XAPIRI GROUND IS CRAFTING THE FIELD

Melanie Dizon
March 23, 2022
Crafting the Field is a Xapiri Ground sound series that explores rainforest field recordings from the Peruvian Amazon with artists and indigenous communities.

SOUNDSCAPE ECOLOGY

in the Peruvian Amazon


Sound is the gateway to nature where we can connect to the health and habitat of the natural world. Our project Crafting the Field explores nature as “concept and source” material and imagines it in a musical context. This concept brings artists and their contemporaries together to craft a new language around the conservation of rainforest culture by working with the forest’s acoustic environment (or soundscape ecology) and the rich lexicon of indigenous communities living in the Peruvian Amazon with whom we have relations.


Through collaborations with sound artists and music producers alike, field recorded materials are transformed into electronic ambient soundscapes where the listener can experience the relevance of the rainforest and indigenous culture.

THE SOUNDROOM

At our headquarters in Cusco, Peru, we've created a sound-proofed space called the Soundroom; a sonic environment deprived of light and sight, where the artist's composition is played on loop through a 5-point surround sound system for the listener to drop into another world. New works from different artists are introduced every three months.

Past exhibitions that have been featured in the Soundroom include the works of Vincent Dwyer, Pawkarmayta, and Nahun Saldaña.

XAPIRI GROUND BANDCAMP

In addition, all Crafting the Field compositions can be heard and purchased through our Bandcamp page.