New project aims to “bridge contemporary concerns within the broad creative contexts of writing, the visual and sound arts, critical theory/thinking, and philosophy.”
El Nicho festival in Mexico has started a new book series called Libretas. Drawing from sources that cover sound art, visual art, critical theory and philosophy, the project aims to open a “window onto processes and reflections from artists and curators”.
The first edition, Limitless Listening, is the result of Keith Rowe's residency in Mexico City during 2015, in which he conducted an interpretation of Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise, and features a conversation between Rowe and Inti Meza Villarino.
Future participants confirmed include Tarek Atoui, John Butcher and Diego Espinosa in an issue titled The Instrument As Artefact And The Challenge Of Composition; Abraham Cruzvillegas, Guillermo Santamarina and Gabriela Jauregui in Why Does Sound Matter?; and Andrea Lissoni, Jennifer Burris, Michelle Fidler in the fourth edition Music And Performance As Exhibition.
The series is available in Spanish and English with print copies limited to 500 and with a free digital edition. Libretas is a collaboration between El Nicho and Buró-Buró and supported by the Jumex Foundation and the Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo (PAC).