sound-as-divinity

17:00- 18:00

SOUND AS DIVINITY with Luis Pérez Ixoneztli

Join us on this sonorous travel tracing a number of archaeological musical artifacts native to Mesoamerica before the arrival of the Europeans, and journey with Luis Perez Ixoneztli into the early perceptions regarding sound conceived as divinity. SAVVYZΛΛR commissioned composer, educator, musician and instrument maker Luis Perez Ixoneztli to produce a 4-part series which peers into profound observations by indigenous peoples of Mexico and delves into visiting emanations and developments of the evolution of music, as influenced by the sounds heard in the natural world: re-created by using vocal and corporal expressions, and then leading to the incorporation of tools used as sonorous objects, bringing about their evolution to musical instruments. Music was a sacred source to honor creation, to help maintain balance in the natural world, to heal the sick, and to help in the expansion of consciousness. With him, we learn about the process of recovering ancient instruments and their uses by incorporating them into contemporary music.

This Sunday, we listen to Luis Perez Ixoneztli FIRST ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC, as they take us into the realms of music’s early developments in ancient Mexico and the longstanding processes and efforts part of his embrace and understanding of its very essence, according to his own personal vision.

behind-shelves

18:00-19:00

BEHIND SHELVES with Jasmina Al-Qaisi
This week’s theme, Geographies, comes together with its related words and melts down into microbiological landscapes during fermentation. Several accounts on maps, family archives both quotations and emergent thoughts are blurring our coordinates, our provenances, our aims. In praise of disorientation we’ll hear recurrent discussion with only yes and no, grooves of localities and lonely birds calling for the smooth movements and moving tongues. What do we talk about when we start with geographies?