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What is Antropoloops? 0:19
For how long have you been developing this process? 0:54
When did Antropoloops change from being a creative project to an educational one located in the Colegio San José Obrero de Sevilla (San José Obrero de Sevilla School)? 1:57
What do you think the Antropoloops workshops contribute to this school? 4:28
You’re a musician, why do you think music is an interesting tool to use in diversity work? 5:58
How does this project emphasize the value of diversity in a world where masses tending toward homogeneity predominate? 7:11
What have your first impressions been of this intersection of Antropoloops in the classroom? 8:55
How do you think children perceive diversity in this school? 9:22
Can you explain the dimensions the Antropoloops workshops develop in? 10:25
How do you present the technological aspect in the classroom? How do you think the children relate to this? 13:38
What are the specific objectives of the Antropoloops workshops? 15:08
How are you developing this project in its first year? 17:41
How long had it been since you set foot in a school? 18:54
As an architect, what is your read of the spaces dedicated to education in our society? 20:17
Speaking of closed spaces, it would seem as though in Sevilla cultural activity is restricted to the city center, forgetting the culture that develops in the neighborhoods. Now that you’re working in a neighborhood school, do you share this impression? 21:49
In the Antropoloops workshops, how do you plan out cultural identity work with second generation children? 23:35
What’s your opinion of the work that’s being done in this school to place value on cultural diversity as a social value? 25:04
What is your read on racism in society? 27:10
Do you think that a project like the Antropoloops workshops can have a socially transformative effect? 28:17
What social or institutional agents have made the development of this project possible in a public school? 30:32
This project is like a celebration, a celebration of the diversity of musical expressions in different cultures and historical moments. It is also a celebration of the amazing possibilities that the web offers in terms of sharing knowledge and the collective construction of a common public domain. I have always been fascinated by the presence of something close and familiar in distant and culturally alien music. I think this project is partially motivated by this fascination, or at least I see this project as a way to work with it.
Antropoloops is a musical remix project developed by Rubén Alonso (concept, music and design) and Esperanza Moreno (software and data visualization), which seeks to open up the process of remixing in all its possibilities. Antropoloops originates from a creative and amateur approach to ethnomusicology of remix culture, a celebration of the common in what is different.
All songs uploaded are based on a fragment of a song, to which other fragments are added following a set of minimal rules:
- The tone is not changed, all loops are in their original pitch.
- Only small time adjustments are made so that the original character of the song does not vary excessively.
- If working with 8 tracks, a maximum of 8 loops play at the same time
This project would not be possible without the effort made by many collectors and music lovers to digitize and share discontinued and old records on their blogs. I am also indebted to organizations that promote the dissemination of traditional music and have wonderful databases. This project also stems from the dispersed terrain shared with las buenas noches, the music that we have in common, and the long pauses between rehearsals 😉 Source