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La guitarra de Macedonio

Macedonio Fernandez was an argentine writer that, as Piglia says, ¨ was more interested in writing than in editing¨ .

He was the most important influence of Jorge Luis Borges, who recognized he imitated him until plagiarism.

His metaphysics investigations included reflexions and criticism about music and listening. Also , he was a very good amateur guitar player.

One of his most interesting anecdotes for me was narrated by one of his relatives.
Macedonio was lying in bed playing again and again fast ¨rasgueos¨ on the guitar.

He was asked why by his young nephew and he said he believed that was
interesting to search for the fundamental chords
from which all the music is derived.

This piece is an hommage to this idea.
Comissioned from Argentine Ministry of Culture
Premiered by Javier Bravo .


Jorge Sad Levi     web site
Universidad de Tres de Febrero

Jorge Sad Levi´s music ranges from chamber music pieces for soloists or ensambles with electronics to improvisation, music for multimedia spectacles and acousmatic compositions.  

Studied composition with Francisco Kröpfl in Buenos Aires and with Marcelle Deschênes at Université de Montreal.

His works have been played by James Baker (U.S.), Baiba Oshina (Latvia), Josetxo Silguero (Spain), Edelton Gloeden, Brasil, David Nuñez, (Venezuela), Alejo Pérez Pouilleux y Ensambles XXI , Eduardo Moguillansky, Luis Rigou, Eduardo Egüez, Cuarteto Untref, Guille Lavado, Juliana Moreno, Javier Bravo, (Argentina) , Shao-Wei Chou, (Taiwan) .

He has been awarded the  First Prize at Buenos Aires City Composition Contest, the 2nd Prize at the Xicoatl International Composition Contest (Salzbourg, 2009).
Many of his works were created in the frame of composition residencies at CCRMA (Stanford University), Phonos and LIEM (Spain), Musiques & Recherches (Brussels) LIPM (Buenos Aires) supported by Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Rockefeller Foundation, Phonos Foundation, Mozarteum Argentina among many others.

His music has been programmed in Festivals and concerts around the world , including ISEA (Montreal) , L´espace du son (Bruxelles) , Korea World Music Days, Seoul Computer Music Festival, (Korea), Aspekte (Austria), Festival de Bourges (France), Festival de Música Contemporánea de Caracas (Venezuela), Festival Musica Nova (Brazil), Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, Festival Internacional de Teatro de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Currently he teaches composition at Conservatorio Alberto Ginastera and musical semiotics at Universidad de Tres de Febrero. His music is edited by BabelScores.

In 2016 he plans to accomplish a comission for an electroacoustic composition from and a residence at GRM (Paris) and a presentation of his CD Músicas para (seres) parlantes (Luscinia Discos) in Madrid with the support of Culture Ministry of Argentina.


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