Mexican composer Juan Sebastián Lach Lau’s music presents an
amalgam of technology and acoustics without self-prescribed historical justification. With subtle influences from Cage, Ligeti, and the New York avante garde of the 50s, Lach Lau’s music blends programming and algorithmic generation with traditional instruments, creating diverse, unique works that define their own aesthetic. The six pieces included on ISLAS, an album of his chamber works, are presented as musical islands, each its own labyrinth, isolated and cut out from the others while sharing some underwater features through the molten rock that chains them together. Each island is a world within a world, a point of view that contains others within it.
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