"'Teoría del anhelo' ('Theory of Yearning') is part of the 'Formas de interpretar el viento' ('Ways of Interpreting the Wind') series. It is a recording that crystallizes an audiovisual performance composed for non-conventional musical instruments: magnetic fields, movement of fluids, tuning forks, spinners, balloons, hoses, water, air. Revolving around the idea of translation, and taking advantage of the different ways of listening to this ensemble, the elements interact with each other forming a micro-laboratory of mediations. Within this experimental environment, balloons operate as memories of the wind, and the air, underwater, organizes the temporality of the performance. Bubbles, like fragments of time, sequence the evolution of events, enabling multiple translations. Sound manifests itself as matter (bubbles) and as the will to push other sounds to the surface (samplers). In this way the metaphor of wind manipulation becomes tangible through the audiovisual device. Just like with any recording, this is a possible version, the sound print of an action that involved a body, a space/time and a visuality of its own. The recording cannot recover this experience so I can only suggest to the listeners, by way of imaginary compensation, to locate their listening at the exact point of contact between water and air. There, where translations begin."
Javier Bustos lives in Buenos Aires, where he works as a composer, sound artist and teacher. He studied Arts in the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad de Buenos Aires and composition and musical programming privately with different teachers. He has also studied guitar, violin, and electronics applied to sound. His work is developed in a multidisciplinary way using DIY instruments, exploring the gestuality of objects and everyday materials mixed with precarious technology. Within this framework he designs his own acoustic and electronic sound devices for live performances of experimental music, free improvisation and multimedia installations. He has participated in prestigious sound art exhibitions, contemporary dance projects, theatre, and cinema both locally and internationally. He is currently part of the faculty of the Posgrado de Música Expandida of the Universidad Nacional de San Martín and the Licenciatura en Tecnología Multimedia of the Universidad Maimónides. He also taught "Multimedia Design" and "History of Visual Communication" at the Facultad the Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo of the Universidad de Buenos Aires between 2005 and 2012. He also gives private workshops on the subject of "Poetics of Sound Exploration". Recently, his work has been featured on the TSONAMI Sound Art Festival (Valparaíso, Chile, 2017), the Centro de Arte Sonoro (CASo) (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017), the Edinburgh International Science Festival (Edinbrugh, Scotland, 2017), the Festival RUIDO at CC San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017), the MUTEK Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017), the SÓNAR Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016), the "Casa Tomada" exhibition at CNB Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016), the FIME Festival (São Paulo, Brazil, 2016), and the Bahia InSonora Festival (Bahia Blanca, Argentina, 2016), among others.