Digital Latin America: Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

 

Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection


Researcher: Ricardo Dal Farra
Host: The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology

During Digital Latin America, a listening room for the public to experience 550 of the almost 2,000 electroacoustic music works by Latin American composers from Ricardo Dal Farra’s collection hosted by the Daniel Langlois Foundation of Montreal will be running throughout the exhibition at 516 ARTS.  To listen to the collection remotely, follow this link.

Latin American electroacoustic music has a long and prolific history, but it’s a history that is little known even within the region itself. Many composers born or living in Latin America have been very active in this field, going back as far as 50 years in some countries, but the availability of electroacoustic music recordings and information in Latin America has been a problem for educators, composers, performers, researchers, students and the general public.
In an effort to preserve, document and disseminate at least a portion of the wealth of electroacoustic music created by Latin American composers, an archive has been developed at the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology.

 

For more information, listen to an interview with Ricardo Dal Farra by Cristina Baccin on KUNM's radio show Espejos de Aztlan.