Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A piece inspired by my drawings :)

Drawings for Meyoko is a piece inspired by the black and white illustrations of Ecuadorian artist Melissa Murillo (aka Meyoko). The piece intends to evoke an atmospheric and dreamy world in which her bizarre characters could exist by the use of playful patterns and voices mostly mumbling nonsense syllables. The work incorporates found sounds and micro-samples from my previous pieces to create electronic soundscapes that constantly evolve through shifting rhythms. This process responds to my interest in exploring different ways of controlling temporality by capturing, evoking and retaining specific moments in time through my music.
duration: 7:15  (click here to listen )
The piece was written in 2009 for janus trio.
Angelica Negron (1981)
Drawings for Meyoko (2009)

Angélica Negrón  (b. 1981, Puerto Rico) received an early education in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where she later studied composition under the guidance of composer Alfonso Fuentes. She was the winner of the scholarship that the Amaury Veray Foundation gives to an outstanding student in the music composition department of the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico as well as the Phantomvox scholarship (2004) and the Roberto I. Ferdman Award (2006). Her music has been performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble, Astoria Symphony Orchestra, Lumina String Quartet, NYU Symphony Orchestra and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra and she has written music for documentaries, films, theater and modern dance. She also holds a bachelor’s in audiovisual communications from the University of Puerto Rico, and is a founding member of the Puerto Rican electro-acoustic pop outfit Balún where she sings and plays the accordion, violin and keyboard. With her solo project, Arturo en el Barco, she concentrates on working with lo-fi ambient compositions and has released albums on Observatory (Austria) and Carte Postale Records (Belgium). In 2008 she participated in the European-American Musical Alliance (EAMA) Summer Music Program at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where she studied with Dr. Robert Beaser, chair of the Composition department of The Juilliard School, and guest composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Her recent work for toy piano and electronics “Columpio” won second prize on the UnCaged Toy Piano Competition and she is currently a curatorial associate for MATA Festival’s Interval Series. She recently completed her master’s degree in music composition at New York University where she studied with Portuguese guitarist and composer Pedro Da Silva and film composer Ira Newborn. Angélica is currently part of the Teaching Artists Collaborative from The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall and a member of ASCAP, the International Alliance for Women in Music and New York Women Composers.

click here to listen her amazing music :

 thank you so much Angelica !!