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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Luthier artist specialized in Performing Arts and Sound Art
Creator of unusual musical instruments, sculptures and sound fantasies
Props and stage musical devices
Creator artistic prototypes and innovative sound objects
Designer of interactive sound installations

CREATIONS

Bolarmonio

Unusual Musical Instrument

SHOWS

Used by Les Luthiers in the shows Lutherapia (2008) – Chist! (2011)
Teatro Colón Symphonic Recital (2014) – Gran Reserva (2017)

AWARDS

First prize in the Les Luthiers 2007 contest for informal instruments

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibited at the Revillagigedo Palace (Spain) and at the Recoleta Cultural Center (Buenos Aires)

DESCRIPTION

It has 18 notes on a chromatic scale (one note for each ball).
It is a very versatile instrument that allows you to make scales, regulate sound intensity, perform chords and vibrato

Please watch the video to appreciate its sound

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Self-flagellar tubular bell

Unusual Musical Instrument

SHOWS

Used by Les Luthiers in their show Chist! (2011)

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibited at the Palacio de Revillagigedo (Spain)

DESCRIPTION

The musician kneeling inside the instrument is pulling different ropes while receiving the sound of the bells over his head. I built it in cedar and bronze tubes. It has a complex mechanism of pulleys and ropes that pass under the musician. The head that holds the hammers together forms the design of a chalice shape.

Piston Organ

Unusual Musical Instrument

SHOWS

Used by Les Luthiers in the Symphonic Recital (2014)
during the gala performance of the Teatro Colón
with the orchestra conducted by conductor Daniel Barenboim and pianist Martha Argerich

DESCRIPTION

The timbre is similar to that of a bass clarinet. It allows you to make scales, vibrato and vary the intensity of each note.
The musician standing in front of the instrument presses the pistons emitting each of the notes.

BandoNeo

Bandoneon-shaped digital audio player 

For its construction I use the same materials with which German AA or ELA bandoneons are made.
Views, details and air valve in nickel silver. The leather and cardboard bellows are expandable and the pearly eye button panel is clickable

Please watch the video to have clearer information on how it works

One of the BandoNeo made for the great and famous actor Pepe Soriano

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ZenChim

Unusual Musical Instrument

SHOWS

Used together with the choral ensemble Cámara XXI in a recital held at the Teatro Colón

DESCRIPTION

As in the Baroque period, it fulfilled the role of continuous bass,
emitting bass notes on which the voices of the choir were “supported”

Please watch the video to appreciate its sound

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Purifinguera

Biomechanical style musical sculpture

CREATED FOR SAN MARTÍN CULTURAL CENTER

SHOWS

Used by Los Macocos in the show “Todo a la Basura” (2012)

DESCRIPTION

Sculpture 4 meters long that has 39 hoses from where the different musical notes are activated.

Its timbre is similar to that of a bandoneon. Allows the execution of scales and chords 

Please watch the video to appreciate its sound

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Channel 

Set of unusual instruments and sound fantasies created for the recording and recitals of the MTV Unplugged by Los Auténticos Decadentes

Campanófono Porteño

Pipa Parlante

Washboard LAD

Aquatic Drum

Pandereta Onírica

Termo Shaker

Aquatic Drums

SHOWS

Used on the MTV Channel set by Los Auténticos Decadentes
during the recording of their unplugged recital

DESCRIPTION

Drums that perform light and bubble games when struck

Please watch the video to have clearer information on how it works

Estelar Harp

Stage musical device

SHOWS

Used in the play “Miserables” by Eduardo Rovner with the direction of Gabriel Fiorito (2016)

AWARDS

This show won the best stage design award at the Almirante Brown Theater Festival

DESCRIPTION

It has 14 strings tuned in different notes. Its timbre is similar to that of a harp.
Allows the execution of scales and chords

Please watch the video to appreciate its sound

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Parfum Les Luthiers 50 Ans

Digital audio player

Made for theatrical producer Lino Patalano, I designed and built this
digital audio player to celebrate 50 years of Les Luthiers

Pressing each perfumer activates PLAY – ADVANCE – BACKSPACE – PAUSE of 50 works by Les Luthiers

Please watch the video to have clearer information on how it works

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Washboards

Percussion musical instrument

buy washboard musical instrument percussion tabla de lavar tábua
buy washboard musical instrument percussion tabla de lavar tábua

Handmade percussion instrument which was very popular in the United States at the beginning of the last century.

The washboard is a fun and versatile percussion instrument that is played using thimbles on the fingers of both hands. It is a source of differents color sounds  with which you can perform any rhythm.

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PROJECTS

FriendShip

Interactive sound sculpture

Through an electromechanical system, different gates are opened from where “hands” arise 

Pressing each hand you hear a sound loop 

The jointly operated loops reproduce a musical work 

Please watch the video to have clearer information on how it works

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ZenChim Ensemble

Interactive sound sculpture

It is a great sound sculpture 7 meters high

Hoses emerge from the 4-meter diameter base plate. The public or musicians blow or press button to emit the different notes of the instrument

The first ring generates 12 lower notes and the  second ring 24 higher notes

The audience randomly mixes the sounds generating a sound magma on which the choir is mounted

They can sit on cushions and feel with the palm of the hand the vibration that occurs on the surface of the disc 

A new sensory experience which transports you 

Interactive musical Social Distancing

Interactive sound installation

A musical  song divided into different tracks that is constantly played in a loop

Pressing the button on each column plays a track of the musical muted on/off

You can hear only the bass or the guitar or guitar and drums or only the voices
this will depend on the  switcher that the audience activates

Please watch the video to have clearer information on how it works

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Outdoor musical objects

Interactive sound installations

Sound objects to be installed in parks or squares.

The weather does not damage its structure or sound parts

(UNFINISHED SKETCHES)  

Infinite display

Stage effect device

Large mirror screen with infinity tunnel effect

Please watch video to better appreciate its operation 

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