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12 Caballeros

August 7, 2010

In mid-2009, during my honeymoon, a kalimba found me. Its resonance and kindness in allowing to be touched in a harmonious way by any mortal instantly captivated me.

Sometimes, while I doze, I play it and think. One night it took me to the following unfinished dream:

12 Caballeros
7 Tiros
quizás 8
3:30 a.m.
12 Gentlemen
7 Shots
maybe 9
3:30 a.m.
They cried.

El oro de los tigres se hace sombra
Because of a sacrifice.

Aparenta venganza
4 Gentlemen
No shots
Is revenge
3 Caballeros
Sin tiros

Ahora sin violencia ni destino,
esperan la llegada del hombre niño.
They wait and think.
Ya no hay amenaza, they are only dreamers.

Their children
Sus hijos

Dicen que cada tigre pidió 7 tiros para dejarse vencer.
The murderers sat down. Nunca olvidaron.



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Rest III

August 7, 2010

I’m sitting down to think, to think about resting.

I’m trying to focus my thoughts in one thing only just to feel better but my mind betrays me.

My mind gets to the blog:  What to post? About “rest”, Carora’s tale, silence or nothing.
Immediately afterwards comes the concern of the composition to be performed (instrumentation, rhythm and possible samples),
then my brain bounce between the idea of the song and the publication.

A vibration starts. Unbearable. Overwhelming.

As a supposed method of mental liberation I start to think in any other stuff.

I remember the article I have to write. I have written almost nothing. I need a clear idea of the main plot. Should I think about it right now?. Later?
I have to start the recording of La Dirección de las Varas, I have to rehearse the accordion parts and check the last version of the score.
Perhaps after the piano lesson. I didn’t study a note.
I would love to study piano before writing the music for the film Horas Extra…

So my brain continues from one project to another, generating new vibrations with different frequencies each one. One faster than the other, almost double, almost half, but never enough to be harmonious. One by one they are all overlapping. The ideas, the attempts of ideas and the involved and isolated responsibilities begin to pile up, slowly, in a heavy schizophrenic sensation.

Meanwhile the day is passing by. At night the physical fatigue – the weakness of the body -, the silhouettes of marginalized people, and the brain vibrating waves search for a place to rest, a place to stop for a few seconds.

I may be able to read some philosophy, a novel or Borges.
Maybe write. I will write a couple of lines.
Sleep. I should sleep.
Or analyze the events of the day.

Tomorrow I will start thinking, thinking about resting.

…I write some music and lie down.

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Rest II

August 5, 2009


Day, Goethe Institut, Inferno, internships, Chacao, Bruno, 3, The Dance of Prayer, Ernest Hemingway – From whom the bell tolls, car, glass, Chacao, Moleskine, documental, beer, Twitter, traffic, John Medina – Brain Rules, green, 15, kalimba, Gerry, Just Plain Folks, 2012,  Micheletti, 10:34 P.M., farewell, Crashed Ambulance, G2, diary, time, radio, Marcianos, E, Juanito, audio, Triad, J, plane tickets, M, disable, 44.1 kHz, well, arabic, Embassy of Spain, 107.3, #freemediave, Google Reader, money, 30, 10:42 P.M., reunion, effects, —Rest.mp3—, C,  The Dance of Oblivion, Fa, new position, 27, 5 years, Igor Stravinsky – An autobiography, meat, Sergio, Blog, cuatro, Canadá, 48 kHz, La Salle, remember, texture, Rey Zamuro, water, Quotation of Dream, Dudamel, Río Chico, CNB, think, late, bath, Pärt, ML, read, pen, Peter Burt – The Music of Toru Takemitsu, Museum, CdBaby, KQII, 10:36 P.M., tomorrow, shrimps, flat, D, @xavierlosada, club, paddle, screwdriver, drop, dragons, horizon, Uno, melody, 20 plg, “I’m here”, Nashville, US$,  orders, 13, Fa#, 601, Oliver Sacks – Musicophilia, oboe d’amore, dream.

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