CO-FOUNDER/COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR: SCHIEV FESTIVAL (BELGIUM, 2014-2015)
Schiev is a Brussels’ based music festival which offers a broad vision of avant-garde pop music while trying to make it accessible to the widest possible audience. The festival aims to showcase an eclectic line-up of innovative belgian and international projects and to present them in an easygoing and relaxed atmosphere.
During four days, Schiev invites the public to discover, discuss and debate a wide and wild range of musical projects. The festival will present what it considers as the most ‘Schiev’ artists of the moment: those who seek, innovate and freely experiment with textures, influences, rhythms and composition.
Schiev promotes emerging talents who work at the edge of the electronic genre, pushing limits and overcoming musical boundaries.
Producer: Launch event ‘Reaching the Eschaton’ (Belgium, 2015)
Audiovisual installation of the label Antivj by artists Yannick Jacquet (Antivj) and Cedric Stevens (Acid Kirk). In charge of production of the launch event at LaVallée.
COORDINATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC PRODUCTION: LA PATRIA EN CONSTRUCCION (MEXICO, 2010)
Located in Mexico City's National Palace, 'La patria en construcción' was a 360º audiovisual installation developed as part of the celebration of the 'Year of the Nation', since that year the country celebrated both the bicentenary of its independence and the centenary of its revolution. The piece aimed to create awareness on how all citizens take part in the construction of their homeland. The soundscape was developed by Héctor Ruiz, Carlos Vértiz, Diego Benlliure and Uriel Ezquenazi.
COORDINATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC PRODUCTION: EXPO ZARAGOZA 2008 - MEXICAN PAVILION (MEXICO-SPAIN, 2008)
Designed by the architect Tatiana Bilbao, the Mexican Pavilion was based on the idea ‘We are water’. It included four levels of immersive audiovisual experiences with soundscapes designed by Héctor Ruiz, Carlos Vértiz, Diego Benlliure and Uriel Ezquenazi.
CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR (CANADA, 2015-2016)
Coordinated by Studio XX and co-founded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in the frame of the Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network, ‘What drives us?’ is a project that seeks to shed light on festival sustainability issues. Acknowledging that festivals run on different models, it invites grassroots collectives along with more institutionalized organisations to share their approaches towards sustainable cultural work. Please find the online publication here: http://whatdrivesus.net/
LITERARY ADAPTOR AND PERFORMERS COORDINATOR: AS IF IT WERE THE LAST TIME (MEXICO-UK, 2015)
'As if it were the last time' is a subtlemob by the British arts collective CIRCUMSTANCE. It is about celebrating the present, about home, belonging and loss. A snapshot of the world around you, a chance to savour the moment, and make new connections with the people and the place surrounding you. This is no requiem, this a celebratory slow dance, a chance to be present in the world, and to see it with fresh eyes.
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & PRODUCER: LAVALLEE @ VK (BELGIUM, 2015)
LaVallée is a co-working space and creative hub supported by SMart.be. It is a space that brings together over ninety artists from diverse disciplines in order to unite the artistic community of Brussels whilst promoting creativity and collaborative working. LaVallée @ VK was an event created in partnership with VK, a well established venue focused on cutting-edge and emerging music. The event hosted artists from LaVallée as well as guests artists such as Squeaky Lobster (Vlek Records), Valid Lover and Reservoir Dub.
PRODUCER: SPACE FOR EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND (EES) – UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MUAC) (MEXICO, 2009)
Assisted Héctor Ruiz, designer of the Space for Experiments in Sound (EES), in the production and development of the project. The space, created as a tool for artists to experiment with sound spatiality, allows three-dimensional or surround sound experiences to be recreated.