on project Mixed Currents
The Mixed Currentsproject represents to me an opportunity to explore innovative modes of collaboration and put into question my own practice and methods as a composer. Formed by musicians from five different countries, our research group investigates the roles of performers and composers during creative processes, proposing a non-hierarchical approach to music making. The homogeneity of the instrumentation is contrasted with the diversity of personalities, ideas and viewpoints. Furthermore, the project also appears as a mixture of contrasting forces looked from a technological perspective. The use of analogue and digital technologies generate both, performative and compositional challenges.
Structured into workshops conceived to freely experiment, Mixed Currentsaims to provide a better understanding of collaborative practices between performers and composers throughout several months of documented process of exchange and discussion.
Pablo Galaz Salamanca (Chile, 1983) began his musical training with classical guitar. In 2010, he received his diploma in composition at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile where he studied under Aliocha Solovera, Cirilo Vila and Jorge Pepi Alos. Then he continued his studies in composition at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Stefano Gervasoni. He also attended the CURSUS 1 and CURSUS 2 at the IRCAM and holds a Master’s degree in Musicology, Creation, Music and Society from the Paris 8-Saint-Denis University. Pablo is currently studying for a PhD in Music Composition at University of Huddersfield under the supervision of Aaron Cassidy.