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As part of the Gardens programme of the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz (Austria), Etopia presents the Architecture of Friendship in a hybrid format, live streaming and seated event.
Foto: Camille Blake
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Santiago Latorre is an artist and engineer interested in how the organic and the living participate, and can affect all phases of a sound object, from the moment of conception to perception. This fascination is apparent in his projects including the Sonification of the Human Genome, the private performance A Pie De Cama, which consists of a collection of a cappella songs sung directly into the ear of people lying in bed, and in his two solo albums Órbita (Accretions, 2008) and Eclíptica (Foehn Records, 2011).
He has worked on various dance, art, fashion and film projects presented in spaces such as Tate Modern (London), Quanta Arts Foundation (Taipei) and Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona). In 2012, he composed the music for the film Interior. Leather Bar, co-directed by James Franco and Travis Mathews.
Latorre curates FUGA in Zaragoza, Spain, an artist in residency program, as well as an exhibition platform and educational content incubator that fosters community, interconnecting artists, creatives and collectives who, from different angles of music, art and technology work with sound as their tool.
Nieves Arilla is a singer and composer. For more than 15 years she contributed with her voice to records and concerts of Spanish artists such as Javier Álvarez, Pablo Guerrero, Diego Vasallo or Jabier Muguruza. She was part of the cabaret project Las Maris with Javier Álvarez and the pop song group Facunda. She has also composed music for audiovisual projects, installations and short films by Amanda Pola, Yann-Loïc Lambert and Pilar Gutiérrez, among others. At present, she keeps active the project A Pie De Cama together with Santiago Latorre.