JULIAN BONEQUI

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JULIAN BONEQUI (México, 1974). Artista híbrido y compositor XR que trabaja con sonido 3D, inmersión sónica y narrativa liminal.

 

Julian Bonequi comenzó su carrera como percusionista e improvisador, interesado en la ciencia ficción, el Arte Transmedia y las narrativas probabilísticas asociadas a escenarios musicales no humanos y el chamanismo mientras estudiaba Filosofía en la UNAM. Tras finalizar estudios de especialización en Diseño de Videojuegos y Animación 3D, colaboró ​​con Grupos de Tecnologías Interactivas y de Neurociencias, además de artista invitado con orquestas y conjuntos en Madrid, Londres, Berlín y México. Desde entonces, su interés como tecnólogo y compositor evolucionó mediante la hibridación de conceptos e ideas para partituras interactivas de realidad extendida, autómatas codificados y narrativa liminal. Sus trabajos se centran en la creación de interfaces cotidianas que nos ayudan a pensar a través de nuestros cuerpos mientras canalizan la 'cognición hápticamente incorporada' y las estrategias constructivas experimentales para mejorar la realidad a través de la interacción XR como prácticas lúdicas participativas, así como para desarrollar el intercambio y la comprensión comprensivos. a la concienciación sobre el clima al mismo tiempo que esboza posibles conocimientos alternativos.

 

Como fundador de Audition Records [Berlín-México 2010], Bonequi ha publicado una importante colección de arte experimental con más de 130 lanzamientos internacionales y ha producido series como curador invitado en colaboración con Salon Bruit Berlin, Akouphène Festival de Ginebra, Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual y CCDRadio en el Centro de Cultura Digital de México. Como profesor ha impartido New Media Art en la Ciudad de México y cursos de Maestría en animación en la Universidad Pompeu Fabra y la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, así como talleres de Inmersión Sónica 3D para Realidad Virtual en el Centro Mexicano de la Música y las Artes Sónicas (CMMAS). ). En este último colaboró ​​en grupos de investigación sobre tecnologías interactivas y neurociencia para exposiciones y juegos educativos. Ganador del concurso 'Composición interactiva' de Konzerthaus Berlín como artista de realidad virtual y diseñador de interacción en 2019; CTM Radio Lab Berlín 2017; Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte FONCA 2017-2020; Programa de Apoyo a la Producción e Investigación en Arte y Medios, México 2016; Artista por encargo del Laboratorio de Inmersión CCD-Fundación BBVA para su edición 2018. Como músico, trabajando con la canalización de trance vocal, se ha presentado extensamente en México y Europa. En 2015 su música fue lanzada al espacio. Bonequi actualmente desarrolla interfaces interactivas para su proyecto de Teatro Holofrénico.

JULIAN BONEQUI (Mexico, 1974). Hybrid Artist and XR Composer working with 3D sound, sonic immersion & liminal narratology.


Julian Bonequi began his career as a percussionist and improviser, interested in science fiction, transmedia art and probabilistic narratives associated with non-human musical scenarios and shamanism while studying Philosophy at UNAM. After finishing specialized studies in Video Game Design and 3D Animation, he collaborated with Interactive Technology Groups and of Neuroscience, as well as guest performer with orchestras and ensembles in Madrid, London, Berlin and Mexico. Since then, his interest as technologist and composer evolved by hybridizing concepts and ideas for interactive extended reality scores, coded automatons and liminal narratology. His works are focused in the creation of day to day interfaces that help us think through our bodies while channeling ‘haptically embodied cognition’ and experimental constructive strategies to improve reality through XR interaction as participatory playful practices, as well as to develop sympathetic exchange and understanding to climate awareness while outlining alternative possible knowledge.


As founder of Audition Records [Berlin-Mexico 2010], Bonequi has published an important experimental art collection with more than 130 international releases and produced series as guest curator in collaboration of Salon Bruit Berlin, Akouphène Festival of Geneva, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum and CCDRadio at the Centre of Digital Culture in Mexico. As professor has taught New Media Art in Mexico City and Masters-level animation courses at the Pompeu Fabra University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, as well as workshops of 3D Sonic Immersion for Virtual Reality at the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS). At the latter he collaborated in research groups about interactive technologies and neuroscience for educational exhibitions and games. Winner of the Konzerthaus Berlin 'Interacive Composition' competition as VR Artist & Interaction Designer in 2019; CTM Radio Lab Berlin 2017; National System of Art Creators FONCA 2017-2020; Support Program for Production and Research in Art and Media, Mexico 2016; Commissioned Artist of the Immersion Lab CCD-BBVA Foundation for its 2018 edition. As musician - working with vocal trance channeling - has performed extensively in Mexico and Europe. In 2015 his music was launched into space. Bonequi currently develops interactive interfaces for his Holophrenic Theater project.

ACADEMIC STUDIES

2008-2009 Barcelona | Superior Program in Videogames. Specialist in Art and Design, Pompeu Fabra University

2006-2007 Barcelona | Master Degree in Digital 3D Animation, Pompeu Fabra University

2004-2006 Madrid | CEV, Superior School of Communication, Image and Sound.

3D Modeling, Character Design & Computer Animation

2002-2004 Mexico City | Photography Studies at Activa School. Secretary of Public Education

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & ART FESTIVALS *Different Media

2015 Tasmania. Sound/Vocal composition for the Golden Record Vinyl launched to space by Forever Now, curated

by Aphids. Gala Exhibition at MOFO 2015 Hobart

2015 The Pictoplasma Character Portraits exhibition at MARCO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey

2014 Berlin The Pictoplasma Character Portraits exhibition at Kaufhaus Jandorf Gallery. Brunnenstr. 19-21

2013 Sattal/India. Video | CologneOFF “Mexican Visions” CeC – Carnival of eCreativity

2012

Marruecos & Riga, Latvia | Video | Mexican Visions CologneOFF at Digital Marrakech & Waterpieces Contemporary

Art and Video Festival

Mexico City | Video | Cologne OFF Mexico, Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum

Beirut | Video | Garden Of Seduction - Beirut | Shams – the Sunflower

2011

Budapest | Video | BuSho – Budapest International Videoart Festival.

Riga | Video | Baltic Sea V – RIGA | Waterpieces Contemporary & Video Art Festival Riga.

Berlin | Photography, Transformationssalon under Transmediale

2010 Arts Santa Mónica Barcelona. TV / ARTS / TV. Think Tank. Interuniversity Research Meeting on Art and

television in the digital age. Development and production of art pieces

2009-2010 Terrasa, Barcelona.Museu de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya. Installation “Personatges Virtuals

amb gran realisme”Connecta amb la Innovació″

2009 Paris | Video, 11º Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris. Collectif Jeune Cinéma

2008

Barcelona | ArtFutura. Souls & Machines. DISEÑOFUTURA

Chicago | DOMEFEST. Adler Chicago

Barcelona | Mixed Reality Installation, ESOF. EuroScience Open Forum. Science For A Better Life. Synthetic Oracle

2007

Tenerife, Islas Canarias | Video Art, Art Tech Media 07

2006

Paris, 5th Festival Mex-Parismental of Cinéma. La Clef Cultural Center.

2006

Mexico City | XII Bienal of Photography. Foto Guanajuato 2001-2006. ISBN 970-724-056-3

2005

Morelia | 3rd International Cinema Festival of Morelia. Handmadre Cinema, curated by Naomi Uman

Paris | Video Art, Festival Signes de Nuit. Les Vout aux, Paris. Series: “Les autres films méxicains”

Paris | Video Art, 4th Edition of Mex-Parismental, Latinoamerican Cinema. La Clef Cultural Center

SELECTED EXTENDED REALITY EXHIBITIONS *Highlights

2020 | Interactive XR Codex - Trbovlje New Media Festival - Speculum Artium, Slovenia

2020 | Interactive XR Codex, in Collaboration with the National Institute of Indigenous Languages and the Centre of

Digital Cultural @Los Pinos [official residence/office of the mexican president from 1934 to 2018]

2019 | Interactive XR Codex, in Collaboration with the National Institute of Indigenous Languages. Pavilion of the

Secretary of Culture of the Guadalajara International Book Fair

2018 | Washington DC, Exhibition ENVISIONING THE FUTURE – VR Art Exhibition co-curated by Tina Sauerlaender

and Erandy Vergara. Work: "Antagony. VR Chamber Opera" by Julian Bonequi at Halcyon Arts Lab

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC PERFORMANCES *Highlights

Improviser and composer over the last 25 years connected to experimental, contemporary and electroacoustic music

scene. Bonequi has performed at international festivals, museums and concert venues in Mexico and Europe mainly,

in cities as Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Vilnius, Istanbul, Vienna, Leipzig, London, Brussels, Barcelona and Madrid. He has

performed extensively in orchestras as the FOCO Orchestra of Madrid under the conduction of William Parker,

Michael Fischer (Vienna Improvisers Orchestra), Keith Tippett, Eddie Prévost, the London Improvisers Orchestra, the

Berlin Improvisers Orchestra and Alexander von Schlippenbach, and with artists like Gudrun Gut and Joachim Irmler,

Vagina Dentata Organ, Ute Wassermann, Audrey Chen, Gebrüder Teichmann, Tristan Honsinger, Joke Lanz and

Paal Nilssen-Love. He has an extensive discography in digital format, cassette, CD and vinyl with publications in

Israel, France, Germany, Istanbul, Australia, Barcelona and Mexico, and currently is devoted to his work as a XR

composer and hybrid artist and exclusively produces works of a hybrid interactive nature for New Media, 3D Sound,

and Mixed Reality Performances.

2021

Mexico City:

12.11.21 'Festival Sound +' Anahuacalli Museum Mexico City. Live Coding and Vocals. Solo Concert.

Berlin:

17.06.21 Solo for voice, percussion and electronics + Quartet with Mat Pogo & Roberta WJM (Jealousy Party)

and Utku Tavil @ Au Topsi Pohl

2020

BERLIN:

29.10.20 Solo for drums, sensors and vocals + Trio with Gebrüder Teichmann @ Audiovisionen, KulturRaum

Zwingli-Kirche e.V.

2019

Mexico City:

Performing with VYCTORIA. Sharing Cartel with LORI GOLDSTON & STEPHEN O'MALLEY @ 316 1st

Anniversary, SALA PUEBLA

2017

Mexico City:

Performing with ( SIC ) dúo - Festival Aural, sharing cartel w/Lightning Bolt, KK Null & Bálazs Pándi.

Poznan: Feb 11 LAS

Bydgoszcz: Feb 10 MÓZG

Hamburg: Feb 9 - MS Stubnitz

Berlin:

( SIC ) duo sharing cartel w/ Ex Eye (Colin Stetson, Greg Fox) & Stefan Fraunberger @ CTM Festival / Berghain

2016

Berlin:

WASSERMUSIK: DIE ANDERE KARIBIK @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt with Die Mondmaschine,

Performing with Gudrun Gut (Malaria) and Joachim Irmler (Faust)

Mexico City: Festival Nrmal: ( SIC ) dúo - sharing cartel w/Jenny Hval, Battles, Acid Mothers Temple, Slowdive,

Low, Mark Fell...

Laboratorio Aural - performing with (SIC) & Joachim Montessuis

2015

Festival Nrmal - Goethe-Institut Mexiko w/ Die Mondmaschine sharing cartel w/Swans, Gudrun Gut and Joachim

Irmler, Omar Souleyman...

2014

Mexico City:

Festival Bestia - ( SIC ) dúo - sharing cartel and opening to The Ex and Neurosis

Festival Nrmal - solo vocal/drums - sharing cartel w/ Wolf Eyes & Silver Apples

Kurimanzutto Gallery w/ Tarek Atoui

Paris: Plateforme

Lituania: Agharta Vilnius

Berlin: NK Projekt

Ginebra: Cave12

Lyon: Audioblast International Streaming Festival

2013

Mexico City:

29th Festival of México - solo vocal/drums- sharing cartel w/John Wiese, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Nate Wooley…

Organizing & Sharing 1st Mexican tour w/ the norwegian trio MoE

2012

Berlin:

Wendel w/Berlin Improvisers Orchestra

Quiet Cue /// NK

Sowieso w/Ute Wassermann, Els Vandenweyer and Klaus Kürvers

B-flat w/Berlin Improvisers Orchestra

2011

Berlin: Vivaldisaal / Jazzkeller 69 / Raum20

Barcelona: Mercat de les Flors / Nave Trafalgar / Heliogabal

Valencia: La Clínica Mundana

Viena: Brut Konzerthaus

Istanbul: Nublu

Madrid: La Casa Encendida

2009

Madrid: Under the conduction of William Parker @ La Casa Encendida & in Barcelona at Palau de la Música

Catalana International Festival of Free Improvisation Hurta Cordel

2008 | London: 10Th Anniversary of the London Improvisers Orchestra

2006-2011| Madrid: FOCO Orchestra of Madrid

 

SELECTED EXTENDED REALITY PERFORMANCES *Highlights

2021 Variable X - Forum of Immersion and Extended Realities in Latin America | "XR AL FRESCO" Interactive XR

Score for 1300 voices & one soloist. Closing Concert. Interpreted and activated live by Julian Bonequi

2020 | World Premiere. Interactive Composition Award for Immersive VR Experience. Commissioned by the

Konzerthaus Berlin

2018 | Mexico City | Live Performance of "Antagony. Virtual Reality Chamber Opera" at Inmersiva International

Festival at the Centre of Digital Culture [CCD]

2017 | Berlin | Premiere “The Death of the Anthropocene” radio drama 3D awarded by CTM Festival.

Commissioned and produced for the CTM 2017 Radio Lab. In collaboration with CTM Festival, Deutschlandradio

Kultur, Hörspiel, Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, ORF Ö1 Kunstradio, SoCCos. Co-funded

by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

2016 | Berlin: WASSERMUSIK: DIE ANDERE KARIBIK @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt with Die Mondmaschine,

Gudrun Gut and Joachim Irmler

AWARDS

2019 Berlin | Konzerthaus Berlin “Interactive Composition” Award. Interaction Design, 3D Art and VR Development by

Bonequi. Premiere: September 2020

Project: ˈʊmˌvɛltn̩ | Media: Virtual Reality Interactive Design for Immersive Experience + Live Performance

2017-2020 Mexico City | National System of Art Creators SNCA-FONCA | Project: Holophrenic Theater | Media:

Interactive Musical Interfaces ad XR Scores for Mixed Reality Installations & Live Performances

2017 Berlin | CTM 2017 Radio Lab | Festival for Adventurous Music and Art. Winner | Project: "THE DEATH OF THE

ANTHROPOCENE" | Media: Radio Drama Composition. Broadcast & 3D + Live Performance

2016 Mexico City | Support Program for Production and Research in Arts and Media. National Centre for the Arts.

Project: “ANTAGONY - Virtual Reality Chamber Opera” | Media: VR Installation and Live Performance

HACKLABS & CONFERENCES

2020 | Interactive XR Scores at Medientage Munich. Co-production with Medien.Bayern GmbH and XR HUB

Bavaria–Munich

2020 | Winner of the 1st Patchathon Edition, Interactive VR sonic worlds hosted by PatchXR | Awarded Project:

Holofrenia

2020 | New Nature Goethe-Institut Montreal. An Immersive Media & Climate Science Exchange between

Germany-Canada-US-Mexico

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2016 Berlin | ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ZK/U Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, CTM Festival & Deutschlandradio

Kultur.

2011 Austria | ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Krems

2010 Berlin | N.K. Projekt. Project: Audition Records

RESEARCH GRANTS & TECHNOLOGY GROUPS

2009-2010 Barcelona. Interactive Technologies Group, Pompeu Fabra University. Interactive Graphical

representation with Automation Technologies

2008-2009 Barcelona. Neuroscience Group SPECS, Pompeu Fabra University. Mixed Reality Interactive

Environments

ORCHESTRAS & ENSEMBLES *Highlights

2013-2021 | Founder of the mexican (SIC) duo, considered by the international press as one of the most extreme

projects in the History of Experimental Music in Mexico. CTM Festival/Berghain

2010-2012 | Berlin Improvisers Orchestra (Ute Wassermann, Tristan Honsinger…)

2008 | London Improvisers Orchestra

2006-2011 | FOCO Orchestra of Madrid under the conduction of William Parker, Keith Tippett & Eddie Prévost.

SELECTED RADIO APPEARANCES *Highlights

2017 Austria | Radio Drama Im “Kunstradio“ (23.00 Uhr) ist am Sonntag, den 15. Oktober

„Der Tod des Anthropozäns“ von Julian Bonequi mit Stefan Kaminski, Textregie Götz Naleppa. ORF musikprotokoll

2017 Germany | Radio Drama CTM Radio Lab - Der Tod des Anthropozäns von Julian Bonequi, gewann einen der

beiden Produktionspreise beim CTM Radio Lab 2017 und wurde am 4. Februar 2017 beim CTM Festival Berlin im

HAU2 uraufgeführt. Listen

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS *Highlights | Books, interactive scores, apps, vinyls and papers

2022 O-OO.EARTH The Planetary Agency for Supernatural Immersion as Founder & Producer, Los Angeles-Mexico

2022 On Becoming Human Composition coded with Tidal Cycles for strings, vocals & percussion. New

York-LA-Mexico

2021 XR al Fresco Interaction Design for Augmented Reality Scores & Interactive Choirs. Berlin

2021 Supernatural Imaginary a Cappella Choirs. All vocals by Bonequi. Berlin

2020 Holofrenia Interactive Sonic Worlds in Virtual Reality with PatchXR. VR app. International-Online

2017 Berlin. Book "Tales of Sonic Displacement". Commissioned by CTM Festival for SoCCoS – the Sound of

Culture, the Culture of Sound initiative

2015 Melbourne. Golden Record Vinyl launched into space with the Australian project Forever Now, curated by

Aphids. Includes works of artists such as Pierre Henry, Mats Gustafsson, Amanda Palmer, Dorian Wood, Julian

Bonequi…

EXPERIMENTAL CURATORIAL PRACTICES

 

As independent curator & founder of Audition Records (2010-2021), Bonequi have published more 134 documentary

releases collaborating with more than 500 international artists and labels, in parallel to his own production, research

and development as hybrid composer and immersive sound artist.

Link to Catalogue 2010-2015 publishing artists as Senyawa, Ute Wassermann, Jaap Blonk, Syrphe Label & Zbigniew

Karkowski.

Link to Art in Releases 2013-2021 publishing artists as Okkyung Lee, Vinyl Terror and Horror & Andrea Belfi.

2013-2019 Mexico City | Coordinator and host of artistic residences @ Laboratorio Artes Híbridas

Guest Curator and exhibitor of “Seismographic Sounds-Visions of a New World” in collaboration Norient Sounds:

2017 Berna Kornhausforum

2016 Berlin Transmediale CTM

2015 Karlsruhe Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie

2014-2015 Mexico | Radio Host and Curator of “Ruido A Ciegas [Blind/Noise Dates]” radioshow at Centre of Digital

Culture Archive

2014 Mexico | Curator at Ex Teresa Arte Actual Museum. Serie: Audition Records / Live Recording Sessions Archive

2014 Geneva | Program Curator of “Voix Brutes” at Akouphène Festival Archive

PROFESSOR | HYBRID ARTS & NEW MEDIA

2019 | Postgraduate of the Faculty of Arts of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua

2018 | Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts, CMMAS; National Centre for the Arts & Centre of Digital Culture

Mexico

2017 | New Art Festival, Chihuahua Music Conservatory

2015 | California | School of Music of CalArts, Voice Arts Forum: Expanded Vocal Technique.

2014 | Bachelor of Design in Digital Media. CENTRO University Mexico

2010-2011 | Master Degree in Digital Animation, Pompeu Fabra University Barcelona

2009- 2011 | Master Degree in Digital Animation and Professional Degree, Polytechnic University of Valencia