Music, Sound, Soundtrack, Performance


無 (MU) is a London based avant-garde musical project founded by Sergio Calderón and Céli Lee, contemporary artists and musicians.

無 aims to merge their visual art with music to create a total experience.


ABOUT


Sergio Calderón has been musically active since the late 90s, either in improvisations with bands or with his own compositions in which he incorporates diverse styles, instruments and approaches. In 2004, he records an EP under the name of HUH? released by 3rdm. He composed and performed the original music for most of his films. Including I Don’t Remember, New Search, (intentionally) missing, Forty three seconds of happiness and two seconds of darkness and EVENT No.1.

In 2015 Calderón co-founded the avant-garde musical project 無 (MU), along with Chinese artist Céli Lee. Aiming to merge their visual art with music to create a total experience.

Since then, 無 have been exploring live improvisation of guitar sound, volume, weight and texture. Their live shows are a blend of noise, drone, metal and heavy ambient with minimalist compositions and improvisations. 無 doesn’t want to be attached to any genre or expectation. 無’s compositions are free. Their sound pieces have been originally performed for exhibitions, films and installations.

無’s work includes the film soundtracks of STRANGELOVE, EVENT No. 2, EVENT No. 3, LUCILE and Impossible Yes. On 15th April 2016, they premiered CHIMERAS at fRUITYSPACE, Beijing, a performance of live music and film by Sergio Calderón & Céli Lee. In fall 2016 they begin their first tour in Japan, presenting L'Impossible. In 2017 無 is touring EVENT No.2 with shows in EU and Japan.


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無 — EVENT No. 2 — Excerpt

EVENT No.2 is part of a film series by Sergio Calderón. EVENT No.2 is a live installation film composed by tree acts with live music.





STEREO


STEREO is a transcendental and meditative experience compromising a Two Channel-Video and Sound Installation.

STEREO is being exhibited as two continuos loops with music recorded by 無 and also being performed as live music improvisation by 無.

STEREO was shown as part of 'Not a State, But an Artists' Colony' at Intelligentsia Gallery 智先画廊, Beijing. Aug 23 — Sep 30, 2015.

STEREO was performed @ fRUITYSPACE, Beijing. Apr 15, 2016.





CHIMERAS


CHIMERAS is a performance of live music and film by Sergio Calderón and Céli Lee with their London based avant-garde band 無.

Created between 2014 and 2016, CHIMERAS is a work of mystery, beauty and imagination.

CHIMERAS is a film directed by Sergio Calderón & Céli Lee. The piece can only be fully realised, as well as experienced, in its physical embodiment with live music performance by their avant-garde band 無.

Inspired by Borges’s ‘The Book of Imaginary Beings’, Sergio & Céli designed and constructed a series of creatures that represent extinct ancient animals in an alternative natural history. The project was developed between 2014 and 2016.

CHIMERAS is a work of mystery, beauty and imagination, made with total freedom, unencumbered with commercial considerations. It is composed with a mixture of elements. Live performance, space, film, sound, and improvisation are connected to unleash a previously unknown cosmos.

CHIMERAS premiered @ fRUITYSPACE, Beijing, 15th April 2016.



無 — CHIMERAS — Rehearsal

Video excerpt. Sound recorded live in London, March MMXVI.



DISCOGRAPHY


2016 — 無, L'Impossible
CD by the London based avant-garde band 無 published by ENTERTAINING VIOLENCE. Recorded in the fall of 2016 during their tour in Japan. Ltd. Edition of 25.

2016 — 無, L'Impossible (Book, CD)
Softcover book and CD, available during the Japan 無 tour in September-October 2016 published by ENTERTAINING VIOLENCE. Ltd. Edition of 60.

2016 — 無, STEREO
The CD includes the 47 minute plus atmospheric guitar piece originally performed for the installation STEREO by Sergio Calderón, exhibited at at Intelligentsia Gallery 智先画廊, Beijing in Aug 2015. Ltd. Edition of 25.





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