“Medio sol amarillo”

“Medio sol amarillo”

Andrés Gaona (Colombia)

Medio sol amarillo' is an electroacoustic piece inspired by the sound of the gaitas, aerophone instruments of the traditional music of the Colombian Caribbean, originating from the 'Kogui' indigenous community of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The sonority of this instrument, as an aesthetic paradigm of action/creation, is integrated in the work with the sonorous space of birds, rivers and the air of nature, in a purpose of ontological search through the phenomenon of sound, and the possible creative/perceptive rhizomes that it is capable of arousing.

The present sound creation project wonders about the presence of a Latin American identity in contemporary creation, and seeks to develop possible searches, interests, and spaces for research-creation. It proposes a relationship between the ancestral sound of the gaitas bajeras of the Colombian Atlantic coast, and the transfiguration of its timbre-texture through a multi-spatiality imagined by the composer, explored through artistic practices such as the soundscape. This leads us to reconsider the electroacoustic sound creation in close proximity to the socio-spatial dynamics that we build day by day; and, especially, with the other beings that cohabit our existence in an integrated and relational whole.

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