Past Saturday was the last day of Zeppelin, a sonic projects festival which has been running since about year 2001.
Zeppelin is organized by Orquestra del Caos “an interdisciplinar collective of artists, particularly oriented towards development of projects related to Experimental Music and Sound Art” whith José Manuel Berenguer and Carlos Gómez as its core members.
One relevant effort of Orquestra del Caos is “Sonidos en Causa“. Which is a project devoted to record and preserve the sonic heritage of a number of Latin American cultural contexts in which, due to economic growth, irreversible enviromental changes are taking place. Here you can access its streaming page. Another day I’ll interview Jose Manuel Berenguer about this and other projects of Orquestra del Caos, but today let me tell you about Saturday:
Real-time video taken from the show at one country was projected on the screens at every other country’s show; and you could even follow the encounter through live streaming. The whole project was supported by Anilla Cultural Latinoamérica-Europa, a collaboration network that aims to link Latin America and Europe culture scenarios and actors, through information and communication technologies.
It sounds quite as an über-technical struggle of sorts, but it felt more like a meeting among friends with a taste for sound twisting, and drone surfing; very enjoyable if you are into that kind of thing 🙂
Please, click on the links to know more, and see you next time!
“People demonstrating in a political protest, big group of people creating noise by banging pots, pans, and other utensils by some eventual whistling and voices”
… this is a very popular way of protesting in Barcelona, and very very common during the protests that started on 15 May of this year (2011) and gave birth to what has been called the “indignados” movement. But more on that later.