Hugo Esquinca’s continuous intervention is constantly fed with multiple microphones set up inside and outside his apartment in which he finds himself isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic. Merging broken, damaged media, field recordings, voice, and the eventual feedback of the streaming itself, at irregular times, the streaming will be modified and reconfigured, drastically altered, performed, corrupted and at other times it will run generatively, 24 hours per day, without automation. “It’s in a way a coping mechanism with the current situation. It’s plugged to the sound system in my flat so at times the microphones are just processing what I am doing here, sometimes it runs as a generative piece (overnight) and at times I am feeding it as an aux while I work on other projects, so it is always changing.”
On Monday, 30.03 at 22:00, Hugo will execute a stream-feedback intervention via p-node.
Hugo Esquinca’s research-as-intervention/intervention-as-research in sound focuses on exploring different degrees of exposure to erratic processing techniques, indeterminate occurrences, spectral de-gradation, abrupt irritation, the potential of involuntary modifications, opaque functioning and excessive levels of amplification.