The evocative, stratified sounds created by Mexican artist Murcof, full of sad melodies and intricate microrhythms, are perfect to foster collaborations with visual artists. After bringing to Gijón his successful collaboration with Antivj, Murcof comes back to L.E.V. to present Nebula, his new project with Jimmy Lakatos (Artificiel).
Nebula is a sublime, immersive installation which builds up visual universes in real time through a RGB laser, created by Lakatos and synchronized with the music. A semicircular screen diffuses the light received, to create voluminous shapes that float and gyrate in space. Murcof‘s new musical compositions combine with Lakatos’ extra dimensional, elegant astronomies.
L.E.V. will host the worldwide premiere, in an installation format, of Nébula, after a process of artistic residence in Montreal, Girona and Gijón. The live audiovisual version of this project was premiered in the last edition of Mutek Montreal.
Built upon an intricate manipulation of acoustic sources that incorporate modern classical, ambient and minimal techno influences, Murcof’s evocative sound layers mournful melodies and intricate micro rhythms in a soundtrack for elation and melancholy, transporting the listener through lush and fragile territories. Now relocated to Girona, Corona started out in his native Tijuana, Mexico as an original member of Baja California’s Nortec Collective under the name Terrestre. With a dozen full lengths and many EPs to his credit, Murcof has shifted his classical sampling into full scale collaborations with French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz and more recently, neo-classical artists such as pianist Vanessa Wagner. His imagistic and moving music also has a knack for inviting visual collaboration, including several soundtracks, a long running audiovisual project with AntiVJ that employed multiple transparent screens, and his recent collaboration Nebula, which pairs him with Montrealer Jimmy Lakatos’ laser formulations.
Jimmy Lakatos started out in Montréal working with video in public spaces and early raves, and has developed a reputation for impressive analog light shows and minimalist video projections. He has worked professionally for Cirque du Soleil and has been a long-time video-scenographer for MUTEK. Both artists are known for their passion to create work that intimately links and locks the audio and the visual — not just as a third element, but as its own discrete entity and experience.