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Thursday, March 13 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm

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Tremor (a.k.a Leonardo Martinelli) is a multi-faceted musician and composer with ten years’ experience, who is currently working on several projects at the same time. With quite a restless mind, he is both a contemporary music composer and an electronic and folk music lover. This combination has led to Tremor, an instrumental music project focused on the fusion of folk and electronic music. Landing, his first record as a soloist, was recorded between 2002 and 2004. It consists of 12 instrumental tracks where Tremor plays all the instruments -except the accordion- and mixes in sounds of everyday objects such as a dot matrix printer and a zipper. It also involves folk instruments from Northern Argentina combined with the electric pulses of samplers and synthesizers, as well as delicate reminiscences of Glitch and IDM. Landing is a showing of all the music genres that have had an influence on Tremor, including classical, pop, rock music, and jazz. Tremor uses space and textures intelligently and seductively, thus creating movie-like atmospheres that truly stimulate people’s imagination. Landing got very good reviews from different publications (Planeta Urbano, Inrockuptibles, La Mano, La Fuga, etc.). Inrockuptibles magazine chose Landing as one of 2004’s most outstanding records, and Tremor has introduced it in several TV and radio shows (Much Music, Canal (a), X4, etc.) Currently, Martinelli is working on his second Tremor record, called Viajante (Traveler), which is to be launched in early 2008. Part of his education was received at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, where he initially learned how to play the drums and then the Spanish guitar. But his hunger for sounds led him to dig deeper, so he devoted himself to a wide array of subjects, ranging from percussion, string instruments and folk-music wind instruments to samplers and sequencers. With all these resources, he joined Marcelo Katz -who took him under his wing- to dive into a deeper study of music composition, arrangements, and harmony. Throughout the years, he has worked on several projects and has taken his music to various venues (the Recoleta Cultural Center, the Palais de Glace exhibition center, the Modern Art Museum, etc.). At the end of 2005, he partook in the play The Theater Machine, which was written and directed by Martín Fernández and chosen to compete at the Plateaux Festival, one of Europe’s most prestigious and important launch pads for young theater directors (www.plateaux.info). This play was co-produced by the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Theater in Frankfurt, Germany. The Theater Machine is a play with no actors in it, as it is based on a specially-designed prototype where everything that happens on stage is MIDI-controlled. Leonardo was in charge of the play’s musical arrangements and exotic sound effects. In August 2006, Leonardo Martinelli won the LEA-organized 2006 F Arts Award -Music Category, which featured a jury involving Gustavo Cerati and Martín Bauer. In late 2007, he released DEFECTO PRIMARIO [SUITE PARA ESENCIAS INSTRUMENTALES] (PRIMARY DEFECT [SUITE FOR INSTRUMENTAL SCENTS], the record that contains his 2006 F Award-winning pieces.

Thursday March 13, 2008 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Ninety Proof Lounge 333 E 2nd St

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