September, 2011: The album «The Illusionist» is here!

Yesterday, 29th of September of 2011, I uploaded the new album :-)))

You can read about it, listen or download it clicking on the front cover:

José Travieso - The Illusionist (2011, LP)

«The Illusionist» records my special concert given on the last month in the awesome Red Room Auditorium of New York, invited to participate in the Annual Congress of New Composers and Modern Artists of the city. This recording offers the most of my work for piano made during the last year and closes a cycle in my career (I'm going to rest for a long time of the music and I don't know what will happen with José Travieso in the future :-().

From here I would like to thank publicly to Alice Morgan, Robert Coen, the NYCC and the rest of members of the organization the opportunity they have given me to participate and for their friendship. I keep them strongly in my heart!

I hope you enjoy the new recording,

José Travieso

Now playing - Tangerine Dream: Stratosfear

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September, 2011: José Travieso selected again in «Free! Music! Contest»!

Last summer Cautiva's «Human» song was selected in the «Free! Music! Contest» for the annual sampler, a CD (double CD in that occasion) keeping the best music found along the competition. In this year I took part with «Zombie Nation» (from the EP «Don't Kill The Vinyl», 2011) and two weeks ago I knew this track was selected :-)

Free! Music! Contest! - 2011 - MusikPiraten e.V.

Yes, I am one of them! ;-)

«Free! Music! Contest» is an project that the german collective MusikPiraten e.V. launchs every year compiling the best free and independent (and Creative Commons licensed) music around the planet. You can listen the «Free! Music! 2011 Sampler» or know more about this initiative clicking here. It's possible too to buy original copies in CD (very cheap price by the way).

...And you'll say "okey, very well, but... where's the new album???". The new album is just around! :-)))

Wait for three or four days!,

José Travieso

Now playing - Megadeth: Peace Sells... :-)

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September, 2011: The past concert in New York, a success!

Just a brief note:

I returned from New York a few hours ago and everything was great. I'm excited still :-P

Not everything in my interpretation was as good as I tried and I must do some editions for my upcoming album with the concert, but I'm very very glad with the result.

Thank you very much for your support and to the organization there,

José Travieso

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August, 2011: New album to be released in September and concert in New York

In other order of things, I would just like to confirm that my next album for solo piano, «The Illusionist», is going to be released at the end of the next month, September. I have actually a good rhythm of work and I hope to finish with everything in 3 or 4 weeks. As I wrote here a few of weeks ago, this album is going to broadcast my upcoming concert in New York the next 28th of August. Let's hope everything goes properly...

By the way, it'll be my last album at least for a long time, maybe a few of years, maybe the final last one in the worst of the cases. I would like to compose a bit more music in the future, but I don't see actually any intention of releasing more albums from my side. The last months have been very hard recording my last releases and preparing the live stuff I'm going to offer in New York (this year is being crazy for my music). I need to break off for a time, to do new things and then we'll see...

The artwork is partially finished. I hope you like the front cover:

José Travieso - The Illusionist (2011, LP)

Remember: in 15 days I'm playing a special concert for solo piano in the Annual Congress of New Composers and Modern Artists in New York City. The place will be the Red Room Auditorium (I made a instrumental piece released in my previous album dedicates to this place). I repeat the date: 28th of August of 2011. More info here.

Thanks one more time for your support...

José Travieso

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