pan y rosas release hiken! by alex elgier and cecilia quinteros!

alex elgier is a musician from argentina. pianist and composer, dedicated to contemporary and experimental music. he formed part of the trio, elgier-grinenco-sahlieh, and with them recorded the album veiled for the portuguese free improvisation label – creative sources. he was a founding member of la orquesta de improvisadores de buenoes aires, in which he directed as well as played piano and clarinet. he has also composed original music for various dance works. he maintains an online diary where he publishes all his electronic music productions.

cecilia quinteros is a self-taught, improvising cellist from buenos aires. since 2007 she has co-created many experimental music projects in argentina and worked with theatre, visual artists, contemporary and butoh dancers. in 2013 she was invited by the danish record labels ilk and barefoot records to perform several concerts at the copenhagen and aarhus jazz festivals. her current projects include ruido², YAS, rhabdoviridae, eriza, la corporación, and HAITI.

alex and cecilia improvised this (just under) thirty minute piece in august of 2016. buenos aires. cello. piano. action. free. with shouts.

pan y rosas release la corporación by amanda irarrazabal, cecilia lópez and cecilia quinteros!

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amanda irarrazabal is a bassist, bass player, singer, improviser and composer originally from santiago, chile and currently based in buenos aires. in 2002 she started her musical career, exploring various genres (classical music, experimental, jazz, rock, tango and latin american music), she turned to free improvisation and original music as her primary musical vehicles.

cecilia lópez is a composer, musician and instrument builder from buenos aires. her work explores the boundaries between composition and improvisation, as well as the resonance properties of diverse materials through the creation of non-conventional sound devices. she studied composition with carmen baliero and gustavo ribicic. she holds an mfa from the milton avery graduate school of the arts, bard college ny and is an ma candidate at wesleyan university in composition (2016).

cecilia quinteros is a self-taught, improvising cellist from buenos aires. since 2007 she has co-created many experimental music projects in argentina and worked with theatre, visual artists, contemporary and butoh dancers. in 2013 she was invited by the danish record labels ilk and barefoot records to perform several concerts at the copenhagen and aarhus jazz festivals. her current projects include ruido², YAS, rhabdoviridae, eriza, la corporación, HAITI, and a dúo w/ alex elgier.

la corporación consists of six pieces that were recorded live on july 22, 2016 in buenos aires. a freely improvised meeting of synthesizer, bass and cello. the voice is electronic. the scrapes are resonant. the earth is pliable.

pan y rosas release de escamas by máquina solar!

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máquina solar is a duo consisting of amanda irarrázabal (b. santiago, chile) on double bass and vocals and wenchi lazo (b. buenos aires, argentina) on guitars and vocals. they have been playing on and off for two years recording their first album de escamas in january of 2013. the music they play is based on free improvisations of concise and varied time lengths resulting in sounds that resemble, at times, short compositions.

their first album, de escamas, is a collection of twenty brief improvisations that were improvised and recorded in santiago, chile in january of 2013. short. noisy. dramatic. scratchy. singy.

get the album here!

ada rave / nicolás chientaroli live video documentation!

june 13, 2013. la playita, buenos aires.

improvised music by:
ada rave: tenor sax; jorge espinal: prepared guitar; lulo vitale: double bass; nicolás chientaroli: piano

and improvised dance by:
vanina goldstein, quio binetti

and this is a soundcheck. keep that in mind. a soundcheck. from back on may 26 at the casa presa in buenos aires.

pablo butelman, guitar; ada rave, sax; nicolás politzaer, drums

pan y rosas release la continuidad by the ada rave quartet!

hey everyone. we are beyond excited to tell you that the new awesomeness comes from a quartet of improvisers and jazzniks out of argentina. the group consists of ada rave on saxophones, wenchi lazo on guitar and electronics, martín de lassaletta on bass, and martín lópez grande on drums.

the quartet combines the languages of jazz, free improvisation and out rock of the 60′s and 70′s, as a way of reaching their objective – improvisation! improv as a means of composition and improv as the composition itself. in their music they create diverse spaces, sensory forms, movements, instances and related sounds all the while projecting their own voice and collective identity.

their first album, la continuidad is a fury of sound. intensely focused free improvisations give rise to pre-conceived compositions that allow the quartet to stretch out. they pay tribute to their inspirations – monk, braxton, ornette and dolphy – but, from that starting point, they set off in their own direction. lots of space, lots of listening to each other. quiet studies in the limits of their instruments. swing pulse rhythms on post modern be-bop. a genuine sound of joy.

you truly owe it to yourself to check this one out. do it here!