of electro-acoustic music from Latin America 2
CONCERT IN LONDON
by Arts about Wandsworth / Wandsworth Arts Festival
Meeting Room / Putney Library, LONDON
Friday 25 October 2002 at 7 pm
Luciano Borrillo Argentina Grimorio de Fuego 9:25 2002
Monica O’Reilly Cuba Un besito a papito 2:58 2001
Jorge Campos Ecuador Serpencicleta * 5:47 2002
Ricardo Dal Farra Argentina Memorias 5:30
Diego Luzuriaga Ecuador Pythagoras 6:05
Arturo Rodas Ecuador Pieces 1* and 3* 4:35 2002
Intermezzo with Taro Takeuchi on the lute
Old Irish Tune Castles in the Sky 2:00 c.1600
Arturo Rodas Laúdico * 3:15 2002
Old Scotish Tune Anne Stottis Dance 2:00 c.1600
Rodrigo Sigal Mexico Frictions of things in other places 8:00 2002
Gabriel Maldonado Drums & voices 5:12 2001
* World Premiere
de Fuego by Luciano Borrillo Images of dragon and fire appear in medieval alchemy
books (‘grimorios’). These books tell about the search of an interior
knowledge that has transforming powers. The piece follows the transformation
patterns depicted in the texts.
besito a papito by Mónica O’Reilly This piece is part of “De
lo que dejaron las Congas” witten in collaboration with the composer Irina
Escalante Chernova. It was premiered in Cuba.
by Jorge Campos* . “I reject the combinatory and sequential discourse in
favour of a “process” which generates and controls my entire work.
I give preference to sound material that is naïve, rustic, anodyne, ‘impure’,
unpleasant, hybrid and rasping over archetypical electro-acoustic material in
which even beauty is taken for granted.”
by Ricardo Dal Farra
piece was written thanks to an invitation from Stanford University and a grant
from the Rockefeller Foundation.
by Diego Luzuriaga “I used in this piece samples of sounds made with my
own mouth. When these sounds are played using different keys of a digital keyboard,
their pitch and rhythm are multiplied in accordance to Pythagorean ratios.”
Tune & Scotish Tune by Anonymous composers The lute enjoyed its popularity
from the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. The lute was used by folk
musicians as well as Court musicians and aristocrats. These short pieces are
from 16th century.
by Arturo Rodas “I used the rhythmic pattern of the “danzante”,
a slow dance-tune from my country”.
by Arturo Rodas “The Book of the Orchestra” consists of two parts:
‘Fauna’ : acoustic solos for most of the instruments of the orchestra.
‘Bestiary’ : computer pieces exploring the ‘personality’
of those instruments.
pieces played tonight are from the Bestiary.
of things in other places by Rodrigo Sigal
things occur simultaneously there will always be different levels of friction.
This work explores different levels to structure sound ideas through differences
in material and sound sources.
‘n voices by Gabriel Maldonado The human voices and the micro-level compositional
structures of this composition are completely generated by the computer, using
CsoundAV, according to macro directives provided by the composer.
Andrés Borrillo Born in Buenos Aires in 1968. Studied composition at
the Argentina Catholic University and the CEAMC (centre for advanced studies
of contemporary music). Currently working as a composer and performer for the
ensemble “Fronteras del Silencio”.
Havana (1975) Has composed for several instrument combinations and electronics,
for TV and theatre. Her music has been played in South America as well as Europe.
Also works as a teacher and choir director.
Campos www.virtualscore.com Graduated at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow
where he worked at the Theremin Centre. Currently lives in Paris. Active member
of the Centre Pierre Schaeffer. Lecturer at the University of Marne la Vallee.
Dal Farra http://music.dartmouth.edu/~ricardo
Coordinator of the “Multimedia Communication” national program at
the Argentinian Ministry of Education. Has received awards and fellowships from
the International Computer Music Association, Rockefeller Foundation, Stanford
and Padua Universities
Diego Luzuriaga http://www.diegoluzuriaga.com
Born in Loja, Ecuador, into a family of twelve children. In 1993 he received
a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. His ‘Once Canciones’
have received world-wide acclaim. Now lives in Philadelphia with his wife and
Rodas www.arturo-rodas.com & www.virtualscore.com
Born in Quito. Graduated at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. Attended
courses at the ‘Conservatoire National Superieur’ and the IRCAM. Worked
as a lecturer and as an editor. Lived in Panama and Italy. Now back in London.
Studied the lute and early guitar with Nigel North at the Guildhall School of
Music, London. He performs as a soloist all over the world. As an ensemble player
he has worked with Simon Rattle, Nigel Keneddy, the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra,
Glyndebourne Opera, etc... His latest CD is on Deux-Elles and is for solo Baroque
Guitar [more about his CD at email@example.com].
Sigal www.rodrigosigal.com Since 1991
he has been working as a composer, sound engineer in his private studio in Mexico
and London. He writes for dance, video, radio and TV. In 2002 he completed a
PhD in Music at the City University, London. He studied with Dennis Smalley
& Javier Alvarez. Mr Sigal has won the Luigi Russolo Composition Prize.
Italo-Ecuadorian. Studied guitar,composition and electronic music with G.Guaccero,
A.Scarlato, W. Branchi, R.Bianchini. Attended seminars with K.Stockhausen and
B.Truax. He invented and developed computer softwares for sound synthesis as
well as high level control of composition material in real time. He is the author
of CsoundAV and VMCI softwares. He is a teacher and a world authority on Csound.
of Electronic Music from Latin America
By Arts about Wandsworth
Library / Meeting Room
Disraeli Road/London SW15 2DR
25 October 2002 7 pm
works by Luciano Borrillo, Ricardo Dal Farra, Jorge Campos (world Premiere)
Monica O’Reilly, Diego Luzuriaga, Rodrigo Sigal, Arturo Rodas (world premiere)
and Gabriel Maldonado
included 3 lute pieces performed by Taro Takeuchi: 2 Renaissance pieces and
a new one by Arturo Rodas.
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