Pre-Columbian Sounds for Contemporary Music, with Luis Pérez

Luis Pérez is an ethno-experimental musician and specialist in pre-Columbian musical heritage. This year at Loop, he’ll be bringing a collection of native indigenous Mexican instruments – a vast array of ethnographic wind and percussion instruments and other archaeological artifacts. Some are more than 2,000 years old.

In this workshop, Pérez will demonstrate his longstanding practice of exploring the aesthetics of these instruments with modern electronics. You’ll learn some of the stories behind the collection, see how you can play and create with them, and explore some of the instruments yourself.

Workshop sessions are for those with tickets that include Workshop and Studio Session access. Groups are small, and require prior registration – ticket holders will be notified via email when sign-up opens on October 16th.

Date & Location

EastWest Tracking Room 2


Luis Pérez

Luis Pérez

Hailing from Mexico City, Luis Pérez is a producer, composer, arranger, performer and pioneer of ethno-experimental music. An ambassador for indigenous cultures, Luis fuses electronic music elements with Pre-Columbian instruments in performances, concerts, lectures, exhibitions, and recordings across the world.