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SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC

Americas Society

February 1, 2019


Susan Campos-Fonseca (Image: H.Malik)

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SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC features rarely heard music by composers from Costa Rica, who will perform with SoundArt.NYC, a musical collaborative ensemble exploring and defining new paths for creativity and musical trends.

Admission: Free and open to the public. Please register online.

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This concert, curated by Carlos José Castro Mora and Edmundo Ramírez, features music by Costa Rican composers, and displays the variety of influences and expression of the country's contemporary musicians. The program includes acoustic and mixed-media pieces by Susan Campos-Fonseca, Valeria Brenes, and Carlos José Castro Mora, performed by Ramírez and SoundArt.NYC.



Valeria Brenes:
String Quartet
Bleecker string Quartet/SoundArt.NYC

Susan Campos-Fonseca 
Hawthorn White: for viola d'amore and electronics
Viola d’amore: Edmundo Ramírez
Carlos José Castro Mora
Como brisa de montaña: for guitar/ 8 Preludes and an epilogue
Guitar: Carlos José Castro Mora

Carlos José Castro Mora
Kerwá: based on a Bribri lullaby compiled by Natalia Gabb
Viola/String Quartet: Bleecker String Quartet/ SoundArt.NYC

SoundArt.NYC / Edmundo Ramírez
SoundArt.NYC is a music collaborative ensemble that explores  new paths for creativity, combining new and old instrumental technologies. The project is led by Multi instrumentalist/Composer Edmundo Ramírez and Producer/Musician MegManMusic, and features ensembles such as the Bleeker String Quartet. 


About Composers Now
Composers Now empowers all living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices and honors the significance of their contributions to the cultural fabric of society. Founder and Artistic Director, Tania León, has lead the organization since 2010. The organization features a broad spectrum of performances in concert halls, jazz mobiles, opera stages, experimental spaces, conservatories, museums, and other musical venues.