logic in which the notes (the score) are dissociated from the resonant body (the instrument). The performance works by exchanging data between 5 computers running the same Ableton Live file so that each artist can generate the same sound result as the rest, or change the sound completely. CMP investigates the performatic and the collective in virtual media, forming a community based on trust, in which each artist gives access to the rest through its IP, and gives its compositional universe to the group, in search for a way to join the organization. Following the 20 minutes live performance, Nacho Sanchez will host a participatory conference and Ableton + Telemidi session, where the audience will be able to participate with their Ableton session to test the device.
LODO is a platform that works on the development of contemporary performing arts in Latin America since 2014, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoting exchange, creation, and mobility projects. LODO develops networking between artists, managers, institutions, public, and private funds, to support emerging dance, theater, performance, and artivism projects.
Artists bios and links
Stranded in Mexico because of the Pandemic, Nacho Sanchez ’s work explores the field of musical creation in collaborative environments, and the potential of new technologies as generators of new forms of composition and performance. A musical creator and teacher, he is currently part of the CRU Art Company, a community theater project in the Cildañez neighborhood of Villa Lugano, produced by the Matienzo Cultural Club, with the support of UNICEF. He is the creator of the cycle of music, art and technology «Sesiones Cercanas del Primer Piso«, that promotes and accompanies the work of emerging artists, musicians, and producers.
Bárbara Togander is an improviser, composer, and vocal artist of experimental music, with an academic base within Jazz. Her musical education and career start with the electric bass within the argentine jazz scene. As she gets closer to the experimental music and free improvisation, the voice takes the lead as her main instrument. For the last 15 years, she has included electronics and turntables in her improvisations, and is as well a composer and sound designer for theatre plays.
CNTV Emiliano Montenegro He is a UX Designer, photographer, sound, and visual artist, experimenting through electronic media, field recordings, and improvisation. In the musical and sound field, he began his research in 2008 under the project CNTV (Circuito Norte de Televisión). During 2009, he specialized in the sound field and musical experimentation with electronic media, software, and field recordings. In 2014, he entered the musical experimentation workshop of Club Cultural Matienzo, where he presented audiovisual works and installations, and later participated in the musicalization of the Contemporary Dance Corps and performances for different art platforms. In 2016, he directed the curatorship of IRL_Meeting, an audiovisual arts event.
Emma Harumi is a producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, and trans activist born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, now living in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Her musical career spans different genres: from trip-hop and minimal as a member of live-set project Purē; pop productions in Fenna Frei, where she operates Ableton Live and plays various instruments; and solo projects going from techno to downtempo, as can be seen in her last EP, «Tanabata», released on April 2020. Over the last year, she has performed as resident DJ of Habbo parties, and occasionally on others such as Cuarentena, Furia Virgen, Be Techno and 11:11.
Felipe Arias Vazquez is a student of philosophy, and experiments with the use of different technologies for music production and sound design.