Electroacoustic Abstractionism: Mauricio Reyes, American, was born in México City. His career has alternated between Music and Fine Arts. He studied graphic design at Middlesex University in London, UK. During his master’s at Kent State University in Ohio, he learned Kinetics and digital music composition where he learned about the work of theorists such as Iannis Xenakis and Bruno Maderna. A fascination with the work of Luigi Russolo and Francis Dhomont pushed him to experiment with non-musical objects to produce interesting sounds. Without a means of remixing these, he joined “Open Notes” the radiophonic experimentation workshops in Baltimore, Maryland. Fascinated by the possibilities of digital media, he experimented with multiple recordings playing at once, as well as playing them in reverse. To have absolute creative freedom Reyes created his label, Telekinett Records (www.telekinett.com, 2001-2008), a label devoted to the preservation, study, and promotion of experimental, atonal, electronic, and electro-acoustic music. In addition to a life-time of music collecting and studying a broad range of musical genres, Reyes has also exercised his creative powers as a typographer and graphic designer, for which he studied at universities in Mexico City, London, UK, as well as Kent State in the United States. “The connection between music and the visual arts is inevitable,” Reyes says. He began to produce music for other artists in 2004, he believes firmly that all visual elements of an album cover should be strongly based and deeply connected with the music itself. Currently, Reyes is collaborating with several eminent electroacoustic artists to produce a variety of projects based on specific themes and art such as Vorticism, Constructivism, Futurism, and DADA. His next project is called “DADA Musik”. Reyes is the creator/curator/coordinator of the Beet Stretch 2.0: Meta Tones Et Symphonia Extenta project. He is the founder of the Ambisonic Guild, a group of contemporary electroacoustic artists collaborating from different countries and time zones. He is also is a typographer and painter, Reyes is the creator of the Electroacoustic Abstractionism art movement, a movement in which works of Art are not reduced to the field of hearing alone. It is a multi-dimensional and multi-experiential process to connect the viewer, the environment, and any of its works of art.
He has published several works including Stereoscopic Poincaré, with Adi Newton.
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