Over the past three years, music group Entre Ríos has been exploring, with the Installation Saga project, the possibilities brought by digital sound and audio in order to find new ways of transmitting the language of song. The result of this search is the current installation: CUADRO.
In order to come up with it, a work pattern based on the breakdown and fragmenting of image and sound was developed, using the group’s songs as its “script.”
During the installation, a quadraphonic sound system is used with the aim of generating a subjective listen determined by the listnener/spectator’s movement within the room, thus allowing for one’s own mix of the images and music seen and heard.
The main goal of CUADRO is going one step beyond (or one step closer, depending on the way one sees it) regarding the emotional intensity that Entre Ríos’ music intends to reach; marking, though the tools of digital technology we use every day, the kickoff point from which to have an honest artistic dialog.
80 projected pillars are placed in a 160-meter surface, modulating space lengthwise and widthwise within the room and increasing its density with every step we take. The image is broken down on the pillars, generating different virtual spaces that, when covered, reveal different configurations.
The sound is played through a quadraphonic sound system in order to achieve a subjective listen determined by the listnener/spectator’s movement within the room, thus allowing for one’s own mix of the images and music seen and heard.
The title Cuadro (“frame”) refers to the minimal unit for the assimilation of audiovisual information. The work, which includes a live performance, proposes different movements, constructions and deconstructions of sound and image from the developing of the elements of sound and visual composition.
Taking a song as the kickoff point, it’s all about rescuing the instant, the fleeting among the chaos, and turning it into an indelible memory. The show was seen at the Galileo Galilei Planetarium of the City of Buenos Aires as part of BAFICI 2015, and also at the 2015 edition Noviembre Electrónico Festival, with six full-house shows in April and November.
Grabado, arreglado, mezclado y producido por Sebastian Carreras durante el verano 2015. Voces: Loló Gasparini / Arreglos de cuerdas en track 8: Pablo Carreras / Mastering: Diego Guerrero para Puro Revolver / Letra & música: Sebastián Carreras / Diseño gráfico: Rosario Aless
temas 1, 3, 6, 7 arreglado y producido por Sebastián Carreras / temas 2, 4, 5, 8 arreglado y producido por Paula García / post producción Sebastián Carreras / mastering Diego Guerrero para Puro Revolver / voz en 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 Loló Gasparini / voz en 2, 4 Julieta Brostky / letra & música de todos los temas Sebastián Carreras / diseño Rosario Aless & Lucas DM
Entre Ríos is an Argentine electronic pop group born in Buenos Aires in the year 2000.
During its first five years of existence, the group published its albums in Argentina, Spain, the US and Mexico and, during this period, also toured extensively through many other countries apart from Argentina: Spain (2002, 2003,2004); Chile (2004, 2005, 2006); Colombia (2004); Mexico (2004); Peru (2005), and Uruguay (2006).
After a hiatus of almost two years, the group started recording a new album in early 2008, with the contribution of different voices. The album was titled Entre Ríos and marked a breakout from the electronic sound, having been recorded with acoustic instruments.
Entre Ríos has been a groundbreaking band in the Latin American electronic pop scene, and has influenced many other later bands, having pioneered in combining and mixing pop song elements with electronic music’s usual sound, resulting in a sensitive, emotional kind of music.
In the year 2011, the band stopped playing live with a rock format after presenting their album Era. In 2012 and 2013, Entre Ríos recorded songs for the SAGA audiovisual installation.
During the year 2013, the group made audiovisual interventions in art galleries as a way of representing and experimenting with the concept of installation, and also published the CD “Catálogo SAGA Intervenciones”, 2013 (Ultrapop).
In 2013, visual artist Lucas DM also become part of the production.
In 2014, the group consolidated its work under this concept by publishing the album SAGA INSTALACIÓN, which contains the music from the audiovisual installation with quadraphonic sound.
That year, the band’s current lineup was also consolidated: Loló Gasparini on vocals, Javier Medialdea and Sebastián Carreras (founding member) on various instruments.
In 2015, already immersed in the concept of sound deconstruction in their installations, Entre Ríos composed the album CUADRO, made in order for it to be represented entirely in the format of an audiovisual installation, with quadraphonic sound and image mapping over 80 screens arranged in the screening room. This installation also becomes diversified in installations in different formats such as Fulldome 5.1, produced in order to intervene domes, or in show format, for it to be presented in auditoriums.
In 2016, the band is working on the interactive video installation “Son”, a series of four videos that serve as accompaniment for a song that will be reinterpreted by the user/viewer through an application designed to that end.
Sebastián Carreras was born in Mar del Plata on April 4, 1973, and spent his childhood in many Argentine cities.
At 19, in Buenos Aires, he started working with pop and rock music projects both experimental and alternative, as musician and composer and also as record producer and publisher.
He has been in charge of the Indice Virgen music label since 1998. It publishes auteurial pop and electronic music.
Since the year 2000, he has been working on the music group Entre Ríos as composer (music & lyrics) as well as arranger and performer.
He is also a cultural producer and administrator, always working with art projects whose aim is to innovate and transform the present, and where the political view of art as a way of finding a better living prevails.
A VJ who explores video in realtime, he has been developing visuals and applied software tools. Trained in computer engineering and graphic design, he is embarked
on a self-taught journey in constant development where, project after project, he goes through new learning experiences. Always partnering with different artists, his work ranges from audiovisual performances and installations in art spaces to big festivals.