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Found Totems-Efrain Rozas

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Uploaded on Jun 7, 2011

In this piece I used sound samples from traditional music and from 2 contemporary experimental musician friends from Peru: Tomas Tello and Renzo Filinich. I also use recordings of birds. The videos were done with my ipod. They are Umbrellas, Clouds, Puppets and a camera in a plastic bag under the rain recording random stuff. All of them were done in everyday circumstances. I use all of these found sonic and visual objects to create symbols that are powerful to me: The sacred in the profane. Then, the composition using strings and percussion tried to create a personal ritual live with these symbols, having the vocal improvisation as its most personal moment. The videos were projected during the performance, synchronized with the score, as an organic part of the piece.

Efrain Rozas: Composer, Video, Laptop, Percussion, Voice
Performers: Jack Quartet, Kevin Mayner.
Tenri Cultural Institute New YOrk 2011

Samples: "Harawi de Matrimonio". Junin-Peru 1972. Collected by Josafat Roel Pineda. Sonidos Andinos Universidad Católica Lima 2001

"Apentorenech" Yanesha Community in Junin-Peru 1981. Used by Permission of Espíritu Bautista

"Insectos en la Lluvia" Tomas Tello 2010 (First section) (soundcloud.com/suraysurita)

"Desierto Fértil" Renzo Filinich (First section) http://sudamericaelectronica.blogspot...


Puppets by DIego Contreras

Blackbird recordings.

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