During Art Basel Miami Beach, Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres unveiled a clever, quietly moving show at the Pérez Art Muesum Miami called “R.R. and the Expansion of the Tropics,” which concerns, among other things, Robert Rauschenberg’s life and work in Florida, the year 1979, and climate change. It’s really nice.
If you can’t make it down to Miami before April 19, 2015, when the show closes, I am happy to report that you can at least listen to the soundtrack that Torres produced to play occasionally in the show. It has six tracks that are all pretty chill and ambient. There’s a slithering, funky song, a prepared-piano number, and a quiet, static-y noise joint.
The record has a great name: We make the weather. A series of possible soundtracks made with tropical instruments and with the intention of creating an atmosphere that implies the existence of a complicated situation.
The album can be downloaded over at Soundcloud, which also has full credits for the musicians involved in the sessions sessions. If you can go, though, catch the show in Miami.