Live DJ Set with Percussion
Following the opening reception of Ballroom’s fall exhibition, Longilonge, with Solange Pessoa on November 15, UJI will be performing a DJ set with live percussion at Lost Horse Saloon.
UJI (Luis Maurette) is an Argentinian DJ, nomadic electronic producer, multi-instrumentalist, and half of the pioneering duo “Lulacruza.” His music is dance floor bound: rooted in various indigenous traditions while borrowing from the aesthetics and sound design of the future of electronic music.
Uji’s experimentation is carefully woven into multi-textured soundscapes. Most of the sounds we find in his latest album, Alborada, are field recordings. Uji has compiled a vast sound bank over the years throughout his travels, including a wide array of instruments from his collection such as; congas, cununo, marimba, balafon, charango, bombo leguero, sonajas, as well as analog drum machines, samplers, synthesizers and vocals. A multi layered assemblage with deep and rich textures from around the world.
This program is made possible by the generous support of The Brown Foundation, Inc.; City of Marfa; Fairfax Dorn & Marc Glimcher; Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer; Kristina & Jeff Fort; Elan Gentry & Alexander S.C. Rower; Virginia Lebermann & Family; Lebermann Foundation; Melony & Adam Lewis; National Endowment for the Arts; Texas Commission on the Arts; Jacques Louis Vidal Charitable Fund; Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees; the Ballroom Marfa International Surf Club; and Ballroom Marfa members.
In-kind support provided by The Capri, Casa Dragones, Marble Brewery, Christy Miller, Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Special thanks to Allie Silver, UJI, ZZK Records. And to our friends at Lost Horse Saloon.