Friday, January 23, 2009

Sonic Bridge

Friday, January 23 (9:30 p.m. CST / 1:30 a.m. Buenos Aires)

Hundreds of miles of wall and fence stretch along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the U.S. Immigration Policy could change soon since Barack Obama is now the U.S.’s 44th President. Performers at Brown Rice were part of a telematic performance event which perpendicularly ran through the U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence, in conjunction with sound artists and musicians who live here in Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Artists in these remote locations interacted with each other in real time --

1. in Buenos Aires: Azucena Losana, Matthew Golombisky (upright bass), Jorge Crowe, and Colectivo BUENISSSIMO (Agustin Genoud, Josefina Zuain, Valeria CaamaƱo, and Leonello Zambon)

2. in Mexico City: Amanda Gutierrez, Ezequiel Netri Collective with Tito, Kai Kraatz, Jaime Villareal, and Changorama Collective (Rafael Cauto, Zaratustra Vasquez, and David Somellera)

3. at Brown Rice: Christopher Preissing (flute), Gregory O'Drobinak (arc of the oven), Williwaw (amplified ukulele), Jayve Montgomery (reeds and percussion), and Dan Godston (trumpet)

Although people have many different opinions about what should be done about the U.S.-Mexico border/fence and the U.S.’ Immigration Policy, it is a good that ideas and sound can travel freely across borders.

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