Javier Areal Veléz (Argentina)
JAVIER AREAL VELÉZ (Buenos Aires, 1985) is an experimental musician and cultural manager. He has a degree in Electroacoustic Composition at the UNQ, and has performed extensively in Argentina, Uruguay, Brasil, Mexico, USA and Europe, as a soloist, band leader and in collaboration with artists as Paal Nilssen-Love, Audrey Chen, Andrew Drury, Theo Nabicht, Chris Pitsiokos, Jack Wright and the London Improvisers Orchestra. His music has been released in several independent labels worldwide. He is the creator of RUIDO, the new music program of Centro Cultural San Martín, which aims to present, for the first time in Argentina, the foremost artists of diverse experimental styles from all over the world, and connect them with local musicians and audiences through a network of concerts, workshops and masterclasses. RUIDO is a joint production between Centro Cultural San Martín, Mecenazgo de Buenos Aires and Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero. Other works in this field include the artistic coordination of the Colón Contemporáneo program of Teatro Colón (since 2011), the direction of the independent music company Adoba Tritura Machaca (since 2014) and the artistic coordination of the Contemporary Music Festival of Teatro San Martín (2011-2016). In the last decade, he has also produced new music events in local cultural spaces like Fundación PROA, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Usina del Arte, Centro de Arte Sonoro and Casa Nacional del Bicentenario; and has established working relationships with countless international institutions, among them CCEBA, Italian Culture Institute, Alliance Française, US Embassy in Argentina, Goethe Institut, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, ExperientalStudio des SWR, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and Paul Sacher Stiftung.