ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICA [1956 - 1974]


The history of electronic music in Latin America has its origins in the earliest years of tape music. However, how did the Latin composers express their provenance and culture in their electroacoustic and concrete works?
To answer this question, 35 works by 22 composers made between 1956 and 1974 were selected, as well as works by Latin composers made abroad.
Based on a chronological analysis, the compilation gathers almost 20 years of experimentation and confrontation with the Latin American environment.
Some fragments and comments of the composers are also included very briefly.


Broadcasted by Gay Couple during the month of March 2018 on Après Midi Person Radio at LiveInYourHead, HEAD, Bâtiment Général-Dufour Espace d'exposition | Cinéma Salle Robert Kramer.


Part 1 | Electronic Music in Latin America [1956 - 1960]


broadcasted on Thursday, March 08 at 21:00 pm


Tracklist

Track 01-01 | Reginaldo Carvalho - Si Bemol [Brasil 1956] | 01:32
Track 01-02 | León Schidlowsky - Nacimiento [Chile 1956] | 02.14
Track 01-03 | Reginaldo Carvalho - Estudo De Martelo Com Piano Destemperado [Brasil 1957] | 02:00
Track 01-04 | Juan Amenabar - Los Peces [Chile 1957] | 03:11
Track 01-05 | Mauricio Kagel - Transición I [Argentina 1958] | 13:08
Track 01-06 | Jose Vicente Asuar - Variaciones Espectrales [Chile 1959] | 12:55
Track 01-07 | Hilda Dianda - Dos Estudios en Oposición [Argentina 1959] | 06:20
Track 01-08 | Carlos Jimenez Mabarak - El Paraíso de los Ahogados [Mexico 1960] | 16:29

Notes

Track 01-01 | for tape, 1956. Recorded at his private studio, Estudio de Experiencias Musicais, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.
Track 01-02 | for tape, 1956. Recorded at his private studio, Santiago, Chile.
Track 01-03 | for tape, 1957. Recorded at his private studio, Estudio de Experiencias Musicais, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.
Track 01-04 | for tape, 1957. Recorded at the Electronic Music Studio of the Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Track 01-05 | for electronic sounds on tape, 1958. Recorded at Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln, Cologne, Germany.
Track 01-06 | for tape, 1959. Recorded at the Electronic Music Studio of the Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Track 01-07 | for tape, 1959. Recorded at the Studio di Fonologia Musicale de la RAI, Milan, Italy.
Track 01-08 | for tape, 1960. Recorded at his private studio, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.


Part 2 | Electronic Music in Latin America [1961 - 1965]


broadcasted on Friday, March 16 at 23:30 pm


Tracklist


Track 02-09 | Juan Blanco - Musica Para Danza [Cuba 1961] | 05:28
Track 02-10 | Mario Davidovsky - Electronic Study No. 1 [Argentina 1961] | 05:50
Track 02-11 | Jorge Antunes - Valsa Sideral [Brasil 1962] | 03:05
Track 02-12 | Mauricio Kagel - Antithèse [Argentina 1962] | 09:21
Track 02-13 | Jorge Antunes - Movimento Browniano [Brasil 1964] | 04:00
Track 02-14 | César Bolaños - Intensidad Y Altura [Peru 1964] | 05:02
Track 02-15 | Juan Amenabar - Feed Back [Chile 1964] | 07:09
Track 02-16 | Graciela Castillo - Concreción 65 [Argentina 1965] | 03:38
Track 02-17 | Fabio González Zuleta - Ensayo Electrónico [Colombia 1965] | 14:30

Notes

Track 02-09 | for tape, recorder sounds and tone generator, 1961. Recorded at his private studio, Havana, Cuba.
Track 02-10 | for tape, 1961. Recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York, United States.
Track 02-11 | for electronic sounds on tape, 1962. Recorded at his private studio, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.
Track 02-12 | for one or two performers with electronic and environmental sounds, 1962. Music realized at the Studio for Electronic Music in Munich. Produced at the Studio Hamburg Atelierbetriebsgesellschaft mbH. Germany.
Track 02-13 | for tape, 1964. Recorded at the Studio of Chromo-Musical Research, Villa-Lobos Institute. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Track 02-14 | for tape, 1964. Recorded at the Laboratory of Electronic Music at the Latin American Center for Higher Studies in Music (CLAEM) in the Institute Torcuato Di Della in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Track 02-15 | for violin and tape 1965. Recorded at the Electronic Music Studio of the Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Track 02-16 | for tape 1965. Recorded at the Experimental Music Center at the National University of Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina.
Track 02-17 | for tape 1965. Recorded at the Studios of the National Radio of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia.


Part 3 | Electronic Music in Latin America [1966 - 1969]


broadcasted on Tuesday, March 20 at 22:00 pm


Tracklist

Track 03-18 | Hilda Dianda - A7 [Argentina 1966] | 15:09
Track 03-19 | Cesar Bolaños - Interpolaciones [Peru 1966] | 09:09
Track 03-20 | Jorge Antunes - Canto selvagem [Brasil 1967] | 02:53
Track 03-21 | Mesias Maiguashca - El Mundo en que vivimos [Ecuador 1967] | 06:34
Track 03-22 | Edgar Valcárcel - Invención [Peru 1967] | 05:22
Track 03-23 | Alejandro Nuñez Allauca - Divertimento para cuatro voces femeninas [Peru 1967] | 04:51
Track 03-24 | Jacqueline Nova - Oposición-Fusión [Colombia 1968] | 10:53
Track 03-25 | Coriún Aharonián - Que [Uruguay 1969] | 03:58

Notes

Track 03-18 | for cello and six-channel tape of pre recorded cello sounds, 1966. Recorded at the Electronic Music Lab at the San Fernando Valley California State College, Northridge, United States.
Track 03-19 | for electric guitar and tape, 1966. Premiered during the V Contemporary Music Festival at the Instituto Di Tella, Buenos Aires, September 16, 1966.
- Performer: Julio Martín Viera.
- Cello: Emma Curti
Track 03-20 | for tape, 1967. Recorded at the Studio of Chromo-Musical Research, Villa-Lobos Institute. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Track 03-21 | for tape, 1967. Recorded at the Studio for Electronic Music at Musikhochschule Köln, Germany.
Track 03-22 | for tape, 1967. Recorded at the Electronic Music Laboratory at Columbia University, New York, United States.
Track 03-23 | for four female voices on tape, 1967. Produced to apply for the scholarship offered by the Institute Torcuato Di Della, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Track 03-24 | for electronic sounds on tape, 1968. Recorded at the Laboratory of Electronic Music at the Latin American Center for Higher Studies in Music (CLAEM) in the Institute Torcuato Di Della in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Track 03-25 | for tape, 1969. Recorded at the Laboratory of Electronic Music at the Latin American Center for Higher Studies in Music (CLAEM) in the Institute Torcuato Di Della in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Voice: Armando Halty


Part 4 | Electronic Music in Latin America [1969 - 1971]


broadcasted on Thursday, March 22 at 00:00 pm


Tracklist

Track 04-26 | José Vicente Asuar - Guararia Repano [Chile 1969] | 14:20
Track 04-27 | Alfredo Del Monaco - Metagrama [Venezuela 1970] | 07:10
Track 04-28 | Juan Amenabar - Sueño de un Niño [Chile 1970] | 05:10
Track 04-29 | Mesías Maiguashca - Ayayayay [Ecuador 1971] | 16:17
Track 04-30 | Joaquin Orellana - Humanofonia [Guatemala 1971] | 11:16

Notes

Track 04-26 | for tape, 1969. Recorded at the Phonology Laboratory Studio at the Caracas Fine Arts Institute, Caracas, Venezuela.
Track 04-27 | for tape, 1970. Recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York, United States.
- Voice: Sonia Sanoja.
- Poem: Alfredo Silva Estrada.
Track 04-28 | for tape 1970. Recorded at the Electronic Music Studio of the Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Track 04-29 | for tape, 1971. Recorded at the Studio for Electronic Music of the West German Radio. Cologne, Germany.
Track 04-30 | for tape 1971. Recorded at his private studio, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.


Part 5 | Electronic Music in Latin America [1971 - 1974]


broadcasted on Thursday, March 29 at 21:00 pm


Tracklist

Track 05-31 | Alfredo del Monaco - Alternancias [Venezuela 1971] | 07:11
Track 05-32 | Hector Quintanar - Voz [Mexico 1972] | 08:57
Track 05-33 | Jacqueline Nova - Cantos de la creación de la Tierra [Colombia 1972] | 19:10
Track 05-34 | Alberto Villalpando - Bolivianos...! [Bolivia 1973] | 10:28
Track 05-35 | Coriún Aharonián - Homenaje a la flecha clavada en el pecho de Don Juan Díaz de Solís [Uruguay 1974] | 13:40

Notes

Track 05-31 | for violin, viola, cello, piano and electronic sounds on tape, 1971. Recorded at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, New York, United States.
- Performer: The Galzio Piano Quartet
Track 05-32 | for soprano and electronic sounds, 1972. Recorded live at Instituto Cultural Benjamín Franklin, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico.
Track 05-33 | for electronically modified and edited voices, 1972. Recorded at the Laboratory of Acoustic and Electroacoustic of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Track 05-34 | for tape, 1973. Recorded at Leo Küpper's Studio de Recherches, Brussel, Belgium.
Track 05-35 | Recorded at the Charybde Studio, GMEB (Groupe de Musique Experimentale de Bourges), Bourges, France.