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Antropoloops meets Sound / Simulacra

March 5 @ 6:00 pm


While studying architecture in Berlin in the late 1990s, Rubén fantasized about the romantic notion of the traveling ethnomusicologist who collects songs around the world, but the journey would begin years later, through the distributed archive of the web and from the music remix culture with the artistic project Antropoloops that he has been developing with Esperanza Moreno since 2012. With 4 albums published, the project has been presented in several festivals and spaces, both nationally and internationally (Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Chile, Argentina), as well as in several TEDx talks.

Sound / Simulacra is a monthly series present by St. Thomas professor John C.S. Keston and musicians Cody McKinney. The series explores musical improvisation as a “faithful and intentionally distorted” representational process. Guest artists are invited to experiment and improvise free of commercial constraints and considerations. The series seeks to brings in music that is not necessarily entwined with traditional lexicons. The vocabulary of artists who participate includes extended techniques, electro-acoustics, atonality, atemporality, and approaches to improvisation that explore new territories. https://soundsimulacra.org

6pm – Introductory talk and performance from Rubén Alonso
6:45pm – Improvised performance featuring Rubén Alonso, John C. S. Keston, and Cody McKinney

This event is co-sponsored by Carleton College and The University of St. Thomas Departments of Emerging Media, Modern and Classical Languages, and Music.


March 5
6:00 pm
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O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States
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