Profile

Music & Sound Studies

* Travel to Egypt, Jordan, Turkey & Iran, learning from their music. In Iran I took lessons of Daf from Kourosh Kabir (Teheran, 2013)

* Darbuka Lessons with Mısırlı Ahmet (Turkey 2013)

* Darbuka - Lessons with Ma-Jun Ren (Taipei, 2012-13)

* 古琴 (guqín) - Lessons with 陳雯 (Taipei, 2010-14)

* Sound theraphy and massage - Tibetan Singing bowls with Antje Sangmo (Ladakh, India, 2009) 

* Tabla - Master Pandit Kishor Kumar Mishra (Benaras, India 2008-09 & 2013)

* Japanese Taiko with 鼓童 (Kodo) players - Earth celebration (Tokyo, Japan, 2008)

* Shamisen and traditional japanese music lessons with 西村眞琴 Makoto Nishimura (Tokyo, 2008)

* 2º international Congress of sound engineering, San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2006)

* Colombian Percussion with Marco Vinicio Oyaga - Toto La Momposina's Son (Bogota, 2001 & 2006)

* "Acoustics" (120 hours certificate course), San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2005)

* "Take-Tina & African rhythm" with Milena Contreras (Bogota, 2004)

* Films music with Santiago Lozano, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2004)

* MAX- MSP with Mesías Maiguashca, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2004)

* Performance-workshop "in eye: en oír" with Pedro Gómez Egaña and Roger Redgate (Bogota, 2004)

* Pro-Tools Professional post-production with Daniel Saiz (Argentina), Decibel foundation (Bogota, 2003)

* Composition with Graciela Paraskevaidis (Uruguay), Los Andes University (Bogota, 2000)

* Contemporary Composition with Blas Emilio Atehortua (Bogota, 1999)

* "Cult Latin-American music" with Coriun Aharonian (Uruguay), Los Andes University (Bogota, 1999)

* Mayor in Electroacoustic Music composition with Catalina Peralta Cáceres and Roberto García Piedrahita, Los Andes University (Bogota, 1998-03)

* Piano with Paul Martínez (Bogota, 1997)

* Youth music program, Javeriana University (Bogota, 1994-95)

* Basic musical cycle, Cristancho Academy (Bogota, 1992)
 

Other Studies

 

* Taichi-chuan with Rosa Chen 陳修姚 - 台北薪傳太極拳, push hands with Zheng 鄭顯氣, 王作民(Taipei, 2009-14)

* Chinese calligraphy with Ruling bai (白如伶) (Taipei 2009-11)

* Chinese Language - MTC 國立台灣師範大學國語教學中心 / National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei, 2009-10)

* Tibetan and Chan (禪) Buddhism with Khenchen Rinpoche - East West culture Project (Taipei 2009-11)

* Next generation Butoh workshop - Azumaru (Dairakudakan 大駱駝艦) (タナトス6, Tokyo, 2008)

* Japanese language, 浦和国際教育センター Urawa International Education Center, (Saitama, Japan, 2007-08)

* Taichi-chuan with La escuela del corazón del sauce (Bogota, 2006-07)

* Course: Zen Buddhism language, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2006)

* Pedagogy and university teaching graduated certificate, San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2005-06)

* French language course, 1 year, San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2006)

* "Research studies" 210 hours certificate course, San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2005)

* Asian Studies minor, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2000-02)

* High school degree, Guillermo Wickmann School (Bogota, 1996) 

 

Experience

* Musician/Organizer: 2 bands "la Cumbia balkanska" then changed to "La Cumbia del sol". Composition, performance, concerts, recording (2012-2014)

* Participation: Invited to participate in the New music for guqin project (Taiwan 2011)
* Organizer: 3 Concerts in Taipei of world contemporary music with Renlai (Taiwan, 2011)

* Publication/ participation / organizer:   World Music in Taiwan Compilation CD (Taiwan, 2011)

* Work: Spanish teacher in Eurocentre language school (Taiwan 2011-2014)

* Publication: Articles about taichi and Vegetarianism - Taiwan News (Taiwan, 2011)

* Competition: Winner in the Taichi-chuan worldcup competition 37 form (Taizhong, 2010)

* Publication: Articule in Renlai Magazine (taiwan 2010) 中文

* Work / Volunteer: Buddhist texts translation - 法鼓山 Dharma drum mountain (Taiwan, 2009)

* Work: DJ at 石燒 Shishao [Taipei, 2009]  

* Work: DJ in the culture festival "Race to fun" (Hubli, India, 2009) 

* Conference: Improvisation music from Colombia - Improvisation summit  (Tokyo, 2008) 

* Participation: At PIFAN 2008 - For the music of the movie Rojo red (Korea, 2008) 

* Participation: Works in the Chinese installation: Oriental sounds (San Jose, Costa Rica, 2008) 

* Publication: Colon Electronic compilatory CD, Cultural Minister (Bogota, 2008) 

* Publication: CD with Jose Duarte - RenLai (Asia and Latin-America relationships) (Taiwan, 2008) 

* Publication: "Overdrive" independent electronic music CD (Bogota - Tokyo, 2008) 

* Work: Teaching Spanish in ECC language school (Tokyo, 2008) 

* Participation: IX Bogota's Contemporary music international Festival (Bogota, 2007) 

* Participation: "Sonic theatre", Cultural District institute (Bogota, 2007) 

* Work: Teacher (Music computing), Francisco José de Caldas University, ASAB (Bogota, 2007)

* Music composition for: The film "Rojo Red", Gato pardo Productions (Bogota, 2007)

* Competition: Winner Co-composition - Margarita Reyes (guitar & electronics) Gentil Montaño Foundation (Bogota, 2007)

* Organizer: Of the "II Electronic Music and New Means Festival", San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2007)

* Participation: Honourable mention presenting mbira and electroacoustic music, Fundación Mujeres (Bogota, 2007)

* Work: 2 Special courses of Computer music (30 people each), San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2006)

* Work: Professor (Ear training, Timbre & keyboards, MIDI and sound synthesis). San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2004-2007)

* Research: Design of a non-traditional ear training software (Sound parameters), San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2006)

* Organizer: Of the "I Electronic Music and New Means Festival", San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2006)

* Work: Thesis advisory: Container object for electronic live music design, Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (Bogota, 2006)

* Publication: Referenced score in the "Música en los años noventa" book,  Art faculty Nacional University (Bogota, 2005)

* Publication: "Electro music" - "Palabras Abiertas" San Buenaventura University journal (Bogota, 2005)

* Participation: Visiones Sonoras International Festival, UNAM (Mexico, 2005)

* Work: Sound engineer of the Colombian tour of Hossam Ramzy (National Theatre, 2005)

* Conference: "Music & Technology", San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2005)

* Work: DJ at Kathmandu Gallery cafe (Bogota, 2004-05)

* Participation: Colombian electroacoustic meeting FIU, Florida International University (USA, 2004)

* Work: Music production support, Zapata's Productions / Recording Studio (Bogota, 2004)

* Participation: Zeppelin Festival (Spain, 2004)

* Competition: Finalist in the First National Electroacoustic Music Composition competition, Colombian Culture Ministry (Bogota, 2004)

* Work / Volunteer: Music informatory in the International Book fair, Corferias (Bogota, 2004)

* Competition: Finalist of Exhimus, 180 years of the National Museum of Colombia (Bogota, 2003)

* Publication / Producer: "ECUA II", Independent CD publication (Bogota, 2003)

* Work: Recording Studio instructor, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2003)

* Publication: "Electroacoustic music history" - Libros y Letras magazine (Bogota, 2003)

* Research / Producer: "Songs of the huitoto". Compilation of two Cd's with ancient songs of a native tribe (Amazon, 2003)

* Radio: Electroacoustic music section programmer, 95.9 MHz National Radio of Colombia (Bogota, 2003)

* Publication: "Ear's wash" - "Aulas" magazine (Bogota, 2003)

* Publication: Composition music thesis "Sound beign" Score - Los Andes University (Bogota, 2003)

* Participation / Work: "Work and travel USA" Sponsored by the Council International Education Exchanges (New York, 2002)

* Music composition for: Therapeutic exercises for Royal & Son Alliance (Bogota, 2002)

* Publication / Producer: "ECUA I", Independent CD publication (Bogota, 2002)

* Work: DJ - Andrés Carne de Res (Chia , 2000-01)

* Participation: Social service of Los Andes University, teaching music classes for poor children (Bogota, 1998-02)

* Organizer and co-founder: Of the colective ECUA Composition students of Los Andes University (Bogota, 1999-04)

* Organizer: 5 concerts "Young composers meeting", Golden events (Bogota, 1998-00)

* Work: DJ, sound manager and organizer - Black sound Minitk (Bogota, 1993-01)

* Scholarship: For study composition music in Los Andes University, (Bogota, 1999)

* Work: Drums teacher, Showplace for kids (Bogota, 1999)

* Competition: Laureate monograph "Japan", Guillermo Wickmann School (Bogota, 1996)

 

Concerts

Fao

* Taiwan: more than 100 concerts (2009-2014). Some of them are: 和平音樂祭 Taiwan Peace Festival (2009), Spring scream 春天吶喊 (2010 & 2014), Daniel Pearl festival (2012), Indian new year (2011), TCAC (2010-11), Nanhai Gallery, Artist Jam wu opening (2010), Taipei Artist village, la caja de Múisca, Sappho, many performances with german saxophone player Klaus Bru: Kaa & Fao (2011-2013), collaborations with guqin master 陳雯 playing the tabla....

* Tokyo (2008): Improvisation submitt with Yoichiro kita (Trompet & electronics) y Yukino (butoh). Concert & workshop. Live at: SuperDeluxe Testone (2008), Flying teapot invited by krü crew, Hibiya park in the 100 year Colombia and Japan relationship conmemoration, Gamuso with Chris a casual trombone player, Soup (shit and guitar noise quartet), Tokyo Fringe Festival.

Colombia:
* IX International Contemporary Music Festival,  National University (Bogota, 2007)
* Sound stage design, Charlot fine arts academy (Bogota, 2007)
* II Expolab, Magnolia club (Bogota, 2007)
*  "Japanoise" Jorge Eliecer Gaitán small theatre (Bogota, 2007)
* "La casa concierto y tertulia" Festival (Bogota, 2007) 
* Machine Resistor, Noise live act, Piso 3 (Bogota, 2007)
* Ear experiences, Cultural ministry call, Jorge Eliecer Gaitán small theatre (Bogota, 2007)
* II Electronic Music And New Means Festival (San Buenaventura University ) (Bogota, 2007)
* IX national sociology congress, National University (Bogota, 2006)
* Creative commons (Bogota, 2006)
* I Electronic Music And New Means Festival (San Buenaventura University ) (Bogota, 2006)
* Electro-Veg /  Vegetarian Festival (Bogota, 2005)
* Ambient electronic exposition concert, Colombian Design Gallery Exposition (Bogota, 2005)
* Quadraphonic electroacoustic music, San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2005)
* Colective Reaction Against Especism / Veganism Festival , Piso 3 (Bogota, 2005)
* Fao, Los Andes University plaza, Conciertos del medio día en la plazoleta central (Bogota, 2005)
* Zeppelin Festival (Spain, 2004)
* BOGOTRAX Festival, Virgilio Barco Library (Bogota, 2004)
* AGUA, 39 National Artists Exposition, National University Museum (Bogota, 2004)
* AGUA, 39 National Artists Exposition, Bogota's Museum Of Modern Art (Bogota, 2004)
* AGUA, Colon Electronic Festival, Conceptual concert “Water”, Cristobal Colon Theater (Bogota, 2004)
* 5th Young composers meeting, Golden events (Golden, 2000)
* 4th Young composers meeting, Golden events (Golden, 2000)
* 3rd Young composers meeting, Golden events (Golden, 1999)
* 2nd Young composers meeting, Golden events (Golden, 1999)
* 1st Young composers meeting, Golden events (Golden, 1998)

Participation as a composer with the ECUA colective

* Colon Electronico Festival, Delia Zapata Theater (Bogota, 2005)
* Colombian Electroacoustic Meeting, FIU (Florida, E.U. 2004)
* Colombian Electroacoustic Music, San Buenaventura University (Bogota, 2004)
* R Plaza, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2003)
* ECUA, Los Andes University, Ernesto Marín auditorium (Bogota, 2003)
* New Rhythm In Art, Bogota Museum Of Modern Art (Bogota, 2003)
* ECUA, Los Andes University Main Plaza (Bogota, 2003)
* Colon Electronic Festival, Delia Zapata Theater (Bogota, 2003)
* Bogota's VIII International Contemporary Music Festival,  El Tunal public library (Bogota, 2002)
* ECUA, LLeras auditorium, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2002)
* ECUA, Maloka (Bogota, 2002)
* VII Art Meeting, Electroacoustic Concert, Bogota Museum Of Modern Art (Bogota, 2002)
* ECUA, Bogota Museum Of Modern Art (Bogota, 2002)
* Between the daily and the urban, Bogota Museum Of Modern Art, Marta Traba Hall (2002)
* ECUA, LLeras auditórium, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2001)
* Noise Times Festival, Los Andes University (Bogota, 2001)
* Colonial Museum of Art (Bogota, 2002)
* Colombian National Museum Hall (Bogota, 2001)
* LLeras auditórium (Los Andes University, Bogota, 2000)
* LLeras auditórium (Los Andes University, Bogota, 2000)
* LLeras auditórium (Los Andes University, Bogota, 1999)
* LLeras auditórium (Los Andes University, Bogota, 1999)

Bands, groups, orchestras, projects

* La Cumbia del Sol - Live in Taiwan (2013-14)

* La Cumbia Balkanska -  Live in Taiwan and Japan (2013-13)

* Live in India - 2009 mini tour (Pondycherry, Hampi, Gokarna, Goa) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* Machine Resistor, Piso 3 (Bogota, 2007) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* Overdrive live, Socorro Club (Bogota, 2007) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* Progrezo Records Loop night party, Loop (Bogota, 2007) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* Curator's choice, Colombo-americano (Bogota, 2006) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* BOGOTRAX Festival, Central Park (Bogota, 2006) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* I Audiovisual Electrisist, industrial place (Bogota, 2005) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* Fuck Parade Festival (Bogota, 2005) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* SubRoyal electro night (Bogota, 2005) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* BOGOTRAX Festival, Parkway (Bogota, 2005) - Overdrive (Electronics)
* Arab dance concert, Casa Abierta Hall - AGLAURA (Djembé)
* Colon Electronico Festival, Delia Zapata Theater (Bogota, 2003) - Péndulo (Percussion, Objects, voice, electronics)
* EPME, Los Andes University, R plaza (Bogota, 2000)  - EPME Percusión and experimental music ensemble (Voice, percussion)
* Talent Show, Colombo-americano's Festival (Bogota, 1998) – Los cuervos (Bass player)
* Black Metal Festival (Bogota, 1997)   - Battle (Keyboards)
* Rock al Parque Festival (Bogota, 1997) - Santuario (Drums)
* "El Fuerte" Productions Rock Festival (Bogota, 1997) - The Blue Hold Band (Bass, vocals)
* Guillermo Wickmann School Music Festival (Bogota, 1996) - The Blue Hold Band (Bass, vocals)
* Golden Rock (Bogota, 1995)  - Katharsis (Drums, vocals)
* Christmas concert, Heroes auditorium (Bogota, 1994) – Macondo Orchestra (Drums)

Others

* Gentil Montaño Music School Festival (Bogota, 2007)  - Guest musician in Margarita Reyes guitar and electronics piece (Electronics)
* Colon electronico Festival, Delia Zapata Theater (Bogota, 2006) - Guest musician in the Rodrigo Restrepo's "Pulsar y no pulsar" concert (Electronics)
* Colon Electronico Festival, Delia Zapata Theater (Bogota, 2006) - Guest musician in the "Gris" Mauricio Bejarano's concert (Electronics)
* Colon electronico Festival, Delia Zapata Theater (Bogota, 2005)  - Guest musician in Rodrigo Restrepo's "Sen-tido" concert (Habitafono player, improviser)
* In eye-i: En oir, Residencies, Cristobal Colon Theater (Bogota, 2004) - Resident participant (Performance)
* Electro-acoustic, Colon electrónico Festival, Mallarino hall (Bogota, 2002) - Guest in Miguel Hernández (Mexico) electroacoustic music concert (Sound spacialization)