SOUND ARTIFACT
“Vive la diversidad sonora de Ecuador, en la mitad del mundo”

Proponemos una residencia artística en música y artes sonoras, de programa libre, en donde los participantes plantean sus propios objetivos y metodología de trabajo, mientras los anfitriones facilitan espacios, herramientas, enlaces y acompañamiento en el territorio.

Los proyectos participantes pueden abarcar la investigación, creación, producción musical y sonora, prácticas no convencionales, exhibición y circulación, procesos inter y transdisciplinares, etc.

Objective:
To foster the meeting of the wide cultural, musical and sound diversity of Ecuador with creative proposals from other regions of the world.

Addressed for:
– Creadores, investigadores, productores y otros agentes del mundo de la música y las artes sonoras.
- Artists and other creative professionals interested in exploring and dialoging with music and sound arts.

Foto: Cortesía de Cumandá Parque Urbano

Servicios ofrecidos:

Accommodation:
Departamento amoblado, compartido con otros artistas residentes. Cuenta con internet, baños, cocina equipada, sala, comedor. La residencia se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad, cerca de servicios de salud, zonas financieras, culturales y de recreación.

Tools and spaces for artistic creation and production
Basic rehearsal room with music instruments, amplifiers, microphones; basic production studio with midi keyboard, PC, basic secuence software (we recommend you to bring your own laptop with the software of your preference).

– Acercamientos con agentes, espacios y manifestaciones de la diversidad cultural del país.

– Vínculos con profesionales de distintas prácticas musicales y sonoras: investigadores, pedagogos, creadores, programadores, productores, compositores e intérpretes de géneros tradicionales y contemporáneos de todo el país.

Seek of places for exhibiting the project products (depending on type and duration of projects):
These can include live performances, community activities, speeches, etc.

Creative dialogues
with the context
Local platforms
of exhibition
Integral processes
and collaborative
Autonomous work

Servicios extra:

Los siguientes servicios no son provistos por la residencia; los anfitriones facilitarán apoyo para identificar las alternativas más convenientes según las necesidades e intereses de los participantes.

– Movilización local y nacional.
– Seguros de viaje, gastos médicos.
– Horas en estudio profesional de grabación, materiales de trabajo, etc.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS

Application period: 1 de septiembre de 2019 al 1 de enero de 2020.
Period of residence: 1 diciembre de 2019 al 1 de junio de 2020.
Location: Quito, Ecuador

Photo: Omar Arregui

Foto: Cortesía de Parque Urbano Cumandá

Who can apply:
– Creadores, investigadores, productores y otros agentes del mundo de la música y las artes sonoras.
- Artists and other creative professionals interested in exploring and dialoging with music and sound arts.

Requirements:
- Fill out the application form online.
- Curriculum Vitae (online format).
- Updated summary of relevant works (online format) with links to listen-visualize your musical or sound productions.
- Summary of the residence project (online format). Include objectives, methodology and tentative work schedule.
- Accept the terms of the call (online form).

Selection:
Applications will be attended on a first-come, first-served basis. Variations on residence dates might be suggested to some projects.

Notification:
The organization will send a notification e-mail to the artists selected for the period of this call.
Their participation will be confirmed by signing a letter of commitment between both parts.

Accompaniment to ongoing projects:
The organization will provide strategic support for the development of the projects in the territory; however, the achievement of the objectives set out in the project is the sole responsibility of the artists in residence. This accompaniment will be offered considering the agenda proposed in the project, which may vary during its development, if reasons are justified.

Products exhibition:
Whenever the projects merit so and its duration permit it, we propose the public exhibition of the residence outcomes, either as "work in progress" or as final products of the residence.

Photo: Omar Arregui

Project reports:
Todos los proyectos deben construir un blog con la memoria del proceso, apoyados en cualquier formato (audio, video, texto, etc.) y acompañarlos de un texto introductorio y una imagen representativa. Este material será publicado en la página web de ArteFacto Sonoro como referencia del proceso.

Derechos:
Sin afectar los derechos de autor, todos los artistas residentes reconocerán la colaboración de ArteFacto Sonoro cuando difundan, por cualquier medio, las obras producidas parcial o totalmente durante su residencia. Para ello, utilizarán el logotipo proporcionado por la organización.

Investment:
USD$ 450 por mes (USD $400 por dos o más meses). Estos montos cubren lo descrito en el apartado “servicios ofrecidos”.

Duration:
From 1 to 6 months.


Application form

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ARTISTAS PARTICIPANTES

EleKtroPeT / Pedro Alayón (México) “Muchísimas gracias por todo el apoyo, alojamiento y logística, a la residencia artística, ArteFacto Sonoro, gracias a todo su apoyo es que pude desarrollar mi proyecto Hiper Transformaciones Urbanas. Un viaje disruptivo entre ciudades, como estudio sonoro, foto y video gráfico. Colaborando de forma increíble con el proyecto Ciudad Revelada, de Marcia Ushiña ademas de dictar un taller de microfonía binaural en Cumandá Parque Urbano y mediante ambas, fue factible desarrollar diversos paisajes sonoros, una exposición y live act a manera de live cinema, fotografía y video, que se concretan en el website Urbano Binaural”.
Junio-julio 2018
“Gracias a ArteFacto Sonoro, pude colaborar con otros músicos de Quito, de la residencia y de comunidades indígenas. Además hicieron posible que pudiera componer, ensayar y presentar mis canciones. Estuvieron respaldándome, ya desde antes de llegar a Quito y durante toda la residencia”.
Abril-mayo 2018
Imma Lucas (España)
Roberto Martínez (México) “ArteFacto Sonoro fue un espacio de aprendizaje y desarrollo donde pude compartir conocimiento con los demás residentes y anfitriones.”
Abril-junio 2018
“Del caminar y el trazar un mapa, nacen afectos, nacen nuevos modos de sentir un espacio. El recorrer estos espacios es una forma de visibilizar estos afectos y entregar nuevos modos de habitarlo.”
Junio-julio 2018
Renzo Filinich (Chile-Perú)
Ahmed Fofana (Malí) “Muchas gracias a todo el equipo de la residencia, en particular a Camilo, por su hospitalidad y su amistoso respeto.
Thank you very much to all the equips of the "Madambe" festival; Thanks to them I knew only talent and good people in Ecuador.
I spent a pleasant time in this beautiful, quiet residence, located in a very nice neighborhood very clean.
Then I was able to concentrate on my artistic project, without any worries.
Estoy a su disposición para cualquier propuesta de colaboración artística y cultural a mi residencia 3MProd2, en Malí – África.”
Junio-julio 2018
“Memorias auditivas: una cartografía sonora del mercado San Roque” fue un gran e inspirador viaje sonoro a partir de un mercado que extrapola su arquitectura y muros. En cada deriva una sorpresa era revelada, vivida y escuchada. ArteFacto Sonoro proporcionó un intercambio cultural productivo entre Brasil y Ecuador. Intercambio que tuve inmensa alegría en compartir con Marta Julia Serengue, Camilo Urbano, JJosué Jaramillo y Estebam Coloma. El mercado San Roque en un pequeño trayecto de sus corredores y afectos. Una gran experiencia para ojos, oídos, nariz, boca, manos y corazón.”
Septiembre-octubre 2018
Daniel Nunez (Brasil)
Tzeng Shing-Kwei (Taiwan) His residency at ArteFacto Sonoro allowed him to participate in the International Festival of Contemporary Music with two works.
Agosto-septiembre 2018
“Mi estadia en ArteFacto Sonoro me permitió enfrentar nuevos desafíos de gestión cultural para unir, en un festival, a Quito y Santiago, dándome experiencia practica en el reconocimiento de la formación de escenas translocales, observando así las diferencias y similitudes que nos caracterizan como latinoamericanos”.
Octubre 2018
Cristian Guerra (Chile)
John Palmer (USA) “The residency has been exactly what I have needed. From learning cultural norms, to learning more spanish, to making solid musical connections, the experience has provided an opportunity to grow out of my past comfort zone and into a new, more confident level of musicianship and living.”
Noviembre-diciembre 2018
“Quito es una ciudad con gente muy hospitalaria. Tuve oportunidad de conocer gente muy interesante y muy linda. Sin duda esos factores influyeron significativamente en mi proceso creativo durante la residencia.”
Febrero 2019
Daniel Lara  Ballesteros (México)
Alina Ozerova (Rusia – Netherlands) “Artefacto Sonoro gave me an opportunity to realize my sound installation which is a part of participatory series ‘Non-vertical listening‘. The exhibition location we chose in Cumandá urban park was perfectly fitting the nature of my work. And preceding 3-days workshop organized in Compañia Nacional de Danza was a fun way to meet inspiring artists and professionals from Quito, it contributed a lot to the development of the project.”
Febrero 2019

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CONTEXT INFORMATION

At the middle of the world, multiculturalism brings together the ancestral and the contemporary, the local and the global. Dare to discover the sounds of Ecuador!

Our cultural diversity:
Ecuador has about 13'000.000 inhabitants and a little more than 260,000 km2. Its population is divided into four natural regions: the Galapagos archipelago, the Pacific coast, the Andes mountains and the Amazon jungle.

Quito is located in a strategic place; thanks to the excellent road and tourist infrastructure of the country, you can visit the Amazon (east) or coast (west) after only a 5 hours drive. Traveling from one region to another allows us, in a few hours, to cross different climatic floors and observe incredible landscapes. In Ecuador there are currently 12 linguistic groups. After Spanish speakers (mestizos) the largest group in the country is the Quichua, which inhabits the entire strip of the Andes and part of the Amazon. While most Ecuadorians are mestizos, the diversity of our peoples includes Afro-Ecuadorians, in the north-west of the country, to the Shuar peoples of the jungle, in the south-east. Quito is also a friendly host territory for a diversity of foreign colonies from all over the world. As the capital city of Ecuador, it has the largest cultural infrastructure and network in the country. Indeed, the arts find in Quito a vibrant local and international scene exhibited in museums and cultural centers, festivals and fairs, recreation centers, public spaces and active communities.

Our musical and sound diversity:
In recent years, the music and sound art scene has developed significantly. This is due, in part, to the emergence of several music and contemporary art university schools. A large number of artists, music producers and managers of the young Ecuadorian music industry have graduated from these schools, while a good number of them have returned from abroad postgraduate studies. LINKS AND PHOTOS HERE (conservatories, national orchestras and music schools)

This renewed knowledge and the arisement of certain favorable public policies have strengthened creative processes, allowing a contemporary dialogue among musical traditions from different regions of the country. In recent years, we have seen important projects that aim to strengthen Ecuadorian sound and musical heritage, as well as the emergence and internationalization of musical productions that merge indigenous and Afro-descendant traditions with contemporary styles. Currently, several Ecuadorian artists call the attention in international festivals as "outsiders" capable of breaking schemes and captivate with new sounds and musical forms.

Although Ecuador remains as a small music market, Quito has several music production and post-production companies, booking and management agencies and other professional agents in the industry. It also has a strong network of professionals in areas such as research, experimentation and exhibition of sound and interdisciplinary arts, linked to contemporary art centers, curatorship, pedagogy and academia.

In fact, Quito is scenario for music festivals and art exhibitions that have reached the international circuit, hosting the most important world exponents in different musical genres and artistic disciplines.

Photo: Omar Arregui Gallegos Photo: Omar Arregui Gallegos Photo: Omar Arregui Gallegos

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ALLIES

UIO Guitars Sociedad de Autores y CompositoresIndependientes (SACIN) Red de Compositores Ecuatorianos
Noise Artists Network Omar Arregui Gallegos Aya Records - ZZK Records

Contact us

Address

Yaguachi N14-94 and L. Andrade Marín
Quito, Ecuador

Phone

+593 995012739
Mond - Fri, 8:00-20:00 / Ecuador time

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