Friday, November 24, 2017 (16:00-19:30) & Saturday, November 25, 2017 (9:30-19:00). MICA, Stiftgasse 29, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Join us in Vienna or via live streaming on our YouTube channel at SIMUC's first International Musicology Conference.
Musical Composition In Chile
Tendencies, Conflicts And Perspectives.
Music composition in Chile was during most of the 20th century an academic practice. Most Chilean composers officially considered as such were and have been university professors, and it is common in Chile to define contemporary classical music simply as “academic music”. However, since the return to democracy three decades ago, new scenes and movements have reshaped this panorama: music composition is taught in more places, state funding has supported music composition beyond academia, and new generations have been trying to escape old practices in different ways. An important number of Chilean composers have also studied or work abroad, mainly in Europe. In the year 2016, the election of Vicente Bianchi as the first non-academic composer recipient of the National Prize for Music, created an important crisis about who is or can be a composer, and how music composition has been defined in the last century.
This first SIMUC musicology conference takes this “crisis” of local music composition, and the idea and practice of the composer in Chile and of Chilean music, to discuss the discipline, creators, relations with audiences and the space institutions occupy today in the world of music creation. Some of the questions we want to explore in the conference are: Who has written music in Chile, and why? How has music composition been defined in Chile, and by whom? Who is considered a composer in Chile? What could be considered Chilean in the written music tradition of Chile, and what would be a Chilean music composition? Is there an identity of Chilean music composition? How have these problems changed in time?
We have invited three Chilean musicologists: José Manuel Izquierdo (Chile), Pablo Palacios (Chile/Spain) and Eileen Karmy (Chile/UK), Chilean composer Carlos Zamora (Chile/UK) and Austrian cultural scientist, Tasos Zembylas (Cyprus/Austria). Other three Chilean scholars were selected through our call to present at the conference: Juan Carlos Poveda (Chile), Juvenal Correa-Salas (Chile/USA) and Martín Farías (Chile/UK). A piece by Carlos Zamora, the premiere of a SIMUC-Film about the Chilean music scene and a presentation of SIMUC's database will round the conference.
This conference is possible thanks to ChileGlobal and their financial support.
Check out the fifth article of the series Intérpretes Chilenos en el Extranjero (Chilean Performers Abroad).
La ópera de hoy en Europa, una mirada tras bambalinas
Alejandro Pizarro-Enríquez | 30.10.2017
"El glamour de un par de horas de música clásica tiene bastidores oscuros, llenos de esfuerzo y sacrificio"
Sunday, October 21, 2017 - 21:00. Glockenhaus, Glockenstraße 9, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany
UPDATE We have opened a concert section where you can find more information about the concert.
The SIMUC will take part on the 43. Festival für Neue Musik Lüneburg 2017 in Lüneburg Germany. We will present six acousmatic pieces by Chilean composers: Alejandro Albornoz (1971/UK), José Vicente Asuar (1933-2017), Nicolás Carrasco (1980/Chile), Bárbara González (1975/Chile) and Javier Party (1980/Austria).
1. Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 19:00. Altes Rathaus, Wipplingerstr. 8, 1010 Vienna, Austria
2. Monday, September 25, 2017 - 19:00. Academy of Performing Arts, Zochová 1, 81101 Bratislava, Slovakia
3. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 19:00. Chilean Embassy, 2, av. de la Motte Piquet Grenelle, 75007 Paris, France
4. Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 19:30. Casa Argentina, Via Veneto 7, 00187 Rome, Italy
Four SIMUC-Concerts in four European capitals: Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Paris (France) and Rome (Italy). The prestigious Chilean ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea, conducted by composer Pablo Aranda, will perform a selected repertoire of Chilean compositions.
The concerts will include pieces by Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (1925-2010), Pablo Aranda (1960), Jorge Pepi-Alos (1962), Antonio Carvallo (1972) and Andrés Núñez (1981), as well as the three composers selected through our SIMUC-Call for Scores: Rodrigo Cádiz (1972), José Miguel Arellano (1985) and Maximiliano Soto (1991).
Taller de Música Contemporánea
Flute: Karina Fischer
Piano: Fernanda Ortega
Percussion: Gerardo Salazar
Violin: Miguel Ángel Muñoz
Cello: Héctor Méndez
Conductor: Pablo Aranda
The ensemble is formed by musicians with great instrumental versatility. Since 2000 they have promoted musical creation and premiered works of established composers and young creators in different countries. It is the official ensemble of the "International Composers Meeting" biennale in Chile. Its conductor and artistic director is the composer and academic Pablo Aranda.
This Europe-Tour, organized by the SIMUC in collaboration with the Chilean Embassy in Austria, is possible thanks to the support of the DIRAC of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Council of Culture and the Arts, the VRI of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the Cultural Section of the City of Vienna, the Chilean Embassies in Austria, France and Italy and the Argentinian Embassy in Italy.
Check out the fourth article of the series Intérpretes Chilenos en el Extranjero (Chilean Performers Abroad).
Estudiar en el Extranjero y el Aprendizaje de la Vida
Danor Quinteros | 30.08.2017
"Un profesor te dice que algo está mal, otro te dice lo contrario. No has sido capaz de convencerlos con tu interpretación"
The International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) invites musicologists, researchers and musicians to present in its first International Musicology Conference, which will take place on November 24 and 25, 2017, in Vienna, Austria.
Deadline: September 20, 2017
The second season of MEC, our podcast on Chilean Electronic Music, is online! In this season MEC will address electroacoustic music in its relation to literature, politics, ethnic sounds and performance. We will talk about the origin of an electroacoustic piece and how sounds turn into a composition. In the first of ten episodes, Javiera Besoaín pays tribute to Chilean composer José Vicente Asuar (1933-2017).
This year the production of the podcast was done by the group Yubarta, led by music educator and member of the SIMUC Executive Team Joaquín Ibar. We will publish one episode per week, beginning today, August 11, 2017.
Besides each podcast, we will provide its written version as well. You are always welcome to leave your comments below each episode.
The International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) invites all Chilean composers to propose a piece to be performed by the ensemble Colectivo Azul. With this call we want to encourage the composition and performance of Chilean repertoire.
The concert will take place on November 27 at the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, in Santiago, as part of the "I Festival Azul de Nueva Música". Follow the link below to find all the details.
Deadline: September 20, 2017
A list of Chilean Composers.
Started in June 2017 | Online
The International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) invites all Chilean composers to propose a piece to be performed by the renown ensemble Taller de Música Contemporánea during their European tour in September. Six top musicians from Chile will present a varied repertoire of pieces by Chilean composers in five different European capitals: Bratislava, Ljubljana, Paris, Rome and Vienna. Follow the link below to find all the details.
Deadline: July 10, 2017
Check out the third article of the series Intérpretes Chilenos en el Extranjero (Chilean Performers Abroad).
Vivir como músico, aquí y en la quebrá del ají
Danilo Cabaluz | 30.05.2017
"Como músicos tenemos que aprender, casi sin ninguna preparación por parte de la academia, a salir y tocar, donde sea"
The International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) invites all Chilean composers to propose a piece to be programmed on the second season of MEC, our podcast on Chilean electronic (art)music. Follow the link below to find all the details.
Deadline: May 26, 2017
With the aim of creating international ties rooted in artistic content and open reflection, the International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) has established an unprecedented cultural link between Chile and Mexico, a bridge of recognition and respect. Although this bridge goes from one end of Latin America to the other, it joins countries with neighboring idiosyncrasies. Ten Mexican authors and researchers will comment, analyze, inquire and express themselves freely from their individual perspective on the works of Chilean electronic music programmed in the first season of MEC. Starting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, each week a different author will address an episode of the podcast. This SIMUC initiative has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of Chilean composer and researcher Santiago Astaburuaga, who has not only served as curator and link between SIMUC and the Mexican authors, but has also been a key voice in the conceptual development of the project, assuming the editorial task as well. We invite you to take part in the discussion in the comments section below each text.
Take a look at the first article (Spanish) by Mexican artist and researcher Fabián Avila on MEC0103, which includes pieces by Chilean composers Federico Schumacher, Daniel Alvarado and José Miguel Candela, programmed by music educator Joaquín Ibar.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Lüneburg, Germany
UPDATE We have opened a concert section where you can find more information about the concert.
The SIMUC will take part on the 39. Internationale Studienwoche für zeitgenössische Musik 2017 in Lüneburg Germany. We will present a concert with a selection of pieces programmed in the first season of MEC, our podcast on Chilean Electronic Music.
From May 17 to May 20, 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands
The SIMUC will be present at Classical:NEXT, which according to their organizers is "a music meeting dedicated exclusively to classical and art music; truly international; all sectors within the genre meet; it welcomes all approaches, from traditional to experimental, major to niche; addresses both the economic and the artistic aspects of the industry; offers an open platform where the participants create the content". It is an honour for us to have the support of the Chilean National Council of Culture and the Arts for our participation at Classical:NEXT this year. We hope that this time will be the first of many, so we will be focused on networking.
Check out the second article of the series Intérpretes Chilenos en el Extranjero (Chilean Performers Abroad).
Contrabajistas, ¿Diploma o Experiencia Orquestal?
Maximiliano Igor | 30.03.2017
"Un diploma es irrelevante al momento de querer entrar a una orquesta profesional si no tienes experiencia orquestal"
We invite Chilean musicologists, music scholars and researchers to publish in our forthcoming new column "enfoque" (spanish).
Check out the first of the series Intérpretes Chilenos en el Extranjero (Chilean Performers Abroad).
Estudiar Música en el Extranjero
Daygoro Serón | 30.01.2017
"Hay muchas otras competencias, además de las musicales, que suelen ser tanto o más determinantes a la hora de salir del país"
Friday, December 2nd 2016 - 19:00. Instituto Cervantes, Rosenstraße 18-19, 10178 Berlin, Germany
UPDATE It was a great concert! We have opened a section where you can find more information about the program, some pictures and more.
The SIMUC presents Neue Streichertöne aus Chile (New String Tones from Chile) in Berlin, Germany. The concert will be performed by the Lübeck based string quartet Latin Strings. The ensemble will play pieces from 10 different Chilean composers, most of which are living and working around the world: Ricardo Álvarez (1976/UK), Gustavo Becerra-Schmidt (1925-2010), Tomás Brantmayer (1992/Chile), Sebastián Errázuriz (1975/Chile), Rodrigo Herrera (1981/Chile), Marcos Meza (1984/Germany), Juan Pablo Moreno (1984/Germany), Javier Party (1980/Austria), Andrián Pertout (1963/Australia) and Carlos Zamora (1968/UK).
The repertoire of the concert offers a wide range of aesthetic stances, tonal and not tonal, minimalistic and highly complex, poetic and abstract.
Violin I: Inés Vega Villarroel (Chile)
Violin II: Kathya Contreras (Chile)
Viola: Erika Cedeño (Venezuela)
Cello: Alonso Urrutia (Chile)
The concert will take place on December 2, 2016 at 7pm at the Instituto Cervantes in Rosenstraße 18-19, 10178 Berlin, Germany. €10|€5.
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MEC is a podcast on Chilean electronic (art)music. The first episode will be available on Friday, September 30. There will be a total of 10 weekly episodes, each of which will be presented by a different moderator. (Spanish)
Chilean electronic music!
Published weekly from September 30th to December 2nd 2016 - Still accessible | Online
The International Society for Chilean Music (SIMUC) invites all Chilean composers to propose a piece for string quartet, to be performed by Latin Strings at the SIMUC concert that is going to take place in December 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
Deadline: October 16, 2016
A list of Chilean musicians and musicologists living abroad.
Started in August 2016 | Online
It was a great concert! Thanks to all who were there.
Each event organized by the SIMUC has its own section where we gather all information about it, like pictures, performers and composers, repertoire, feedback, media reports and a general description as well. Check it out!
June 29th 2016 | Vienna, Austria.