Credit Ulrik Lopez

Date:  Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Time:  16:00-17:00 BST
(18:00-19:00 Bethlehem)
Location:  Radio Alhara (online)

Hungry Listening, produced by Delfina Foundation artist-in-residence Ulrik Lopez, opens with field recordings[1] from the 1960s captured by the Mexican-American ethnomusicologist Samuel Martí, which trace the pre-Cortesian heritage of music, song and dance in indigenous Mesoamerican cultures.

Spanning out from these archival sounds, Ulrik shares a selection of contemporary tracks from Mexico, across a wide range of genres, in which the artists pay tribute to their indigenous roots.

[1] Samuel Martí’s recordings are provided by the INAH’s Mediateca and Fonoteca.

Collecting as Practice

This broadcast is the second of a four-part mini-series within Delfina Foundation’s ongoing monthly radio show on Radio Alhara. This series of broadcasts, featuring invited guests and our own residents, will form part of our autumn 2021 Collecting as Practice season.


Ulrik Lopez (Mexico/Puerto Rico) is a current artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation. Ulrik sees his practice as an attempt to arrange found pieces, fill missing voids, and deduce or imagine possible functions and intentions; whether these be physical or immaterial, concepts or intuitions.