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January 8th, 2015

LOS GRITOS DE MEXICO (The Cries of Mexico) is a soundscape about Mexico City (realized, recorded and mixed by Félix Blume)
more info can be found about the project on http://www.felixblume.com/los-gritos-de-mexico/

Mexico City: more than 20 millions people gathered making noise!
A noisy city for most; I would like to transform it in a sonorous city.

The street sellers make the voices of the polyphonic choir, the small bell from the ice cream seller substitutes the triangle from the orchestra, and the hammering of the protesters on the metallic wall are the percussions.

In Mexico City, people shout to be heard, they shout their rage against the cops, they shout at the ‘lucha libre’ fights, they shout together ¡ Viva Mexico ! to feel united, and during a demonstration they also shout ¡Viva Mexico ! People shout in church, they pray together or alone, whispering in the silent night.

The thunder booms: nobody can shout at the storm, and the rain cleans the silent city. A solo voice after the rain, and the choir resumes gradually.

People sing to forget and the shouting starts again, louder, so that the others don´t forget.

The water flows under the city, the forgotten lake is mourning; it remembers when the city was an Island… On the top, it is too noisy, underneath, the water keeps in silence the secrets of the past.

Same sound on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/felixblume/losgritosdemexico

More sounds on http://www.felixblume.com/

New sonic-video piece http://www.felixblume.com/curupira/

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    franciscojuliancerda 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Tiene de tooodo muchas gracias!!!!!!!!!

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    bebe_meme 5 months ago

    This is just superb! Really really impressive capture of Mexico. Felix, how would you like to be cited if I used this in a short amateur non-profit personal film? Thank you for creating such greatness!

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    ffong 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Very well captured! Thank you!

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    contrerasnathan 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    wow feliX - you capture the chaos of meXico city and encapsulate it's ineffable magic. made me feel I was taken on a journey through meXico city saudade... pure geNius

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    awk01 2 years, 9 months ago

    EStuve en una inauguración tuya en barcelona en la que se presentaba este proyecto y disco pirata, me parece. Felicidades por el trabajo y que chido que compartes y difundes en vez de apropiarte y limitar el flujo de la obra como muchos artistas de hoy en día.

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