Festival de Music Electrónica Latina is back and kicking for 2012. Performances, exhibitions, workshops, panels will be happening from Friday August 17 to to Saturday August 25, 2012.  Please check out the site www.fmelchicago.org for additional information and like their Facebook  page to get additional updates. Below is the full lineup with audio and videos for your orgasmic enjoyment.

Friday, August 17 / Viernes, 17 de Agosto

ELECTRONIC ART EXHIBITION: “ECHO / SISTEMAS”

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL
6:00pm, cover: free admission / entrada gratis

Electronic Art Exhibition by

Arcángel Constantini
Amanda Gutiérrez
Juan Pablo Villegas
Pepe Mogt
Yurián Zerón
Iván Abreu
Eric García
and
Libertad Sonora
a collective piece in collaboration with Lincoln Park Zoo, featuring visual artists Marcos Raya, Diana Solis, Gabriel Villa, Chema Skandl!, Nicole Marroquin & Antonio Martinez; and sound artists Yair López, Alexandra Cárdenas, Bryan Holmes, Tito Rivas, Sandra Gallo & Miguel Mesa, Elías Puc, Sergio Oliman, Manuel Estrella

Saturday, August 18 / Sábado, 18 de Agosto

WORKSHOP: SOUND + VIDEO IMPROVISATION

by Yair López (sociacusia)

Learn how to extract the sound of electronic devices through the alteration of their circuits and to design shortfilms by improvisation techniques in real time. / Aprendan a extraer sonidos de dispositivos electrónicos a través de la alteración de sus circuitos y a diseñar minipeliculas por medio de improvisación en tiempo real.

Unísono Festival
West 18th Street & South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL
2:00pm–4:00pm, cover: free admission / entrada gratis

Monday, August 20 / Lunes, 20 de Agosto

LECTURE & VIDEO INSTALLATION

“Topography of time” / “Topografías del tiempo”
by Amanda Gutiérrez, in collaboration with Proyecto Latina

Archaeology of the memory, the home and the relation of the landscape: dissolution, edification and construction of the immigrant transit. / Arqueología de la memoria, el hogar y la relación del paisaje: disolución, edificación y construcción del tránsito inmigrante.

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL
7:00pm, cover: free admission / entrada gratis

Tuesday, August 21 / Lunes, 21 de Agosto

LECTURE + A/V PERFORMANCE

“Appropriation of the spaces by means of light” / “Apropiación de los espacios mediante la luz”
Intervention of virtual or physical spaces beyond the aesthetic speech through the light used as a tool of social recontextualization./ Intervención de espacios virtuales o físicos más allá de un discurso estético mediante la luz como una herramienta de recontextualización social.
by Johari Pérez Herrera (Moonlab, MX)

Performance by

Johari Pérez Herrera (Moonlab, MX)

UNAM Chicago
350 W. Erie St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL
7:00pm, cover: free admission / entrada gratis

Wednesday, August 22 / Miércoles, 22 de Agosto

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION

Performances by

Urbe (MX-CHI / Barrilete Cósmico)
NUUNS (CHI)
Andy Ortman (CHI / Nihilist Records)
Anthony Janas (CHI / Nihilist Records)

First Trinity Church
643 W. 31st St., Chicago, IL
7:00pm, cover: $5

Thursday, August 23 / Jueves, 23 de Agosto

SAM PREKOP CONCERT + “SONORA” LECTURE

Lecture

“Sonora: Current mexican noise, growth and sound” / “Sonora: Ruido actual mexicano, crecimiento y sonido”
by Yair López (Casa Sociacusia, MX)

A CD compilation of electro-acoustic music and sound art defines the current picture of an experimental Mexico. / Una compliación en CD de música electroacústica y arte sonoro define el panorama actual de México experimental.

Concert by

Sam Prekop (CHI / Thrill Jockey)
Legendary post-rock musician who has been member of The Sea & Cake will present a experimental set by means of the use of analog synthesizers exclusively for FMEL. / Legendario músico post-rock y miembro The Sea and Cake presentará un set experimental mediante el uso de sintetizadores análogos en exclusiva para el FMEL.

Instituto Cervantes
31 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL
6:00pm, cover: $5

http://soundcloud.com/pepepe/francisco-y-madero-mamasita

SHOWCASE AT MARIA’S COMMUNITY BAR

Performances by

Francisco y Madero (SF-MX)
DJ Chris Widman (CHI / Abstract Science)
Dario Ecks (CHI)

Maria’s Community Bar
960 W. 31st St., Chicago, IL
at 10:00pm, cover: free admission / entrada gratis

Friday, August 24 / Viernes, 24 de Agosto

SHOWCASE AT BEAUTY BAR

Performances by

Fax (MX / SEM Label)
Daniel Maloso (MX, Cómeme)
DJ Borderline (CHI / Parador Análogo)
Oswaldo Ar (CHI)

Visuals by

Moonlab Visuals (MX)

Beauty Bar
1444 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
at 10:00pm, cover: $7

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Current situation of the Electronic Music in Mexico: Production and Distribution” /
“Situación actual de la música electrónica en México: Producción y Distribución”

A panel discussion on a timeline that reflects part of an electronic culture. / Un panel de discusión sobre una línea del tiempo que refleja parte de una cultura electrónica.

Panelists / Panelistas

Diego Cevallos (Métrika)
Cristian Cárdenas (Kupa)
Ruben Tamayo (Fax)
Demián Najera (Borderline)
Daniel Maloso

Moderator / Moderador

Ricardo Guzman
Producer of the Interface Festival (2005-2008) and has collaborated for Filter, Static Discos and Mandorla. Currently he develops projects for the FMEL in Chicago. / Productor del Festival Interface (2005-2008) y ha colaborado para Filtro, Static Discos y Mandorla. Actulamente desarrolla proyectos para el FMEL en Chicago.

Translator / Traductora

Moira Pujols

National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL
at 6:00pm, cover: free admission/gratis

Saturday, August 25 / Sábado, 25 de Agosto

CLOSING NIGHT

Performances by

Métrika (MX / Crosstown Rebels)
Lagos (CHI / Old Tacoma)
Kupa (MX / Vira Records)
Charlie Glitch (CHI / Ghetto Division)
Iam Nemesisnine (CHI / Concrete Music Group)

Visuals by

Moonlab Visuals (MX)

Multikulti Chicago
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave. 3rd Floor Chicago, IL
at 10:00pm, cover: $7

 

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