A colour photo of Tségháhoodzání, a large sandstone formation with a hole through it, located in Arizona, US. The image has been modified by a white circle placed in the middle of the hole and concentric circles radiating out from this.

Concert by Raven Chacon and Guillermo Galindo

Oct 6, 2022
  • Raven Chacon
  • Guillermo Galindo



8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.)


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


By donation (Suggested donation $15-$25)


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Please join us for a live performance by Raven Chacon and Guillermo Galindo. Chacon and Galindo bridge worlds of contemporary sound art, acoustic composition, noise, Indigenous activism, and visual art. Their projects and collaborations activate amplified objects, drawing on Indigenous and Mexican symbology and ritual items, as well as a long history of American experimental music stemming from John Cage and subsequent composers.

Chacon and Galindo’s performance is framed by a livestreamed conversation titled Sound, Silence, and Process presented in 2020 as part of Fillip’s ongoing Means of Production workshop series. A transcript of that conversation is available here.

For those who can’t attend in person, a livesteam of the performance will be available here.

About the Artists

Guillermo Galindo is a Post-Mexican composer and artist currently based in San Francisco. Galindo’s artistic practice emerges at the crossroads of instrumental composition, live improvisation, and ritual, redefining the conventional limits between art, politics, spirituality, and social awareness. His work has been shown at documenta 14 (Kassel, Germany), the CTM Festival (Berlin), and the High Line (New York) and has been featured on BBC Outlook, NHK World, Radio Télévision Suisse, NPR, and CBC, and in Art in America and The New York Times.

Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chacon’s work as a solo or as a member of Postcommodity has been shown at The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Whitney Biennial (New York), and documenta 14 (Kassel, Germany), among many other venues. Chacon has taught hundreds of students to write string quartets as part of the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project, and is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. His recent book, For Zitkála-Šá, is co-published by New Documents and Art Metropole.


Presented by Fillip in partnership with Western Front, and with the support of the Government of Canada and SOCAN Foundation.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.