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Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time) Music of Juan Blanco (1919-2008) Cuba's Electroacoustic Pioneer

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>Blanco, Juan : Cirkus Toccata, for percussion & electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Musica para Danza, for electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Ella, for electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Loops, for electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Espacios 5, for 2 saxophones & electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Galaxia M-50, for electronics

Album Summary

>Blanco, Juan : Cirkus Toccata, for percussion & electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Musica para Danza, for electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Ella, for electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Loops, for electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Espacios 5, for 2 saxophones & electronics
>Blanco, Juan : Galaxia M-50, for electronics
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Notes & Reviews:

Taking its name from the group Blanco founded in the '50s to promote the arts in Cuba (Sociedad Cultural Nuestro Tiempo), this album brings together significant works from the span of Blanco's career. 'Cirkus-Toccata' (1983) blends Blanco's percolating prepared tape part with the percussion of Cuban legends Guillermo Barreto (timbales) and Tata Guines (congas). Created with only one oscillator, tape splicing, feedback and basic overdubbing techniques, 'Musica para Danza' (1961) is presented here for the first time, a revelation of lo-fi electronics. The most recent work is 'Espacio V' (1993), part of a series that features Leo Brower and Paquito D'Rivera following an electronic score created with the Jupiter 8 synthesizer.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Juan Blanco's fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms, electronics, and improvisation was a first of its kind in Cuba. Cirkus Toccata is a very alive, busy piece for tape and two percussionists. The sounds In Ella are more atmospheric and resemble manipulations of sampled feedback mixed with some instrument samples.



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Works Details

>Blanco, Juan : Cirkus Toccata, for percussion & electronics
  • Performers: Juan Blanco (Electronics); Tata Guines (Congas); Guillermo Barreto (Timbales)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Blanco, Juan : Música para Danza, for electronics
  • Performer: Juan Blanco (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Blanco, Juan : Ella, for electronics
  • Performer: Juan Blanco (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Blanco, Juan : Loops, for electronics
  • Performer: Juan Blanco (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Blanco, Juan : Espacios 5, for 2 saxophones & electronics
  • Performers: Juan Blanco (Electronics); Neil Leonard
  • Running Time: 11 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Blanco, Juan : Galaxia M-50, for electronics
  • Performer: Juan Blanco (Electronics)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern