sonidobanda

sonidobanda

 Bogotá, Bogota D.C., COL
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Biography

ABOUT CARLOS CHAMPI BENAVIDES

My experience and path in music and sound have always showed a hybrid and interdisciplinary nature as they have always been touching two worlds at the same time (the popular and the academic, the musical and the sonic, the artistic and the anthropological).

From an early age I acted and sang. At the age of eleven I was playing around with a turntable and a MiniMoog. My early formation in music always had two sides which entwined: a more classical approach combined with a constant regard for popular music, as a member of musical groups, and later on as sound engineer. Also, there always existed in me a profound passion for the theatre.

As an adult the most important thing about the nature of my work has been working with materials which are a product of a compilation process whose methodological approach places them between an ethnographic and an artistic regard, as well as an inclination for live concerts and their recording.

Currently my focus is shifting towards sound installation and its possible combinations and flirtations with the art world, namely as hybrid and somewhat "social" pieces (relational in the modern art sense).

Discography

VERDE (1997-2001)
5 CUADROS DE SUSANA SAN JUAN (1998-1999)
HISTOIRES D'AMOUR (2004)
MARTILLO OST (2004)
MAPA TEATRO WORK (2001-2009)
VERDE3 (2002-2010)
RADIO VERDE3 VOL. 1 (2007)
ROBATIERRA OST (2010)
SONORA 5 (2005)
SONIDOBANDA (2010)

CARLOS CHAMPI BENAVIDES

HISTOIRE D'AMOUR MAIN THEME
from "Histoire d'Amour"
radiophonic piece (2004)
commissioned by the AFAA
recorded, mixed, co-produced and composed by Carlos Champi Benavides
clarinets played by Leon David Cobo

SOBREVUELO NASA
from "Robatierra"
documentary (2010)
commissioned by Miguel Salazar and Margarita Martinez
played, recorded, mixed, produced and composed by Carlos Champi Benavides

NIÑA (LIVE AT THE BERKLEE PERFORMANCE CENTER)
1998
composed, arranged, sung and mixed by Carlos Champi Benavides
Lorenzo Peris: violin
Oriol Sana: violin
Ernesto Briceño: violin
Andrea deBoer: violin
Casey Driessen: 5-string violin
Flavio Gaete: viola
Kristen Odle: cello
Armando Delgado: contrabass
Carlos Fermin: maracas
Jean-Pierre Maillard: vibraphone
Meghan Toohey: guitar
Carlos Champi Benavides: piano and vocals

SUSANA Y EL MAR
from "La Estrella Junto a la Luna"
theatre piece (1999)
play directed and acted by Pilar Benavides and Carlos Champi Benavides
texts adapted from Juan Rulfo's "Pedro Paramo"
mixed by Carlos Champi Benavides
quartet:
Lorenzo Peris: violin
Andrea deBoer: violin
Flavio Gaete: viola
Kristen Odle: cello

BATALLA UNO
from "Robatierra"
documentary (2010)
commissioned by Miguel Salazar and Margarita Martinez
recorded, mixed, produced and composed by Carlos Champi Benavides
charangos and guitars by Carlos Champi Benavides
Cellos by Sandra Rodriguez

PEDRO Y SUSANA INFANCIA
from "La Estrella Junto a la Luna"
theatre piece (1999)
play directed and acted by Pilar Benavides and Carlos Champi Benavides
texts adapted from Juan Rulfo's "Pedro Paramo"
mixed by Carlos Champi Benavides
quartet:
Lorenzo Peris: violin
Andrea deBoer: violin
Flavio Gaete: viola
Kristen Odle: cello

ANDO (BCM STUDIO VERSION)
1998
composed, arranged, sung and mixed by Carlos Champi Benavides
Carlos Fermin: maracas, congas
Carlos Champi Benavides: drums, piano, bass, percussion, vocals