April 19, 2017
Rodrigo Sigal / Vida Lunar
Gonzalo Macías, / Rompiendo el aire quieto
Carlos López Charles / Susurro del Ensueño
José Luis Hurtado / The Untitled 4
Javier Álvarez / I. Le Repas du Serpent II. Retour a la raison
Jean Angelus Pichardo / Aún es tiempo de las mariposas
Brazilian cellist Iracema de Andrade is strongly committed to the music of our time. Her repertory includes pieces for solo cello, cello and
electronics, as well as multimedia and improvisation. She is constantly touring Latin America and recording works that were written specially for her. De Andrade holds degrees from the University of Sao Paulo, the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the London College of Music.
Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez: Imagining Something Better: Punk, Tejano, La Bamba, and Other Rolas from My Border Hi-Fi
Unrepentant border crosser, writer, ex-dj, and academic. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez is an Associate Professor of US Southwestern Literatures, and Creative Writing in the Department of Spanish, and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico.
“Scaling the Wall” is a project that promotes works for flute by Canadian, American and Mexican ex-patriate composers. It seeks to showcase how contemporary composers connected to those countries have successfully bridged the political, cultural and geographic borders crossing the western 100th meridian. Featured composers’ works vary in style, instrumentation and compositional approach, but also illustrate the universality of music, regardless of nationality.
The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language and Diné Belonging (University of North Carolina Press), examines cultural intimacy and generational nostalgia on the Navajo (Diné) Nation (click here for brief interviews in English and Italian about her research).