• 00:01 My body is the first test
  • 05:01 Voice, percussion, dance
  • 08:07 Formal and informal learnings
  • 11:59 A living room that turned into a recording studio
  • 15:32 It's good to feel lost
  • 22:54 Cumbia, reggaeton, folklore and babbling
  • 24:56 Microsamples
  • 25:53 Additions and substactions
  • 28:05 ¿What is a dance floor?
  • 31:56 Live performance vs recordings
  • 36:11 Women who play and lug around drum kits.
28/04/2020 42' 48''
Tatiana Heuman en Lorem Ipsum, MACBA, 2018.

To the Argentinian trumpeter, percussionist, songwriter, and producer Tatiana Heuman, the world is a dance floor and and sound comes into being through close bodily combat involving intuition, movement, and hurdles. Thus, a paradox arises in the recording process, when spontaneity and corporality are reduced to mere beats on a timeline. 

In spite of that, Tatiana’s Ricarda Cometa free improvisation experiments and Astrosuka collaborations took on a new dimension when she began working with digital recording technologies and a home studio. During this journey (and another, literal and emotional journey from one continent to another), Tatiana completed her debut, “Qeei”. An LP, after two tentative solo EPs, made up of microsamples, repetitions, and stuttering, in which pop and dance music are happily taken apart, turned back to front, and put together again.

In this podcast, Tatiana Heuman talks about the intersections between dance and percussion, about music that runs through the body, sounds that move, deconstructed folklore and babbling, formal and informal teaching, addition and subtraction, names that don’t mean anything, and the experiences of women who play and lug around drum kits. 

Music by Tatiana Heuman
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