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A Retrospective: The Early Years – 1994​-​2003 (3​-​LP compilation)

by Jose Travieso

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about

3 CD-Box compilation released in March 2009.

This work is the definitive retrospective to my early years (1994-2003 period), characterized mainly by the solo piano, the minimalism, the romanticism and the experimentation. During almost four hours it collects all the released works from 2000-2003, as well as a lot of unreleased pieces (more than 20 tracks!) from that 1994-2003 period.

When in 2008 I was working for Cautiva's album «Human», I returned to my old archive recordings and I was amazed by the amount of unreleased stuff there. I forgot for a time my early stuff and all these recordings and projects -many of them unfinished-, so I thought it would be a good idea to do something special and release the most of all this in some way. This work was the result.

All the tracks were remastered/mixed during autumn of 2008 and winter of 2009.

Tracks #5, #31 and #40 taken from «Ensayos sobre Música Esporádica» (EP, 2000).

Tracks #14 and #33 taken from «Lluvia de Mayo» (CD-S, 2000).

Tracks #6, #7, #8, #19, #20, #21 and #37 taken from «Música para una Guitarra sin Voz» (EP, 2001).

Tracks #12, #27 and #35 taken from «Tres Piezas para Oídos Distintos» (EP, 2002).

Tracks #2, #3, #15, #16, #29 and #38 taken from «De Luces y de Sombras» (LP, 2003).

All the rest of the music is previously unreleased.

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Tracks #6, #8, #19, #21 and #37 co-written with José L. Cabeza for the Hypnotica project.

Track #17 based on a theme of Rimsky-Korsakow.

Track #31 is a Philip Glass cover.

Track #11 written originally by Felix Mendelssohn.

Track #32 written originally by Ludwig van Beethoven

Track #39 written originally by Erik Satie.

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Moreover, it's interesting to know that:

Tracks #1, #29 (partially and instrumented) and #34 were expected to be part of a major work in several movements and with singers, never finished.

Tracks #4 and #14 (a previous version) were expected to be part of a major work in four movements, never finished.

Track #9 was my first finished composition, except for very short pieces (less than 1 minute).

Tracks #10 and #42 were partially composed in 2008 for this release.

Track #18 is a simple study inspired by Mozart’s first piano bagatellas.

Tracks #22, #23, #24, #25 and #26 complete a major work. All the music is written taking the main motive of Philip Glass's «Music In Similar Motion» (2 seconds of music) and making a "sporadic and minimalist" development of more than 23 minutes based on the structure, the mathematical logic, the geometry and the timbre of the different instruments. It's a very crazy composition, but I love it.

Track #28 was expected to be part of a major work in three movements, never finished. Only the first movement was partially written.

Track #36 was part of a long study when I was interested in the "reflected music", concept previous to the "sporadic music" and that I finally abandoned. In the "reflected music" the fingers of the left hand and the right hand pressing the keys at the same time, like a mirror reflection.

Track #41 can be considered my first ambient/electronic recording.

Track #42 was used as introduction for Cautiva's album «Human» (2009).

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released March 25, 2009

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Starting at the piano in the late 90s, José Travieso has been a very eclectic musician playing diverse instruments and releasing music in very different styles: minimalism, romanticism, experimental music, technical thrash metal, classical music... In 2015 he began a new period dedicated to electronic music. ... more

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