Janire Goikoetxea [ES] – The sounds of Glitchcore
Video sharing platforms are popularizing and enhancing glitchcore aesthetics, appropriating sound distorting techniques used in genres that range from Houston’s Chopped and Screwed to Russian Drift Phonk. Due to the nature of TikTok’s remix system, the degeneration of micro music tracks gives rise to both natural and sought-after glitches that have acquired their own narrative within the application. Along with analog error emulating filters and short format comedy, warped remixes of viral songs are used for further memetic expression, giving glitch aesthetics a crucial role in mainstream media.
The lecture will give a vision of how the sounds of glitch music have rapidly found their way into a worldwide community that is inadvertently passing on the historical traces of glitch art.
The event is available @ live.fubar.space
An Art Historian specialized in digital media and internet aesthetics. Janire has curated art shows as an ambassador for ‘The Wrong – International Biennial of Digital Art’ and has given lectures on the new virtual aesthetics at universities and festivals. She entered the art market working in art galleries and fairs and has worked for international public and private institutions like Instituto Cervantes in Dublin and as an intern for the Guggenheim Museum in New York in the Curatorial and Digital Media departments. Since her introduction to extended reality technologies, she has been researching and working for different agencies and start-ups developing VR/AR projects and experiences, focusing on their future implementations in the art industry and its impact on internet communities. As an editor, Janire has co-founded the Stirner Editorial publishing house and has worked for several years as a freelance writer for different magazines and media, publishing articles and essays on digital culture and arts. She currently writes for the music section at AUX Magazine as well as curates experimental electronic music under the name DJ Thin Client.