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Lumínico

Visual concerts

Founded in 2000, Lumínico is the first Mexican group to combine contemporary concert music with video art, electronic music, electroacoustic music and sonic art. The project is derived from ONIX Ensamble, which allows chamber music to be directly related to the latest trends in audio and video technologies. The objective is to present original shows frequently based on reflection, awareness of the individual being and social questioning. For that purpose, the concerts are structured in such a way that all works are linked with others so to create a continuous discourse. The continuity, as a visual and soundtrack allows the viewer to enjoy a deeper immersion experience without interruptions, all of which aims to demonstrate the expressiveness of today’s music and at the same time to enhance the sonic, poetic and conceptual sensitivity of the viewer.

The show

The Concept

Visual music

Reflections, metaphors and questions about the present, the future, the environment of the human and existence.

The Experience

Lumínico carefully elaborates a hypnotic, almost ritual experience; trances in which time is unveiled as a line without interruptions, deep. And as it happens, it becomes more intense, linking the sense of memory with contemporary forms of life related to introspective motives and reflection.

PHILOSOPHY

As a public, the visual experience is more familiar than an exclusively sonic experience. That is why the idea is to link music with electronics and audiovisual art of great interpretive quality. Lumínico’s project is located in the frontier of production, research and experimentation, through three lines of development:

Real-time digital audio

Expansion of interpretive processes by means of the timbre transformation of the instruments, rhythm and melodic conformation and improvisation.

Real-time visuals

Generation of visual music orchestrated with the formal qualities of the instruments (dynamism, texture, tone) to be translated into visual forms in real time.

Contextual interactive lighting

Exploration of interactive contexts through video and lighting of the venue.

The fundamental problems in the social exploration of Lumínico include:

  • Music and biodiversity
  • Ethno-racial and/or religious music and diversity
  • Historical awareness of the processes of human destruction
  • Pollution
  • Overpopulation
  • Urban concentration
  • Extreme poverty and social inequality
  • Water, community and future sustainability
  • Urban irrationality and natural order of phenomena
  • Mexico City: a historical and urban phenomenon
  • Intolerance and social consequences

Members

Who is Lumínico?

ALEJANDRO ESCUER

Flutes and winds

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ALEJANDRO ESCUER

RODRIGO SIGAL

Electronics and Sonic diffusion

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RODRIGO SIGAL

Invited Artists

ABEL ROMERO

Violin

ABEL ROMERO

EDGARDO ESPINOSA

Cello

EDGARDO ESPINOSA

EDITH RUIZ

Piano

EDITH RUIZ

FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ

Clarinets

FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ

J. LUIS GARCÍA NAVA

Visual music

J. LUIS GARCÍA NAVA

IVAN MANZANILLA

Percussions

IVAN MANZANILLA

A visual concert experience towards the world of our conscience.

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Repertoire

Lumínico repertoire is conformed by
more than a thousand sound and video sources

Lumínico avoids the conventional list of works and composers to give way to a different format that, by canceling the labels and common prejudices of concert music, promotes the search for original, innovative and creative scenic forms, according to the complexity and diversity of contemporary society.

For this integration to be coherent and attractive, Rodrigo Sigal and Alejandro Escuer carry out an extensive research work and merge it with the visual-sound music of José Luis García Nava, leading directly to the creation of works specifically composed for Lumínico.

In addition, Lumínico has included a significant number of Mexican and foreign creators, including poet Mónica Sánchez Escuer and composers Gabriela Ortiz, Alejandro Viñao, Ganesh Anandan, Francisco Colasanto, Jacob TV, Steve Reich, Joseph Waters, Joao Pedro de Oliveira, Michael Matthews, Felipe Pérez Santiago and Monty Adkins. Lumínico also includes Japanese and Spanish music from the 14th century, music from Iran, Ireland, North Africa, India and Indonesia among other regions.

Electroacoustic Music

Live Contemporary Music

Visual Music

Improvisation and World Music

Lumínico repertoire integrates visual and sonic segments of improvisation. They constitute a significant part of the concert and provide both coherence and spontaneity to the sonic discourse, as well as a great sense of freedom and delivery that causes an immediate and direct connection between audience and performers.
The purpose of incorporating instruments related to World Music is to create a kind of imaginary ritual, a concert whose music is capable of transporting the listener in time and space, often to the geographical location that gave birth to it.

Lumínico channel

Lumínico Videominute

“Acercamientos Sonoros” 2015

Travel record

Concerts and shows of Lumínico

Next shows

and news

Press releases

  • Luminico. At their best.

    — Vancouver Music Institute —
  • Un viaje a la luz y al sonido.

    — One Side Tape Magazine —
  • Sonidos e imágenes para la conciencia profunda.

    — Diario Cultura y música —
  • Una experiencia introspectiva y explosiva de los sentidos,

    — Revista Tempestad —

Contact

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Technical Rider

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info@luminico.org

(443)312.78.13

México: Silvia de la Cueva

frontera.arts@gmail.com

512-261-6979

USA & Canada: Lynn Fisher

ÓNIX Ensamble

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México en Escena

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