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Suicidio en Guayas (Live Recoring)

Suicidio en Guayas (Live Recoring)

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Day Zero: A man, dressed in military uniform, committed suicide by throwing himself from the tower of the city’s cathedral. Fredy Vallejos, Arsenio Cardena and I were there when he fell. The cathedral is watched by four men from the past, “fathers of the church,” brought by the colonizers. European colonizers in the face of whom, according to the myth, an indigenous chief called Guayas killed himself as an act of rebellion. Guayas is also the name of a river that keeps dark secrets.

 
 
 
Suicidio en Guayas
Suicidio en Guayas
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suicidio en Guayas (Live recording)


Artists:

Susan Campos-Fonseca &
Fredy Vallejos


Composer:

Susan Campos-Fonseca &
Fredy Vallejos

Format: Album
Release: May 28, 2017
Catalogue: Irreverence Group Music IGM-015
GTIN/EAN/UPC: 4050215259911
Producer: IGM

Tracks

Suicidio en Guayas (Live recording)

01. Entrada en la catedral
02. Extasis de la caída
03. Sangre entre iguanas y palomas

 
 
 
  Guayas river Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

Guayas river
Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

 
 
 

Album Notes

In front of the cathedral, I decide to document the mark of human blood for 72 hours (from the 15th to the 17th of November, 2016). The city continues with its life. Crossing the bloodied street, I visit a park where iguanas and pigeons share a habitat. I understand that ( the) act of crossing between the cathedral and the plaza “of the iguanas and the pigeons,” contains the crisis and transformation of the city.

Struck by the suicidal act, we decide to work through it. We decide to use it as a starting point to think about the moment of crisis and transformation that we live in, the personal tragedy of a world that kills itself, of a world devoted to totalitarianism. And in turn, we decide to think of a world that resists, where we, sound creators, have the inescapable responsibility to listen and materialize the monstrosity of the instant.

 
 
 
  Susan Campos - Fonseca Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

Susan Campos - Fonseca
Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

 
 
 

Fredy Vallejos, Arsenio Cardena and I offer an artistic research through sound experimentation. We theorize using sound studies, conceptualism and urban studies, but above all, we decide to show, in the framework of the festival Interactos - Encuentros Públicos de Artes and the inauguration of the Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigación en Artes at the Universidad de las Artes of Guayaquil, Ecuador, how the public space, public suicide, has impacted our lives.


Susan Campos - Fonseca, PhD
December 6, 2016

 
 
 
  Fredy Vallejos Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

Fredy Vallejos
Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

 
 
 

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Credits

 
 
  Guayaquil Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

Guayaquil
Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

 
 
 

Produced by Irreverence Group Music (IGM)
& Universidad de las Artes
Music by Susan Campos - Fonseca &
Fredy Vallejos

Susan Campos-Fonseca - Prepared piano
Fredy Vallejos - Digital electronics
Arsenio Cardena - Analog effects

Recorded by Arsenio Cardena
at Universidad de las Artes, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Mixed by Arsenio Cardena & Fredy Vallejos
Mastered by Juan Steven Chiriboga
at Universidad de las Artes, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Album Notes by Susan Campos - Fonseca
Booklet design and Cd Cover by Lina Gracia
CD Artwork & photography by Richardo Bohorquez

Susan Campos-Fonseca &
Fredy Vallejos (BMI)
Manufactured and marketed by
Irreverence Group Music (Brooklyn, NY)
Made in US. Total time: 56 min | IGM - 015
Ⓟ and Ⓒ  2017 IGM

 
 
 
  Guayaquil Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

Guayaquil
Photo by Richardo Bohorquez

 
 
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