Laura Luna

November 6–17, 2017
Studio 2

Mexican multimedia artist and composer Laura Luna created a new multimedia concert perfor- mance inside EMPAC’s 360-degree panoramic screen.

A photographer turned video and film artist, Laura Luna began to experiment with music in 2013. Perceiving sound as a powerful art form for enhancing memories and narratives, she recorded sounds around her that triggered emotions and memory fragments, building them into a rich tonal music. Using field recordings, voice, a modded Atari computer, a Gameboy and various synths, she constructs sounds to describe fantastical scenes and narratives, creating soundtracks for sublimely fogged-in worlds inspired by the sort of science fiction that deals in the eerily heart- rending. In 2014, she released the experimental album Isolarios inspired by stories about lost cosmonauts, expeditions without return, magical realism, and the works of Italo Calvino.

With a passion for machines, generative narra- tives, and the complexities of memory, Luna has developed audiovisual performances, installa- tions, and interactive works where different materials and technologies coexist. Luna per- formed at EMPAC following a production residency in Studio 2 aimed at creating a new multimedia concert performance inside EMPAC’s 360-degree panoramic screen.


November 17, 2017