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Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Eyeife Festival of Electronic Music "has encouraged creation of new music"
Enmanuel Blanco, director of the National Laboratory of Electroacoustic Music (LNME), tells us more about Eyeife, an event that takes place in Havana from September 26 to October 1.
"From the Laboratory we are very interested in the Festival because it is the possibility that Cuban musicians and DJ / producers musicians can interact, share a stage, produce music together in several genres. At the Festival we will see our DJs working with rap, with rock, with jazz, folk music, and Cuban popular music. "
"I have already heard music that was created at this Festival, that is, this Festival has encouraged the creation. Music has been given life in and by Eyeife. These themes and interesting works have been the result of the aim of musicians and DJs coming together. "
"The second concert, on the 30th, is a concert dedicated entirely to electronic music, it's a session where each DJ will play 30 minutes and where our DJs will be interacting with the invited DJs. The Festival has a very wide billboard of international DJs, from England around four, United States, France, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, etc. "
Not only the parties: the workshops
"This festival will not only have the parties and the meetings at night, but it will have a theoretical space for our young DJs, and for the students of the Faculty of Music of the Higher Institute of Art who will also be participating . "
"In the first workshop participants will include Bishop, Luis Alberto Murillo Ruiz, who is also a professor and researcher of SAE, a Mexican institute where he has a chair dedicated to the teaching of electronic music. Bishop together with Agustín Gómez, professor of Folklore at the Superior Institute of Art (Cuban University of the Arts), will give what they have called the workshop of electronic music production influenced by Cuban music. In this workshop will also be participating the Cuban DJ Reitt with folk artists. "
"There is a second workshop on how to think about and prepare a festival. It will be given by Rafael Fernández, one of our main collaborators in the Festival. It will be a very important workshop for event organizers and also for musicians and DJs. Many times our DJs / producers organize their own events and for them this workshop can be very useful. "
The ISA and Eyeife
"The main venue of the Festival is the University of Arts, specifically the Faculty of Music in collaboration with all other faculties. The headquarters of ISA provides the opportunity for our artists in training, both dance, visual arts and especially music, to come into contact with the vanguard of electronic music and the experimentation that will promote Eyeife.
The selection of the participating artists
"For the selection of the participating musicians the Festival itself put out a call, asking for music and for the young people to present their works. There were many proposals, combined with other musicians, with dance artists, with artists - in fact in the second concert Kike Wolf will present next to a project of digital art. At the Festival we carefully looked at all those works that were sent to us and the majority are participating here. "
"In Eyeife all DJs in the catalog of the Electroacoustic Music Laboratory will be taking part and DJs from the catalog of the Hermanos Saíz Association. It is confirmed the participation of DJs from the interior of the country: Holguín, for example, will be represented by the Electrozona project, and from Matanzas will arrive House Republic.