My name is Maar, I am a sound artist and engineer who works on transdisciplinary creations at the intersection of art, science, and technology. After studying Sound Design and Engineering in Montevideo and Santiago de Chile, I collaborated with sound and interaction design on many experiences including large-scale installations in America and Europe. Some highlights are the 2021 AI and Music S+T+ARTS Festival Hackathon award, the sound design of the Uruguayan Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 and 2018 and the Uruguayan and Chilean Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, I was also lead developer in the artist-run initiatives Head Brothers, Exoplanetas and Aventures Sonores. For more than a decade, I have been assembling a unique archive of soundscapes, poetry, testimonies, native South American chants, radio signals, and a selection of eclectic music to create experiences that connect people and cultures through sound.
In those moments, I connected with the idea of starting to create generative Soundscapes from outer space, sonifying agents travelling through fractals and imaginary worlds. What do other planets sound like?
Travel, play, enter the landscape and in this movement to rethink the connections that as beings we had and have with the environment we inhabit. A dialogue of feelings that finds a place in improvisation with soundscapes, spoken voice, music and the present moment.
The Suns, the Moons, the mountains, the hills, the stones, the caves, the clouds, the rain, the seas, the rivers, the lagoons, the flora and the fauna are also part of my ritual soundscapes.
“Sound, unlike architecture, is invisible, and if it can be integrated into it while maintaining this invisibility, it can come to represent not only its voice, but also its spirit, becoming a transparent extension of it”. Luis Barrie
Then the whole body will become an ear and all sounds will come to you, the known and the unknown, the sweet, the sad and the urgent. When my body lies in bed white and blue at night, all sounds come to me from their own chord, unhurried, strangely mixed, the slightly tonal and the soft creaks of the mountains. At that moment, to hear is to be on high alert… and I hear songs in front of me… when I go beyond “to the country that loves silence”. R. Murray Schafer: Voices of Tyranny, Temples of Silence 🙏🏽