Wednesday 7 September 2016, 8pm
In collaboration with SpainNOW!
Spain NOW! is an annual season showcasing the latest creative talent coming out of Spain. It takes place all around London and strives to break traditional geographical barriers in as much as cultural consumption in the capital is concerned. With an all-inclusive ethos, Spain NOW! looks at the whole gamut of artistic disciplines and, through a rigorous selection process, presents to London audiences a comprehensive number of exhibitions, events and performances reflecting the artistic output of the Spanish art scene/world of that year.
Curated by Laura Plana Gracia – elektronische-art-and-music
agency run by lauraplanagracia curating – management – promotion – production – publication – distribution – record label – research – development – investment . BA History of Art, UB 2006. MA Curating Media Art, MECAD 2007. Study/work program MAH Media Art Histories, 2010. Curating Art after New Media, 2015. PhD Curating Sound Art. Transdisciplinary in Sonic Studies.
Pablo Sanz is an artist, composer and sound recordist currently based in the UK. He makes site-specific projects, multichannel installations, immersive live performances, headphone pieces and publications. His activities are engaged with the exploration of aesthetic and spatial aspects of sonic perception, working primarily with environmental sound as raw material, extended listening technologies, architectural physical space and spatial audio strategies. http://pablosanz.info/
Stamou is active in the fields of electroacoustic music and free improvisation, as well as DIY music technologies (hardware hacking, circuit bending) and alternative music tuition. His live setup consists of prepared acoustic and electronic instruments, treated as a portable electroacoustic music lab He has been presenting his work in various venues of exploratory music (Cafe OTO London, WORM Rotterdam, BENT Festival New York, Ausland Berlin, etc.). He has released recorded material from various independent european labels (Moving Furniture, Linear Obsessional Recordings, Lal Lal Lal, Absurd/Editions Zero, Orila records, Triple Bath, Kukuruku Recordings). Member of different innovative music collectives, such as London Improvisers Orchestra, Music Hackspace, Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association, Stamou’s collaborations include Adam Bohman, Andrea Parkins, Ignaz Schick, Tomomi Adachi, Magda Mayas, Mike Cooper, Steve Beresford, Terry Day, Mike Cooper, e.t.c.
Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf, born in Madrid in1975, is an architect and an artist. After starting his formal music education at a very young age, with piano as his primary instrument, towards the end of the 1990s he began to experiment with sound art and composition, while completing his architecture studies. From the outset, he has specialized in the field of sensory distortion, creating new environments in pre-existing places by disfiguring them. His relationship with architecture has led him to work on site-specific installations. There he explores the spatial side of sound, and its interaction with visual and tactile feedback, creating a whole sensual scene. http://www.jargstorf.com/
Carlos Gárate Marquerie (Madrid,1989) is a sound artist that lives and works in London. His BA in Sound Arts was received from London College of Communication. Carlos researches, both theoretically and in his artistic practice, the agency of Earth's materiality and energies on social systems. He works primarily with electromagnetic waves and subterranean vibrations to build his music performances and sound installations.