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Musicians in Mexico City is a book released April 2016 by Ropeadope Sur Records, edited by Todd Clouser and Zazil Collins.
A compilation of 42 musicians based in Mexico City sharing their experience with music. Intimate, unmediated writing from some of contemporary creative music's most impressive voices.
Spanish and English (same version contains both languages)
Available everywhere as E-Book
Aaron Flores Urban Prints
Abraham Barrera At when composing
Denise Gutierrez Notes
Alex MercadoWhat would the world be like if we could all speak music?
Juan Martin Medina Being a Wanderer in Mexico and Discovering its Music: Identity and Social Frame
Natalia Arroyo From Ensenada to Patagonia
Daniel Aspuru Guzik Invention and Social Responsibility
Alonso Arreola Otherness
Iraida Noriega Independent Music: Attitude to Life
Georgina Equihua Bridges and Chaos
Luis Cleriga Noise
Liber Teran A lucky Anonymous Person: Confessions of a Chilango with a Gypsy Heart
Sandra Cuevas Metamorphosis
Federico Sanchez Subversive Love
Eduardo Piastro The Paths of Learning for a Jazz Musician between the Academy and the Tradition
Jenny Beaujean The Roller Coaster
Arturo Baez Inhabited practice
Brian Allen Of Ports and Pambazos
Daniel Zlotnik Four Creative Axes of a Trans Musician
Nur SlimMy Education in Mexico
Carla RivarolaOn the Heart and the Hands
Remi Alvarez A Life Full of Music
Todd Clouser Imagine Music
Wilfrido Terrazas Improvise, Compose, flow
Arturo Tranquilino Ballerina
Lxs Grises (Zuriel López) Lxs Grises
Aaron Cruz Leave myself, search for myself in the others
Ingrid Beaujean The Voice From Within
Rafael Catana Naxos Hotel
Alejandro Otaola The H(amelin) point
Gustavo Nandayapa Variations from a Private Room
Belafonte Ramirez A story to be sung
Helena Sanchez My First Time
Hernan Hecht A Conversation with Hernan Hecht
Adrian Escamilla Greenham Sand
Alex Eisenring Being a musician in Mexico
Felipe Pérez Santiago Dancers, travels and electroacoustic
Saul Fimbres Greyhound
David Aguilar The Disgenre of Song
Carlos Malcisne Scribbles
Benjamin Shwartz Mambo and Demons
Tito Rivas Time and wind, Muteness
The copy of Musicians in Mexico City that you hold in your hands stands for the joint will of some iconic musicians who have lived in Mexico City and have developed their work in this geographical space. They are musicians who we admire and we believe that their presence, speech and art comprise the essence of an ever-changing scene.
Forty-two voices take part in the present volume. They provide us with graphic art, photography and different kinds of oral texts such as manifestos, testimonies, methodologies of improvisation, storytelling and poetry, drawing together a sort of multimedia poetic prose that reflects the chaotic but endearing and increasingly diverse city in which they live.
As editors, we focused on bringing together a selection of distinguished musicians willing to express their own identity and to create a collective voice at the same time. As we planed this book, we never intended to fit or make up any standards as we constantly come across unknown talented composers and performers. There are definitely several authors missing from this first volume. However, we managed to put together a genuine and stimulating collection, part confessional, part wonder, but all expressing the love and commitment an artist must have for their work.