El Porvenir: August 1996 is based on footage of a skating performance that happened on August 11th 1996 at Club El Porvernir (The Future Club) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was set to the music of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.
Cecilia Lopez’s multidisciplinary practice combines music, installation, and performance usually highlighting the materiality and resonant qualities of sound. In this performance, she works with six video fragments set to a prepared piano and electronics score, performed live by Lopez.
This performance will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. Our theater is currently closed for public performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety measures that Roulette has put in place to keep staff, artists, and the public safe.
Cecilia Lopez: prepared piano and electronic
Cecilia Lopez is a composer, musician and multimedia artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina currently based in New York. Her work explores perception and transmission processes focusing on the relationship between sound technologies and listening practices. She works across the media of performance, sound, installation and the creation of sound devices and systems. Lopez holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and an MA from Wesleyan University in composition (2016). Her work has been performed and exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (AR), Center for Contemporary Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Ostrava, Czech Republic), MATA Festival 2012, Experimental Intermedia, Fridman Gallery (NY), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, Norway) and the XIV Cuenca Biennial, among others. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow in 2015 and has participated in various international residency programs.