Arturo Fuentes

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The Mexican composer Arturo Fuentes (born in 1975) arrived in Europe in 1997; his musical path led him from Milan, Paris and Vienna to his current home in Innsbruck. He has studied with Franco Donatoni in Milan and Horacio Vaggione in Paris. Arturo Fuentes composes instrumental music, electronic music and conceives new musical theater projects that combine dance, video and electronics. His music is characterized as a meticulously organized kaleidoscopic chaos that explores the frontiers of dynamics, color, texture and virtuosity. This music unveils a constantly evolving sculptural design; you perceive a sonic space occupied by constant agitation – it’s research into an aerial tonality.

Regardless of the form, the creative process for the piece is always “ongoing”. Arturo Fuentes likes to define his work as an “emerging form”. In a paraphrase of the painter Paul Klee who claimed to “take a walk with a line”, Fuentes writes: “I select a sonorous line and walk with it. The breaks in the line, changes in speed, suspended moments, etc. – all of these things lead to the emergence of a sonorous form and musical context.”

His reference to painting is no coincidence. Arturo Fuentes proposes that you listen to his music like a “fusion of colors within a dome full of grain”. The sonorous texture and the instrumental synthesis are the elements that correspond to this idea of color in his music. For him, you rediscover another form of emergence in his work; as in a tableau, the forms emerge from the mix of colors.

However, even if Arturo Fuentes sees the form of his works like a labyrinthine path in which he loses the discursive musical line in order to regain it after several detours, it seems very important to him that a logical dramaturgy appears in the work – a veritable guideline that steers the listener to a discovery of a sonorous world. Textures, colors and labyrinths are all abstract ideas that enable you to grasp his music.
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Arturo Fuentes Discography Tracks

Albums

AG-0013 Arturo Fuentes - 14 Exitos Nortenos Vol. 1 album art Jose Bonilla, Regionales Del Valle, Arturo Fuentes Con Los Rancheritos de Durango, Los Lobos de la Pradera, Los Rancheritos de Durango, Dueto Durango, Arturo Fuentes Jose Bonilla, Regionales Del Valle, Arturo Fuentes Con Los Rancheritos de Durango, Los Lobos de la Pradera, Los Rancheritos de Durango, Dueto Durango, Arturo Fuentes - 14 Exitos Nortenos Vol. 1(LP) Aguila Records Discos AG-0013 1989 Sell This Version
NEOS 10906 Arturo Fuentes - Ensemble Intégrales Arturo Fuentes - Ensemble Intégrales - Chamber Music(SACD, Multichannel, Album, 5.1) Neos NEOS 10906 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NEOS 11047 Arturo Fuentes - Pasajes - México album art Ensemble Intégrales - Juan José Bárcenas* · Alejandro Castaños · Georgina Derbez Roque · Arturo Fuentes · Aleyda Moreno · Gabriela Ortiz Ensemble Intégrales - Juan José Bárcenas* · Alejandro Castaños · Georgina Derbez Roque · Arturo Fuentes · Aleyda Moreno · Gabriela Ortiz - Pasajes - México(CD, Album) Neos NEOS 11047 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NEOS 11409 Arturo Fuentes - Space Factory album art Arturo Fuentes - PHACE (4), ensemble recherche Arturo Fuentes - PHACE (4), ensemble recherche - Space Factory(CD) NEOS NEOS 11409 Germany 2014 Sell This Version
0015015KAI Arturo Fuentes - Broken Mirrors . Liquid Crystals . Ice Reflection . Glass Distortion album art Arturo Fuentes, Quatuor Diotima Arturo Fuentes, Quatuor Diotima - Broken Mirrors . Liquid Crystals . Ice Reflection . Glass Distortion(CD, Dig) Kairos 0015015KAI 2017 Sell This Version