Enero Zapatista.. "Zaptopistas" Experiment with Social Sound


A group of audiophiles packed the Activist San Diego meeting room in City Heights for the Jan. 8 "Zaptopistas" Enero Zapatista event.

The Zaptopistas are a makeshift collective of sound artists that network their laptops together and create sounds by typing. The orchestra is created by using open source software SuperCollider and Audacity to program keystrokes to certain sounds.

This is the second year of the Zaptopistas. The collective was formed last year during Enero Zapatista 2011 and has been on hiatus until now.

Armed with laptops, Subcomandante Bruno helped "tune" the computers with the open source audio production software.

The Zaptopistas are experimenting with social sounds, said Bruno, the same way the Zapatistas are experimenting with social change. --Read More--

Enero Zapatista Events Jan. 13 - Cipriana Jurado Herrera – NI UNA MAS! || Jan. 14 - Al-Awda San Diego Rally and Vigil for Gaza || Jan. 14 - Birth Roots Presents: Tlakatiliztli

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