Commissioned works, recording, and publication of a CD, with works for guitar composed by Javier Farías, in homage to the six Latin American Literature Nobel Prize winners.

DESCRIPTION

The project Six perspectives on Latin America is a series of compositions that pay tribute to the six Latin American writers and poets who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. These new compositions feature the classical guitar and include some of the most important performers on the international scene, including: Eliot Fisk, Ben Verdery, Ricardo Cobo and David Tanenbaum among many others. Special guests are: Andy Summers (guitarist of The Police); jazz fusion guitarist Mike Stern; YOA Orchestra of the Americas; Cuarteto Latinoamericano and Sergio and Odair Assad (To be confirmed).

The Literature Nobel Prize winners are: Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda (Chile), Miguel Ángel Asturias (Guatemala), Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia), Octavio Paz (Mexico) and Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru). Their narratives blend cultural perspectives, thoughts and visions about the identity, origin and future of Latin America. Furthermore, throughout 2015 we will celebrate the poet, Gabriela Mistral and the 70th anniversary of her winning the Nobel Prize; the first ever writer from that continent to do so. Six perspectives on Latin America pays homage to this significant event.

The new compositions featuring works for the classical guitar and other instruments will expose and explain to audiences the important role the guitar has played in defining Latin American culture; revealing the hybrid blend that has been occurring since the arrival of the instrument more than five hundred years ago.

OBJECTIVES

Latin American literature has transcended the limits of the continent becoming a part of the Humanities study in the most important educational institutions around the world. Within this array it is crucial to acknowledge the high value of Latin America as the hybrid matrix of a culture that influences our way of thinking, speaking, and behaving, through the expression of music, literature and poetry.

This project pays tribute to those writers that have represented their own visions of our lands and culture through their written work. To value their important contributions and make sure that their legacy is not lost in the new generations to come is intended in this homage.


LIST OF PARTICIPATING MUSICIANS

- Andy Summers

- Ben Verdery

- Carlos Pérez

- Cuarteto Latinoamericano

- David Tanenbaum

- Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet (QGQ)

- San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble

- Eliot Fisk

- Ensamble de Guitarras de Chile

- Luis Orlandini

- Mike Stern

- Ricardo Cobo

- Roberto Limón

- Romilio Orellana

- Sergio & Odair Assad (To be confirmed)

- YOA Orchestra of the Americas


PRESS

The Washington Post Link PDF
El Mercurio (Chile) Link PDF
El Proceso (Mexico) Link PDF




AUDIO

Performers:

Andy Summers (Electric guitar)

Javier Farías (Classical and acoustic guitar)

Performers:

Eliot Fisk (Classical guitar)

Performers:

Eliot Fisk y Ben Verdery (Guitars)

Performer:

Carlos Pérez (Guitar)

Download sheet music as PDF files Here [+]


Performer:

Romilio Orellana (Guitar)







Download sheet music as PDF files Here [+]


Performer:

Luis Orlandini (Guitar)

Download sheet music as PDF files Here [+]


Performers:

Ensamble de Guitarras de Chile

Download sheet music as PDF files Here [+]


Performers:

Ensamble de Guitarras de Chile




Performers:

Ensamble de Guitarras de Chile

Download sheet music as PDF files Here [+]





PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

Sept
22-25
2014
  • Wake Forest University: Homage to Pablo Neruda
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Artists: Guitarists, Eliot Fisk and Benjamin Verdery
  • www.wfu.edu
Oct
06-07
2014
  • Centro Cultural de Tijuana (Cecut): Homage to Octavio Paz
  • Location: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Artists: Guitarist Roberto Limón and the Cuarteto Latinoamericano
  • www.cecut.gob.mx
Nov
2014
  • Andy Summers’ studio: Homage to Pablo Neruda
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Artists: Andy Summers (electric guitar) and Javier Farías (classical guitar)
  • Recording of the piece “Tres ideas sobre un poeta”, composed by Summers and Farías
Dec
03
2014
  • Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium: Homage to Gabriel García Márquez
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Artists: Classical Guitarist Ricardo Cobo
  • www.iadb.org
Jul
14
2015
  • Chilean National Music Fund/Andrés Bello University: Homage to the six Nobel Prizes in Literature
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Artists: Carlos Pérez, Luis Orlandini, Romilio Orellana, Ensamble de Guitarras de Chile
Jan
14
2016
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Homage to Miguel Angel Asturias
  • Location: Sol Joseph Hall from the Conservatory of San Francisco
  • Artists: David Tanenbaum/San Francisco Conservatory Guitar Ensemble
  • www.sfcm.edu
1st
Semester
2016
  • Recording of a new piece in homage to Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Location: New York City
  • Artists: Mike Stern (electric guitar) and Javier Farías (classical guitar)
Nov
2016
  • Pan-American Musical Arts Research Inc.: Homage to Gabriela Mistral
  • Location: Latin American Cultural Week of New York (New York City)
  • Artists: Javier Farias (Classical guitar)
  • www.pamar.org - www.lacw.net
Jul
29
2017
  • Vila Mariana Hall: Homage to Pablo Neruda
  • Location: Vila Mariana Hall (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Artists: Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet (QGQ)
1-2
Ago
2017
  • Youth Orchestra of the America’s Tour: Homage to Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Location: Sala Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Artists: Sergio & Odair Assad with YOA Orchestra of the Americas. Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
  • www.yoa.org