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Event XI


June 18th 2021, 10.00pm (UTC+2)

 

Being us

Colombian Improvisation

 

Balada Noise

Diego Serrano: Analog synthesizers

Valerio González: Drums

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

 

No todos los días son iguales

María Fernanda Rodríguez - Bass Clarinet

Natalia Merlano Gómez - Voice, voice pedal effects

Luca Gardani - Audio recording, edition and mix

Juan Merlano: Video recording​​​​​​​

 

sĭmŭlācrŭm

Ana Ruiz Valencia: Violin

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

Luca Gardani - Audio recording, edition and mix

Juan Merlano: Video recording​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

Simulando ficciones

Juliana Gaona Villamizar: oboe and english horn

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

Luca Gardani - Audio recording, edition and mix

Juan Merlano: Video recording​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

SOS

Diego Serrano: Analog synthesizers

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects​​​​​​​


Artistic direction: Marco Bidin

 

 

 

Being us

Colombian Improvisation

 

This concert is performed by Colombian creators. It consists of six improvisations with different perspectives, topics, techniques and recording methods.

It is just about… Being us

 

Balada Noise

Diego Serrano: Analog synthesizers

Valerio González: Drums

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

 

Machines have feelings.

This is an experiment house recording, made of individual improvisations and then mixed and edited.

 

No todos los días son iguales

María Fernanda Rodríguez - Bass Clarinet

Natalia Merlano Gómez - Voice, voice pedal effects

Luca Gardani - Audio recording, edition and mix

Juan Merlano: Video recording

 

Lockdowns bring us routine. No todos los días son iguales means -not all days are the same-It could be also a question: are days all the same during lockdowns?

 

sĭmŭlācrŭm

Ana Ruiz Valencia: Violin

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

Luca Gardani - Audio recording, edition and mix

Juan Merlano: Video recording

 

Simulacrum is a representation or imitation of a person or thing. Something that replaces reality with its representation. Here we are the Simulacrum of ourselves.

 

Simulando ficciones

Juliana Gaona Villamizar: oboe and english horn

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

Luca Gardani - Audio recording, edition and mix

Juan Merlano: Video recording

 

Building from different layers of free improvisations, Simulando ficciones explores sounds and ways to create a dialog that goes to many styles and situations.

 

SOS

Diego Serrano: Analog synthesizers

Natalia Merlano Gómez – Voice, voice pedal effects

 

Send Out Succor

A representation and reinterpretation of a part of protests in Colombia in 2021.

 

*All videos edited by Natalia Merlano Gómez

 

NATALIA MERLANO GÓMEZ

Musician, singer, improviser, creator and performer interested in traditional folk music all around the world, and contemporary academic music.

Studied Master of Music Arts in Contemporary singing at the State Academy of Fine Arts ins Stuttgart. Currently works as a teacher and freelance singer and creator.

https://nataliamerlanogomez.jimdofree.com/

 

DIEGO SERRANO

Musician, creator and performer. He works mainly with analog-digital technologies in the quest to explore both academic music and experimental electronic sounds, the image-sound relationship, performance and expanded languages.

Master in musical composition with New Technologies, with an undergraduate degree in Musical Arts with an emphasis on interpretation from the Francisco José de Caldas District University.

ANA RUIZ VALENCIA

Ana Ruiz Valencia is a Colombian musician and improviser. Her experimental work moves between classical tradition, free improvisation, and contemporary music. In recent years, she has approached noise both from a sonic and an epistemological perspective, especially around the notion of ruido pasito.

She studied Music at the National University of Colombia and the University of Montreal. She currently co-directs the experimental music ensemble Doble Cero Carnicero alongside composer Daniel Leguizamón, and the label Bruitcollage with Ricardo Arias and Pedro Ramírez.

 

JULIANA GAONA VILLAMIZAR

Juliana Gaona is a Colombian oboe and English horn player, experimental musician, collaborator and improviser. Recently, Juliana has participated at the Vértice Festival of Contemporary Music in Mexico City. In, 2020 she joined the Festival Mujeres en la Música Nueva at the <In / Out> festival and COINCIDENCIA- Swiss and South America virtual cultural exchange, - Pro Helvetia. She also has performed as a guest musician with the Fonema Consort ensemble. Currently, Juliana is a doctoral candidate in Contemporary Music, Oboe Performance at the University of California, San Diego.

MARIA FERNANDA RODRIGUEZ

Colombian clarinetist and performer. Her main instrument is the bass clarinet which combines with voice performance, movement, creation, free improvisation and théâtre musical.

 

VALERIO GONZÁLEZ

Master in musical arts with an emphasis on drums, he develops his artistic work from improvisation and collective creation processes, interpreting genres such as jazz, progressive rock and contemporary music. His degree work focused on the importance of the voice as a tool for the interpretation of the drums. He is a producer, actor and music teacher, looking for the connections that percussion has with the body and stage movement.