Infrasonica is a digital platform of non-western cultures. We record, analyze, and debate the eeriness of sound and its auras, linked to the world with the audible, the hidden, and the sensitive. Infrasonic waves operate at a frequency that is undetectable by human ears even though they are often generated by massive ecological phenomena such as the movement of tectonic plates or the deep currents of the ocean. Infrasonica aims to be a catalyst for those vibrations.
The platform will include archives of experimental sound and visual artists, as well as theoretical musings on contemporary critical thought. By relying on a borderless network of collaborators, Infrasonica will blend essays, conversations, and speculative works that encourage critical curatorial and research projects.

  • Sonic Realism / Wave #3
  • January 2021
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Sonic Realism / Wave #3:

Sonic Realism is the first Current of Infrasonica, which is composed of three annual Waves interrogating the relationship between non-Western sonic/visual practices and politics. We aim to think about how sound is translated and mediated through cognitive and non-cognitive technologies, sabotaging labor automatism, regimes of truth and the politics of the representation of alterity.

In the series of collaborations, we have drawn upon a set of practices ranging from music to practical theory, social art entanglements, contemporary arts, cyber-rituality, speculative works, activism and indigenous knowledge. We hope you enjoy this set of contributions as much as we have enjoyed working on them with our dynamic and engaging set of first collaborators, friends, colleagues and contributors around the world.

Sonic Realism explores the politics of sound in relation to the sensible world and its meanings while engaging with different materialities. This first current aims at contesting the terror of xenophobia; the enclosure of the anxious-self and the rise of ethno-nationalism around the world. We invite you to reconnect with the simple pleasure of uninterrupted listening, and that through browsing our Waves you will find yourself entwined in the space where text shifts to the vibratory pauses of sound.

  • Sonic Realism / Wave #2
  • September 2020
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Sonic Realism / Wave #2:

Kelman Duran (Dominican Republic,1984) is a Dominican-American DJ, producer, visual artist and writer, currently based in London.
Kelman grew to relevancy on the DJ scene as the owner of an unmistakable sound, pushing post-perreo sound esthetics into a new field where ghostly ambient elements resignify the so-called 'ghetto music’ label with an inexhaustible experimental north. Duran often subverts troubling perreo tropes while wielding exacting control over the assemblage and sampling of his music.
Kelman’s discography includes Too early, too late (2O20), 6AM (2019), 13th Month (APOCALIPSIS, 2018), 1804 KIDS (Hundebiss Records, 2017).

  • Sonic Realism / Wave #1
  • April 2020
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Sonic Realism / Wave #1:

Nicola Cruz (Limoges, 1987) is a Franco-Ecuadorian DJ and producer, who explores local sounds from Ecuador and the region, recontextualizing them into complex compositions that defy categorization. In recent years, he has expanded his sound, which was initially called “Andes step”, propelling the genre forward. His studio work Prender el Alma (ZZK Records, 2015) and his recent album Siku (ZZK Records, 2019), reaffirm him as the owner of an unmistakable sound that has managed to entangle with the use of ancient instruments while inserting itself into contemporary electronics. Taken from his EP Cantos de Vision (Multi Culti, 2017), the track Danza de Visión is a great entry to his proposal.

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