Listening music is not enough, it must be seen …
Nortec Collective and the Orchestra of Baja California have more in common than anyone could think…Don’t you belive it? Prove it yourself, because entijuanarte 09 will launch this musical fusion
In its fifth edition, entijuanarte | creative border takes the risk and dares to do something never done before: bringing together classical music with electronic music.
The main characters: Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible and the Orchestra of Baja California.
The set: Av. Paseo de los Héroes on the Glorieta Independencia from Zona del Rio just in front of CECUT.
The repertoire: Musical successes that have been taken to international scenarios by Nortec with musical arrangements made for the orchestra.
If you think this is exciting, let us give you more details that will allow us make of this, a big concert that will mark a new era in Tijuana’s music for the world.
Why will this concert be great and historic?, What is special about the blending of these two awesome groups.
The answers are simple: first, because it will be the first time that Nortec Collective and the Orchestra of Baja California will get together in a same stage, not as accompaniment, but to literally mix their sounds.
Because, Alberto Nunez Palacio, master, composer and musical arranger is already working, so, the Bostich and Fussible themes can be played by the Orchestra, under the Ivan del Prado’s direction.
These are just some of the reasons for why the entijuanarte09’s closing night will be something to remember.
On the other hand, this union will allow the creation of a new public for a new musical fusion.
Ivan del Prado predicted it that way, in one of the meetings with the arranger and the collective’s members.
The public will realize that listening to an orchestra can be dynamic and surprising because of the versatility that offers, he said.
On the other hand, Bostich said that he feels a special emotion for what will be achieved with this production that is being prepared day to day.
Nuñez Palacio also let us know that his passion for music is universal and that he is not afraid of new technologies, although is a new challenge for him, he has enough experience and passion to take the risk with a musical experiment that will get people’s attention and, where Sinaloa’s band chords will be special guests.
Two different styles, one same passion.
Although it seems that Nortec Collective and the Orchestra of Baja California don’t have too much in common, that’s not really true, because they share several experiences in their histories.
Some of them are that they both came out from Tijuana; they both have played in the Bellas Artes Palace’s stage, both have made vibe thousands of people at the Cervantino International Festival (International Cervantes Culture Festival); both have been nominated to the Latin Grammy, and, more importantly, they share the passion for music that have spread to millions of followers in well known national and international stages around the world, and, the curious fact that they both came up in the nineties decade.
Their versatility is something else that makes them similar; both of them have been always open to innovate, mix, experiment, and, over all, do what their musician’s heart dictates them.
Orchestra of Baja California
The Orchestra of Baja California is one of the most prestigious and solid artistic institutions of northwestern Mexico. Its current headquarters is the Tijuana Cultural Center, it was founded in 1990 by Juan Echeverria and Eduardo Garcia Barrios, and it’s defined as a soloist’s ensemble that play all musical genres, from baroque to modern music, in all of its combinations, from chamber music to symphony music.
On 2001, the Orchestra of Baja California was nominated to the Latin Grammy in the best classic album category by the Latin Academy of Arts and Recording Sciences, Inc., with the Tango mata Danzon mata tango album.
This phonogram was honored as Best Classic Album of 2001 by the Mexican Union of Music and Theater’s Broadcasters.
The orchestra played for the first time at Palacio de Bellas Artes on August 21st, 2003 with a varied repertoire that showed its versatility and that included a few pieces of this album.
The same year, the OBC accompanied the Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti in a concert that was internationally broadcasted from the Laguna Salada’s desert celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the city of Mexicali’s foundation.
On April 21st , 2004, the Orchestra was designated as - in a State Congress solemn session- Baja California’s cultural ambassador.
Fussible (Pepe Mogt), Bostich (Ramon Amezcua)
Nortec, as well as the name of a contemporary sound type, is mainly a music collective created in Tijuana, Mexico, which goal is the production of electronic music, mixed with northern folk music and Sinaloa’s band sounds. Nortec is also known as Nortec Collective and, each member works in separate projects.
The Nortec sound started in 1999 when Pepe Mogt, tired of following foreign musical trends, started experimenting with an old Sinaloa’s band samples and northern folk music’s albums, altering the sounds in his hard drive and thru analogical synthesizer filters.
Pepe started to compile tracks of the above-mentioned music that would hand out among his friends to start the experimentation with those sounds as a starting point.
On the condition that these tracks were the base to create a new piece, several local musicians participated in this announcement, which started Nortec.
On January of 2009 the “Tijuana Sound Machine” by Bostich+Fussible was nominated to the International Grammy in the “Best Latin Alternative Album” category.
Nortec merged electronic and Mexico’s northern popular music to obtain a unique sound, that is already not just a border musical emblem, but a whole generation musical emblem.
October 2nd – 4th | Centro Cultural Tijuana
October 5th – 8th | Alternative venues