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SoundArt: From Costa Rica to New York


SoundArt: From Costa Rica to New York

This concert, curated by Carlos José Castro Mora and Edmundo Ramírez, features music by Costa Rican composers, and displays the variety of influences and expression of the country's contemporary musicians. The program includes acoustic and mixed-media pieces by Susan Campos-Fonseca, Rocío Sanz Quirós, Pilar Aguilar, Valeria Bregón, and Carlos José Castro Mora, performed by Ramírez, the Bleecker String Quartet, and SoundArt.NYC.


DATE: February 1st at 7p

PLACE: American Society (680 Park Avenue, New York)

Bleecker String Quartet: Lynn Bechtold, Machiko Ozawa, Edmundo Ramirez and Jisso Ok


Susan Campos-Fonseca 
Espino Blanco: for viola d'amore and electronics
               Viola d’amore: Edmundo Ramírez

Rocío Sanz Quiros:

Piezas Breves: for string quartet

Pilar Aguilar:

Second Movement: from String Quartet #1

Valeria Bregón:

La Arquera: for string quartet

               Bleecker String Quartet
Carlos José Castro Mora:
Ocho Piezas y un Epilogo: for guitar

          1. "Recuerdas"

          2. "Ascenso"

          3. "Como Brisa de Montaña"

          4. "Arrullo"

          5. "Parrandera"

Carlos José Castro Mora, guitar

Carlos José Castro Mora

String Quartet #1: El Canto del Awa: 1-Kerwa: based on a Bri-bri song 
               Bleecker String Quartet

Megman Music (Manny Oquendo)/Arr. Edmundo Ramírez:

Electronic Cumbia: for electronics and string quartet

Edmundo Ramírez:

Bri-Bri Song Mix: for electronics and string quartet

               SoundArt.NYC (electro-acoustic ensemble), and guest violist, Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos

SoundArt.NYC / Edmundo Ramírez
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 Bleecker String Quartet.