Fri 15.03. – 19 h
SoundsAbout is pleased to invite you to the Performance ‚Ode to Herc: Technology bending by Afro-Latin strategies in modern abstract music‘ by Fausto Mujica.
Developed within the project DIY Electronics, ‚Ode to Herc‘ is a multi-sampler music performance based on a year long research on Hip-Hop’s Afro-diasporic aesthetic strategies of cultural and technological appropriation. The latter is traced in the Afro/ Latin American music tradition while it represents one of the most fundamental elements of hip hop culture. Through digital sampling instrumentation, looping, re-contextualization and improvisation, the performance aims to bring on the foreground the aforementioned aesthetic strategies and re-examine their aesthetic and artistic value in the field of contemporary music and art.
Fausto Mújica (LFA) was born in Mexico City in 1987, and is a producer, composer, DJ and a trained jazz musician for saxophone, flute and trumpet. From 2014 to 2018, he ran the independent label Mexotic-City where he produced and released more than 100 tracks. His artistic practice also includes photography, film scoring and cinematography. He is currently based in Berlin, and attending the MA program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
Doors open at 7PM. Performance starts at 8PM.
* SoundsAbout is a collabotration between the Master’s program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts and Zwitschermaschine, offering a project space to present and discuss, question and celebrate the work and ideas of our students and their guests for three months every year.