Friday, November 22nd, 2013, 19.30 SHUT UP AND LISTEN! AWARD 2013 Felipe Otondo (CL/UK): Night Study No. 1 Night Study No. 1 Our bike is the color of the night. Our bike is a black donkey dawning   Through lands of Curiosity. [Roberto Bolaño] The idea behind this work stems from a poem by Roberto Bolaño describing a night  motorcycle journey across the Mexican desert. The piece explores the nocturnal sonic  landscape of urban and rural locations and is structured as a sonic journey exploring real  and abstract soundscapes linked to various stages of an endless imaginary trip. The work  was composed mostly using environmental recordings captured in various urban and  rural locations and synthesized timbral and rhythmic material generated using gamelan  sounds. Felipe Otondo Felipe studied acoustics in Chile where he started composing and performing music for  experimental theatre developing several performance projects with actors and  musicians. In 1999 he moved to Denmark to do post‐graduate studies in sound  perception at Aalborg University focusing on spatial sound and timbre perception. In  2005 he pursued his composition studies at the University of York in England with  Ambrose Field and Roger Marsh focusing in electroacoustic composition and music  theatre. His music has been widely played in festivals across Europe, North and South  America, as well as in Australia. He composed the music for the BAFTA‐award winning  radio drama The glassman in collaboration with Neil Sorrell and has received awards in  Brazil, Bulgaria, France and Italy. Felipe is currently a lecturer at the Lancaster Institute  for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University and his music is released by the  British label Sargasso.
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