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Carlos Suárez

Ciudad Vigo
País Spain

Composer and ethnomusicologist. Spain 1966. Venezuela. Electroacoustic composer for the Conservatoire of Music Simón Bolívar of Caracas (electroacoustic). Ethnomusicologist in FUNDEF.

In 1986 he began to work as a composer, creating more than 50 acoustic and electroacoustic works. His research trips around Venezuela began in 1989. Mainly visiting areas of indigenous cultures and Afro-Venezuelans, he compiled studies and recordings of the music, acoustic biology and soundscapes. He has transcribed more than 36,000 bars of traditional music from all over the world. He worked as are searcher for “The Folklore and Ethnomusicology Foundation” and “The International Folklore and Ethnomusicology Foundation” for 10 years. In 2006 he won the National Award for Culture for his book, “Los chimbángueles de San Benito.” Also work do studing galician soundscape.

He has realized more than 60 concerts in: Brasil, Colombia, Perú, Chile (Ai-Maako,, Venezuela (FLM, TTC), Argentina (Tsonami, CCE), Uruguay (CCE), Portugal (Binauralmedia, Miso Music, FuturePlace), Italy (Emufest), France (Festival Bourges, Elektrophonie), Germany (Cervantes Center, Field Recording Festival) México (World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, CCEMX) USA (Flamingo Festival) y Spain (VigoTransforma, MARCO, In-Sonora, MACUF, Telenoika, Larraskito, JIEM, Arteleku, SONAR, Experimentaclub + LIMb0, Matadero, Zeppelín, ((VIBRA)), Espazos Sonoros, Foro Creativa 2009, LABORAL Art Center).

And participated in many forums and congresses, presenting the fruits of his research about: “Differences between the recorded, perceived and engraved soundscape”; “Analysis and description of soundscape”; “Soundscape and composition”.


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