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Transformación del Arcoiris

by David Virelles

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Holy City 02:00
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Tiempos 02:05
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Babujal 02:15
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Ecstatic 01:55
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Nube 02:08
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“As 2020 unfolds, I have been thinking about ways to recalibrate and to contribute. This time has also allowed me to reflect deeply on the precious values passed down to me by my elders.

I worked on these tracks while on quarantine. Even though these compositions are a continuation of ideas that I’ve been developing for a while, they are very much of this time and place.

Reverence for education through culture was instilled in me by my family and community since childhood. I am convinced that the arts are indispensable for our growth and fulfillment as human beings - a way of life that also has the potential to foster respect, tolerance and harmony. Perhaps many of the ills of our broken planet would not exist today if the arts were widely considered essential. As long as I am able, I intend to keep on exercising my creativity to express myself, to communicate, to learn, to grow, to survive. Thank you. Back to work.”

David Virelles

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released August 7, 2020

David Virelles: JUNO - 6, piano, sampler. All compositions by David Virelles (SOCAN)
Los Seres: percussion
Marcus Gilmore: MPC drums on “Tiempos”

*Los Seres is a fictional percussion ensemble, created and programmed by David Virelles

Created, produced and mixed by David Virelles
Mastered by Alex DeTurk
Artwork by Loro Verz

David Virelles
Pi Recordings

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David Virelles New York, New York

Virelles grew up in a musical home in Cuba.
He is one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. He has worked with Henry Threadgill, Paul Motian, Andrew Cyrille and Ravi Coltrane. Virelles is a Shifting Foundation Fellow, a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts and many other accolades. He was named piano Rising Star by DownBeat in 2017. ... more

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