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Evelin Ramón + Blackout Over Rio

Born in Cuba, Evelin Ramón completed a Master in Composition at the Université de
Montréal, under the direction of composer Ana Sokolovic. She continues her doctorate
studies in composition at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Pierre
Michaud. She studied piano, choir direction and singing at the Music Conservatory in
Santiago de Cuba, as well as composition at the University of the Arts of La Havana with
Cuban composers Juan Piñera and Louis Aguirre.

Evelin Ramón has won first prizes in composition at the Music Festival of the Universidad
de las Artes de La Habana, she also won the Serge Garant Composition Competition in
2011. In 2014, she was one of the four composers that formed part of
the Génération Competition 2014 organized by the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal
(ECM+) under the direction of Véronique Lacroix.

Evelin Ramón is one of the hosts of the radio program Pulsar, dedicated entirely to
contemporary music on CISM 89.3 in Montréal. Her music has been played in Canada,
Spain, Germany, Venezuela, France, Mexico, Denmark, Greenland, Chile, United-States
and Cuba.

Evelin Ramón has received scholarships from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du
Québec (CALQ) and many excellence grants from the Université de Montréal, the Fonds
de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC). Her professional work includes
interpretation, improvisation, composition and teaching.


“Blackout Over Rio” is an instrumental trio consisting of Will Northlich-Redmond – guitar, reeds, percussion; Nico Arnáez – bass, laptop; and Mark Segger – drums. The trio of Northlich-Redmond, Arnáez, and Segger features complex rhythmic creations, explosive soloing, compositions featuring ethnic instrumentation, and dynamic improvisatory interaction which finds inspiration in the Tony Williams Lifetime, John Coltrane’s free-jazz period, Larry Coryell, and space-rock groups such as Hawkwind and Ozric Tentacles. For this particular event, Blackout Over Rio will provide a dynamic set of original music, closing with a improvisatory quartet with Evelin Ramón, an spontaneous meeting and sonic conversation of fellow composers and performers.
Each member of Blackout Over Rio is a member of the doctoral composition program at the University of Alberta, and as such each member maintains their own original compositional activities in projects which have been featured at many reputable events throughout Edmonton, Alberta – e.g. Mile Zero’s Subarctic series, the Edmonton Noise Fest, BEAMS, New Music Edmonton – and throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and the US.


 

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