JUAN MARI BELTRAN

JUAN MARI BELTRAN

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Tireless investigator of the txalaparta, this amazing basque rooted percussion instrument, Juan Mari Beltran presents TTAKUN TTAN TTAKUN (the sound of txalaparta) including dancers, images and musicians together mixed on the same scene.

Biography

JUAN MARI BELTRAN - Biography

His artistic development shows he is a searcher, a promoter and one of the most important figures of Basque popular music.

He was from a very young age in musical circles. First playing the clarinet and the txistu and very soon taking the lead of old generations of popular music. As a �txalapartari � he took part , together with his brother Bixente and the Artze brothers, in the Basque art school set up by Jorge Oteiza in the 60�s. He then started the new era of �txalaparta� based on the traditional �.

He has taken part in groups like the Contemporary Group of Music founded by the painter Rafael Ruiz Balerdi y and created groups like Sustraiak, Azala y Txanbela. He has also been the artistic couple of Joxan Goikoetxea. Various records stay witness of his activity.

He has also published works in the field of investigation of popular music, and the record and film Euskal Herriko Soinu Tresnak, considered as one of the most important documents on the Basque popular organography.

Since 1985, he teaches txistu, alboka, dulzaina and txapalarta in the Conservatory of Music of Hernani. Here, he has created and conducts the Txalaparta Eskola (School of Txalaparta). During the last years he has also given lectures and conferences.

Recently he has also made true one of the projects on which he has been working for many years: the opening to the public of Herri Musikaren Txokoa (Corner of Popular Music) in Oiartzun. It is a museum where all the collected material is shown: instruments, library, sound and image archive, photographys and films.
Now, Juan Mari Beltran presents ARDITURRI, his last work and the first one done on his own, though it is presented as a sextet. The record has been produced by Suso S�iz and many artists have taken part in it: Maddi Oihenart ( voice ), Joseba Tapia (trikitixa), Miriam Atxaerandio (violin), Oihana Irastortza (tambourine) and Joxan Goikoetxea (accordion).

In ARDITURRI, Juan Mari Beltran proposes an overlook of Basque traditional music. Excellent musicians like I�igo Monreal, Ander Barrenetxea, Jasone C�mara, Aitor Gabilondo and Miriam F. Atxaerandio join him with remarkable creativity and vivacity in this trip.

But that is not all: in 2006 he has seen the continuation of the project, a new and thrilling release that is called ORHIKO XORIA.

In ORHIKO XORIA Juan Mari Beltran shows us that he is indebted to the nature, from which we have received the traditional music. He takes this free music and he lives it, feels it, handles and adequate it to the traditional and modern instruments played by him and his band. Therefore, this album mixes sounds, rhythms, melodies, ancient and new texts, in all possible combinations.

This is music taken directly from the earth, but in new shapes, in Juan Mari Beltran�s way. As the popular musicians before him always did. In the only way the music can stay alive: combining tradition and contribution.

JUAN MARI BELTRAN � Musicians

- JUAN MARI BELTRAN
Voice, various traditional instruments

- MIRIAM ATXAERANDIO
Violin and voice

- AITOR GABILONDO
Guitar and voice

- AITOR BELTRAN
Txalaparta, djenbe, percussion.

- ANDER BARRENETXEA
Txalaparta, drums

- JASONE CAMARA
Accordeon, cello

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY
1983.-"Azala". LP-K, IZ Disketxea. Ref. IZ-184.
1984.-"Txanbela". LP-K, IZ Disketxea. Ref. IZ-206.
1985.-"Euskal Herriko Soinu Tresnak". LP-K-C- informazio zabala duen liburuskarekin. IZ Disketxea. Ref. IZ-217.
1987.- "Doinurik doinu" (Txanbela). LP-K, IZ Disketxea. Ref IZ-265.
1989.- "Hirugarren koxkan" (Txanbela). LP-K-CD, IZ Disketxea. Ref. IZ-318.
1991.- "Euskaraz bizi". Nafarroa oinez 1991, kaseta grabaketaren arduraduna eta jolea.
1993.- "Egurraren orpotik dator...(Joxan Goikoetxea-Juan Mari Beltran) CD. Ref. NO-CD 04.
1997.- Arin-arinketan. (Txanbela). KD-K, IZ Disketxea. IZ-488
1998 � Beti ttun-ttun. (Joxan Goikoetxea-Juan Mari Beltran) NO-CD. CDNO21.
2002.- Arditurri (Juan Mari Beltran) KD-K. Elkar. ELK 614.
2006.- Orhiko Xoria. Elkar.
2009 � Proximo disco libro en Octubre: TXALAPARTA (NO-CD REKORDS)

COMO COLABORADOR:

1977.- "Mosen Bernart Etxepare-1545". Oskorri taldea. LP-K. Ref. CBS 582479. (Dultzaina).
1983.- Herriko plazan". X. Amuriza. LP-K. Ref. IZ-190. (Dultzaina).
1984.- "Ebihotz". Eltzegor taldea. LP-K. Ref. IZ 208. (Dultzaina, Txistu, Klarinete, Flauta).
1987.- "Jo eta hautsi". Tapia eta Leturia. LP-K. Ref. ELK-147. (Dultzaina).
1988.- "Sasitik sasira". Eltzegor taldea. LP-K. Ref. IZ 281. (Dultzaina).
1992.- "Araba Euskaraz 1992". K. (Txalaparta).
1996.- �Eskua sartzen�. Furunda. HF-002 KD-K (alboka).
1996.- �Amonaren mengantza�. Amaia Zubiria. IZ-445 (dultzaina).
1998.- �Etzakit� Etzakit taldea. Triki Elkarlanean KD-485. (alboka, xirolarrua)
1998.- Bi beso lur. Alboka taldea. Aztarna. AZ 004 (tronpa-mosukitarra).
1998.- Oiartzungo kantu zaharrak. Elkarlanean. KD-505 (toberak).
2001.- Grandes �xitos. Javier �lvarez. GASA. PRO2387
2001.- Lorius. Alboka Taldea. Resistencia. RESC 126.

2003-05-12.- �Euskal praise�. Arion. NA-2502/03. Biltokia Cristiana (Txalaparta).
2003-05-28.- �Ticzag�. Juan Azpitartek eginiko filman musika jarri. Txalaparta, zarrabetea, burrunak, adarrak.
2003-11-24.- Orai. Xabi SanSebastianen diskoan. Txalaparta. NOCD Records. CDNO 26.

2004. �Ayres�. Mariv� Cabo. Risko Records para Producciones del Mar. RRPDM 002. pdm. Txalaparta: Juan Mari Beltran-I�igo Monreal.


Set List

1.- Ttakun ttan ttakun (txalaparta voices) 1:15
2.- Ttakunez elkarturik 2:43
3.- Kirikoketa 2:34
4.- Sagutzarra eta basurdea 5:40
5.- Dilin-Dalanketan 1:34
6.- Bederatzikoan 4:19
7.- Arrankin trankin trankun mailoaren hotsa 1:35
8.- Oreka eta desorekaren arteko mugan 5:23
9.- Ilbete dantza 2:11
10.- Ur azpiko harri hots jokoak (sounds made with stones under the water) 1:39
11.- Ttinbilin-ttanbalan 3:15
12.- Agurra 3:06
13.- Mahai inguruan 1:08
14.- Hamarrekoetan 4:20
15.- Uso xuria errazu 6:05
16.- Gaztañak egosiak eta…6:56
17.- Tunttun 1:36
18.- Itsasoa laino dago