“La Burbuja” Makes Recording Debut: Celebrate Sonic Trace Launch



Celebrate Sonic Trace Launch with KCRW at Guelaguetza Restaurant


On Thursday, August 9, KCRW is celebrating the launch of Sonic Trace at Restaurante Guelaguetza with traditional Oaxaca food, drink and music. The event also marks the official debut of “La Burbuja” or “The Bubble” the winner of the Sonic Trace Design Challenge submitted by Hugo Martinez and Christin To, co-founders of MAT-TER Design + Build Studio. The traveling sound booth, which resembles a silvery orb that opens in sections like a chocolate orange to reveal a womb-like recording space, will visit communities across Los Angeles collecting immigrant stories.

A multi-platform story-telling experience, Sonic Trace begins in the heart of Los Angeles and crosses into Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Part radio, part video, part mapping project, Sonic Trace asks ¿Por qué te vas? ¿Por qué te quedas? ¿Por qué regresas? Why do you go? Why do you stay? And, what makes you return?

** Be one of the FIRST to record your story inside La Burbuja! Join community members, station supporters, media and more! **


The KCRW Sonic Trace Producers (Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Eric Pearse Chavez) and MAT-TER Design + Build Studio co-founders (Hugo Martinez and Christin To) will be at the event and are available for interviews and photo opps. (Please contact me directly if you are interested in speaking with Anayansi and/or Hugo.)



3014 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006


Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM 

Check out the Sonic Trace Launch Event Facebook page for more information

** Hugo is racing against the clock to build La Burbuja by the August 9 debut! You can support Sonic Trace by becoming a La Burbuja Backer and donating to the Sonic Trace Kickstarter Page HERE. Get updates on Hugo’s progress and help us reach our goal – we’ll be halfway to our deadline at our Sonic Trace Launch Event! **

**Media Coverage Invited**

Alyssa King – KCRW
(310) 314-4627


About KCRW
KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is an NPR affiliate based in Southern California. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide via, including three streaming channels, 27 podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances. Hear KCRW music online, all the time, on the ALL music stream Eclectic24.


Sonic Trace is part of Localore, a national initiative of AIR–Association for Independents in Radio — with principal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It is produced in partnership with AIR and Zeega. The broadcast home of Sonic Trace is KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. A very special thanks to the Awesome Foundation for helping us fund La Burbuja.