Born in Mexico, Daniela Huerta is a Berlin based artist whose work oscillates between performance art, sound design, and multimedia projects. Huerta has developed her own multi-layered and eclectic form of DJ-ing under the moniker Baby Vulture.
When she raises her many voices it is like a call, pure, long and throbbing. She digs, she excavates. In an almost archeological manner, she keeps searching for distinct tones and noises that she turns into transportive collages where fragments of sound, space, and time come together. Baby Vulture will DJ at our next Kiezsalon at MaHalla along live sets of Thomas Ankersmit, Hüma Utku and Waclaw Zimpel.
1. We are electric bodies
2. Everything in life is vibration
3. Aggression comes from nature
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Awareness and deep listening.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I studied sculpture in university and I started to create sounds for some of my works. It was also when I discovered musique concrète and my understanding of sound and music changed since then.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Alice Coltrane – Eternity
Eliane Radigue – Trilogy De La Mort
Pekka Airaksinen – Buddahs of Golden Light
Toña la Negra – Noche Criolla
Coil – Musick To Play In The Dark
But the list goes ON and ON!!
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
A grey sky for free spirits.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
My hometown is Guadalajara, in Mexico. It is a big city and I love its pulsating and colourful streets.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
Go for hikes and listen more to nature.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
I bought ‘Artic Winds’ by wonderful Maggi Payne and ‘Let’s Talk About The Weather’ by Gudrun Gut + Mabe Fratti.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Chris & Cosey. I went as an spectator.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
It is very important. To me technology allows me to create new languages and limitless aesthetics.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Yes I have two siblings. My sister is a psychologist and my brother is a doctor, so we are in very different worlds. They feel intrigued and sometimes confused about what I do but they always support and appreciate every project I am involved in.
Photo © Bill Patrick