And so, the first thing that struck us was the center Etopía itself, where a large space to accommodate this type of event, we thank and initiatives in this city and certainly we follow it closely.
Woke up early after a long night without fail to attend the morning lecture, Rob Clouth, english artist Barcelona resident who moved us closer to his art, thanks to this we could better understand the show to take place in the afternoon. We also saw how they work, how it started, etc … used programs, techniques, libraries, visual concept, glitch, Processing sketches, a very technical, inspiring and experimental vision … a new world for us.
In the afternoon and with clearer ideas of what to expect, we were unable to approach the Magma 19:30, where Doma and Adult Video had already started their set Vacuum Exploration. We went quickly and the first thing that surprised us was the auditorium where it was made, with a huge screen and a high quality projector, artists down and steep seats it gave a sense of majesty and warmth. When you see the white screen with visual and glitches from Vacuum Exploration with these environmental sounds dark hair stood on end. We spent an hour with open mouth, traveling, invented stories for each transition, all white and very dark black, the part of the sea made you seem lost in the immensity, a chilling feeling you through his body up to meet a grand finale.
After we were out on the lawn of sharing the experience, and at 20:30, we went back in to see the already mentioned, Rob Clouth. His set was different, musically we liked it more, was more accessible and emotional, the glitch had more color and interact more with sounds, occasionally broken and you could not help giving a jump, a psychedelic trip perhaps where the glitch formed a striking and immersive textures and compositions, it was like looking at the fire, the sound interact with the images, it was very organic and you could not avoid running engrossed.
Finally Emptyset, the grand finale. Technically all this technology is beyond our understanding, but we could see that it was all analog, for visual used as a sort of oscilloscope and played with the signals forming interesting compositions. Musically it was brutal, much harder than before, pulling the experimental techno, note that the sound of the audience helped to create the perfect atmosphere.
In conclusion, a different show, new, fresh, a combination of sounds, images and technology that makes you travel, coupled with a space with the perfect conditions Magma have made the festival a unique experience. This project will host events throughout the year, we recommend it to everyone, of course we will be there.