Red Kite – #1

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Red Kite

“#1”

“Red Kite” (‘Cometa Roja’ in Spanish) is a project by Sergio Sánchez, sound artist and anointed experimental musician in Murcia (Spain), that is born from the need to bring together several of his scattered works that did not follow the aesthetic criteria of his better known alias, ‘Jazznoize‘.

These compositions are differentiated by the use of distinct sound sources. While with ‘Jazznoize‘, the principle element for sonic experimentation is the field recording, with ‘Red Kite‘ it is precisely the opposite, electronic music as a compositional basis for generating sound structures that participate in what Kim Cascone called ‘Aesthetic of error’, centered on the less complacent drone and ambient genres. The post-digital sounds, with the use of software and instruments such as samplers and some low fi synthesizers, are the principle reference coupled with a Marxist ideological posture in the conception of his works.

An example of this is his new work under this pseudonym. It is titled ‘#1‘, and brings together topics inspired by some moments of the twentieth century, such as the revolution in Germany organized by the Spartakus League, or the Argentine dictatorship with his criticism of the 1978 World Cup that celebrated goals while a genuine genocide and the suppression of liberties was occuring, and also the revindication of revolutionary and anti-imperialist Marxism by a well known figure, Ernesto Che Guevara. The other two recordings move away from the political commitment to concetrate on highlighting figures like the composer Eliane Radigue. And in the case of ‘Olimpo’ (Olympus) it is a stylistic exercise, a simple re-reading of the previous themes using samplers from some micro-sounds. The most significant influences for generating the textures of ‘Red Kite‘ are Oval (his first works), Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Adam Pacione, Alva Noto, but with an isolationist edge in his sound and with a sense of repetition as a nodular element that redirects the noises and the melodies of his compositions.”

Sergio Sánchez
(Murcia, España / Spain. Abril / April, 2017)

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