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NEW MUSIC FOR VIBRAPHONE AND ELECTRONICS

"New Music for Vibraphone and Electronics" was commissioned thanks to the "Creation Grant" (2019) from the National Fund for the Arts (Argentina). It consists of a set of four Argentinean works for vibraphone and electronics, composed by Facundo Negri, Evelyn Frosini, Esteban Insinger, and Pauline Roberts.

 

The work highlights both the skills of the performer and those of the composers. Each of the creators showcase their unique mark on their work, driven by the collaboration between Composer and Performer. Additionally, the pieces incorporate vocal and improvisational elements, marking a notable distinction from the conventional repertoire for solo percussion. With a duration of between 8 and 12 minutes each, the set offers approximately 45 minutes of music.

 

The scarcity of this type of work in the repertoire of Argentinean and international percussionists motivated me to undertake this project, with the aim of enriching the production of scores for solo vibraphone in the field of contemporary percussion.

 

With an international trajectory, this project will be released as an album in May 2024.

Additionally, I have had the pleasure of commissioning the artwork for the album cover to the artist Elena César, thus providing the work with a complete Argentinean national identity.

 

For more information or for bookings, please contact us through the contact section.

PROJECT ITINERARY

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Premiere: Pauline Roberts's Master's Graduation Recital (MMPC- The New School) May 11, 2023.

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Argentina Tour: The full concert was presented at the Borges Cultural Center (Buenos Aires) on August 27, 2023. Composers Esteban Insinger and Facundo Negri were present.

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"Canción" by Facundo Negri was selected to be performed live at the Parsons Gala 2023, in Manhattan. (special guests Olivier Rousteing, Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevigne, among others). May 24, 2023.

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"Var. 366" by Esteban Insinger and "Canción" by Facundo Negri were presented at a Masterclass at the Julian Aguirre Conservatory on August 29, 2023.

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PASIC 2023: "Canción" by Facundo Negri was selected to be performed live under the "New Music Research" curated by Louise Devenish and Fabio Oliveira. It was presented on November 9, 2023. PASIC is considered the world's largest percussion convention.

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Thanks to the invitation from Professor Carlos Camacho, the entire concert was presented on February 16, 2024, as an educational recital.

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FUTURE PRESENTATIONS

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Presentation of the Nublu album:

May 22, 2024 - The project's album release will be celebrated, sharing the date with Dawn Drake's band.

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Marimbafest, Perth, Australia. Curated and Organized by Adam Tan.

June 30th to July 7th, 2024- Pauline will be faculty of the largest marimba festival in the southern hemisphere and will present the project, as well as giving masterclasses.

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ESTEBAN INSINGER

Esteban Insinger (b. 1974), composer and pianist, holds a degree in composition. His works have been performed throughout the U.S. , Europe and Latin America, they mix traditional language, technology, and 21st century techniques. He co-founded Laptork, the first South American computer orchestra. In 2009 he began his project «Musical Diary» which is based on composing a piano piece every day. The “Diary” now has over 5000 pieces which have been played and transformed by different artists around the world.

Insingermusicaldiary.bandcamp.com

COMPOSERS

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EVELYN FROSINI

Evelyn Frosini (1983) is an Italo-Argentinian composer and sound designer based in Geneva.

Her artistic production includes works ranging from instrumental, mixed and acousmatic music compositions to sound design in audiovisual and multimedia works. Her music has won awards and has been performed in several venues in Latin America and Europe.

She holds a master degree in multimedia composition at the Haute École de musique de Genève (HEM), a degree in Music Composition at the National University of Arts (UNA) and her diploma in Sound Design at the National School of

Cinematographic Experimentation and Direction (ENERC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Winner of the 2018 TRINAC-UNESCO (AR) award in the electroacoustic Music category.

Winner of the 2018 creation grant from the National Fund of the Arts (AR). She has obtained a Special Mention in the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (Switzerland) In 2021 was jury in the Call for Works of Ung Nordisk Musik (UNM Sweden). Artist in residence in EMS – Elektron Musik Studion (Stockholm), in LIPM – CCR (Buenos Aires), FNOBA – Festival de Nueva Ópera de BsAs (Buenos Aires) and in Teatro Nacional Cervantes (Buenos Aires).

Her compositions have been selected and programmed at ISCM – World Music Days (Estonia), BIFEM (Australia), MIXTUR (Barcelona), Zeppelin (Spain), eviMus (Germany), MA/IN MAtera INtermedia Festival (Italy), MUSLAB (Mexico), MUTEK (Argentine/Canada), SPECTRA V2 (Colombia), OUA EMF (Japan), Tehran International Contemporary Music Festival (Iran), ROSSROADS Festival (Austria), among others.

 

Currently, she leads a multimedia music ensemble project at the PULSE HES incubator in Geneva, specializing in collaborative ventures across diverse European projects

 

+ info: www.evelynfrosini.com

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FACUNDO NEGRI

Musician. Buenos Aires, 1990.

 

He holds a degree in composition with electroacoustic media from the National University of Quilmes. He studied composition with Marcos Franciosi, Santiago Santero, and conducting with Luis Nesa.

His music has been featured in Sweden, the United States, Portugal, Spain, Hong Kong, Israel, Chile, Brazil, and in Argentina's most prestigious music cycles.

He has received various awards, including the 2018 Juan Carlos Paz National Composition Award for his work for symphony orchestra titled "Last night, the shadow returned once again," and honorable mentions for artistic quality in the "Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2019" and "Revolte II Kommas Ensemble Composition Award 2020."

 

His compositions have been performed by national and international soloists such as Horacio Lavandera, Pauline Roberts, Santiago Kushnir, Ska Cuturrufo, Florencia Barrientos, Ignacio Corrales, Haydeé Schvartz, among others.

In 2019, he was awarded a scholarship by Mozarteum to pursue a Master's degree in "Performing Arts with Specialization in Contemporary Performative Arts" at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

His catalog of works, published by Babel Scores, includes pieces for chamber ensembles, compositions for solo performers, music for symphony orchestra, two re-versions of opera repertoire, a ballet, site-specific installations, and a series of multimedia works.

As a solo performer, he has premiered works by Michel Van der Aa, Viet Cuong, Robert Honstein, Michael Pisaro, Salvatore Sciarrino, Helmut Lachenmann, Gerard Grisey, György Ligeti, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Peter Maxwell Davies, among others.

 

He resides and works as a musician, composer, and musical director in Buenos Aires. Currently, he is a lecturer in the field of Applied Informatics in Composition at the National University of Lanús.

https://soundcloud.com/facundonegri

ALBUM COVER ART

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ELENA CÉSAR

Elena César, from Mar del Plata, is a visual artist and teacher. In Buenos Aires, she attended workshops by Tito Pérez, Victor Chab, and Kenneth Kemble. She participated in artistic clinics with Laura Messing, Norberto Marcet, and Lucía Warck Meister. Her early paintings prominently feature the horizon. She has exhibited in various events including the Manuel Belgrano Salons, the Fortabat Prize, and the Deloitte Foundation Prize. With the support of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has showcased a significant portion of her work in Switzerland. After traveling along the North Sea coasts of Belgium and the Netherlands, oceans began to appear in her works: vast beaches and misty skies. Between 2012 and 2014, she exhibited in Buenos Aires, Art Palm Beach, and MIA Art Gallery. Alongside her teaching duties, she experiments with different materials, aiming to reduce pollution by using recycled papers, wrappers, and remnants of old paintings. Her collages convey information, the transition of energy into action, within a vibrant space of timelessness.

She lives and works in Buenos Aires.

 

https://ar.linkedin.com/in/elenacesar

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