Santiago Leyba is an artist and musician living in New Mexico. Using a minimal hardware set-up, Leyba assembles his particular form of concrete body music out of improvisations and experiments against the backdrop of the southwestern U.S. Working to break down the rules of organization and surplus frequently present in house and techno, Leyba evolves his minimal but dynamic productions into live performances that force bodies to move through driving beats. U.S. hard / contemporary is concerned with the present, the experiential, and the irreducibility of giving oneself over to impulse.