We started in Februar a music research and the production of new material. M.i.p.V got a grant from Musikfonds/Neustart Kultur/BKM and we are in a creative moment, working on new tracks, doing experimental sessions and sonic experiments.
In this new project, the guitarist LauraL (also Laura.aLL), drummer and sound artist Gil Delindro and the multi-instrumentalist Ignacio Villa (from M.i.p.V Pocket) are working together, and for the first time the band will have a different line-up, with three musicians. Ignacio is collaborating with electronics sounds and textures, and Gil will bring more sound effects to the new compositions.
In the next months we will post some new stuff and hopefully we could have time to release new material later this year.
We also celebrate on April 24th.2022 the M.i.p.V’s 18th year.
Guitarist LauraL, now also acting as Laura.aLL, is the head of the project Sonic Sound Space, that since 2019 is creating a new room for experimental music, sonic experiments and experimental art in Berlin. The project will take place on Feb. 12th ad 13th at Galerie ZeitZone, but it will be also live streamed for the world. Different connections in a new way to be online. The relationships changed with the pandemic, or just concretized our distances, and we live in a hybrid world now, live and online.
Sonic Sound Space brings together many artists from the Berliner independent scene, and Laura.aLL will also play on Feb. 13th. Stay tuned for this great lineup:
Laura also managed to get the project approved in the Musikfonds call for proposals, an institute that funds “contemporary music of all genres in its diversity and complexity”. “The Musikfonds focuses on highly ambitious music that understands art as an end in itself, as an existential-creative necessity or a consequence of an indispensable will to express oneself, and is not commercially oriented.”
Laura will present a new concert-installation-performance of her Abstract Shadows series. Dark ambient, field recordings, electroacoustic.
Laura.all leads us through a landscape that is being shaped by each noise, drone, sounds of public spaces, notes and modulations in the midst of delays, distortions and loops, that sometimes reveal a real urban environment, sometimes transport us to a dark, unknown, inhospitable scenario, that reveals itself intrinsic to our daily lives, giving us a new reading of our everyday sounds.
Exactly ten years ago, on 11.11.2011, the album M.i.p.V II was released by Solaris Empire label in Berlin. An instrumental trip rock, minimal, psychedelic, post-punk happening. It was an amazing night @ Kingkongklub, produced by amSTARt. Time runs, other sonorities come, things happen, even a worldwide pandemic has shaken our art making or artistic practice, enough time for new discoveries, inner transformantions, deep listenings, new sounds, new ideas and creations. We are sharing here some memories of these first moments in Germany. (with Marie Leão and Santiago Rodrigues on drums)
The album ‘passagens’, that brings a LauraL’s collaboration with the musician João Desmarques, was released today, May 25th.2021, by the label and collective Associação Terapêutica do Ruído (ATR), from Lisbon, Portugal.
“passagens” (or “passageways”) is the result of an improvisation session at Desmarques’s house on January 2021, taking advantage of another passage by Brazilian musician and artist Laura Leiner (aka LauraL) in Lisbon. The two guitarists met for the first time when their bands, dUASsEMIcOLCHEIASiNVERTIDAS (aka dSCi) and Músicas intermináveis para Viagem (Endless music for Tripping), aka MipV, shared the stage on May 1, 2012 in Berlin.
It was also the first time that they played together and all the themes are improvisations in the “Echtzeitmusik” style (composition in real time). Recorded with a digital stereo recorder, the tracks of “passagens” are in the sequence in which they were created and after being cut and mixed by Laura in Berlin, they are now edited by ATR with the cover by Raf Cruz, Portuguese designer and artist specialized in collages.
Dear friends, we hope that this new year has found all you healthy and with energy to go through these times of uncertainty and new challenges. The cultural area is still without a good prospects for this year, but we will keep working and developing new sounds, new videos and maybe some new live streaming to make this times more enjoyable and exciting for you.
The musicians LauraL (guitar, Berlin) and Dudu Essarts (drums, Porto Alegre) play in different cities in live streaming of the band M.i.p.V, presented by producer and musician Paulo Zé Barcellos, also director of the Morrostock festival.
In addition to the online concert, there will be a chat with the artists and special downloads promotions for the band’s complete discography.
Os músicos LauraL (guitar, Berlin) e Dudu Essarts (drums, Porto Alegre) tocam em diferentes cidades em live streaming da banda M.i.p.V, apresentada pelo produtor e músico Paulo Zé Barcellos, também diretor do festival.
Além do show online, acontecerá um bate-papo com os artistas e promoções especiais de downloads da discografia completa da banda.
Supported by / Projeto apoiado pela Secretaria da Cultura do RS em parceria com a Universidade Feevale e Feevale Techpark. (Edital Fac-Digital) @RS.sedac @feevale @feevaletechpark @Feevale @sedac_rs @feevale @feevaletechpark
This year would be a great year for us, with a planed M.i.p.V‘s tour in Europe with LauraL and the Brazilian drummer Pitchu Ferraz, supported also by the drummer Dudu Essarts, but all of us know the cultural shutdown in the world due the corona pandemic.
We will inform you about new possible concerts in the second half of 2020 and we hope to see you all again soon!
And we also hope all you are healthy and strong. And if you can, stay at home and have patience to wait for a right moment to keep on your way.