Peter´s Songs

Peter´s Songs

 Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., ARG
BandWorldLatin

A different facet of the Argentine talented eclectic composer and multiinstrumentalist Pedro Menéndez. Wellknown for a vast instrumental discography, on “Peter’s Songs” Menendez delves into the field of lyrics. Mystery of nature, cultural & social roots of South American continent are beautifully reflected with poetical simplicity.
“Anima” is the second discographic work of “Peter’s Songs”: an intimate search on human essence and restless quests on latin alternative music expressions.

Biography

PEDRO MENÉNDEZ – "PETER´S SONGS":


PEDRO MENÉNDEZ: COMPOSITION

VOICE, GUITAR, PIANO, KEYBOARDS, PEDALBOARD, FLUTE, FLUGELHORN, SICUS, QUENA, CHARANGO, PIANICA

STEVE ZIRKEL: BASS

BRAD EVILSIZER: DRUMS 


FEATURING THE NEW CD "ANIMA"


Pedro Menéndez is an outstanding Argentine composer and multi-instrumentalist wellknown for his unique and personal composition style blending jazz, Argentine and Latin American Folk (tango, candombe, chacarera, zamba, bossa nova) and contemporary clasical influences.

Distinguished by a prolific instrumental discography, on “PETERS SONGS”, PEDRO MENENDEZ shows a different facet and goes deeper into the field of lyrics. Mystery of nature, human essence, cultural, social and political roots of South American continent are poetically reflected with beauty and simplicity. As a composer, MENENDEZ amazes with an incredibly rich work on harmonies and vocal arrangements and shows himself as an unique eclectic artist full of valuable proposals and restless quests on South American alternative musical expressions.

Part of the material included on the CD “PETER´S SONGS” was originally composed for the documentary film “(“Dear Mara, Letters from a journey around the Patagonia”)”, an Argentine /German co-poduction directed by the Argentine film director Carlos Echeverría premiered on distinguished national movie theaters and multiple European festivals.

With an extensive international live performance career destined to keep growing (Argentina, Brazil, US, Canada, Europe & China), PETER´S SONGS is one of the live musical projects that PEDRO MENENDEZ has been leading and featuring internationally with great success, including SXSW and CANADIAN MUSIC FEST appearances.

"ANIMA" is the new coming release of "PETER'S SONGS": an intimate search on human essence and restless quests on latin alternative music experiences.


ABOUT PEDRO MENENDEZ´s BIOGRAPHY:


PEDRO MENENDEZ was born in Buenos Aires in 1957.

He has been dedicated to the music since he was 7 years old. He studied with professors like the worldwide known Oscar Aleman ( Josephine Baker's guitarist), Arturo Schneider (Astor Piazzolla´s flutist) and the contemporary classical guitarist Miguel Angel Girollet, among others. He also attended the composition career.

He has recorded multiple works of his own and the participation of well-known musicians like Osvaldo Fattoruso on drums (latin jazz Band 'Opa'), Rodolfo Mederos & Marcelo Nissinman on bandoneon, musicians from the Colón Theatre orchestra, among others.

Throughout his vast career he has lead as composer diverse ensembles performing on numerous distinguished cultural venues and festivals in Argentina, Brazil, US, Canada, China and Europe, including -among the most recent international tours:

SXSW 2016 

TOUR TAIPEI, TAIWAN (2014) 
SXSW & JAZZ WINTER FESTIVAL (CMF) 2013 
SXSW & JAZZ WINTER FESTIVAL (CMF) 2012 
WORLD BEAT ONLINE’S “RUM & RIDDIMS” PARTY (Austin, TX, USA, March 2012) 
DART MUSIC & HARRIS RADIO International Event (Austin, TX, USA, March 2012) 
SXSW & CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2011 
SXSW 2010 
BAFIM 2009 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2009) 
SXSW & CANADIAN MUSIC FEST 2009 
DART MUSIC International Day & Night Shows (Austin, TX, March 2009) 
BRAZIL MUSICA & ARTES + International Guests (Austin, TX, March 2009) 
FESTIVAL DE INVERNO SESC RIO 2008 (Petrópolis, Teresópolis & Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, BRASIL) 
SXSW 2008 
Rhizome Collective International Show (Austin, TX, USA, March 2008) 
KUT FM - Live Show (Austin, TX, US, March 2008) 

In the field of contemporary chamber music, he has written several pieces including a concert for Vibraphone and Strings premiered on the International Percussion Festival of Patagonia, Argentina, 2006, a concert for Marimba dedicated to the Mexican well-known Soloist Javier Nandayapa, a work of 20 pieces for Piano based on Latin American rythmics (‘’Voyage through Latin America’ Book I & II) and a concert for Guitar and Orchestra.

He has composed many incidental music for publicity, television, theatre and cinema (Argentina and the Munich School of Cinema). Among his most recent works in this field, he has been nominated as best composer for the 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival under the Category Argentine Panorama (Film: "Saint Lucia").

Since 1986 he is the Owner/Artistic Director of Contemporaneo Art Music, an Argentine Record Label dedicated to genres as tango, jazz, crossover, folk, world and contemporary classical music.

Discography

Anima (Coming Release 2017)

Electro Pampa - 2016
Coleccionismo - Anthology - 2010
Peter´s Songs - 2010
Psicodelia Tango - 2010
BrazilTango Re-Edition - 2010
Electronico Re-Edition -2010
America Solar - 2008
Arquitectura Tango - 2006
Profundidad - 2005
Mi Buenos Aires herido - 2003
Secretos de la guitarra - 2002
Luna - 1999
Viaje por Latinoamérica - 1993
Cantos Secretos - 1989
Nuevos Caminos - 1986
Capoeira - 1984
Hora del Eclipse - 1983



Set List

Typical Set List:

  • Anima
  • Para Armar
  • Leyenda del Paisaje
  • Eclectico
  • Volviendo a Casa
  • Canoa
  • En Marcha 
  • A los Beatles
  • Ovejas 
  • Candombe de la Pava 
  • Luna 
  • Fuego 
  • Zamba desde el Fin del Mundo

All compositions and arrangements by Pedro Menendez.
Estimated time of the Show: 1 Hour