Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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Gomez-Peressen // Cope:code

Cope:code is a multi-location performance and collaboration between Eduardo Pérez Infante and Niels Jørgen Gommesen. The project explores and experiments with rhythms and sounds of everyday practices that have emerged during the coronavirus pandemic, as a way to establish new affirmative and empowering relationships.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we’ve all been forced to adjust ourselves to new rhythms. In order to cope with the current conditions, we have started to engage with new activities, sounds and rhythms have become part of our sonic environment. Carefully listening and playfully engaging with them, the emerging patterns and rhythms offer the possibility to speculate about sonic futures, coming into being as a result of mutual exchanges of sound and material interactions across time and borders. From their respective hometowns Montréal (CA) and Copenhagen (DK), the artists will collect footage from friends to create an audiovisual live performance that explores the affective dimensions of rhythm.

Eduardo Perez Infante (Santiago, 1984) is an architect, artist and musician whose work operates across visual, performance, tectonic, and sound arts, exploring the intersection of architecture and new media. Currently established in Montreal, his multi-disciplinary practice often insists on a co-creative audience, and engages with critical notions of community and belonging.

Niels Jørgen Gommesen is a PhD student in Media Studies at the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. He is a livecoder, writer, sometimes a game maker, who makes tools for play and communication. His work integrates community science, game design, field recordings, sound making and livecoding, as means for creative explorations, through which he explores and co-develops potential spaces for social and cultural exchange.

This project will feature contributions from Ignacio Rivas (gardening), Kristine Samson (log cutting),  Maria Gracia Echeverria (bedding), Ignacio Saavedra (Gardening), Raimundo Pérez (Kung fu practice), Gustavo Zamorano (cooking), Daniela Cross (embroidery).