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She Knows (Live at Na Bolom)

She Knows (Live at Na Bolom)

I assume minimalism as an asceticism. The Mexican duo ChaTo (Julio Torres and Pablo Chavarría) is characterized by choosing not to seek an extratemporal transendence in their live performances. For them, the instant is the only thing that exists: like a mandala, it is built to later be erased. Between the three of us, what we make is and is erased in improvisation; in its becoming, it is resonance and its fragility. As a trio, we base our work on this break. But, “what is it that is broken? What is that precious object that we want to preserve?” Torres asks. “The process of reaching the breaking point, an emptiness, like a cinematographic suicide in each work”, Chavarría responds.

 
 
 
She Knows
 
 
 
 
 
 

She Knows (Live at Na Bolom)

Artists:

Susan Campos-Fonseca &
ChaTo

Composer: Susan Campos-Fonseca

Lyric: Elise Plain

Format: Single
Release: Apr 27, 2017
Catalogue: Irreverence Group Music IGM-014
GTIN/EAN/UPC: 050215255500

Producer: IGM

Track

She Knows (Live at Na Bolom)

01. She Knows

 
 
  Susan Campos - Fonseca & Elena Zúñiga Photo by Jeff Brenes

Susan Campos - Fonseca &
Elena Zúñiga
Photo by Jeff Brenes

 
 
 

Music Notes

Everything we live in is a construction (boxes, living in boxes, in pre-decided choices), why not break them?  “Experimentation,” the “avant-garde” or “advanced music,” are terms that are worn, constructed according to canons. The individual states of those who create beneath these principles as a break are dissimilar: therein lies the play of improvisation and experimentation.

We decide to accept this challenge, working from the principle of texture, and from a rhythmic flow that we understand as “shamanic,” in the sense of a decolonial performativity of silence. Like the shout of fear of the colonized, and in its turn, quoting Laura Romero, like: “The shamanic ability [that] exists in perceiving and seeing that which is absent and hearing what the silence reveals.” 

 
 
  Pablo Chavarría Photo by Efraín Ascencio

Pablo Chavarría
Photo by Efraín Ascencio

 
 
 

We choose to take the risk of Zone of Silence, a single concert that will be recorded live to submerge ourselves in time without measure, unspecialized, without a grid… Time without number, where every instant, as Henri Bergson suggests, is an aging abyss. This species of sonorous suicide is sought in a time open to flows and different gradations of intensity. ChaTo works with sensorial camps found in rock and punk; from that sonority they are immersed in a sound body. Added to this is my performance, which joins minimalism and aleatory. Nobody establishes the tempo, various flows of time coexist. Nothing is foreseen, dispersion moves us, and in it, we touch.

 
 
  Julio Torres Photo by Efraín Ascencio

Julio Torres
Photo by Efraín Ascencio

 
 
 

Listening She Knows Live at Na Bolom is a created zone, composed of an “us” by the public, the space, and the historical memory of the space. There is no emptiness, nor negation, nor absence; it is a silence as a possibility of opening yourself to something. The principle of the body, the silent shout – preserved on the cover of the single, a work by the Mexican photographer Efraín Ascencio Cedillo – refers to the visceral, the corporeal, to a furious music that is at the same time contemplative, possible in improvisation. Like an animal that is dying, that’s life is still there, that exhales in a manner unforeseeable.

Susan Campos - Fonseca, PhD
Musicologist and composer

 
 
  Susan Campos - Fonseca  Photo by Efraín Ascencio

Susan Campos - Fonseca
Photo by Efraín Ascencio

 
 
 

video

 
 
 
 
 
 
what is it that is broken? What is that precious object that we want to preserve? The process of reaching the breaking point, an emptiness, like a cinematographic suicide in each work
— Pablo Chavarría

Credits

 
  Photo by Efraín Ascencio

Photo by Efraín Ascencio

 
 
 

Produced by Irreverence Group Music (IGM)

Susan Campos-Fonseca - Piano & lead vocal
Julio Torres - Guitar
Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez - Drums

Recorded & Mixed by Julio Torres
Mastered by Alex Sterling
at Precision Sound Stuidos in New York, NY

Program Notes by Susan Campos - Fonseca
Cover design by Lina Gracia.
Photography by Efraín Ascencio

Susan Campos - Fonseca (BMI)
Manufactured and marketed by
Irreverence Group Music (Brooklyn, NY)
Made in US. Total time: 6 min | IGM - 014
Ⓟ and Ⓒ  2017 IGM

 
 
Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

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Io sono la Musica