Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Bastante desconectado estos dias del posteo en este blog. Mil cosas que han pasado en estos dias, poco a poco contaré algunas, las publicables.

Por lo pronto les adelanto una reseña de nuestra presentaión el pasado fin de semana en Mineapolis, en el Walker Art Center. Uno de los museos de arte contemporáneo más importantes y hermosos de Estados Unidos, donde, entre otras cosas, se está exhibiendo actualmente la obra de Frida, que tanto revuelo causó en Bellas Artes.

Nortec Collective
Where: Walker Art Center:

Who: Panoptica, Fussible, Bostitch, Clorofila, Hiperboreal
Tijuana techno came to Minneapolis and the usually staid McGuire Theater became a nightclub, with dancers crowding the aisles and the front of the stage. Presented as a related event to the Walker's exhibition Frida Kahlo, Nortec drew a young and diverse audience. Band members Robert Mendoza (a.k.a. Panoptica), Pepe Mogt (Fussible), Ramon Amezcua (Bostitch), Jorge Verdin (Clorofila), and Pedro Gabriel Beas (Hiperboreal) stood behind their laptops, playing sounds sampled from dusty audition and rehearsal tapes, indigenous and street Mexican music, and driving dance beats; on either side were a trumpeter and an accordion player who added real-time improvisations. Behind the band, two video screens flickered and glowed; the lights on the stage and in the theater pulsed on and off. It was two hours of music, and I liked it a lot.