[solo for vibraphone and electronic]
“Action, reaction and use of the space as a tool for sonic perceptions.
Creating sine tones, noises, and diversity of acoustic quality sounds by preparing the vibraphone and using extended techniques are used to generate interactive inputs. Manipulated speakers in specific positions around the room transform the waves produced by polyphonic pitches when I bow the metal bars of the vibraphone. Signals are captured by sensors that are melted through electronic process to surprise the natural catharsis of feedbacks and electronic glitches.”
Mexican composer and vibraphonist based in Berlin since 2012. He’s involved in numerous projects including his work as a soloist and in collaboration with theater and dance. Emilio is specially focus in sound art, experimental music, noise, free jazz, improvisation and contemporary music.
He is redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations and extended techniques, and is a busy composer as well, writing graphic scores for a variety of ensembles, large and small, for theater, documentary films and audiovisual. Emilio studied music composition with Vincent Carver and Mario Lavista, and percussion with Raul Tudon.
He has collaborated and performed with artist such as German Bringas, John Russell, Tristan Honsinger, John Butcher, John Edwards, Misha Marks, Axel Dörner, Tony Buck, Tobias Delius, Ignaz Schick, Jack Wright, Liz Allbee, Klaus Kürvers, Alexander Bruck, Roland Ramanan, and Ute Wassermann. -> click here to see more collaborations. He is member of the BerIO (Berliner Improviser Orchestra), and otherer ensembles like the Circuit Traning (electro-acousting octet), Emilio performed in several venues and festivals around Europe such as the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Klangkunstprojekte of Leipzig, Art-Sound Festival Berlin, CSW (Contemporary Art Museum of Warsaw), and in Vortex London, and UMBRAL series in Mexico City. Some of his recent projects are Para.keets, Corso and MOvE.