Rodolfo Acosta, Eblis Alvarez, Alejandro Forero, Ricardo Gallo, Juan Camilo Gonzalez | Disidente Sonoro

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by Rodolfo Acosta, Eblis Alvarez, Alejandro Forero, Ricardo Gallo, Juan Camilo Gonzalez

Independent electro-acoustic music by Colombian composers
Genre: Electronic: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mi guitarra tiene una perezosa cuerda que nunca suena
9:08 album only
2. Us a calm mistery?
10:15 album only
3. Y aún así
5:03 album only
4. Registros Perdidos (based on a traditional gaita melody)
10:21 album only
5. Remix Asdrúbal (Mangelias Jolie)
4:08 album only
6. Remix Primero mi Tia (Music for the short animated film Almas Pa
9:14 album only
7. De Mañana 3
2:53 album only


Album Notes
For a long time I had wanted to do an album like this. The majority of the albums that we have released with La Distritofonica, with the exception of "El Advenimiento del Castillo Mujer", have been acoustic albums. This is a disc where the use of the computer and its possibilities for editing make more presence, without trying at all to be ambitious with the use of technology. It also represents the plurality of music that we are living in the scene in Bogotá, and puts in evidence a tendency that is common among all of us who participated in this album: That of not believing much in musical genres and enjoying creative freedom. This joy of liberty in the creation, this attitude of doing whatever we please, is what unites the musicias present here, and includes a visual artist who is along these lines, with whom I have had the fortune to collaborate. I hope we continue in this direction.
-Alejandro Forero.

The music that we decided to gather here has been generated without regard to genres or aesthetic tendencies. These are pieces of music in which the physicality of sound is felt, and each of the pieces has defined its own logic in between different creative processes. In the act of grouping them together in this CD, as well as in the pieces themselves, the communal aspect of making music is emphasized. The music of Eblis Álvarez sounds as if it was otherworldly, but at the same time, is absolutely earthly. His music is full of rhythm, dance, and at the same time, we find a unique palette of timbres, and an inextinguishable rhythmic variation. The use of the guitar, performed live in this work, is his physical presence in the music, as Eblis is a memorable guitarist. The work of Rodolfo Acosta, presents several layers of expression. In a fixed media electro-acoustic work, we hear the human voice as expressive resource, the use of language itself, a ritualistic instrumentation, and also rhythms suggesting dance. All of these elements create the illusion of a theatrical event that only occurs in the minds of the listeners. Alejandro Forero uses as his raw materials the sounds of his own band Primer Mi Tia, immediately making allusion to the collective creation and the different results that it could generate. This collective creation is evidenced once more in the collaboration between Alejandro Forero and the visual artist and animator Juan Camilo González. Lastly, in my piece “Registros Perdidos”, the timbre of the gaita, a traditional wind instrument from Colombia, is explored and fused with the electronic sounds. But the gaita is necessary linked to a tradition; the improvisation occurs throughout the piece around a traditional melody. Is there an aesthetic purpose, or a manifesto that unites these works? Not really. But there’s knowledge that in order to make music and present it to the public, even this electro-acoustic music, all is needed is to establish relationships between musicians and/or our audience. There is no need to go through any institutional filter that validates this action. We hope the listener appreciates this music without any pre-conception.
-Ricardo Gallo

It is worth expressing with joy and huge amusement, the faith and kindness with which these 5 incredible builders of art and novelty have devoted their patience and ductility to reach this fantasy; five heroic pieces of art. The solutions, the intentions and the impressive transparence of the material were driven with huge competence and bright spiritual beauty. It’s almost too late to quote how hard and frustrating this journey has been. Fatigue, sadness, deep spiritual and physical pain which almost have taken this heroes to the boundaries of madness. Anyway, no damages have been suffered during the whole pilgrimage. These 5 athletes have fought within weakening journeys, but, with honor and responsibility, showing us how high, novel and generous can a human being be.
-Eblis Alvarez



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