Juan Sebastián Lach Lau composer
The Electronic Hammer
Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Players | Jan Kučera & Vit Micka conductors
Salvatore Novello percussion
Daniel Pastene clarinet
Gabi Sultana piano
Mexican composer Juan Sebastian Lach Lau’s music presents an amalgam of technology and sound without self-prescribed historical justification. With subtle influences ranging from Stockhausen, Cage and the New York avantgarde of the 50s, up to Satie, dub music and Thelonious Monk, 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.