Last Independent Tracks

Cautiva - A Story Of Life, Love And Death (October, 2014)

A Story Of Life, Love And Death

Date: October, 2014 ―|― Length: 7:17
After a few of years waiting, new track for the CAUTIVA project!!
José Travieso - Improvisation In An Old Style (August, 2013)

Improvisation In An Old Style

Date: August, 2013 ―|― Length: 2:22
Improvisation for electric piano recorded on 18th of August of 2013.
Cautiva - OBEY!! (unfinished and left song demo) (August, 2012)

OBEY!! (unfinished and left song demo)

Date: August, 2012 ―|― Length: 0:36
Excerpt of an unfinished song demo from the left recordings for Cautiva in summer of 2012.
  • Eclecticism - A 2008-2013 Retrospective

    | Format: 2 CDs-Box | First Release: Feb., 2014 |

    | 25 tracks | Length: 126:50 |

    A 2 CDs-Box compilation from 2008-2013 period along more than 2 hours of music and 25 tracks, including 3 previously unreleased pieces on any ordinary release.
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  • The Illusionist

    | Format: LP  |  First Release: September, 2011 |

    | 12 tracks  |  Length: 62:05 |

    Album recording a historical concert in José Travieso's career offered on the 28th of August of 2011 in the Red Room Auditorium, New York City, as part of the Annual Congress of New Composers and Modern Artists. Along one hour José Travieso returns to the piano, revising old and new pieces, playing new compositions specially created for the event and...
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  • Don't Kill The Vinyl

    | Format: EP | First Release: May, 2011 |

    | 7 tracks | Length: 35:19 |

    Short album trying to reconcile the old with the new, making a tribute to the vinyl records and where the sample procedures take an important role. Varied and risky, José Travieso working from a different point of view. Synthesizers, samples, electronic, hip-hop, experimental music...
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  • La Boîte

    | Format: Single | First Release: February, 2011 |

    | 5 tracks | Length: 6:21 |

    Five short pieces recorded especially as original soundtrack for the homonymous animated short film created by Marie Bouchet. A return to the childhood and its nightmares...

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  • No More Faith

    | Format: LP | First Release: April, 2010 |

    | 11 tracks | Length: 45:42 |

    Album mixing neo-classicism, post-minimalism and avant-garde through of a collection of pieces for different chamber ensembles and an interesting variety of instruments, including string quartets, flute, harp or even experimental instruments like musical glasses, bass waterphones or giant tam-tams... It includes the string quartet «Tunguska».
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  • Tunguska

    | Format: EP | First Release: September, 2009 |

    | 3 tracks | Length: 14:45 |

    String quartet in three movements inspired in the mysterious «Tunguska event», happened in Siberia on June 30, 1908.

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  • Cautiva's «Human»

    | Format: LP | First Release: June, 2009 |

    | 10 tracks | Length: 43:10 |

    Acclaimed second release of the technical and progressive thrash metal project which José Travieso performs all the instruments and vocals. Aggressive, strong and sophisticated. Not for all the ears! :-)

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  • A Retrospective: The Early Years - 1994-2003

    | Format: 3 CDs-Box | First Release: March, 2009 |

    | 42 tracks | Length: 232:27 |

    Almost four hours along a three CDs-Box compilation collecting all the previous released works as much as a lot of unreleased tracks covering the period between 1994 and 2003.
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  • Cautiva's «Fire, Walk With Me!»

    | Format: EP | First Release: January, 2008 |

    | 5 tracks | Length: 25:03 |

    EP collecting the first recordings for this progressive and technical thrash metal project. Two of the songs are written by José Travieso, the other two tunes are cover songs. Not a polished work and a Cautiva still immature, but with some interesting ideas...
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  • De Luces y de Sombras

    | Format: LP | First Release: May, 2003 |

    | 6 tracks | Length: 34:42 |

    Romantic and nostalgic suite for solo piano divided in six movements. Remastered in August of 2008.

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  • Tres Piezas para Oídos Distintos

    | Format: EP | First Release: April, 2002 |

    | 3 tracks | Length: 31:13 |

    Three recordings for piano revising very different styles: jazz-fusion, romanticism and minimalist music. Remastered in October of 2008.

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  • Música para una Guitarra sin Voz

    | Format: EP | First Release: Autumn, 2001 |

    | 7 tracks | Length: 24:26 |

    Complete recordings for piano written for the HYPNOTICA project, a jazz-fusion duo for guitar and piano. Written with José Luis Cabeza and remastered in October of 2008.

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  • Lluvia de Mayo

    | Format: Single | First Release: May, 2000 |

    | 2 tracks | Length: 7:54 |

    CD-S with two unreleased pieces, one for piano and with romantic style and another one for several instruments and a minimalist nature, a la Philip Glass. Remastered in September of 2008.

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  • Ensayos sobre Música Esporádica

    | Format: EP | First Release: January, 2000 |

    | 3 tracks | Length: 25:21 |

    José Travieso's debut. Three pieces for solo piano based on the own «sporadic» techniques of composition. Very avant-garde stuff. Not for all the ears! Remastered in September of 2008.
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October, 2014: New track for CAUTIVA!

YESSS!!! After a few of years waiting, finally we have a new CAUTIVA song! Its name is «A Story Of Life, Love And Death» and you can listen it in the Independent Tracks section or directly download it here!.

When I decided in February of this year -after a silence of two years- to restart my music, I thought that the best option would be to finish the chapter that I tried to start in summer of 2012. Then I wanted to create some new tracks for Cautiva, but I was needing a rest after the strong activity of the previous years and after a month trying to do something in production and pre-recording with Cautiva, the things weren't going like I wished and I decided to give up and not to think about music in a long time. Frankly speaking, nowadays my musical curiosity is going in a direction completely different to Cautiva, metal and what both things represent, but I strongly feel the need to finish what I began two years ago... To do something more for Cautiva beyond «Human», trying to make some new songs in the same style and concept, the best songs I could... maybe two, three songs... And if everything is going properly, to make an EP with all it. That was the idea then, and that's the idea now!

«A Story Of Life, Love And Death» is the first one of this new group of songs. It's a long and difficult piece, hard to understand in some aspects I believe, but I've tried my best to every detail and I'm satisfied with the final result :-) You'll find the usual elements of Cautiva: thrash, technic, complex structures, constant changes, wrath, screams, frenetic solos, curtness... I think it captures the essence of this project and, if you enjoy with the «Human» album, you'll enjoy this too.

It's been a titanic effort to make this piece, because I've had to work never-ending hours in production trying to find and capture the CAUTIVA sound I've wanted for these new recordings, I had to practice again with my guitar (more than a year not playing at all!), I had to deal with some problems with hardware and -later- software, a strong throat infection attacked me just when I began to record the vocals (the final process in my recordings for Cautiva)... Wow, the very hardest experience I remember creating music! Hahaha! It's been really awful!

Listen it and tell me what you think. I hope you like!

If you want more details about the song, you can have a look to the «Works» files.

I suppose that at the end of October I'll begin to work in a second song. Wish me luck!


José Travieso

Now playing - Vangelis: Opera Sauvage

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February, 2014: «Eclecticism», a new retrospective, has been released!

A few years ago, when I was creating the Cautiva's album «Human» -time which I was underestimating my previous recordings for piano-, one day I took a look to my very old archive of own unreleased recordings and demos and I watched that an interesting stuff was being abandoned by myself for years. Then I realized that something nice could be made with all it... Two projects were born then: the first one, the «Works» files, in which I began to compile diverse information about each composition and recording and I continue updating nowadays (in a way to remember, to know... like a library); the second one was the 3 CDs-Box compilation «A Retrospective: The Early Years - 1994-2003», as a way to collect my previous released works and offers a brunch of old and previously unreleased tracks, tracks that had never before found a place to stay. I decided to make a generous contribution with those old times and I released the most of all that stuff, 20 or more tracks if I remember properly... Cover pieces (Beethoven, Mendelssohn...), hard experiments (The Five Babel Constructions, Reflejos, Continuum...), unfinished pieces, studies of an evening... It was very nice to deal again with all that!

That was in 2009. Today, 15th of February of 2014, I'm glad to present you here a second chapter:

«Eclecticism - A 2008-2013 Retrospective».

After, more or less, two years not doing music and watching the "post-early years" from a certain perspective, I've found a good moment to do a new retrospection and to close, definitely, a second stage in my musical creation. In this occasion, the period is mainly 2008-2011, years of hard work and eclectic projects (Cautiva, The Illusionist album, the nice experimentations in the EP «Don't Kill The Vinyl» and the LP «No More Faith», etc.), crazy years where I gave everything I could to my music and carried me to need a strong rest and break with everything related...

«Eclecticism - A 2008-2013 Retrospective» is this final retrospection, a 2 CDs-Box compilation, with 25 tracks and more than two hours of music, including 3 unreleased tracks (only released as independent tracks in this website, but not on any ordinary release): «Shinigami's Dream, No. 7 (Born to Die Mix)» (an experimentation from 2011), «Fusing Into Black» (other experimentation, but from 2012) and, finally, «Improvisation In An Old Style» (an improvisation from summer of 2013). Part of the music is slightly remastered.

I hope you like!

And what now? Well... Maybe it's time to do -to try- new music???,

José Travieso

Now playing - Mozart: Don Giovanni

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Welcome to JOSÉ TRAVIESO's official website!

This website is dedicated to all the music that I've written and recorded during the periods 1994-2003 and 2007-2012 aprox. (including the CAUTIVA project).

In spite of I'm not actually recording new music (you can read more here), I continue maintaining this place from time to time. Here you will find an archive of news about my diverse musical projects, a comprehensive compilation about all my works and a way to listen and download for free the most of my recordings.

I hope you find interesting this place and you enjoy it...

Thanks for listening and supporting my music!

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«Works» is a pdf text which collects comprehensive information about all José Travieso's releases and compositions, including lengths, time of composition or recording, connections with other pieces, anecdotes and much more stuff.

«Works» is regularly updated and you can download it from this link:

José Travieso - Works

If you are interested in knowing more about any release or piece, «Works» is a great source of information!

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