“Behind every Mask there’s a shy person expressing his/her other self.” Raptor0017
Mask Artist: Maribel Sañudo
Diseño de la Comunicación Gráfica /
Visual Communication Design focusing on conceptual thinking.
Inspired by the African Wizards who wear a Mask for invoking natural spirits or supernatural beings.
“Applying my experience with visual communication and combining materials, textures, natural colored paint, and a touch of originality used to design a unique Mask for a costume party back in 1999.”
“The goal was to make something easy to wear, stunning, and different with the materials at hand and with a low budget. The result was tremendous as the Mask has won first place in several costume parties.” Maribel
Raptor0017 and the Mask:
The name Raptor0017 is the nickname from someone very close to me. That will be another story. For now, the Mask and Raptor0017’s name combination was the spark needed to create an online identity to project my ‘Intentos‘ (improvisations) like music, short stories, photos, graphics, tweets, etc.
As with Latin and African wizards who manifest themselves behind a Mask, Raptor0017 mimics the same idea but without invoking spirits or using spells and hexes and other real wizard practices. No magic here, just some fantasy, fiction, random, and abstract things combined together through the imagination. Raptor0017 uses music as a vehicle to transfer himself anywhere at anytime avoiding the cage of limiting lyrics.
Improvisation is Raptor0017s key. It is a very satisfying practice to start something with a blank mind and then build a concept from the ideas of the moment without the use of strict formal rules.
From abstract to concrete is our human nature. We live in an infinite universe but like to form patterns, count things, operate with concrete schemes, and play inside boxed games.
The following is an Intento (music improvisation) “composed on the fly” named “Sounds Crazy!” using the iPhone with NLog Synthesizer app, Korg Kaossilator-Pro tabletop-synth, and Korg MicroKorg synth:
Very few digital editing for basic restoration (background noise reduction). No MIDI, no compressor, no hard limiting, no pan/expand effects, and no normalizing process. Recorded directly to a Zoom H2 (wav-format: 16bit, 44100Hz).
Thank you for reading.
©Eduardo Nava – October 2012