An audovisual surround sound and collaborative work by NAFF (Mexico). This work is designed for surround sound, binaural sound and 3D visuals. It is a representative message from earth to aliens about deep human emotion, passion for life, fascination for what we do not understand, and about time structure and the spatiotemporal continuum as one of our deepest questions (perhaps forever unresolved). So, we ask you aliens: do you have two ears? (if you do, the message is delivered, it will speak for itself).
NAFF [chusma] is a new multichannelrock project that mixes electroacoustic music, classical contemporary music and alternative/progressive rock music in an 8 channel concert format and 3D sound recording formats. The ‘dislocated sound’, ‘moving sound’ ‘structured contemplativeness’, harmonic rhythms, poly-rhythms and surreal sound are central to NAFF [chusma]’s proposal. The images are the result of a collaboration with Muv, Valaklava, NAFFX, Zopilote and T. Lengeling. Within a month of its debut at CutOut FEST, Querétaro, Mexico, NAFF was classified by Marvin Magazine as one of the best new bands of 2013. The core of the project apart from its visual artists already mentioned is conformed by Pablo Gav (composition, piano, sound design and spatialization), Juan Antonio Arévalo (drums and electronic percussion), Alex Vergara (sound design, live processing and spatialization) and Billie Mandoki (vocals and vocal processing).
Pablo Gav Pablo García-Valenzuela (Pablo Gav), founder of Naff (chusma), is a composer of multichannel electroacoustic music, classical contemporary music and rock music. He holds a PhD in electroacoustic composition from City University, London, and is a member of the prestigious composition grant SNCA/FONCA from Mexico. Throughout his career his has gained international distinctions such as: Prix de la Region de Aquitaine 2000, Francia, Luigi Russolo 2001, Italia, PAPIAM CMM/CNA 2008, Mexico.
Alex Vergara A composer, pianist, sound designer and sound engineering. He studied at CIEM, Mexico, and since 1998 he has devoted his time to multichannel sound for cinema, founding in 2000 the studio E-Sound. This post-production studio has received ever since several national distinctions in sound design for long scale cinema, documentary films and TV series.
Juan Antonio Arévalo “Arevalowsky” is a musician and a music producer, known in the current scene as the drummer of “Mal'akh Ensemble” and the multichannel rock project “NAFF Chusma”. He has produced several sound bands for cinema, among which we can notice: “El Estudiante” (winner of the prize for best music in “Las Diosas de Plata) , “Brijes” 3D and "Cásese quien pueda”.
Billie Mandoki Camille (Billie) Mandoki is a young emergent artist and singer in Mexico City. She specializes in composition for voice and voice processing in the experimental pop scene of Mexico. She also likes to collaborate with different artists around this city. As the daughter of the multi-prize film director Luis Mandoki, she grew up through art so strives everyday to develop her own voice in music.