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Coda

January 7, 2016

We start and end cycles,
little stories that define us,
move us
and lend the way to transcendence.
July 12th, August 31st,
every day is a reason to start,
a reason to call happiness


Coda

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

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

Persecu_ live

February 5, 2012

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

Drums: David Marcano
Bass: Ricardo Martínez
Guitar: Dacio Medrano
Guitar & Piano: Xavier Losada

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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“…I think of his music as a remembrance of a state to which every human being, at his prime, wishes to return, and within the same feeling of deprivation, the dark conscience of something now missing and once owned should be hidden away”.
August Strindberg, Inferno

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Persecu_.mp3

The Music

In 1993 I listened to Astor Piazzolla for the first time. It was like any other day of my teenage years: At Luis Fernando’s, guitar, Ice Tea, cigarettes & lot of talk. I remember taking a few Leonel Persecuta among them. We said something about opera – we weren’t at the disposition to listen to it at the moment – and walked back to the room. Two guys, age 14, a year from the death of this unknown man and 16 years on from that recording discover something that will change their lives without even knowing. For many years that followed “El Troesma” played songs like “Cité Tango”, “Pia-sol-la-sol” and “Persecuta” always enlightening and teaching me. Later on I stumbled onto Tango: Zero Hour, La Camorra as well as the need to listen to his music for the first time.

Ten years on from that late adolescent afternoon, as I began to write Escritorio, I began to listen to that recording and decided to make it part of my new reality; from my day to day to any old afternoon.

The Story

Inspired in an imaginary Silent Film Festival with live music and in the complaints I received for my handwriting over the years:

“They began to roll the film only after they made us read what was to happen. There seems to be certain rules; I believe that one of them demands that the text be written in letters legible by all. They would face a problem when an illiterate person takes part.

The text narrated the story of an anonymous who was walking on an odd day of the month. It described the psychological persecution of “anonymous” after he passed through the glance of another unknown.

The film is affected by the audiences knowledge of the story; The film’s singular purpose is to heighten tensions, deepen emotions.

They began to roll the film only after they made us read what was to happen. The last time I went this month (apparently it’s become habit) I closed my eyes during the music. I couldn’t see a single image, strangely, I am always walking with fear of turning around, fear of knowing that it is chasing me, fear of running, of opening my eyes and not understanding, not knowing what it was all about.

I never learnt to read.”

The Theme

Persecu_ is part of Escritorio

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Today I found Piazzolla as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.