For the last months of 2012 Felipe will have several activities.
There will be many concerts with his group Mal’Akh in its electric, acoustic and ensemble format, as well as many performances of his pieces by different ensembles in several countries. Please see agenda for dates and places.
Mal’Akh has been recently awarded with a grant from the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) Mexico.
He is also working on the last details of his new album “MANTIS” which is a compilation of his electroacoustic work from 1999 until 2012. This album will be produced by the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Art (CMMAS) Soon more information.
Currently he is also working on the score for the new film by Carlos Cuarón “Besos de Azucar” to be released next year in cinemas across the country and internationally.
He is also preparing the concert for the 4th anniversary of the “National Phonoteque” in Mexico with a repertoire based on Mexican music arranged for the Mal’Akh Ensemble and the Saxophone Quartet “Anacrusax” with several guest singers.
In January 2013 he will be teaching at the Opera encounter “Mexico Canta” in Tepoztlán.
The album “NECTAR” by Felipe’s project Mal’Akh including collaborations by great artists such as Ely Guerra, Shara Worden, Jeffrey Zeigler, and many others IS NOW FOR SALE. Discos Intolerancia, Mexico 2012.
This project has been performed in several stages including the Festival “Vive Latino” where it got an amazing response by the audience and great reviews.
The official presentation of the album will be at the “Fonoteca Nacional” in Mexico City the 12th of May with guest musicians and visual artists.
The piece “IFTIRA” for bassoon quintet and electronics will be premiered during the “First International Symposium of Composers and Performers of Bassoon and New Technologies” Morelia, May 7th-10th.
The show “ANIMALIK” of live music over animation films together with “The Mal’Akh Ensemble” had its premiere at the “Autocinema Coyote” in Mexico City with great success and very positive reviews. This program will be performed many times in the next months, please visit agenda for details.
The piece “Red Antisocial” for flute and electronics will be included in the new CD of the flutist Alejandro Escuer.
Felipe has been recently included in the book “Compositores Clásicos del Siglo XX de México” available at Barnes & Noble bookstores.
On June 20th during the International Forum of New Music in Mexico City the piece "Pronto Desapareceremos" for mixed choir and solo soprano will be performed at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
Felipe just finished the album “Nectar” with Mal’Akh. The album contains 12 tracks with a combination of contemporary music, rock, folklore and electronics. “Wild music in constant evolution” See “Mal’Akh” for more information.
He was also a nominee for a “Diosa de Plata” (Silver Goddess) for best music score for the film “Marcelino, Pan y Vino”
Prize given by the Association of the Mexican Film Journalists.
Felipe recently composed and recorded the music for the film “72” by Jorge Michel Grau.
He also recently finished the pieces “Red Antisocial 1 & 2” for flute, percussion and electronics for flutist Alejandro Escuer commissioned by the National Fund for the Arts, Mexico.
In December he will be performing with his ensemble “The Mal’Akh Ensemble” with the program “Animalik” which is a compliation of animation films with live music at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico.
Felipe has recently been awarded with the scholarship of the National System of Art Creators in Mexico, one of the most important prizes given to an artist by the Mexican Government.
As part of this scholarship he will be working for the next three years in an exploration of the flute as a soloist in several instrumental combinations together with the flute player Alejandro Escuer.
He has also got a comission for a chamber opera for the program “Mexico Canta” (Mexico Sings) organized by the Vision Into Art Foundation in New York, to be performed in 2011 in USA and Mexico.
Currently he is working together with drummer/programmer Juan Arevalo and singer Ana Ragasol in an album for the Project “Mal’Akh”. This album will be produced by Camilo Froideval and will feature amazing guest musicians like Shara Worden, Denise Gutierrez, Daniel Zlotnik and Jeffrey Zeigler.
He will also work on a new film by LOB Films, Mexico.
And many concerts, collaborations, remixes, etc.
In October Felipe will have his electronic piece “Threads” as part of the light-architecture installation from the Architects Yann Follain and Pauline Gaudry during the festival “Mirage dans la ville lumiere” in Singapore.
Also his set of works for cello solo and electronics that were premiered in NY earlier this year will be played October 27th at the “Claustro de Sor Juana” in Mexico City.
As part of the celebrations of the hundred years of the Mexican Revolution, Felipe will be musical director of the concert “Revolución” with pieces from that period played by the “Sonore” string quartet, his “Mal’Akh Ensemble” and Lila Downs and Denise Gutierrez as singers.
In December the film “Marcelino, Pan y Vino” directed by José Luis Gutierrez, produced by LOB Films and for which Felipe composed the original music recorded by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, will go on premiere in Mexico.
In June Felipe will be giving master classes at the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Art in Morelia, Mexico.
Felipe is also currently working in the score for the film “Marcelino, pan y vino” by Jose Luis Gutierrez and produced by LOB Films, Mexico and the music will be recorded with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague and mixed at Sonic Ranch in Texas everything under the production of Camilo Froideval.
There will be also a lot of concerts, activities, conferences, etc., coming soon.