GUILT TRIPPING is the first physical release of New York- based improvisation duo LOPEZ LOPEZ, consisting of Cecilia Lopez on synthesizer and Brandon Lopez on double bass. The recordings took place somewhere in/between the chaotic lockdowns of 2020 in New York City. „Guilt Tripping“ is as angry and confrontational as it is an intimate dialogue between two well-versed artists.
Cecilia Lopez is a composer, musician and multimedia artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently based in New York. She works across the media of performance, sound, installation and the creation of electronic sound devices and systems. Her work has been performed and exhibited at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (AR), Center for Contemporary Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), Roulette Intermedium, ISSUE Project Room, Ostrava Days Festival 2011 (Ostrava, Czech Republic), MATA Festival 2012, Experimental Intermedia, Fridman Gallery (NY), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, Norway) and the XIV Cuenca Biennial, among others. She was a Civitella Ranieri fellow in 2015 and has participated in various international residency programs. In 2019, Lopez curated the intermedia festival Folly Systems coproduced by Roulette Intermedium and Outpost Artists Resources that featured 11 international artists. Collaborators include Carmen Baliero, Aki Onda, Brandon Lopez, Carrie Schneider and Lars Laumann among others.
Brandon Lopez is a New York-based composer and bassist working at the fringes of jazz, free improvisation, noise, and new music. His music has been praised as “brutal” (Chicago Reader) and “relentless” (The New York Times). From the New York Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall to the DIY basements of Brooklyn, Lopez has worked beside many luminaries of jazz, classical, poetry, and experimental music, including Fred Moten, John Zorn, Okkyung Lee, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby, Tyshawn Sorey, Bill Nace, Chris Potter, Edwin Torres, Tom Rainey, Cecilia Lopez, Sun Ra Arkestra, Susan Alcorn, Mette Rasmussen, and many others. His most recent highlight performances include opening the 2018–2019 season of the New York Philharmonic as a featured soloist in Ashley Fure’s Filament and a number of works with John Zorn, including the Zorn’s 35th anniversary of Cobra. Lopez has been a 2018 Roulette Van Lier Fellow, 2018 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room, and is currently a 2020 Roulette Resident Artist.