Rhythm & Memory is an ongoing curatorial project by artist Miguel Buenrostro, in which he collaborates with musicians to find points of contact between musical worlds. On this evening focused on percussion and deep listening, Laura Robles and Bo – Sung Kim will share rhythms and journeys embedded in musical memory. Combining experimental percussion inspired by traditional oriental rhythms with Afro-Peruvian rhythms, this performative session aims to stimulate questions of migration, memory of the earth and the dissolution of borders in music.

Rhythm & Memory on Pantopia Music:

Miguel Buenrostro

Miguel Buenrostro is a Berlin-based artist and music curator from Tijuana, Mexico. His work reflects the state of the border as a place of knowledge production and networking. He focuses on listening practices, cinema and performative gestures in public space. His works were most recently shown at the Bauhaus Museum, Weimar (2020), the Musée National de la Rd Congo (2021) and Konsthall C, Stockholm (2022). His films have been shown at various film festivals (Foro de Cine Etnográfico en México), exhibitions and public screenings. Buenrostro is the creator of Cosmoaudiciones, an art project that re-socializes music from the Berlin Phonogramm archive through listening exercises and musical improvisations in public spaces.

Laura Robles

Laura Robles is an improviser, composer, multi-instrumentalist and researcher, born in Swaziland and raised in Lima-Peru. She wants to develop what she calls “Antigroove”, which has emerged from many years of analyzing folk rhythms with a strong focus on Afro-Peruvian folklore. The “antigroove” creates new possibilities of expression in modern jazz and improvised music.

Bo-Sung Kim

Bo Sung Kim, born in South Korea and raised in Berlin, studied Traditional Performing Arts at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, South Korea, and performs as a musician and performer for Korean traditional arts as well as in cross-genre contemporary performances, both as a soloist and in various ensembles and formations throughout Europe.