Colombian composer born in 1982, Juan Camilo Hernández Sánchez began playing traditional music and jazz which led him to avant-garde music composition. His work often represents a fragmented musical situation, where sound parameters are treated independently rendering a complex mosaic. He studied composition with Jean-Luc Hervé, Philippe Leroux, Stefano Gervasoni and Luis Naón. Inroled in composition workshops he receives advise from Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone and Peter Ablinger. His pieces have been played in music festivals in Europe and south-america, by ensembles such as L'instant donné, Ensemble Caïrn, Ensemble Abstraï and the KNM Berlin. He also participated in multimedia projects at ZKM and the Royaumont Abbey. His work received several awards (Mincultura 2002, Köln Trienale 2010, BBVA 2012). Since september 2012 he took part of the Ircam Cusrus for composers in Paris.
Juan's ICElab project focuses on a series of songs for tenor voice, clarinet, trumpet, percussion and double-bass based on texts from the american poetry of the late 1920's. The project develops a dramatic relationship between all of the characters stage. Through a different setup of the instrumentalists for each song and controlled musical and theater improvisation, the roles of the musicians would change depending on the text's metaphors.
Join us for a short preview of Juan Camilo's work at the ICEhaus in Brooklyn, 7pm on Friday, February 7th!