Festival Germinal Will Be a Freaky Forest Party in D.F.

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Photo of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete via Sounds Better With Reverb.

There’s gonna be a whole lotta noise among the trees in Mexico City’s celebrated Bosque de Chapultepec this fall. The park will play host to a delightful, world class gathering of fringe artists delving into sound art, noise, free jazz, and other similar genres.

Festival del Bosque Germinal is the brainchild of Rogelio Sosa, a sound artist who has also helmed the Radar and Aural festivals, and will bring a host of awesome international talent to la Casa Del Lago. The fest is four days long, November 26th through the 30th, and all the events will be free. That’s right, free.

The talent? Attendees will be witnesses to live performances from internationally-renowned composers like Michael Nyman and William Basinski, legendary figures like Arto Lindsay and Eugene Chadbourne, improv stalwarts like Sylvie Courvoisier and Björk collaborator Chris Corsano, and noise exponents like Pete Swanson and Kevin Drumm, among many others. Also present will be Mexican representatives ranging from the beautiful lysergic noise of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, the math-leaning sludge of Terror Cósmico, and the adventures in audio by international composers Manuel Rocha Iturbide and Juanjosé Rivas.

Germinal will also feature sound installations, video art, and movies like Amat Escalante’s Heli and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy will be displayed.

Festival Germinal promises to be an escape to the musical leftfield among the city’s big green patch. Check the full lineup and activities calendar here.