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De La Chica: Nocturnal & Circular Images Op. 5

De La Chica: Nocturnal & Circular Images Op. 5

"Listening from this perspective can be daunting to the contemporary ear; the idea of complexity as synonymous with quality, the saturation of the sound landscape and productions that represent the so-called post-post-symphonic great culture deafen us ... why? The reason lies in our need for saturation, rational self-complacency in excess, in the spectacle where nudity is not enough, where open flesh and blood, even death, do not sate us. No, we will not find that in the music of Julián De La Chica. It is writ large across the works that make up this experience: the aggression of the minimum lies there"...

 
 
Nocturnal & Circular Images Op. 5
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nocturnal & Circular Images Op. 5

Artist:

Julián De La Chica (Piano)

Composer:

Julián De La Chica

Format: Album
Release: Dec 7, 2015
Catalogue: Irreverence Group Music IGM-013
GTIN/EAN/UPC: 888295313254
Producer: IGM

Tracks

Nocturnal & Circular Images Op. 5

01. Illumination
02. The Return
03. Sacro-sanct
04. Fado
05. Prelude
06. Retro-spective
07. Intro-spective
08. Purification
09. Transition
10. Etude

 
 
  Julián De La Chica Photo by Hassan Malik

Julián De La Chica
Photo by Hassan Malik

 
 
 

Album Notes

Julián De La Chica considers himself to be an "‪experimenter‬”, not a "‪composer‬". However, he composes a micro-universe from naked atomic sound. The skin is a set of pores traversed by particles of world. The music of Mr. De La Chica explores the liminal atomic spaces between these pores and the world.

The Cycle Op. 5 shown in this ‪album‬ does not speak of the ‪‎Colombian‬ composer living in New York City; It is a ‪pilgrimage‬. The ‪‎piano‬ is the only trace of this journey of identity which is, in short, ‪destruction‬. The inner sound, is the deepest for those who create from the musical abyss. Sound culture around us weaves nets like mermaid songs and Penelope mantles ... he who seeks his sound needs to choose and home is not always Ithaca.

 
 
  Julián De La Chica Photo by Hassan Malik

Julián De La Chica
Photo by Hassan Malik

 
 
 

Julián De La Chica, as Samuel Beckett, knows that companionship is being "alone" and, as in the nighttime images of William Blake, speaks of the unfathomable path with the smallest gesture of a human hand. In his Cycle op. 5, Mr. De La Chica opens the "metaphysical box" called piano, which imagined ‪Oteiza‬, like a beloved body, sole ‪companion‬, minimum.


Susan Campos - Fonseca, PhD
Musicologist & Composer

 
 

Behind the Scenes - the video:
Don't miss the album recording's Behind the scenes and the exclusive conversation
with composer Julián De La Chica and watch some of the most stunning moments of his performance.

 
 
 
 
 
 
When I was a child, I always dreamed of finding a path where I could speak with the piano in a very unusual and singular way. Just the piano and I, face to face, like two old friends that meet each other on a regular day, speaking in a language that only they know... and now I’m there, with that old friend
— Julián De La Chica
 
 

Julián De La Chica
Nocturnal & Circular Images Op. 5 No. 9
“Transition”

 
 
 
 

Credits

 
  Ryan Strever and Julián De La Chica Photo by Hassan Malik

Ryan Strever and
Julián De La Chica
Photo by Hassan Malik

 
 
 

Produced by Irreverence Group Music (IGM)
Music by Julián de la Chica

Julián De La Chica - piano

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ryan Strever
at Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, NY
Performed on 9' Hamburg Steinway D
Piano Technician: Dan Jessie

Program Notes by Susan Campos - Fonseca
Cover design by Lina Gracia
Photography by Hassan Malik
Video by Gabriel Chavez

Julián de la Chica’s music is published
by JDLACHIK Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
Manufactured & marketed by
Irreverence Group Music (Brooklyn, NY)
Executive producers for IGM
Miguel Mourato Gordo and Julián De La Chica
Made in US. Total time: 58 min | IGM - 004
Ⓟ and Ⓒ  2015 IGM

 
 
  Julián De La Chica Photo by Hassan Malik

Julián De La Chica
Photo by Hassan Malik

 
 
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