September 25th, 2023 11pm Stage 1
Yupanki is the conceptual music project of musician, artist, and writer Gregg Yupanki Bautista.
Yupanki conjures loop-based guitar arrangements through a range of effects, stacking layers of sound that weave in and out of an unspoken narrative. The music, often described as cinematic, follows the story of the titular character Yupanki - a wanderer with no memory of his past. It explores themes of self discovery and inner strength, connections to nature, as well as what it means to belong.
Drawing upon musical influences ranging from post-rock, ambient, Latin, experimental, and even his traditional Andean roots, fuzzy riffs are layered against droning textures, with percussion and contrasting guitar dynamics pitted against them in order to build the sonic space for Yupanki’s story to unfold.