THE PROJECT


Pulse of Nature is a multicultural album that connects musicians from Chile with musicians from around the world, allowing each artist to add their own interpretations, experiences, and musical heritage to the work. The result will be an epic musical journey that merges different musical styles into a unifying piece of music.We hope that the album will inspire young musicians in the world. 

Pulse of Nature es un álbum multicultural que une a músicos de Chile con músicos de todo el mundo, permitiendo a cada artista añadir sus propias interpretaciones y experiencias al patrimonio musical de la obra. El resultado será un viaje musical épico que combina diferentes estilos musicales en una pieza unificadora de música compuesta con el corazón. Esperamos que nuestro trabajo inspire a jóvenes músicos en Chile y en todas partes.

The album is a full-length instrumental composition that draws on the beauty of natural landscapes, the world and the universe. This composition is the platform to which I have invited musicians from Chile, Colombia, England, Mexico, Sweden, Australia, and the United States.

Nuestro trabajo es una composición instrumental de larga duración inspirada en la belleza de los paisajes naturales de Chile. Esta composición es la plataforma a la que he invitado a importantes músicos de Chile, Colombia, Inglaterra, México, Suecia, Australia y Estados Unidos. 

We have over 95 musicians that recorded in the studio, which will result in over 100 recorded tracks. After we finish this process, we will send all of these tracks to Sweden for mixing and mastering. The mixing and mastering is extremely important to ensure a high level of sound quality for each musician. With so many musicians involved, we want the best quality possible.We will be working with Fascination Street Studio in Sweden, one of the best mixing and mastering studios in the world. 

Nuestro equipo está compuesto por más de 85 músicos (coro y orquesta sinfónica incluidos), que grabaremos en “Estudio Tierra”, el mejor estudio de Santiago de Chile. Esto se traducirá finalmente en más de 100 pistas de grabación! Después de terminar este proceso, enviaremos todas estas pistas a Suecia para du posterior mezcla y masterización. La mezcla y masterización de nuestro trabajo es extremadamente importante para garantizar un alto nivel de calidad de sonido para cada músico. Con tantos músicos involucrados, queremos la mejor calidad posible. Es por esto que contaremos con la participación del talentoso Ingeniero en sonido André Alvinzi quien trabajara con nosotros, André es una de la últimas contrataciones de Fascination Street Studio en Suecia, uno de los mejores estudios de mezcla y masterización del mundo. 

In this work I want to give a respectful tribute to the beauty of the world and the universe creating a collaborative, international piece of music. This work will be big and impactful and I hope that its epic nature will inspire young musicians everywhere. I invite you to be part of this collaboration. We need you to help bring Pulse of Nature to life.

En este trabajo quiero dar un homenaje respetuoso a mi país y crear una obra de colaboración internacional de música. Este trabajo será grande e impactante, y espero que su naturaleza épica inspire a los jóvenes músicos de todo el mundo. Los invito a ser parte de esta colaboración. Te necesitamos para ayudar a darle vida a nuestro proyecto.

  THE TEAM


We have collaborators from all over the world and each will leave their unique mark on the album as they interpret what I have written and bring their own musical heritage and experience to the music. It is the diverse members participating on this work that make it far larger and impactful than what I could ever imagine to do as a single musician. Below, I have included a little about each of the individual contributors.

Tenemos colaboradores de variados países del mundo, y cada uno dejara sin duda su huella en nuestro álbum, aportando con su propio patrimonio musical y experiencia individual al desarrollo de este cuidadoso trabajo en equipo. Es justamente la diversidad de los experimentados miembros que participan en este gran proyecto, lo que hace resaltar mucho másla importancia de nuestra unión, consiguiendo de esta manera resultados mucho mas impactantes de lo que jamás podríamos imaginar. A continuación, he incluido un poco acerca de cada uno de los contribuyentes individuales. 

 LEO MARGARIT: 

Born in the south of France in 1981 in a family of musicians, Léo started to play the drums at the early age of 3. After many years of practicing, he obtained many degrees in different French conservatories, like classical percussions, ear training, music chamber, drums, jazz… This education allowed him to experiment and try every kind of music, from classical to extreme metal, through jazz, and afro Cuban music for instance, and play a lot of gigs all over Europe.

In late 2007, after he has applied through the internet, Léo was chosen to be the new drummer of Swedish progressive rock/metal giants Pain of Salvation, among a choice of 250 applicants from the whole world…

Since January 2008 he finally moved to Sweden, and has been recording one E.P (released in December 2009) and two full length albums (released in 2010 and 2011) with Pain of Salvation, and has contributed to different projects, such as Samuel Arkan’s EPYSODE (Virus 4) or Ruud Jolie’s solo album “For All We Know” (Within Temptation) both released in 2011.

He has also been touring through Europe as main act several times, and Australia, as DreamTheater’s opening act, since Mike Portnoy is a big fan of Pain of Salvation!

In February and March 2010, Pain of Salvation took part in the contest “Melodifestivalen” with their song Road Salt, and did two shows on Swedish national television, which allowed the band to enter the Swedish charts. You can Find more about Leo at http://www.leomargarit.com

COLIN EDWIN:

Colin Edwin is best known as a founder member and bass player of the internationally acclaimed progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. In addition, as well as various guest spots and invited sessions, he is also a member of Metallic Taste of Blood, a genre-defying group whose intense and cinematic music draws from dub, metal, progressive, free jazz and ambient music. In 2013 Colin recorded the highly regarded bass duo album “Twinscapes” with Italian bassist Lorenzo Feliciati and the duo undertook several live dates in the UK and Italy as a trio with PFM drummer Roberto Gualdi.

In 2014 Colin completed a third collaborative album entitled “Etymology” with US guitarist Jon Durant and also joined avant metal band Obake for their current album “Mutations”  and it’s associated live dates. 2015 will see an album release for his new project O.R.k and a second Metallic Taste of Blood album.

MAURICIO OLIVARES: 

Mauricio “Maui” Olivares is a multi-instrumentalist with formal education in piano. He has worked with many popular groups in Chile such as Cocoon, with whom he released the album Solar in the “Baja Prog 2013” international festival in Mexico. He also recorded the album IX with the nationally popular band, Zydra. The album received rave reviews from metal communities in Chile

Mauricio “Maui”, Multi-instrumentista con educación formal en el piano. Ha trabajado con muchos grupos populares en Chile, participando envariados festivales internacionales internacionales. También grabó el álbum IX con la banda nacional, Zydra. Este álbum recibió críticas muy favorables de la prensa y comunidades musicales en Chile.

ARLETTE JEQUIER:

Chilean Arlette Jequier is a distinguished rock and jazz singer and clarinetist. She is best known for being the former lead singer of Fulano and Mediabanda, two important bands in Chile’s musical history. Jequier’s voice is unique and has been sometimes call an instrumental contribution to her musical projects.In 2000, Jequier re-founded Mediabanda, with her daughter Regina and other young musicians. Recently, Arlette has been involved in various new projects including complete improvisation projects and duets. 

Arlette Jequier, experimentada cantante de rock, jazz y distinguida clarinetista. Ella es también conocida por ser la ex-vocalista de Fulano y Mediabanda, dos de las bandas más importantes de la historia musical de Chile. La voz de Arlette Jequier es única transformándosemuchas veces en un verdadero aporte instrumental en sus trabajos musicales. En el año 2000, Arlette refunda Mediabanda, con su hija Regina y otros músicos jóvenes. Recientemente, ha estado involucrada en varios nuevos proyectos, incluyendo proyectos y dúos de improvisación. 

 BRAULIO ASPÉ:

Braulio Aspé is a professor of interpretive instrumental bass at the Projazz Professional Institute in Santiago Chile. He was cofounder and is an active member of the OCTOPUS group, with whom he has recorded three studio albums.Hi most important international performance include: the Crescendo festival in France, Baja Prog Fest in Mexico and a European tour.In Chile, he has played at Metal Fest, Cumbre del Rock Chileno II, as a guest at a Kiko Loureiro concert, and as Paul Di’anno opening band on tour in Chile in celebration of 30 years of Iron Maiden.

Braulio Aspé es profesor de bajo eléctrico en el Instituto Profesional Projazz en Santiago de Chile. Fue Co-fundador y es miembro de la banda de metal progresivo Octopus, con la que ha grabado tres álbumes de estudio. Parte de su experiencia puede verse reflejada en presentaciones internacionales que incluyen: Festival Crescendo en Francia, Baja Prog Fest en México y una gira europea. En Chile, se ha desempeñado en festivales como el Metal Fest, Cumbre del Rock Chileno II, fue músico invitado por el guitarrista brasileño Kiko Loureiro, y también participo como músico de Paul Di’anno.

ANDRE ALVINZI:

Andre is a very talented Mixing Engineer and the latest addition to the Fascination Street team. He has a degree in Music Production and is known for his hard-hitting larger-than-life mixes!

VICTOR MANUEL FERNANDEZ:

Victor is a very talented Chilean Artist. responsable for the amazing  cover and art for Pulse of Nature Project. He is currently living in Santiago de Chile, creating awesome new pieces for his clients

 CHRISTIAN REY:

Christian Rey is a passionate audiovisual artist that started his journey into photograpy and videography around four years ago, discovering a world he couldn’t ignore. He quit his day job and dedicated himself to the world of audiovisual, and has produced some of the best time lapse video in Chile. Today, he works has an independent visual artist. 

Apasionado realizador de arte audiovisual, comenzó a incursionar en el mundo de la fotografía y el video alrededor de 4 años atrás, Descubriendo un mundo que no pudo dejar. Por esta razón Christian decidió renunciar a su trabajo para unirse al mundo audiovisual, obteniendo como resultado la realización de los mejores videos time lapse de Chile.  Actualmente, trabaja de manera independientes en trabajos de arte visual.

SYMPHONY:

Various members of the Symphonic Orchestra of Chile and other main orchestras of the country will participate in the project.Under the guidance of Pablo Carraso White Villablanca, individuals will play the violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, trombone, horn, tuba, flute, obo, bassoon, and percussion. 

 Sinfónica:

Contamos con la participación miembros de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile y otras principales orquestas sinfónicas del país que participarán en nuestro proyecto, Bajo la dirección de Pablo Carrasco Villablanca, los músicos convocadosinterpretarán arreglos musicales de violín, viola, violonchelo, contrabajo, trompeta, trombón, , tuba, flauta traversa, oboe, y percusión. 

VIDEO CREDITS / CREDITOS DE VIDEO:

A very special thanks to Christian Rey and Adam Colton who contributed time lapse images to this production. Their talent and beautiful work has permitted us to share the beauty of Chile with all who view our video. Thank you. Also, thank you to Pablo Sepúlveda for his 3D artwork which allowed us to develop a memorable and professional logo. Sarah Birell deserves thanks for her patience as we turned her apartment into Kickstarter Headquarters.  Conrado Garay Maureira generously allowed us to record in his studio, Studio Tierra, and for his continued collaboration on this project.


 


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