Friday 10. 3.
THE ALIAS SESSIONS
It is an A/V performance based on Murcof's latest work, The Alias Sessions, released on May 21st of 2021 on Leaf. This double album is a collection of works composed exclusively for the Swiss dance company Alias, specifically for two of their choreographic works: Contre-Mondes (2017) and Normal (2018). This performance is based on the music of Contre-Mondes, the first half of the album. Sergi Palau has created the visual content of the show, mostly by using video footage from several of Alias's live performances as raw material for later processing and deconstruction, thus creating a completely new narrative and dramaturgy resulting in a surreal and dream-like visual experience. It is still recognizable as Alias's work, but it has been re-imagined and re-contextualized to a significant degree.
Murcof is the performing and recording name of Mexican electronica artist Fernando Corona, with a long list of music releases under very diverse record labels such as Leaf (UK), Context Free Media (US), Static Discos (MX), Infiné (FR), Blue Note (US/FR), Aagoo (US), Glacial Movements (IT), etc. Mostly as a solo artist but also as collaborations with equally diverse musicians such as Vanessa Wagner, Erik Truffaz, Philippe Petit, etc.
Born in 1970 in Tijuana, Mexico. From 1999 to 2002 he was for a member of the Tijuana- based Nortec Collective of electronic musicians and artists under the Terrestre project
name. Since 2006 Corona lives in Barcelona, Spain. Murcof's music is sparse, minimalist, electronica. Many of his compositions are founded on abstract, glitchy, sometimes complex electronic percussion, derived mostly from minimal techno, dub, glitch, industrial music and IDM, and are often aligned around a 4/4 beat. Harmonic and melodic influences come from classical music (modern classical music, musique concrète, holy minimalism, micropolyphony, baroque music, etc.), ambient music, drone music, Berlin school synthesizer music, ethnic music and free improvisation. BIO SERGI PALAU Sergi Palau is a visual artist based in Valencia. He is co-founder of the NiñoViejo collective, former member of the Radiante visual creation laboratory, and artistic curator of the VOlumens festival in Valencia. As a Vj he has participated in numerous festivals (Sónar, REC, Mapping Festival, Lunchmeat Festival, Observatori) and has collaborated with musicians such as Dorantes, Murcof, Suso Saiz or Maria José Llergo and shared booth with producers and DJs such as Felix Da Housecat, Roni Size, The Hacker, Alexander Kowalsky, Sascha Funke, Oscar Mulero, Dj Hell, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, and a very long etc. With Radiante he has carried out projects such as stage and club design, and visuals and lighting installations. Among these projects, it is worth highlighting the design and realization of the Renaixement light show, an outstanding project of the 2016 edition of Burning Man.