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  • Curator: Soundart from Spain
  • Juan Antonio Lleó

    curator’s biography

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  • Artists:
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  • Alfonso García de la Torre
  • artist biography

    Title of work
    “Nanopiezas“

    I suggest a journey across different sound worlds through a series of short works. Microcosmos that refer to sonorities belonging to childhood losed with the pass of time. Environments wich have been transformed when we grow up and audio views that suffer continuous and imperceptible changes. There are basic sound objects but each fragment contains small details that suggest something distant and many times forgotten.

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  • Juan Carlos Carrazón
  • artist biography

    Title of work
    The Cathedral Silences, background #1

    This artwork connect the basic elements of clasicism: water, fire, earth and air with the last technolgy within reach of man: ultraviolet lights, lasers, sensors, realtime modified sounds, etc. Is the man inside the loop of time hanging around a magic place. (…) This art piece of light and sound represents materially a Gothic Cathedral element and conceptually the thought, the quiet shouts, the experiences, demands, requests, and people’s prayers who has been stepping the cathedrals during centuries. (© J. C. Carrazón + Paz Santos).

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  • Pierre Élie Mamou
  • artist biography

    Title of work
    Toledo, Australia

    Leaving Toledo dreaming of Eastern Arnhem Land, running away from Toledo hurrying to Kangaroo Valley, bleeding away from Toledo swimming to Kinchela Creek, fleeing from Toledo  longing for Jamberoo, escaping from Toledo keeping the key of our house in Toledo wishing for no return.

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    Ruiz Juan Manuel

    artist biography

    Title of work
    1 String Quartet nº 1 “Dies Irae – Lento”
    String Quartet nº 1 “Dies Irae – Allegro”

    All along the history, it doesn’t matter the reason, to invoke the divine anger (“Dies Irae”) was a perfect excuse for violent acts, like start a war or to kill somebody. This string quartet was composed in 1998 and take his name “Dies Irae” by the use of diverse fragments from the original medieval chant. His two contrasted movements (slow-quick) show the main thematic  material by a progressive stretching toward a random and climatic zone and his later digression, alternately between ostinatos and sections who contradicts his rithmic regularity. This composition, played by the Cuarteto Contemporáneo of Las Palmas, was published on the record “La creación musical en Canarias”, vol nº 11.

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  • Juan Antonio Lleó
  • artist biography

    Title of work
    Weyujoi 5”

    With that composition I try to recreate a idyllical place, away from preocupations, where you can meditate quietly about your troubles, your memories and discover the futility of violent attitudes. I think it is better to think first, and then to act consecuently. As human beings we have a main difference with the animals, we can control our instincts and decide if it is worth to fight or use the violence to solve a situation, instead to follow our very powerfull animal side as the first option. “Weyujoi” is the phonetic spanish translation from the first verse of a poem from the classic chinesse poet Li-Po, called “Evasion” who speaks about how the poet loves the peace of the mountains and prefer the “heavenly” life instead of the daily one. The recording of this verse of the poem, readed by the chinesse woman Huan Hue, is the only material used in the composition. The rest of the sounds are generated from this, using several digital audio processing technics, like granular synthesis, noise reduction, time stretching, reverb and filters. All this materials are mixed on a digital multitrack sequencer.

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