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Chavarría-Aldrete, Bertrand

1978

 One of the most recognised guitarists in contemporary music, composer, artistic director of SMASH ensemble, plastic, video and multimedia artist. His most recent work is based in creating musical hybrid objects as an extended interpretation of his musical repertoire.

Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete studied in Mexico (Gregorio Rangel, Édgar Cortés, Martín Madrigal), France (Raymond Gratien, Judicaël Perroy), The Netherlands (Zoran Dukic) and Portugal (Faculdade de Belas Artes, Porto).

Music, being an essential aspect in his family, makes him immediately interested in newly written music; focusing in composition, analysis and the interpretation of works from the twentieth and twenty-first century, up to this date has premiered more than seventy works and worked with numerous composers for the creation of a new repertoire for guitar.

Due to a very wide repertoire, from renaissance up to the music written nowadays, has been invited to festivals and music halls such as: Time of Music (Finland), ContemPuls, Stekávání Nové Hudby Plus (Czech Republic), Ars Musica (Belgium), IRCAM, Cité de la Musique, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Fondation Royaumont (France), Festival Internacional Guitarra de México, Festival Visiones Sonoras, Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Monterrey (Mexico), Inter Arts Center (Sweden), Gaida Festival (Lithuania), Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (Germany), Susa Festival (Denmark), Sound 59 Festival (Russia), Quincena Musical Donostiarra, LAuditori, Contemporary Music Series BBVA Foundation, Festival ENSEMS, Auditorio Nacional, Concert series CNDM - Museo Reina Sofia, Festival de Música de Alicante (Spain). Chamber music collaborations with Ensemble Linea and Ensemble Intercontemporain and recordings for Radio France, Radio Nacional de España, as well as for the labels Sismal Records, LH Production, 3D Classics and Odradek Records.

In 2006 he co-founded and directed for twelve years the SMASH Association in Spain (SMASH ensemble and Festival Internacional SMASH de Música Contemporánea), which aims to promote an create contemporary music.

Some current projects are Proyecto Mudarra, which consists in arranging for guitar, performing and recording the Tres libros de vihuela of Renaissance spanish composer Alonso Mudarra, and Novum Organum a compilation and guitar method for the XXI century, as well as the creation of a recording catalogue of spanish contemporary music from the XXth and XXIst century with Odradek Records under the name carpere fide(s).

On the pedagogical field, his actions mainly focus on activities for children that involve music and plastic arts, also interviews to composers and artists, as well as lectures, masterclasses and articles. Currently holds a teaching post at Conservatoire de la ville de Courbevoie near Paris.

His creative part as an artist extends through different channels; extensions/consequences that emerge in a wider artistic expression. His composition is based on creating works with different visual and sound supports that can only be entirely perceived in situ (Cahier M, La nef des fous). As a filmmaker has created two documentaries (75 Centavos, Diario Portuense) and videos (Folias de España, Fuga (soiseubuda)). In photography he works on a new collection made from the elastic time concept (elásticas). In the plastic art/multimedia, his current work concentrates on a collection of sound structures (pulsações dilatadas) that are an interpretation/plastic-visual extension of the works he performs as an interpreter; some of his recent works have already been exposed in Portugal and Spain.

 

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GANBERA-MUSIKA / MÚSICA DE CÁMARA / MUSIQUE DE CHAMBRE / CHAMBER MUSIC

         

comme nef sur l'onde

2014

vn/pf

7'

 

Douleur exquise

2015

vn/vn/va/vc

15'

 
         

BAKARLARIRAKO MUSIKA / MÚSICA PARA SOLISTA / MUSIQUE POUR SOLISTE / MUSIC FOR SOLOIST

         

Quatre épigraphes

2006-07

guit

8'

 
         

ELEKTROAKUSTIKOA / ELECTROACÚSTICA / ÉLECTROACOUSTIQUE / ELECTROACOUSTIC

         

Stupid mechanichal monkeys

2007

pf/elec

7'

 
         

MUSIKA-ANTZERKIA / MÚSICA-TEATRO / MUSIQUE-THÉÂTRE / MUSIC-THEATRE

         

La nef des fous

2015-17

actors/video/vn/va/vc/elec.guit/elec

20'

 

(de) cor (o)

2019

Obra mixta para grupo de personas con diversidad funcional y electrónica.

40'

 
         

News

Convocado el XIII Concurso de Composición "Francisco Escudero"

Hauspoz, Euskal Herriko Akordeoi Elkartea, acaba de convocar la decimotercera edición del Concurso Internacional de Composición “Francisco Escudero”, con el objetivo de fomentar la creación de obras para acordeón solo y en música de cámara. El concurso está abierto a participantes de cualquier nacionalidad sin limitación de edad. 

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