Ulises Conti

Ulises Conti was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound artist. His music cannot be defined by a single genre. With seven albums under Metamusica label, Conti has developed a prolific work. In 2008, he was an artist in residence at the Performing Americas Project USA. In 2009, 2010 and 2013 respectively, he was invited to Germany to work alongside Argentine playwright Lola Arias in productions at the Munich Kammerspiele, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Theater Bremen. Among his works we find the performance Pequeños conciertos para un solo espectador / 2011 (Small Concerts for an Audience of One), the audio-tour Los animales perdidos / 2009 (Lost Animals), the sound installation El jardín secreto / 2007 (Secret Garden) and the musical conference El piano invisible / 2012 (Invisible Piano), together with many original compositions for film, dance and theater. In 2011, Mansalva published his first book, En Auckland ya es mañana (In Auckland It Is Already Tomorrow).

 

photo by Jazmin Berakha

 

Ulises Conti website

Ulises Contiは、1975年生まれ、アルゼンチン・ブエノスアイレス出身のコンポーザー、マルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、サウンド・アーティスト。数多くの映画・舞台音楽を手がける他、Lola Ariasとのコラボレーションを含め、Metamusicaより7枚のアルバムをリリース。ガレージ・ロック〜アシッド・フォーク、フォルクローレの古典からColleenまでをフォローする現代的な感覚とウィットに富んだ独創性溢れる楽曲で注目を浴びている。アメリカでのアーティスト・イン・レジデンスやドイツでの舞台音楽など、様々な国を旅して培われた無国籍で既成の概念に捉われない様はまさに孤高。シネマチックなオーケストレーションからロマンチックでエスプリの効いたソロピアノ、先鋭的なエレクトロニクス処理までを華麗に使いこなすアルゼンチン・ポスト音響派屈指の才能です。

 

Discography

albums:
Iluminaciones (Metamusica, 2003)
Pacifico (Metamusica, 2005)
Los paseantes (Metamusica, 2007)
Posters privados (Metamusica, 2010)
Los acantilados (Metamusica, 2012)
Atlas (flau, 2013)
Los Griegos creían que las estrellas eran pequeños agujeros por donde los dioses escuchaban a los hombres (flau, 2014)

with Lola Arias:
El amor es un francotirador (Metamusica, 2008)
Los que no duermen (Metamusica, 2011)


 

Press Quates

Ulises’ability to find particular pitches and tones between the piano keys opens up volumes of possibilities - IMPOSE Magazine

he has a knack for crafting lovely, emotive piano and chamber pieces, with a resolutely cinematic feel to his work -
Solar Flares

he’s fond of the past but belongs to this era. We’re talking about something special, enthrancing like very few other things - Going Solo

 

Conti’s music is highly atmospheric and introspective, whatever instruments are used…it’s all quite natural. Modern classical perhaps, and modern classical perhaps of the more mellow kind. - Vital Weekly


Conti propone una declinazione cinematica e minimale di un neoclassicismo improntato più a ballate dalle cadenze vivaci che ad astrazioni ambientali
- Music Wont's Save You