Piano Chronicles of a
February 2, 2016
The first chapter of my latest piano
work is ready! This music is inspired in
the greatness of space, the human drive
for exploring new frontiers and our place
in the cosmos.
The first movement: "Introduction: In
Search of a New Horizon", will have
its own video, an instrumentation
(orchestrated) version and a
piano solo one as well.
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Leo Perez: Violin Concerto "El Sueño Azul"
July 26, 2016
The first and second movements of "El Sueño Azul" (The Blue Dream) are out on YouTube here and here. Thanks for listening and watching.
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Is Non-Pop Art Irrelevant in Today’s Day and Age?
Music, Consciousness, Purpose, Meaning (or Lack Thereof?)
March 23, 2016 - By Leo Perez.
[...] We would like to think that a mature composer is a person who composes. Full stop. No more and no less. Fame, money and success should all be irrelevant. What matters is the creative process and its outcome, right? However, we know politicians should not crave power, but most of them are in power precisely because that’s what they are attracted to. We often hear how important government positions should be given only to people who “don’t need the job”. We strive for purity, for removal of all possible conflict of interests, and we would like to think that it should be the same in the arts. We certainly try to stay pure, but do we succeed?
I used to think that a mature writer (or any artistic creative individual, for that matter) should only write because there is a calling that compels her to create the best possible work she can do. The writer writes and circumstances will be circumstances. The world may be ending, the lottery may be won, contracts or commissions may be coming or not, critics may praise or condemn, it shouldn’t matter. A mature artist creates, just like the fly runs away from the hand that tries to smash it and like the moth flies in fatal attraction towards the light bulb. It’s all inevitable.
We wonder if this all belongs only in an artistic utopia? Maybe so...
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