México Atemporal – Concert for Piano and Indigenous Instruments of Mesoamerica

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Event Category: Musical EventsEvent Tags: Classical Music, culture, Experimental Music, and LIVE MUSIC

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  • Tickets at: pablo.lenero@gmail.com and at St Pauls Church

    México Atemporal is a series of musical compositions and improvisations that surge from an ongoing exploration of the symbiosis between indigenous instruments of Mexico and Mesoamerica, the pianoforte, and the electronic manipulation of sound in real time.

    This exploration is guided and based in the study of Mesoamerican codex, the Mexica dance tradition, and the study of classical and jazz pianist and composers such as Cage, Debussy, Armengol and Bill Evans. This unique collaboration between Christopher Garcia and Pablo Leñero seeks to intertwine the resonances of the past and present of Mexico.

    Christopher Garcia is a performer, composer and improviser who continues to garner popular and critical acclaim in 29 countries on 5 continents for his original compositions for indigenous breath and percussion instruments of Mesoamerica/Mexico and India alongside either classical guitar, marimba, pedal harp, piano, violin, woodwind quintet and/or mixed chamber ensemble. Garcia is frequently invited as a guest soloist to perform with chamber and symphonic orchestras throughout Europe and the Americas on instruments not usually associated with “western classical music”, including North Indian tabla, South Indian kanjira and ghatam, and Tlapan huehuetl, teponaztli, huilacapiztli, atecocolli and more.

    Pablo Leñero Archer is a Mexican composer, pianist and conductor based in L.A. Through his studies of the music of Bach, Beethoven, Cage, Armengol, Debussy and Bill Evans, Leñero explores the integration of the classical realm with the folkloric and indigenous traditions of Mexico and the Americas. In his music, Leñero experiments with alternative media and materials as part of the process of music creation, such as the use of paintings and colors as scores, as well as using the physical space as a mean of musical expression.



     

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