instrucciones de uso by Luis Ianes, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog

Dear friends

Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.

Andrea Aguzzi

instrucciones de uso by Luis Ianes

This collection of compositions for acoustic and electric guitar explores the idea of a puzzle as a formal and constitutive idea. Based on Georges Perec’s novel “La vie mode d’emploi” written in 1978, the pieces work as a fragmented single composition in which each piece is an essential element that placed all together conforms the whole.

Georges Perec wrote in the Preamble of La vie mode d’emploi, “…a puzzle is not a group of elements that we need first to isolate and analyze separately, but an ensemble, a form, a structure. The element does not precede the ensemble; it is not more immediate or more ancient. The elements do not determine the ensemble but is the ensemble that determines the elements…

Each one of these compositions contains a key element that, put all together, next to each other, reveals the original composition. Time, as we know, is a key factor in music and here our imagination needs to play games with it, in order to reconstruct the puzzle and form that final image.

-L. Ianes


released March 6, 2020

Luis Ianes: Acoustic and electric guitar

All compositions by Luis Ianes

Recorded by Sam Nacht and Gonzalo Manco at Estudio Libres, Buenos Aires (Arg) on September, 2018

Mixed and Mastered by Sam Nacht at Libres on October, 2018

Art and Design by Juan Grippaldi