Online Festival: SHAPE Platform x XLR8R – depart.one presents Hugo Esquinca
From November 11 until November 25, SHAPE Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art will collaborate with the US-based online music magazine XLR8R on a string of exclusive live streams and mixes from a selection of 2020 SHAPE artists.
The collaboration further highlights a path that the majority of SHAPE festivals chose to take during the tumultuous times of the coronavirus pandemic: a (hopefully) temporary switch from live events to online activities as a way to continue engaging their audience and supporting artists.
The two weeks of collaborations will form somewhat of an "online festival", presenting either a live video stream or exclusive audio material from a different artist each night. The live video streams will be accessible via XLR8R's and SHAPE platform's Facebook pages (usually at 19:00 CET) and will be archived on XLR8R’s website afterwards. The exclusive audio - live recordings and mixes - will be posted straight to the XLR8R website.
November 27: Hugo Esquinca's INTERVENCIÓN_1810.
As a conclusion of the festival, depart.one and CYNETART present Hugo Esquinca’s INTERVENCIÓN_1810. on November 27. The sound piece was initially commissioned for CYNETART’s SHAPE showcase at Festspielhaus Hellerau on October 18.
Inordinate amplification executed via irregular arrangement of public address system, positioned and deployed for non-adaptive occupation of the location.
Hugo Esquinca’s research-as-intervention/intervention-as-research in sound focuses on exploring different degrees of exposure to erratic processing techniques, indeterminate occurrences, spectral de-gradation, abrupt irritation, the potential of involuntary modifications, opaque functioning and excessive levels of amplification.