nw 2013-07-28 Jose Vicente Asuar

Electronic- / electroacoustic music series

José Vicente Asuar born 80 years ago, on 20th July1933. Because in this show I present the following musics.

Jose Vicente Asuar ‎– Obra Electroacústica 3 x CD Box

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In mid 2005, when Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel started their activities, opening their platform to Electroacoustic Music was nothing but a wish of their founders. Five years later, their catalog presents several landmarks in that respect, becoming also a meeting place for musicians and sound artists from different generations.
It is José Vicente Asuar who offers now his important and pioneer work to us – an enormous and unreachable corpus for these notes to comment upon. However, it is an excellent chance to refer to these endless acts of justice we have been privileged to witness from time to time.
Each time some Chilean-music-related material is reissued, feelings of joy and asking-for-more surface: most of these pieces were scattered into long ago out-of-print LPs and cassettes. And that also involves a challenge: becoming active re-searchers of our sound memoire and stop waiting for others to do it, talking to our past and our future via these sounds – true and faithful pictures of our identity.
This carefully crafted compilation contains an unvaluable piece of history, comprising the complete electroacoustic works of the chilean master and pioneer – José Vicente Asuar

1. Variaciones Espectrales (1959): Tape music.
Used as soundtrack for “Germinal” ballet piece. Choreography by Germán Silva. Premiered in May 1964 by Ballet de Arte Moderno. Teatro Municipal. Santiago, 1964.
2. Preludio La Noche (1961): Tape music.
Composed at Technische Horschule Studio, Karlsruhe, Germany. Used as soundtrack for “Germinal” ballet piece. Choreography by Germán Silva. Premiered in May 1964 by Ballet de Arte Moderno. Teatro Municipal. Santiago, 1964.
3. Serenata para mi voz y sonidos sinusoidales (1961): Tape music.
Unfinished piece, labeled “out-of-catalog” by the composer. Composed at Technische Horschule Studio, Karlsruhe, Germany.
4. Estudio Aleatorio (1961): Tape music.
Unfinished piece, labeled “out-of-catalog” by the composer. Composed at Technische Horschule Studio, Karlsruhe, Germany.
5. Catedral (1968): Tape music. Original version in 4-track tape.
Part of “Imagen de Caracas” (multimedia work commissioned by Consejo Municipal de Caracas, Venezuela, celebrating 400th years of the city foundation).
6. Divertimento (1967): Tape music.
First Prize at International Electronic and Computer Music Contest, sponsored by Darthmouth Arts Council, USA. Part of “Imagen de Caracas”.
7. Caleidoscopio (1968): Tape music. Original version in 4-track tape.
Part of “Imagen de Caracas”.
8. La Noche II (1967): Tape music.

1. José Vicente Asuar ‎– Obra Electroacústica (2011, 3xCD, Pueblo Nuevo ‎– PN_CD 08) CD1 1. Variaciones Espectrales (1959)
2. Preludio La Noche (1961)
6. Divertimento (1967)
7. Caleidoscopio (1968)
8. La Noche II (1967)

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1. Guararia Repano (1968): Tape music.
Winner of 3rd. Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (1975).
2. Buffalo ’71 (1971): Tape music.
Composed at New York University Electronic Music Studio.
3. Affaires des Oiseaux (1976): Tape music.
Commissioned by Groupe de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges GMEB.
4. Amanecer (1977): Tape music.
Composed at nowadays Institut für Sprache und Kommunikation at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
5. Elegía (1982): Tape music.

2. José Vicente Asuar ‎– Obra Electroacústica (2011, 3xCD, Pueblo Nuevo ‎– PN_CD 08) CD2 1. Guararia Repano (1968)
3. Affaires des oiseaux (1976)
5. Elegía (1982)

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1. Diálogos (1985): Tape music.
Premiered in October 1985 at Festival Anacrusa. Sala Goethe. Santiago, Chile.
2. En el Jardín (1985): Tape music.
3. En el Infinito (1987): Tape music.
4. Erase una vez (1989): Tape music.
5. Cuatro Piezas Instrumentales (1989): Tape music.

3. José Vicente Asuar ‎– Obra Electroacústica (2011, 3xCD, Pueblo Nuevo ‎– PN_CD 08) CD3 5. Cuatro Piezas Instrumentales (1989)

You can listen  here (beginning from 0:00):

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