XIPE (IT, MEX)
Ivan Bringas – Guitarra Expansiva
Giulia Deval – voice, tapes
XIPE is a project developed by Ivan Bringas and Giulia Deval, aiming to create new sonic possibilities by expanding the guitar through innovative interactive electronic and physical elements. The duo combines the guitar with mechanical objects (like a tube or a magnetic tape running inside the guitar’s body) that modify its timber and allow the discovering of new sound gestures that get composed in new folklorist works for guitar, voice, and electronics.
XIPE moves with the idea of creating a traditional music for worlds to come, influenced by minimalism, freak folk and improvisation.
Ph © Stefano Barni
September 18th _ La Corte dei Miracoli, Milan
September 10th _ Casa del Quartiere, Turin
August 22nd _ NON FREQUENZE FESTIVAL / Imbarchino del Valentino, Turin
July 1st – 17th
Artistic Residency in Hangar.org (Barcelona)
Guitarra Expansiva / workshop with Ivan Bringas
AUDIOFORMAL / Mytho(sound)poiesis. Hangar.org (Barcelona)
Ivan Bringas (Mexico City, 10.08.1990) is a guitarist, improviser and composer from Mexico City. His education began very early growing up at Café Jazzorca, a concert center and label founded by his parents that programs musicians engaged in developing their language mainly through improvisation and free jazz. At the age of 10 he entered the Escuela Nacional de Música of UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México) to study classical guitar with the masters Juan Carlos Laguna and Marco Iván López Miranda; he finished his studies at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin (Italy) where he is actually based. Over the years he deepened his training by being in contact with musicians such as Leo Brouwer, Víctor Villadangos and Fred Frith.
Since 2007 he has been developing the project “Guitarra Expansiva” which won INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de México) award in 2010. He released Guitarra Expansiva in 2011 for Jazzorca Records and Que viva s’aninnia for the Italian label Objet-a in 2015.
Giulia Deval (Turin, 06.01.1993) works in the field of vocality and sound art.
Different formats such as live sets, creation of sound dresses, concerts of imaginary characters and radio plays have as their basic ingredients voice and found analogue electronics. Her project Antes de la Catàstrofe. Rutas Etnográficas 3302, a participatory action for voices and magnetic tapes, passed the pre-selections of Pierre Schaeffer Award announced by INA GRM, GMVL, Phonurgia Nova and Euphonia being among the best 11 projects in 2019 and won MIBACT’s MOVIN’UP / SPETTACOLO PERFORMING ARTS in 2020.
She took part to Moondog Project, a Torino Jazz Festival Original Production, together with the Italian ensemble Lapsus Lumine and the musicians Jim Black (drums) and Ernst Reijseger (cello).