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«Interactions: A Guide to Swiss Underground Experimental Music»

Luis Alvarado

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Luis Alvarado (Lima, 1980) has developed an extensive oeuvre as curator of sound art projects and research linked to the alternative and avant-garde music scene in Peru. In addition, he is a poet and a sound artist. In 2004, Luis Alvarado founded the record label Buh Records as an active platform for various forms of experimental and exploratory music, through which he has edited more than one hundred productions and realized numerous concerts featuring more than forty international artists.

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«Interactions: A Guide to Swiss Underground Experimental Music» is a compilation of experimental music from Switzerland that has been released on the Peruvian label Buh Records. Nearly all of the 27 tracks by artists from different linguistic regions of Switzerland, were previously unreleased. They combine a wide variety of styles, ranging from free improvisation via ambient, noise and industrial music to raw Synthesizer sounds.

The project was initiated by Luis Alvarado, who spent the past few years exploring the Swiss experimental music scene. A brief research stay in Switzerland enabled him to forge numerous contacts and exchange ideas and experiences in collaboration with Swiss music practitioners.

Luis Alvarado on the Swiss scene in this genre:
«I knew the Swiss scene a bit. As I began to deepen my exploration I realized that it was a very