Ivan Bringas – Guitarra Expansiva
Giulia Deval – voice, tapes

XIPE is an Italian-Mexican duo that sees the interaction between Giulia Deval’s voice and magnetic tapes and Ivan Bringas’ Guitarra Expansiva, an instrument based on the invention of mobile elements that interact with the neck of the acoustic guitar.

XIPE’s compositions are the result of a research into the possibilities offered by the construction of artefacts and the use of extended vocal techniques influenced by minimalism, freak folk and radical improvisation.

In 2021, XIPE has been invited by the audiovisual research center Hangar of Barcelona for and International Residency in the frame of the AUDIOFORMAL Programme where it developed it’s debut album NEPANTLERAS.

The album was released on 1 April 2022 by zOaR Records (NY) mastered by Elliott Sharp.



PRE ORDER / if you live in US or Japan you can order a copy of the album from the link, if you live in Europe, please send an email to contact@xipeproject.com

Ph © Stefano Barni


Esoteros / Xipe / Nepantleras


14.05 _ DATA, Marseille (FR)

11.06 _ Torino Jazz Festival, Torino (IT)

16.07 _ Jazzorca, Mexico City (MEX)

04.08 _ Necia, Oaxaca (MEX)

06.08 _ Gozona, Oaxaca (MEX)

13.08 _ Jazzorca, Mexico City (MEX)

06.09 _ Cosmos Campolide, Lisbon (PT)

08.09 _ Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon (PT)

09.09 _ La tortuga lavapiés, Madrid (ES)

16.09 _ Café Wolf, Graz (AT)

17.09 _ VEKKS, Vienna (AT)

19.09 _ Madame Claude, Berlin (DE)

22.09 _ Kühlspot social club, Berlin (DE)

23.09 _ Punctum, Prague (CZ)

Other works

Cebrasno. Tres Marchas, composition in three movements for voice and Guitarra Expansiva,

Artistic Residency at NUB Project Space (Pistoia)

Ex-peau-sition, interactive digital work on LICHENI

More About

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).