MARCH 2013 – Step No. 1: Acceptance

Be honest: Contemporary music is reduced to very few moments in my life, mainly concerts, and mainly concerts from friends or acquaintances. That time when I listened with pleasure all Lutoslawski’s symphonies or Grisey’s “Les Espaces Acoustiques” seems to be over. Now all I hear are some of my favorite works when I’m looking for inspiration for a new composition.

Why should I write music following styles which I do not feel truly identified with?

Since some time I want the music I compose to turn into a reflection of my experiences, my thoughts and my desires. A reflection of who I am as a musician, but most of all as a human being.

I hope that if I look for inspiration in the music I really like and enjoy, I will find new ways of composing.

How can I transmit local concepts regardless the background of the listener?

I do not want to copy, I want to create new sounds, new styles. I want to show my curiosity. I wish my style turn into a kind of popular music with influences of contemporary music, not vice versa. The material for study and work instead of coming from modern composers, come from the traditions and folkways, not only from Latin American countries but worldwide. Perhaps the critics in some years could find a “nice” name for this style.

Wikipedia in 80 years: Carlos Andrés Rico (Bogotá, April 28, 1986 -?) was a Colombian composer associated with the “Popular Vanguardism” or “Contemporary Popular Music” musical style originated in Hamburg during the first decades of XXI century.

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