Carlos Andrés Rico

Carlos Andrés Rico, born in 1986, studied composition in Bogotá and worked several years there as content producer and presenter for cultural radio. Since 2011, he lives in Hamburg where he took a Master’s degree in multimedia composition with Georg Hajdu and Manfred Stahnke. 
Carlos Andrès © Athina Pontikou In 2016, he founded "Selva", the first festival for experimental short films, performance and music from Ibero-America in Hamburg. This festival offers a fresh perspective on Latin America, Spain and Portugal, and goes further than the folkloristic perceptions commonly associated with these regions.
Currently he is a Doctor of Music candidate with the subject Music Intervention in Public Spaces as Strategy to promote Social Integration at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater. Nowadays he is an active composer in the field of music and social integration through different projects with local communities and with the Ibero-American Network of Musicians and Artists (RIMA), which unites Latin American and European artists and organises events in Germany. 
As a musician, he leads "Sedah Hajusom", a music ensemble of young people with migrational backgrounds that mixes traditional melodies with rap and electronic beats. 

Radio Intervention Bangalore
With his music interventions, Carlos Andrés Rico transforms daily sounds, places and interactions into art by constructing a new soundscape, a new territory which results from the symbiosis between music, performance and the city. His project goes beyond frontiers, producing new citizen's subjectivities and a recreational relationship with the public space, through a work that can become part of the city and of the experiences of the human beings who inhabit it.
During the bangaloREsidency@Maraa he plans to invite local artists to participate in a series of radio works about culture and public space in order to develop an intervention for the streets of Bangalore collectively.

Final Report