Matias Aguayo

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Matias Aguayo

Season 5 · Episode 1

The family of techno producer and DJ Matias Aguayo fled from Chile to West Germany, when general Pinochet assumed power in Chile following a United States-backed coup d'état in 1973 that overthrew the democratically elected socialist government of President Salvador Allende. Coming to age in Cologne and releasing his first tracks together with Michael Meier in 1998, Aguayo soon became one of the most sought-after producers of minimal techno music at the turn of the century. Utilizing his own voice to add texture to his compositions, Aguayo’s music became even more unique — as can be heard in his landmark album “Ay Ay Ay” from 2009. Since then, Matias Aguayo has been hard to get a hold of — he travels the world and especially to South America, spontaneously appearing with his boom box at free street gigs or to record new music. For his STRRR episode, Matias Aguayo selected a variety of clips, ranging from newsreel footage of Salvador Allende holding a speech in front of the United Nations to the opening sequence of Chris Marker’s film “La Jetée”.

Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes, Producer: Dave O'Donnell

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