Luis Navarro

Seis8s , 2021

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Seis8s is a programming language that allows real-time interaction with digital audio and localized musical knowledge, particularly from Latin America. This is also a recent project that aims to be collaborative, through consensual musical knowledge from the different personal and collective borders that exist in connection with Latin America.

Six8s  also hopes to be an ideological critique of the dominant world computer music system rather than an uncritical abstraction of various world-views. The first "module" of six8s produces music influenced by the cumbia sonidera, a particular style of the Mexican working class in Mexico and the United States. 

To explore and create Cumbia with Sies8s visit:

For more information on Cumbia sonidera, see the book Sonideros en las aceras, come to gozadera (

This project is supported by the Mexican Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) and the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) through the "Scholarship for Studies Abroad FONCA-CONACYT 2019". This project is also supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada through the project “Platforms and Practices for Live Networked and Language Neutral Coding”, led by Dr. David Ogborn (McMaster University, Hamilton, ON).

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