Closing Reception: Cyber-totemic Objects and Sonic Mediators by Guillermo Galindo
Doors and Reception, 6pm
Artist Talk and Demonstration, 7pm
Join us for the (free!) closing reception for Guillermo Galindo’s exhibition at C4NM’s Window Gallery. Galindo’s exhibit features invented sonic devices made out of daily life objects. By identifying with pre-Colombian healing practices, Galindo sees his sonic objects as connectors, healers, reminders and mediators between worlds and realities.
Galindo’s broad interpretation of compositional concepts such as musical form, time perception, music notation, sonic archetypes and his use of non conventional sonic devices span through a wide spectrum of artistic works involving symphonic works, performance art, computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, opera, film, instrument building, installation and live improvisation. His acoustic compositions include two symphonies commissioned by the Mexico University Symphony Orchestra (UNAM), the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and Choir, and two operas.
In 2018, Galindo’s interactive string quartet commissioned by the Kronos Quartet as part of the Fifty for the Future project, was premiered at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In 2016 Border Cantos, Galindo’s collaboration with photographer Richard Misrach addressing immigration issues through photography and sound culminated with an award winning book published by Aperture Foundation and several traveling exhibits from 2016 until 2021. Guillermo Galindo’s sonic devices and installations have been shown at the Phillips Collection DC (2019), Crystal Bridges Museum, Arkansas (2017) and ocumenta14 art biennale in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany (2017) , Pace Gallery in New York (2017) and will be shown at the ICA Boston (2019), and the Missoula Art Museum in Montana (2019). Cantor Museum in Stanford (2020).
Galindo has also performed at the CTM festival in Berlin, the Schirn Museum in Frankfurt and the Havana Art biennale. His work has appeared in NPR All things Considered, CIty Arts and Letures, CNN, NBC and the New York Times. Guillermo Galindo’s sonic piece Fountain of Tears/Fuente de Lagrimas will be eshown at the New York High Line from 2020-2021.