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This concert will draw from the experimental chamber music composed in the 1960s by fellows at the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (CLAEM) of the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires, which was a major meeting point for composers from Latin America. Composer Alberto Ginastera founded the center in 1962 and directed it until it closed in the early '70s. The program is co-curated by Americas Society's Music Director Sebastián Zubieta and musicologist Laura Novoa (Buenos Aires), and will feature performances by Momenta Quartet, among others.
|Graciela Paraskevaídis (Argentina, 1940–2017)||Magma II (1968) for four trombones|
|Jorge Sarmientos (Guatemala, 1931–2012)||String Quartet no. 1, op. 37 (1966)|
|Mariano Etkin (Argentina, 1943–2016)||Entropías (1965) for two horns, trumpet, two trombones, and tuba|
|Estáticamóvil II (1966) for string trio|
At the electronic and concrete music laboratory at the Instituto Di Tella (1966).
About the CLAEM
The Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales (CLAEM) of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires was a major meeting point for composers from Latin America. Composer Alberto Ginastera founded the Center in 1962 and directed it until it closed in the early '70s. Composers such as Blas Emilio Atehortúa and Jacqueline Nova (Colombia), Rafael Aponte Ledée (Puerto Rico), Florencio Pozadas (Bolivia), José Ramón Maranzano Eduardo Kusnir and Pedro Caryevschi (Argentina), Ariel Martinez and Antonio Mastrogiovanni (Uruguay), Alejandro Nuñez Allauca (Peru), and Gabriel Brncic (Chile), among others, worked in CLAEM’s electronic music lab creating new pieces using the facility’s electroacoustic resources. They also attended lectures by internationally recognized composers from Europe and North America, including Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Bruno Maderna, Aaron Copland, Olivier Messiaen, Vladimir Ussachevsky, and Luigi Dallapiccola, to name a few.