II Festival de la Raíz al Noise (From Roots to Noise) ·  May 18th 2019

This Festival is an encounter of musicians with very diverse styles, ages and backgrounds: De la Raíz al Noise (From Roots to Noise) is the first experimental music and collective creation festival of the Ricote Valley, organised for the second time in 2019.

This festival will be included in All Day Art, Museums Day, were different proposals will run along the whole day taking place in centro Negra as well as in other locations of Blanca.

Looking forward to meeting you in this new edition of De La Raíz Al Noise. Soundscapes and experimental music will echo in the heart of Ricote Valley. This time, Koichi Shimizu arrives at Blanca thanks to Naves Matadero – Centro Internacional de Artes Vivas and AADK Spain collaboration.
Come join us for some cañas and tapas.

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12 hs // Active listening classroom (Blanca)
Sound Performance by children 6-7 – EDOM (Ortega y Gasset N5)

18 hs // Nilo Gallego (León), Anouk Devillé (Bélgica) & Blanca collaborators
Radio Infusion, project of radiophonic intervention – Plaza del Teatro Victoria

19 hs // Carlos Suárez (Vigo)
Percussion – Centro Negra

19.30 hs // Peña Huertana La Capaza (Blanca) & Nacho Muñoz (Galicia) Exploratory Orchestra – Centro Negra

20 hs // Úrsula Bravo (Blanca)

20.45 hs // Las Presencias del Vacío (Aldarrax)

21.30 hs // Raúl Cantizano (Sevilla) – Guitar Surprise: Myth and Geology of Canti

22.30 hs // Atractores Extraños (Cosmos) – Soundscape / Analog Noise

23.00 hs // Koichi Shimizu (Bangkok) – Electronic

INSTALACIONES: Florian Braakman (Rotterdam) & Sarah Rose Guitian (Madrid-Rotterdam) // Juan Conesa (Cartagena) // Abraham Hurtado (La Algaida)

—-> Open Canteen from 12.00h to 00h <—-


AADK has ended the year with a program in which to enjoy and reflect about the sound experimentation and its potential to generate community. With the support of Acción Cultural España (A/CE), Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and The Municipality of Blanca, AADK invited relevan agents -from different origins and fields with in the sound arts- to participate in an encounter in which to show what is happening in the local scene.

Llorenç Barber, pioneer of sound experimentation in Spain, Miguel Álvarez, director of the legendary radio program Ars Sonora, in RNE, and Patricia Raijenstein, of the Escuela de Oficios Electronsonoros (School of Electro Sound Crafts) in Madrid, were the national expert guests. Pedro Rocha, responsible for the music and performance programming of the Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves, Oporto; Tamara Kaminska, Director of City of Gardens, Katowice; Peter Cusack, London, legendary environmentalist sound artist and Alexander Meurer, Berlin, founder of the innovative Bohemian Drips label; participated in these three intense days of activity.

Patricia Raijenstein Escuela de Oficios Electrosonoros

 

Peter Cusack

 

“We believe that Spain is generating an artistic material and educational models -guided by artists and independent organizations- that should be visible beyond our borders,” announced in the program the artists platform AADK.

The conference began at the Victoria Theater with an original and emotional concert by the Peña Huertana “La Capaza”, led by the Galician sound artist Nacho Muñoz. From the hand of amateur musicians of all ages, we could hear a deconstruction of the Blanca´s jota accompanied by synthesized music, soundscape and percussion with the body. An encounter between folk and experimental music that opens new fields of creation for the performers bringing together audiences with very diverse musical interests.

Concert by La Capaza + Nacho Muñoz

 

On Friday, the exhibition opened at Casa Jazmín, where the works of the artists Lorenzo Sandoval, Pablo L. Jordán, Juliana E. Keller and the collective War were presented.

In Space 5 of Centro Negra, one could play the sound sculptures created in the workshop guided by Carlos Suárez, in which the participants were Lola Nieto, Shakira Benavides, Paquito Nogales, Salva Alambre, Aurora Rodriguez and Patricia Raijenstein.

In space 6, the “Sonic Info point” gave access to the work of other sound experimenters from the region such as Kaverna, Salva Alambre, Beatrix, Bartolomé, La Josephine, Descendimiento, Flamante or the local labels Holy Sun Label and Vulture Culture Label.

For two hours, Daniel Hernández, artist of the platform, presented his first collaboration with the musician Flamante (Derek Van Den Bulcke). Daniel showed a work with the body consisting of a deconstruction of flamenco. This genre has formed a solid part of his artistic career, and that after leaving this practice behind in search for other languages, he returns to transforming it into an expression of his own.

 

 

sonic artifact Organology workshop

 

The evening was opened by the young Berlin musician Pia Achternkamp ​​with an electro-acoustic proposal. She combined a first part consisting of twenty minutes loops of classical guitar picking, to later merge into purely electronic sounds. A concert that made the audience dive into a delicate trance. After dinner, the experienced sound artist Carlos Suárez gave a concert in which sounds of animals and his instrument “wood and springs” took us from atmospheres of distant natures to synthesized ancestral rhythms. The evening ended with a concert by Susana López, whose proposal was to maintain, throughout the whole concert, an oscillating drone from which multiple sound nuances emerged. The sounds created with her analog instruments and synthesizers held the breath of the listeners.

Saturday was an intense day in which the invited experts presented their work and career, addressing issues ranging from education to creation, going through the research, different formats of exhibition, or dissemination of sound experimentation works.

The feeling of urgency to generate more encounters like this in which to share experiences, desires and needs was unanimous.

Throughout the day we had the opportunity to learn from other models, to make visible the need to create professional and affective ties in a field where, as in almost all the arts, everyone works on their own. It was astonishing to hear the difficulties that someone with a career like Llorenç Barber‘s had gone through to legitimize other approaches to sound than that of conventional music. At the same time, it was encouraging to see how at this moment, on a national level, but particularly in the Region of Murcia, sound experimentation is generating a community of knowledge exchange with strong links.

In one of the breaks we had a concert of the children of the “Active Listening classroom” of the “Sonora” program directed by Selu Herraiz. The children is showed to the audience the practices developed with their trainer Patricia Valcárcel alonge the past course. A soundscape created with the objects of the environment in which responding and interacting with the sound made by others, creating an atmosphere that left open-mouthed everyone who witnessed it.

The second brake was the “Sonic Siesta”. Úrsula Bravo and Josman P #, in their WAR formation, hypnotize the public with their magical ideas abandoning the body into a sensorial journey.

 

Sonic Siesta

 

For the closing of the talks, Elena Azzedin, artist of AADK and moderator of the meeting, invited the audience and the speakers to “touch her”. With the collaboration of the local craftsman Rafael de la Peña, she built a costume that carries sensorial sound circuits. With this proposal, a collective creation device is deployed, in which the body and the closeness to others took its place in this space for thinking.

After the dinner, Lilith shared his set “Todo gira”, a conceptual work about the stillness-movement dichotomy, in which the soundscape and the music transit from recorded samples to synthesis and electronics. His concert closed with “El Punto (alrededor del cual)”, a track that invites to dance and that is already becoming a “hit”, something quite unusual in experimental music.

Right after, we were able to attend a new proposal by Abraham Hurtado, “False Prophets”, together with the sound artist Selu Herráiz. A risky and moving bet: poetry brought to the universe of sound experimentation, in which each poem was approached with a different register, wrapped in sounds of synthesizers, electric guitar, voice games, breathing, and video projections.

A work in process that they presented for the first time and that made difficult to stay still in our chairs when they ended up urging us to get up and reveal ourselves against what is expected of us.
His heartrending poems and a language of our times, both in its content and structure, revealed the ability of this artist to travel between disciplines with an overwhelming dexterity.

To close the event, Flamante made us move the bodies with one of his sets of experimentation with flamenco, Latin rhythms and trap, with a singularity that gives to his work a recognizable personal style.

The interludes were the moments in which to share impressions of what was happening, where to talk about the situation of art in our countries, where to think about new encounters. The magic of this three days event would not have been the same, without Juan Conesa behind the entire organization. He, once again, elevated our meals and dinners to art, a conceptualization and care that invaded us from the skin of space to our guts.

The conclusion of these intense days were: to make, to risk, to exchange, to gather, to commit, to take care of each other, this is how we change things towards desirable horizons.


Prácticas Contemporáneas IV  (December 2018)

Prácticas Contemporáneas is an encounter created by AADK Spain to analyze the models of production in contemporary art. It is a space for knowledge exchange and in which to promote new networks. Each year, professionals from different backgrounds and sectors – the public, the private and the independent – are invited in order to continue expanding the circuits for our artists in Europe. This edition focuses on sound performance and the creation of communities.

Communities around sound
The project seeks to generate community by collective creation and facilitate transformative experiences through sound.
In this edition, PC brings together experts in performance and sound art, as well as promoting the encounter between different communities -artistic and local. With this program, we are seeking to make visible other educational, creation and production of sound art that AADK has generated, locally, nationally and internationally.

Sonic info
Throughout the day we will have exhibition points where you can get to know the work of other independent artists from the Murcia region through their promoters, whether they are local labels, creators of events and festivals or space that program sound.

Artists
Peña Huertana “La Capaza”(Blanca), Nacho Muñoz (Vigo),Pablo Jordán (Murcia), Lola Nieto (Cartagena), Lorenzo Sandoval (Berlin/Murcia), Dani Hernández (Alicante), Elena Azzedin (Murcia), Rafael de La Peña (Blanca), Abraham Hurtado (Murcia), Úrsula Bravo y Josman P# (Murcia),LOH (Berlin), Carlos Suárez(Vigo), Susana López (Murcia),Flamante Dj Set (Murcia), Selu Herraiz (Murcia) and Experimental Sound School of Blanca.

Guests
Llorenç Barber -Sound Artist (Valencia)
Alexander Meurer -Bohemian Drips Records (Berlin)
Tamara Kaminska -City of Gardens (Katowice)
Carlos Almela -Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation (Madrid)
Patricia Raijenstein -Escuela de Oficios Electro-Sonoros (Madrid)
Peter Cusack -Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (Londres)
Miguel Álvarez -Director of Ars Sonora Radio Clásica (Madrid)
Pedro Rocha -Serralves Foundation (Oporto)

Organized by: AADK Spain
With the support of: Acción Cultural Española AC/E, Ayuntamiento de Blanca, Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Collaboration: FAIL Studio
Sponsored: Café Salzillo and Estrella de Levante


Not a Master. Specialized Course in Experimental Music and Sound Art -Module 4-

Module 4 (Experimental Organology) of our: “This is Not a Sound Art Master”

In the next module of the “No Master -Specialized course for experimental music and Sound Art”, we will go through an authentic creative storm. Inventing instruments is not just to produce them but, through the building process, to form an implicit imagining of the sound that we aspire to transmit; an imagining of the speech that the ear senses in real-time. They suggest an intensive way of being played, to try to find inside them the vibrations of the inaudible.

From 3rd to 8th December 2018 Blanca, Murcia.

The fee of the module is 180 € and includes:
– Classes (48 hours)
– MATERIALS
– Curatorial Tutoring (12 hours)
– 7 days of accommodation in Blanca, Murcia.

Registrations: lab@aadk.es
(there is no need to have been in previous modules! )

Location: Centro Negra
Guided by: Carlos Suárez
Organized by: AADK Spain
Co-founded by: Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Directed by: Selu Herraiz
Curatorial advice: Elena Azzedin.

Aimed at:
Artists and educators interested in experimental music and sound art. Curious people wanting new acoustic experiences who are interested in exploring sound, creativity and a DIY philosophy (do it yourself). Both professional and non-professional.

More info about the complete course: Not a Sound Art Master dossier


Not a Master. Specialized Course in Experimental Music and Sound Art -Module 3-

Creative electronics
Creation of perforated plates and plates with acid. Construction of 5 electronic instruments: crackle box, light theremin, amplifier, 4 channel mixer, schmitt beat trigger, and pulse sequencer. The participants will take home these five machines and much more.

From 8th to 13th of October 2018
Location: Centro Negra
Guided by: Carlos Suárez
Organized by: AADK Spain
Co-founded by: Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Directed by: Selu Herraiz
Curatorial advice: Elena Azzedin.

Aimed at:
Artists and educators interested in experimental music and sound art
Curious people wanting new acoustic experiences who are interested in exploring sound, creativity and a DIY philosophy (do it yourself)
Both professional and non-professional.

More info about the complete course: Not a Sound Art Master dossier


No Master, specialized course of sound art and experimental musique -2nd Module-

This course is oriented towards the study of the concepts, procedures, and techniques necessaries for the creation of artistic productions in the fields of experimental music and sound art, as well as to acknowledge the concepts of acoustic ecology and develop the ability to listen in new ways.

The course is developed in the format of an art residency, providing a coexistence space with the working group, as well as a more intimate relationship between the participants and the surrounding territory.

Modul 2 – Electroacoustic composition.
18th to 23rd of June 2018
Guided by: Carlos Suárez
Organized: AADK Spain
Co-founded: Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation

More info about whole course: No Master Dossier


De la Raíz al Noise (From Roots to Noise Festival)

Festival of Experimental Musique and Collective creation del Valle de Ricote

 

 

This Festival is an encounter of musicians with very diverse styles, ages and backgrounds: De la Raíz al Noise (From Roots to Noise) is the first experimental music and collective creation festival of the Ricote Valley.

Date: 23 – 06 – 2018
Hours: 8.00pm – 2.00am
Location: Centro Negra, Blanca. Calle del Castillo 30.
Organized by: AADK Spain
Co-founded by Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

 

 

Program

Collective works:
Deep listening Lab (Children group of Sonora, Blanca)
The roaming ensemble (Musicians of the Region)
La orquesta exploratoria (Grupo la capaza, Blanca)
Nacho Muñoz (Galicia)
Josep Lluís Galiana (Valencia)
Carlos Suárez (Galicia)

Individual sets:
Pia Achternkamp aka Loh (Berlin)
Selu Herraiz (AADK, Murcia)
Dj Shak (Barcelona)

Sound Installations:
Art interventions made by the participants of the NoMaster


Within the action 3 of our project AADK Sonora, on May 12th and 13th we host the workshop Explorative Orchestra Collaborative Sound Creation held by the artist Nacho Muñoz (madamme cell). A meeting in which to explore different sound imaginaries, combining traditional and specific knowledge from the local community place (songs, melodies, rhythms, songs) with contemporary global aesthetics (field recordings, generative electronics, gestural conduction).

Facilitated by Nacho Muñoz collaborating with La Capaza, Blanca’s Folklore Group.


Free Improvisation with Josep Lluís Galiana

FREE IMPROVISATION
The big game of sonic roaming

Workshop guided Josep Lluís Galiana (www.joseplluisgaliana.com)

Target group: specially for professional and amateur musicians, but also for any other people interested in sonic knowledge.

Essential to provide instrument, be it musical, body, texts, sound objects…

Dates: May 12th – 13th 2018
Duration: 10 h (8 practical + 2 hours performing)
Schedule: Saturday: 10am to 2pm / 4pm to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Workshop fee: 20 €
Place: Centro Negra and streets of Blanca.
Subscriptions at: lab@aadk.es
Deadline: May 10th
Participants: maximum 30 people.

Optional Accommodation: Las Navelas, rural houses.
(- 20€ per person/night – http://www.casadelahiguera.com/casas/navela).

Organized by: AADK Spain
founded by : Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso.
Coordinated by: Selu Herraiz
Collaborates: Intonarumori, Asociación Murciana de Música Experimental.

More info and inscirptions: lab@aadk.es



Free Improvisation with Josep Lluís Galiana

FREE IMPROVISATION
The big game of sonic roaming

Workshop guided Josep Lluís Galiana (www.joseplluisgaliana.com)

Target group: specially for professional and amateur musicians, but also for any other people interested in sonic knowledge.

Essential to provide instrument, be it musical, body, texts, sound objects…

Dates: April 14th-15th 2018
Duration: 10 h (8 practical + 2 hours performing)
Schedule: Saturday: 10am to 2pm / 4pm to 6pm; Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Workshop fee: 20 €
Place: Centro Negra and streets of Blanca.
Subscriptions at: lab@aadk.es
Deadline: April 12th
Participants: maximum 30 people.

Optional Accommodation: Las Navelas, rural houses.
(-20€ per person/night- http://www.casadelahiguera.com/casas/navela).

Organized by: AADK Spain
founded by : Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso.
Coordinated by: Selu Herraiz
Collaborates: Intonarumori, Asociación Murciana de Música Experimental.

More info and inscirptions: lab@aadk.es


LIVE -AADK Radio- Espacio de Exhibición sonora

AADK Radio is a space mainly dedicated to sound art, open to all formats and relations. A space of intersections and juxtapositions, hybrid and synesthetic.

Today, Tuesday 27th of February 2018, we are launching the third set of radio.

(If you can’t listen it from here, we invite you to go to our youtube channel AADK Spain)

 


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