SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC

Friday, February 1, at 7:00 pm

Americas Society

680 Park Avenue

 

SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC photo
Susan Campos-Fonseca (Image: H.Malik)

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SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC features rarely heard music by composers from Costa Rica, who will perform with SoundArt.NYC, a musical collaborative ensemble exploring and defining new paths for creativity and musical trends.

This concert, curated by Carlos Castro and Edmundo Ramírez, features music by Costa Rican composers and displays a variety of influences and expression of the country's contemporary musicians. The program includes:





Valeria Brenes
String Quartet
Bleecker String Quartet/SoundArt.NYC

Susan Campos-Fonseca
Hawthorn White: for viola d'amore and electronics
Viola d'amore: Edmundo Ramírez

Carlos José Castro Mora 
Como brisa de montaña: for guitar / 8 Preludes and an epilogue
Guitar: Carlos José Castro Mora

Kerwá – based on a Bribri lullaby compiled by Natalia Gabb
Viola/String Quartet: Bleecker String Quartet/ SoundArt.NYC

SoundArt.NYC is a music collaborative ensemble that explores new paths for creativity, combining new and old instrumental technologies. The project is led by Multi-instrumentalist/Composer Edmundo Ramírez and Producer/Musician MegManMusic, and features ensembles such as the Bleeker String Quartet.

Since 1965, the Music of the Americas Concert Series has presented musical luminaries such as Plácido Domingo, Antonio Meneses, Mercedes Sosa, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Continuum Ensemble, Bobby Sanabria, Inti-Illimani, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Jaime Laredo, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Tanya Tagaq, and many others. 

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