Newsletter May 2013

Dear ones,

I am writing you sharing some news, links, etc.

A new piece that I wrote for “Ecos Sinfónicos”, an event by  Colombia National Symphony Orchestra  is almost finished.  This came about from a call  for works for composers younger than 35 (a category I am leaving behind this week…). The piece, titled No es pasión, es delirio will be conducted by young and noted conductor Andrés Orozco , the concerts will be July 5th at  Teatro Mayor in Bogotá and July 6th at Teatro Metropolitano in Medellín.

I will be in New York this month and will be presenting my group Tierra de Nadie with all the original personnel (Ray Anderson, Dan Blake, Mark Helias, Satoshi Takeishi, Pheeroan akLaff and myself) at ShapeShifter Lab  on May 28th. If you are in NY then or know someone who might be interested please spread the word!

Recently we started with Canadian composer and recorder player Terri Hron a duo project that we call The RicTer Scale. We met in Banff, Canada last year and earlier this year we had the opportunity to come back to begin developing the duo and make several recordings of which we have a small sample on video:

Besides acoustic improvisations, we also plan other projects and collaborations. We will have a show in NY with our common friend Dan Blake at Douglass Street Music Collective on May 24th when I will also be participating with a project by guitar player Alejandro Flórez.  With Alejandro, we have another duo some time now, and we will be on May 21st at Terraza 7.

On May 30thLinos Trio will play at “Sala de Conciertos de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango” in Bogotá my piece Chirimías Imaginarias for flute, viola and harp.  This will be the debut of music of mine at this lovely stage with a piece that is almost 10 years old  and perhaps is different from what I do now, but is still one of my favorites.

The 4th and latest album with my  quartetTribu del Asfalto, is about to be released.  Recorded live by my brother Julián Gallo at “Festival de Jazz del Teatro Libre” in Bogotá last year, will be #33 of La Distritofonica. Soon more details. Official release is June 8th.

Thanks fore reading, and listening. See you soon,

Ricardo.

May 8th, 2013 by