The Orchestra of Native Instruments of the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), recognized throughout the world for its task of rescuing native sonority, will give a concert at the Prose Theater of the Knowledge Park this Wednesday 5 at 8:00 p.m. Hs., with free admission and admission by order of arrival.
“Rituality and ecstasy in Latin American musical art”, “Ancient spirituality and modern sensitivity”, “A burning tide that takes your breath away”, are just some of the praises that the OIANT, Orchestra of Native Instruments of the National University of Tres de Febrero -UNTREF-, has received throughout its extensive journey around the world.
The OIANT is one of those Rare avis that are more recognized abroad than in their own country, something that should not be surprising if we take into account that Alejandro Iglesias Rossi -its director together with Susana Ferreres-, is the only personality in history who received the two emblematic musical distinctions of UNESCO: the International Rostrum of Composers Award (Paris 1985) for his work Ancestral Rites of a Forgotten Culture, considered as “a masterpiece of 20th century music”; and the one of International Face of Electroacoustic Music (Amsterdam 1996) for his work Angelus.
In addition, his works have been performed around the world in the great concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Center Georges Pompidou, Oslo Opera, Hong Kong City Hall, among others, and he was a Jury of the Prize of Honor of UNESCO Music, as well as World Music Days. In short, Alejandro Iglesias Rossi is an eminence of world contemporary music and to whom he dedicated a poem John Cage himself.
“A shamanic ritual more than a show”
Far, very far from the concept of “traditional orchestra”, the OIANT is an entity that dives, in addition to the ancestral sound, in the very construction of native instruments. In addition to being musicians, its members are researchers and builders of their own instruments. Today, museums around the world call on them to recognize some objects that were thought to be vessels, but were actually musical instruments. Thus, they have presented their work recovering native sources on five continents, creating the most important collection of native American instruments in the world, which has been the subject of multiple exhibitions during their tours.
A week tour of Misiones
The Orchestra of Native Instruments of the National University of TRES de FEBRERO -UNTREF arrives in the province of Misiones in the framework of the week of celebration of the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity, in a joint action of the Ministry of Culture of the Province, the National Institute of Music -INAMU-, the National University of Misiones through the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Knowledge Park, the Argentine Node of the Ibero-American Network of Sociocultural Animation -RIA- and the Institute of Integrated Studies Stephen Lugo,
Monday 3 – 6 pm: Press conference / SUM Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Monday 3 – 7:00 p.m.: Tribute to Dr. René Nicoletti and screening of the documentary “OIANT, Music for an ancestral future”. Director Nacho Garassino. Free and free entry. / SUM Faculty of Humanities and Sciences
Wednesday 5 / 8 pm: Concert at the Prose Theater of the Knowledge Center. Free and free entry.
Saturday 8 / 8:30 p.m.: Indigenous Sound Art Festival -Conventions and Events Center – Puerto Iguazú