Javier Alvarez’s Temazcal

My video performance of Javier Alvarez’s Temazcal is finally finished. This increasingly-known work is for maraca solo and electronic accompaniment – the solo part is often in the style of the Venezuelan maraquero. Bill Sallak helped me with this project with his great recording engineering, and I pieced the video together. This media will accompany my DMA project and was partially funded by the Arizona State University’s Jumpstart Research Grant thanks to the GPSA.

Response from the composer:

“…fabulous playing! Very fine details throughout, I enjoyed it. The recording is also very neat and well balanced! I was delighted, thank you very much!”

Javier Alvarez