COMPOSICIONES ELECTRÓNICAS PARA LOS ANDES (1967 – 2006) – EDGAR VARCÁRCEL
Label: Buh Records
Edgar Valcárcel (Puno, 1932-Lima, 2010) is one of the most important composers in the tradition of written music in Peru. He belonged to a crucial generation, the Generation of the 1950s, which also included César Bolaños, Leopoldo La Rosa, Celso Garrido-Lecca, Enrique Pinilla and Francisco Pulgar Vidal. These musicians were responsible for introducing locally the new languages of the international musical avant-garde, in a meeting with the legacies of Peruvian native music, where the folkloric material was used under very free and abstract conceptions.
Electronic Compositions for the Andes (1967-2006) is a long-awaited publication, which finally makes available to the public the electronic work of an absolutely fundamental composer. Without his creative output we cannot understand the work of later Peruvian composers such as Arturo Ruiz del Pozo, Luis David Aguilar, José R. Sosaya or Jaime Oliver La Rosa. These pieces are now published on vinyl, as part of the Essentials Sounds collection, with which Buh Records presents a series of fundamental works of the musical avant-garde in Peru. (Luis Alvarado)