Date(s) - 04/07/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kala Art Gallery
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- 6:30PM Doors
- 7PM Performance
Sonic Borders III was composed for the traveling exhibition Border Cantos (a collaboration between Guillermo Galindo and photographer Richard Misrach). This sonic ritual will take the audience into a dream-like journey. A trance where imagination meets sociopolitical awareness and where the power of absence becomes present. Sonic Borders III is a psycho-magical ritual performed on cyber-totemic sonic devices made from immigrants’ personal items found along the US-Mexico border and in German immigrant camps, as well as detritus from arrival points on the Greek island of Lesbos. In its multiple versions, this piece has been performed in museums, galleries, concert halls, and public spaces all around the world. This new version incorporates new sonic devices that have been exhibited at documenta14 in Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany.
Guillermo Galindo is a post-Mexican composer, performer, and visual artist. Galindo redefines the conventional limits between music, the art of music composition and the intersections between all art disciplines, politics, humanitarian issues, spirituality and social awareness. Galindo’s artistic practice emerges from the crossroads between sound, sight and performance and includes everything from orchestral compositions, instrumental works and opera, to sculpture, visual arts, computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, film making, instrument building, three dimensional installation and live improvisation. Galindo’s graphic scores and three dimensional sculptural cybertotemic sonic objects have been shown at major museums and art biennials in America, Europe, Asia and around the world including documenta14 (2017), Pacific Standard Time (2017) and CTM Festival (2017). HIs work has been featured on: BBC Outlook (London), Vice Magazine, (London), National Public Radio (U.S.), CBC (Canada), California Sunday Magazine (U.S), Reforma Newspaper (Mexico) , CNN and the New York Times.
Many thanks to Meyer Sound for generously providing the evening’s audio equipment.