Carlos Issa


Carlos Issa is a musician and visual artist from São Paulo, the name behind the experimental music project: Objeto Amarelo, created in 1999. Playing all instruments and using a four-channel portable studio he has produced seven albums and a K7 tape that won the specialized media. Considering stage and studio environments as different possibilities, the repertoire of Objeto Amarelo’s shows don`t attempt to play the songs presented on the discs, but rather come as a complement and response. Constantly changing formations and seeking new places for performances, Issa made several presentations at art galleries, festivals and homemade concerts, expanding the alternative music circuit and promoting his encounter with sound art. His second album, Panzertunel, made in 2002, has influences ranging from punk minimalism through the experimental side of Tropicalia and rescues concepts from the work of John Cage. Panzertunel’s launching was held at Galeria Vermelho and included projections of the artists: Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain. He has collaborated with international musicians such as Damo Suzuki, Dan Bitney, Kevin Drumm and Rob Mazurek as well as the Brazilians, Mauricio Takara, Akin (APHASIA) and Ricardo Carioba. Besides the collaboration with artists Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima in the video “In Progress,” presented at the New Museum in New York. Alongside music, Issa developed his own visual language with album covers, posters and exhibitions at independent spaces, attending conferences in France, England and Spain. In 2010 he has a panorama of his production as an artist and curator presented in the historical section of TRANSFER, an exhibition of urban and contemporary Art.