Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno
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Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno

Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
Established on Jan, 2012
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"La Orquesta que reúne a músicos a lo largo y ancho del país"

El "Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno" cuenta con más de 60 integrantes, que son de varias partes de Chile. El único requisito que tienen es amar el arte de la música.

La banda "Ensamble Transatlántico de Folk Chileno" estuvo en Arica. En esa oportunidad, vino a festejar el aniversario de la ONG "Oro Negro". La particular de esta agrupación es que es un proyecto autogestionado que reúne a diversos músicos de Chile y el extranjero, donde todos tienen cabida.

La idea nació porque un grupo de amigos decidió formar una orquesta que combinara instrumentos clásicos y folclóricos. Ellos realizaron su primero concierto en octubre de 2012. Aquella fecha dio el unicio al conjunto, que en esa ocasión se presentó con 60 personas. El directo de Ensamble, Ernesto Calderón, dijo que siempre varía el número de integrantes, ya que depende del lugar donde toquen. "La mayoría son de Valparaíso y Santiago. A veces llegamos a ser 60, 30 ó 20 personas en escena", agregó el director.

El repertorio original, escrito por miembros del Ensamble, abarca estilos muy diversos, como la cueca, el huayno, el jazz guachaca, el canto mapuche, e incluso los ritmos de los afrodescendientes. "La idea es unir dos mundos, el oficial que es el que todos conocemos y también rescatar y difundir el folclor que no es muy conocido, como el afrodescendiente y darlas a conocer, poniéndolas al mismo nivel", explicó Calderón.
Otra particularidad de la orquesta es que los músicos evitan utilizar partituras en sus conciertos, por lo cual existe una permanente comunicación visual entre ellos y el público, de esa forma se genera un ambiente festivo donde se invita a todos a participar, ya sea bailando o cantando.

Hasta el momento más de 100 músicos han sido parte del Ensamble, el cual actualmente cuenta con alrededor de 60 músicos, ubicados principalmente en las regiones de Valparaíso y Metropolitana.
Cuando realizan giras, se conforma un grupo más pequeño, el cual invita a músicos de las localidades que visitan, para conformar un nuevo Ensamble, que interpreta el mismo repertorio, pero con una identidad local.

MÚSICOS
Ilse Farías de Quilpué es profesora de música y toca guitarra. "Todos tenemos nuestro estilo, nuestra forma de ser a la hora de tocar, todos aportamos nuestras propias características", expresó Farías.
Erwin Bahamondes de Chiloé dice que su experiencia ha sido genial. "No importa el lugar de origen, sólo importa unir estilos y visiones llevándolos a la música a través de diversos instrumentos", manifestó el músico. - La Estrella de Arica


"Tinderbox Orchestra Queen's Hall, Edinburgh"

Jack Nissan's Tinderbox Project has achieved quite a lot in its three-year lifespan.

Among the latest endorsements for an ambitious programme that aims to provide exciting opportunities for musicians under the age of 25 were nominations in both the Innovation and Education sections of the recent Scottish Jazz Awards. It added to its achievements here by possibly creating a new record for the number of people accommodated on the Queen's Hall stage.

One idea for the project's flagship band is clearly to generate musical events that offer more than a concert experience and in this respect its latest outing, Journey of a Thousand Wings, was a success. Orchestral string players, brass, an able rhythm section and a choir joined forces with Scottish, Balkan, Chilean and Chinese folk musicians and an eminent London-based jazz saxophonist-composer, with added visuals, voice-overs and a general mood of celebration. As a strapline, "Rave culture meets the last night of the Proms" wouldn't have caused the trading standards authorities too much trouble.

If the end result didn't quite match aurally the ambition and behind-the-scenes effort that went into the performance, there were still moments to savour. Chinese singer-banjoist Song Yuzhe's Talking About Birds was given some powerful orchestrations and Denys Baptiste's Let Freedom Ring, although obviously truncated, retained its moving gospel-jazz core. The concert's title track sounded like a good idea that could have used further development and perhaps suffered through coming after the evening's most assured and convincing segment, the Transatlantic Chilean Folk Ensemble's vibrant demonstration of how to keep traditional rhythms and instrumentation sounding fresh. For conviction, shape and joyous musicality, the Chileans set the bar. - Herald Scotland


Discography

VIVO (2013) - Live DVD

"More than 60 musicians on stage, coming from various parts of Chile and abroad, give life to this monumental group, who takes us on a journey through the chilean musical traditions, covering North, Central and South, with a repertoire composed and arranged exclusively by its participants. 

We will appreciate their spectacular debut concert in the IX Immigrant Music Festival of Valparaiso, under the leadership of its founder Ernesto Calderon, and with the collaboration of prominent national songwriters like Nano Stern, Pascuala Ilabaca and Demian Rodriguez. Likewise, we will see their first rehearsals, interviews with participating musicians, and an exciting flashmob in Valparaiso."

Recorded live in October 15th 2012, Valparaiso, Chile.

Tracklist:

1. Saya del Cielo  (Pascuala Ilabaca)
2. El Gran Norte  (Ernesto Calderon)
3. Sa Dans  (Marcelo Rojas)
4. Eimn, weke che  (Ernesto Calderon)
5. Oro Negro  (Ernesto Calderon)
6. Mariposa  (Demian Rodriguez)
7. Ethno Cueca  (Ernesto Calderon)

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Created in Chile in 2012, Ensamble Transatlantico de Folk Chileno plays a range of innovative original compositions based on traditional Chilean Folk music. Described by Rob Adams of Herald Scotland as 'keeping traditional rhythms and instrumentation sounding fresh,' the Ensemble has played across Europe and Chile, proving that modern Chilean folk music deserves a place no less recognised than other better known South American music styles. 

Dynamic and full of life, the Ensemble takes you on a tour of the different Chilean styles, ranging from the Cueca dance form to the largely unrecognised music of Chile's Afro descendants, all the while mixing traditional with modern. 

The Ensemble will be in Santiago de Compostela from October 17th - 26th for their second annual European meeting (following Edinburgh in 2013). The Ensemble also has various avenues of funding, including support from the Anglo-Chilean society in the UK and can expect the support of the Chilean National Council for Arts and Culture if the bid were to be successful (under the 'Plan Estrategico de Internacionalizacion de Musica Chilena (PEIMC) scheme)

For Womex 2014 the Ensemble would be playing with a select group of its members (from both Chile and Europe), chosen to most accurately represent the professionalism and diversity of the Ensemble . This will be made up of 11 musicians, with the following instruments:

Vocals

Strings: guitar, charango, violin, cello, double-bass 

Wind: quena, flute, saxophone, clarinet, accordion

Percussion: cajon & handheld percussion

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