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Resonancias by Jose Luis Rodriguez -...
FUNDarte Inc. Presents “Resonancias”, the new work by flamenco guitarist and composer Jose Luis Rodriguez.
The event will take place at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theater, July 19th at 8:30pm and July 20th at 3:30pm
“When we die, we remain in the stories and legends, in dreams…and in art”
-In Resonancias, many emotions and images come together that first appeared after the death of my father and my arrival in the US. Many of those images were of not actual moments that I lived, but rather memories, stories and legends passed down in my family. With those “given” memories, my music has also been transformed, fed by my own artistic curiosity and a search for those sparks that for me are a reflection of my ancestors and the very essence of being human.- JLRodriguez
In this new work, Flamenco is not just a traditional art, but rather a rich language that is filled with nuances and is used to create music without surnames. Rodriguez brings his compositional style and the use of electronic manipulations to create a space where tradition and the experimentation embrace and reach into the innermost crevices of memory.
Resonancias is an interdisciplinary and multicultural work. It is a collaboration that includes the images and staging Alexey Taran (Cuba) and Carla Forte (Venezuela), the choreography of Niurca Marquez (USA), the accompaniment of Alex Jordan on second guitar (Cuba) and the live electronic soundscapes created by Master Gustavo Matamoros (Venezuela).
The intention is to create a complete experience where the audience can enter a space of ancestral essence where emotions and legends co-exist.
This concert is made possible with support from the Knight Arts Foundation.
WHAT: Jose Luis Rodriguez “Resonancias”
WHERE AND WHEN: South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center Black Box Theater, July 19th at 8:30pm and July 20th at 3:30pm
BOX OFFICE: (786) 573-5300 SMCAC
MORE INFORMATION: www.fundarte.us
Jose Luis Rodriguez (1967) - www.joseluisrodriguez.us
José Luis Rodríguez is among the most important guitarists of his generation. Considered the continuation of the school of Mario Escudero, his music is characterized by his capacity of interpretation and composition, which supports itself with impeccable technique. The strength of his right hand in particular is noteworthy making it sound like there is more than one guitar when he plays. Rodriguez is best known for a style that is intimate, goes beyond the limits of flamenco.
After years at the hand of his teacher Mario Escudero he recorded his first album “Andalusí” (1986) for the Organization of American States (OAS) and toured the United Status in a show by the same name. After being a finalist for the Giraldillo in 1990, he was required to compose music for the Cristina Hoyos’ prestigious Flamenco dance company Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.
Since 2005 and after nine years as composer for Cristina Hoyos’ Ballet, he returned to his solo career as a concert guitarist and created his work “De mis Manos”.
In 2007, after composing the music for Belén Maya”s “Dibujos” and “Souvenir”, he composed a new work entitled “Alfonsina, la mujer del mar”, with the Cuban singer Gema Corredera, entitled by critics and the press in the US as “flamenco-filin”.
In 2011 he relocated to the US, where he debuted “Intimate Spaces,” a new work that pushed the boundaries of flamenco as we know it. This “Nu” flamenco is characterized by a technical rigor that is not subjected to form, but rather is driven by the conceptual framework of the topics and themes that transform the space and offer audiences an experience that goes beyond a musical concert.
In 2012 he presented ”Of Essence & Time” in collaboration with Susana Behar (voice) and Niurca Marquez (dance and choreography), where he integrates elements of traditional Sephardic music, Andalusian popular songs and flamenco music. Since then he has created “Entre Mundos” and “Flamenco Intimo” for choreographer Siudy Garrido and producer Pablo Croce, and“45th Anniversary” and “Con nombres y apellidos” for Flamenco Theatre Carola Zertuche. In addition, he has toured with recording artist Concha Buika.
Among his numerous recording collaborations and solo Works the most notable are “10X1” (Grammy Flamenco 2011 finalist) and “flamenco abstractions” alongside electronic musician David Font.
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