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Juan Pablo Caceres: Orquesta

Caceres,Juan Pablo
Release Date: 05/02/2006 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 213  
Composer:  Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Experimental composer Juan Pablo Caceres composes dense and aggressive lectronic music derived from orchestral and solo instrumental samples. Though he works with state-of-the-art computers to process conventional audio clips into new sonorities and thickly textured fields, his works superficially resemble musique concrète works of the 1950s and early '60s. Caceres has completely absorbed that period's vernacular, and the short gestures, buzzing tones, hypnotic loops, and space-age twittering of early lectronic music seem quite thoroughly adapted to his more technically advanced digital-era capabilities. This 2005 Innova release features six of Caceres' complex sound studies, gathered together under the title Orquestra; even so, many Read more passages in these pieces have an obsessive focus on one or two sounds, and suggest the narrower focus of hamber music rather than the broad range and timbral potential of a modern symphony orchestra. Were it not for its extremely loud dynamics and consistently abrasive tone, Caceres' music could be likeable, particularly for its unusual tone colors, imaginative use of digital "space," and always lively rhythmic combinations. In the final track, La Orquestra, the raw honks and comic splats may bring to mind some of Tom Waits' entertaining sonic experiments -- an association that the younger composer might find flattering and worth emulating. Unfortunately, because the rest of Caceres' pieces here are uncompromisingly forceful, uncomfortably edgy, and unrelentingly harsh, this extremely short album is likely to attract only the most hard-boiled fans of vant-garde music and scalding hot lectronica. The sound of this disc is clear, concentrated, and penetrating, so watch the volume.

-- Blair Sanderson, All Music Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
lo gaseoso by Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres (Electonics)
2.
la cuerda by Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres (Electonics)
3.
lo metalico by Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres (Electonics)
4.
lo tenido by Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres (Electonics)
5.
la multiplicidad by Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres (Electonics)
6.
la orquesta by Juan Pablo Caceres
Performer:  Juan Pablo Caceres (Electonics)

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