Sutra

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Sutra
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¬ Originally from Guadalajara México, this band has a history of 16 years who have built a name in the experimental stage both nationally and internationally, being recognized by publications like the British magazine WIRE and performing in Europe and the U.S. as exponents of Mexican contemporary experimental music. Besides, this set has been of utmost importance to the music scene during the two thousand Guadalajara, as some of its members have been a fundamental part of the legendary house of rehearsal & Studio / music collective 9Corners, which has trained groups as Drag + On, 3Colores, Descartes a Kant, Selma which have brought much creativity in musical expression of the country from many different styles and genres. (Afterpop Magazine). °

Instrumental Quartet born in Guadalajara City on 2000, the line-up is made up of: Gerardo Martinez (Keyboards),Wallace (Bass), Andrés Orozco (Guitar), Rodrigo Rico (Drums).
Sutra's musical bet rests upon the fusion of styles and rythms heard in their begining years -all of its members being music lovers- and in psychedelics which plays an essential role in the combo sound along with the imagery that add majorly in live performances.
Atmospherical and faint landscapes cascading over a solid rythm, momentous passages reminscent of the big screen sound, dosified distortion in epical imaginary stories sprinkled with all-free jazz and a surprise facts as special guest. Years of experience have materialized in 4 recordings. Sutra (2000), Intencion (2004), En lo denso (2006), Reflejo (2009), Real (2013), inclusion in two compilations NACE: Nutritiva Compilacion from Eter Music (2005) with tracks "Arrecife" and "Aluminio Rojo"; Nine Corners: 9 Bandas, 9 Canciones (2006) with track "Reflejo" with was the precusr of the album of the same name recorded and produced by Armando Chong (Cuca, Forseps) at his studio Máquina Sónica with distinguished trumpeter Chris Grady (The Grassy Knoll, The Residents, Tom Waitts, etc..). They have created original music for radio programs "La cuenta regresiva" (2005-2007)and "GenealogÌas" (2009) both broadcast by XHUG 104.3 FM Radio Universidad de Guadalajara and for the short films "Las tardes de Luisa" by Sofia Carrillo and "Sonambulo" by Oscar Alvarado, and the feature film "Otro tipo de m˙sica" by Jose Gutierrez Razura.
Locally they have performed at the Festival Audiovisual Chroma (2003, 2004); Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (2005); MANIFEST (2005) - sharing stage with The Faint and The Kills -; Festival Cultural de Mayo at Puerto Vallarta (2005); Festival Mundo
Latino (2006) -sharing stage with Tahiti 80 and Stereo Total-; Fiesta de la Música (2009); and the official release of the album "Reflejo" at LARVA (Laboratorio de Artes Variedades). Festival Cultural de Mayo in Guadalajara with Battles.
Outside of Mexico they went on tour in Germany and Belgium in 2004 in which the highlight was the Video Festival at the Hamburg Art School directed by Wim Wenders.
In September of 2011 were invited by Fordham University in New York to give a show in its facilities, and in October the same year they play a show with Earth in Mexico City.
'''''''''' That's why I believe they update Sussure's concept of acoustic image, with which they complement their sound (saving visual ideas to the mind): ""this last one is not the material sound, a mere physical thing but the psychics of that sound, the representation our senses are witnesses of; that representation is sensorial". Having such a complete project you can expect them to work in videoclips. An example of what they can accomplish regarding the marriage between their music and the materialization of the idea they want the listener to visualize is "Aluminio Rojo" a song they illustrated intermingling images in a Dziga Vertov style.. '''''''''' (ZIN Magazine).
Currently Sutra are touring with the last album 'Real' and preparing his new album 'Piramide'.
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