Join us at Agencia de Tránsitos Culturales for a special event with sound artist María Chávez.
About the Artist
Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chavez currently resides in New York. She is known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Accidents, coincidences and failures are common themes to his sonorous sculptures, installations and works that she generates in her performances with turntables.
Her improvisational solos with turntables combine sounds recorded on vinyl with the electroacoustic sounds produced by the vinyl and the needle in various phases of deterioration. It combines the practice of improvisation with the inherent unstable conditions of a turntable, allowing accidents to dictate each piece of sound.
She wrote Chance Procedures on Turntable, a book/instruction manual that documents the last 10 years of her practice with turntables, developed in its entirety through random procedures.
You can list to her sets sets —that vary from the eclectic to House & Techno— in art museum openings (MoMA, MoMA PS1, Haus für elektronische Künste- Basel), events (Van Alen Institute, El Museo del Barrio, BRIC-Brooklyn), New York Fashion Week- NYFW (SunheeNY, BeBe, Bimba y Lola, Pola Thomson, VOUTSA), festivals (Moving Sounds, 9 Evenings, Villa Romana Festival- Firenze) and radio (NTS Radio, The LOT Radio, Reboot.fm, RBMA Radio).