by Diego Castro Magas

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This recording gathers six works by both Chilean and British composers with whom I have been collaborating over the last years. These works display radical explorations in the realm of musical form, sound and expression, encouraging my efforts as a performer.
Knokler, the name of Wieland Hoban's piece (of which I am the honoured dedicatee), is the Norwegian word for bones - it comes from an untitled poem by Tor Urvind which refers to placing small objects (bones) to form pictures. This image fascinates me as a parallel to the musical process of reconfiguring sounds, techniques and gestures from an instrument's tradition, generating new (sonic) images yet primitive at the same time. For me, the works of this album operate in this sense.


released January 28, 2020

Diego Castro Magas: guitar

Tracks 2, 4 & 5 recorded by Cristian Morales Ossio at St. Pauls Hall, Huddersfield, UK in September 2017
Tracks 1, 3 & 6 recorded by José Antonio Venegas at EstudioD, Santiago, Chile in October 2017, December 2018, January 2019, respectively
Track 1 edited by Nicolás Kliwadenko & José Antonio Venegas
Track 4 edited by Pablo Vergara
Tracks 2, 3, 5 & 6 edited by Diego Castro Magas
Mixed and mastered by Cristian Morales Ossio & José Antonio Venegas


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