Posts Tagged ‘Piano’

Ours

August 22, 2015

…you and me…

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Illusion for DJ, Piano and Orchestra

May 20, 2015

“Your love of life shall be love of your highest hope; and your highest hope shall be the highest thought of life. Your highest thought, however, you should receive as a command from me: man is something that shall be overcome.”
F. Nietzsche, Así habló Zaratustra

We are networks of illusion.
We consume, offer, create and destroy illusion.
It doesn’t complain, doesn’t wait, it only elevates us.
It’s meaningless and painful by itself, it is helpless and misleading.
It needs an engine to transform reality,
to become music and move forward.

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2 Miles

September 28, 2014

“I’m always thinking about creating.
My future starts when I wake up every morning…
Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
Miles Davis (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991)

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Davis Never Brew Bess to Jazz Silent
Musings Dial Way E.S.P Period Was Real
Aura Under People Dial Someday Under Smiles
Amandla Corner Items to New Johnson Corner
Musings Modern Cookin’ Walkin’ Miles Jazz Groove
Bopping 2 Never that Yardbird Nefertiti Bags’
Babies Dial Miles Steamin’ Arrest Haze Sketches
pour Miles Way You’re Jazz Sextet It
Corner Steamin’ Birth Live-Evil of 1958
Relaxin’ New Band Ascenseur E.S.P Sextet Moods
of 2 Groove Corner You’re Songs Miles
Filles Filles Under Somethin’ Modern Davis Bitches
Dingo Round Will Bopping Music Blue the

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X-Patriate III (3rd movement)

February 18, 2014

Violence. Shortages. Anxiety. Traffic. Chaos. Tension. Insecurity. Closure. Disappointment. Kidnapping. Debacle. Consequences. Anarchy. Abuse. Misrule. Power. Exclusion. Wrath. Inequity. Tears. Strike. Frustration.

Some time ago we lost our homeland, today it lies kidnapped.
Once we step forward in unison, we will begin to build it again.

Think.

Walk.

X-Patria-III

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
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“…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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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

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.

Amusia – live

November 3, 2012

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

Clock: David Marcano, Ricardo Martínez y Dacio Medrano
Pianos: 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

Original Song

“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear.”
John Cage

I. The song started as a research of noise, rhythm and melody interpreting certain amusia‘ degrees.

II. Later, I saw The Rest is Noise. The title inmediately made me think it would be part of the theme.

III. With a half-read book I started to write. 4:33 by John Cage would give shape and sense to the composition.

Amusia walks, minute after minute, between noise, rest & melody until it reachs our surroundings, the no-silence.

…maybe rest.

What is rest? What is noise? What is this all about? Sounds & crowd making their way. Just listen, listen their way. Silence.

Amusia

Thanks Alex Ross for “The Rest is Noise“.

A musical listening test
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http://www.delosis.com/listening/login.html?u=139675_9d95164367
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Goyan Bego – live

March 12, 2012

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

Handbells: David Marcano, Ricardo Martínez y Dacio Medrano
Piano: 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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The illusion of leaving lives on the right path,
the illusion of being longed and not needed.
The illusion of being a father and dying a father.
The illusion of ending in heaven next to the sea.

“Today my aitona died. To think about him is to feel privileged, to recognize an always growing admiration, his love for life and his grumpy attitude without being ungrateful. In him I’ve always seen a superman, without the german, without the bewilderness, just a superman.

His environment was never stable and life always seemed to challenge him, until today, after having tried each one of the encountered tests he laid down to sleep, he saw himself, for a few minutes, confused and knew that he had to face the next trial.

From Aitona I kept the love for chocolate, that creating a family is the most heroic enterprise a man can engage and that there isn’t a single one more gratifying, that before everything else the right thing must be done, that happiness can’t be found in memories, it’s felt and lived, that there’s no tragedy which excuses putting the head down and
stopping, the grouper in green sauce and the peacefulness of my home. That standing out from others is not a goal, that money is not a value, the calmness, the struggle, the politics, the tragedy, the encounter, the isolation, the eating, to fight, to sleep and to wake up are all life, and life is happiness.

My Jean Valjea, my Übermensch and my aitona, I cannot be more than immensely proud of you and tell you that remembering you makes me happy.”

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