Against Drops

October 12, 2013

I did not hear anything. I saw drop after drop hit her hand soundlessly.
She closed her eyers and sharpened her senses. In the distance sensed something.
Other drops fell on her. She opened her eyes and was surprised to see that she became liquid.
Her transparent hands waited in silence. She closed her eyes.
An instrument sounded and she forgot it immediately. Saw her body and remembered flesh and bones.
The water ran over her. On her skin, veins, on her ears, on her being. She closed her eyes one last time.
She felt shine. The sun was born.
Then she heard silence.
And she began to drip.

Gotas

Mandinga’s food

September 8, 2013

The devil, with his dead dance, is moving slowly. He is collecting petitions and strength to continue his way. He is taking leaders, beggars, minions, cretins, communicants and donors. We are watching him going somewhere. He is asking and we give.

Over time, Mandinga becomes sad. He wants to share light over the creation of others. He wants to give light to be shared and not to raise egos. But Lucifer, as any other angel, can’t do anything else, he is just looking to survive in exile. Meanwhile, we are giving ourselves to the wrong cause awkwardly. It is our nature, to dance slowly a dead dance as we act as demons and angels. Trying to shine over individuals and leaving our world aside.

Today coexist thousand of angels, religions, gods, men and worlds, all of them summarized in one that doesn’t exist, one that endures, and summarized in me, matter of time and oblivion.

730

August 5, 2013

Crime & Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Parte 1
Capítulo 1

“…He had not far to go; he knew indeed how many steps it was from the gate of his lodging house: exactly seven hundred and thirty. He had counted them once when he had been lost in dreams. At the time he had put no faith in those dreams and was only tantalising himself by their hideous but daring recklessness. “

730 por Carlos Angulo

“730” por Carlos Angulo

730 is part of La Uña, el Martillo y los Pensamientos Imposibles

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October 6, 2011
Centro cultural BOD-Corp Banca
Caracas, Venezuela

Piano: Gerry Weil y Xavier Losada

Production: Proyecta Comunicación
Recording Engineer: Marcel Fernández
Video: Raúl Colmenares
Audio engineer: Eder Soto
Stage Manager: Tyrone Vera
Stage Lighting: Tirso Machado
Scenery: Soluciones Arquimad

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Преступление и наказание
Федор Достоевский
Часть первая
1

“…Идти ему было немного; он даже знал,
сколько шагов от ворот его
дома: ровно семьсот тридцать.
Как-то раз он их сосчитал, когда
уж очень размечтался.
В то время он и сам еще не верил этим мечтам
своим и только раздражал себя их безобразною,
но соблазнительною дерзостью.”

April Falls

June 28, 2013

It is time,
truth is speaking,
truth is dreaming,
April is always coming as it is, which is no time. It falls, disappears and lights.

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Cae-Abril

MDE – live

May 11, 2013

October 6, 2011
Centro cultural BOD-Corp Banca
Caracas, Venezuela

Drums: David Marcano
Bass: Ricardo Martínez
Guitar: Dacio Medrano

Piano & effects: Xavier Losada

Production: Proyecta Comunicación

Recording Engineer: Marcel Fernández
Video: Raúl Colmenares
Audio engineer: Eder Soto
Stage Manager: Tyrone Vera
Stage Lighting: Tirso Machado
Scenery: Soluciones Arquimad

Escritorio

“Today I had the estrange sensation of,
While remembering something,
Feeling that I already lived it”

The Story

After writing theater music for about seven years I started my first composition and recording exercise without a script as a headline. The result: noticeably incidental. I created the main theme of soon-to-create stories without realizing it.

That first exercise ended as eight themes that tell, among others, an intense year of my life. I called it: Escritorio.

MDE (stands for typewriter in Spanish) is Escritorio‘s first theme and is inspired by the moment a writer, composer or artist starts to create, to make tangible any idea, when he concentrates a lot of memories and ideas and, by moments, feels fluidity at creating.

MDE drives the beginning of a series of introspections behind the piano, the guitar and a computer, as well as the production of themes at the solitude of my room. Every song I’ve recorded until today, foracantiladoEl hombre que ríeLa uña, el martillo & The Impossible Thoughts or any other project owes something to MDE.

The Original Track

Conversation in multiples of 13

April 29, 2013

It’s been a year since the first conversation. A study translated into wind and percussion instruments based on prime numbers and pi. Structure, rhythm, melody and even the length of each theme are linked to the main number. Within each track I hear a discussion about the reality that defines us and transcends the limits of the individual – always present. Conflict is inescapable, at the end is finally forgotten. Oblivion is inevitable.

13

Conversation in multiples of 11

March 15, 2013

11-3

In the Lab (to Cachaito)

March 1, 2013

I went to my lab, I took the cuatro and recorded a rhythm, then recorded two accompanying notes. A few days later I found a bass line to guide the idea. For some reason I always thought of Cachaito. Instrument after instrument: guitar, piano, brass, and percussion toys, one after another, were strengthening the whole idea. This song is for him, who played and thought impossible. It’s a veiled picture.

Now back to the lab.

Upheaval of piano, toys and cuatro

February 27, 2013

We live in a moment and in a country where we are surrounded by elements that disturb us emotionally.

We’re surrounded by so many changes, a crisis we may say. We’re surrounded by the unfair and the inexplicable. On a side, we find elements of satisfaction just by rising our sight. We’re in the middle of a social upheaval. We react with hunger, fear, joy and grief. Today we are dreaming what yesterday was repudiated and we are accepting as truth what yesterday was lie.

After two months of intense changes, including frustrations, achievements, exhaustion, rest, dreams, travel, music and noise; in the middle of a piano, a cuatro, and baby toys, I’m finally understanding:

I’m in shock …

and sometimes the commotion that moves slowly is the most violent of all.

Contemporary Dance Changeable Cohesion – Solo #2 In Fante

November 24, 2012

How does a person react when its familiar environment isn’t secure any more?
How fragile does then the own existance seem to be?
Which unknown strength and creative forces are unleashed?

A team of six dancers from Venezuela and a German choreographer with different physicalities have looked for these and more questions in an exciting eight-weeks creative period.
As second part of the project Upheaval, which will takes place in Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Lebanon and Germany, CONtraSENTIDO will tour in Germany after its Caracas world premier.

http://www.din-a13.de/

SALA JUANA SUJO, LA CASA DEL ARTISTA –
FESTIVAL DIVERSIDAD DANZADA 2012
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH / VIERNES 28 DE SEPTIEMBRE
6.30 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH / SÁBADO 29 DE SEPTIEMBRE
5.00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH / DOMINGO 30 DE SEPTIMEBRE
11.00 AM
PLAZA DE LOS PALOS GRANDES
‘CONTRASENTIDO’ EXCERPTS / EXTRACTOS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH / DOMINGO 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE
5.00 PM
SALA CABRUJAS
DOCUMENTARY “THE OTHER BODY” BY GERHARD SCHICK IN PRESENCE OF VENEZUELIAN AND GERMAN ARTISTS /
DOCUMENTAL “EL OTRO CUERPO. DANZA Y TABÚ EN SAN PABLO.” DE GERHARD SCHICK, CON LA PRESENCIA DE LOS ARTISTAS VENEZOLANOS Y ALEMANES.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH / DOMINGO 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE
6.00 PM

CREDITS/FICHA TÉCNICA

Dancers/Bailan: Jorge Luis Ansidey, María Fernanda Castillo,
José Conde, Alejandra Peña,
Julio Loaiza, Fabiola Zérega
Choreography/Coreografía:
Gerda König
Choreographic Assistance/Asistencia coreográfica:
Gitta Roser
Video/Videoarte: León Grauer
Stage design/Escenografía:
Edwin Erminy
Original Music/Música original:
Xavier Losada
Lights/Iluminación:
Jorge Luis Redondo
Costumes/Vestuario:
Juan Carlos Vivas
Rehearsal assistant/Asistencia de ensayos: Constanze Lemmerich
Direction AM and Cultural Coach/Dirección AM y Asesor Cultural:
Alexander Madriz
Production direction/Dirección de producción:
Gustavo Fijalkow