Federico Reuben – 12 July 2012

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Fed­erico Reuben is a com­poser, sound artist and live-electronics per­former based in Lon­don. His work chal­lenges con­ven­tional rela­tion­ships between com­poser, per­former and audi­ence through imag­ined per­for­mance prac­tices, col­lab­o­ra­tions and modes of sonic rep­re­sen­ta­tion and pro­duc­tion. He plun­ders, com­bines and alters cul­tural objects (record­ings, live per­for­mances, scores, etc.) through dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy to pro­duce amor­phous and absurd sound worlds. He is inter­ested in how through sound, affect can be trans­ferred, mod­u­lated and dis­torted. His work has been described as a ‘house of mir­rors’ — a space where expec­ta­tions are play­fully dis­torted, where the bizarre and ridicu­lous are pre­ferred over the ordi­nary, and where self-reflection is under­stood only through humour.


Fed­erico was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1978. He stud­ied pol­i­tics and piano per­for­mance at the Uni­ver­si­dad de Costa Rica and music at the Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land, Col­lege Park, USA. He stud­ied com­po­si­tion with Louis AndriessenRichard AyresGilius van Bergeijk and Mar­tijn Padding at the Royal Con­ser­va­toire, The Nether­lands. He also attended a one-year course at the Insti­tute of Sonol­ogy, study­ing human-computer inter­ac­tion, dig­i­tal sig­nal pro­cess­ing and algo­rith­mic com­po­si­tion. He holds a PhD from Brunel Uni­ver­sity, Lon­don, UK, where he stud­ied with Richard Bar­rett and Christo­pher Fox.

He will be performing with Mauricio Pauly and Rodrigo Constanzo.

You can find out more at his webpage.

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Federico Reuben - 12 July 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
8:30pm - All Ages
448 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, England M20 3BW

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