CONTEMPORARY APPROACH OF ECUADORIAN POST COLONIAL MUSIC
The primary idea of this project is to use the elements found in traditional music from Ecuador. In this project I worked specifically with three basic elements of music; which are rhythm, melody and harmony, incorporating them in my compositions. One of the most important elements in music is the rhythm, it means, the more rhythms we know the more we can add different flavor and perspective to our music. One way to show people those rhythms is to incorporate them into songs so that they can be familiar with that kind of music. The objective of this work is to generate and contribute a way to enhance a musical identity. Working with different musicians form all over the world during my career showed me that Latin American countries especially Andean countries have strong traditions cultural influences imbedded in their music but sometimes they are not be able to experiment with this music for many reasons, and as a result of that, it remains static. New generations are looking for something to identify themselves with a certain type of music or other artistic tendencies normally from outside of our culture because they don’t know what their roots are.
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Posso Cordero, Juan Alejandro. “CONTEMPORARY APPROACH OF ECUADORIAN POST COLONIAL MUSIC.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2015. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/14.