Julián Galay was born in Buenos Aires in 1988 where he currently works and resides. He is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer.
He has experimented with free improvisation with musicians such as Hernán Vives, Zelmar Garín, Matthias Loibner and Kyungso Park. As a composer and improviser, he co-founded with Ariel Hagman the music groups Ensamble Música Nueva, Orquesta Música Nueva and the Orquesta de Cámara la Tribu, recording three albums and one DVD.
He has been part of the Ensamble Chancho a Cuerda for the past ten years. This contemporary music group has performed in Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil on a regular basis and has released three albums: Contrastes, Subversiones (Gardel Award 2013) and Deconstrucción. He has shared live performances with musicians such as Liliana Herrero, Hugo Fattoruso, Leo Masliah, Vitor Ramil, Benjamim Taubkin and Ná Ozzetti
His pieces have been selected and played at local and international festivals such as the Encuentro Sonoro Tsonami, Nuevas Músicas x la Memoria and the Festival Internacional Música Nueva. In 2012, he won the Melos/Gandini fellowship and in 2016, his work Casa won the first prize from the Centro de Experimentación of the Teatro Colón. In December 2015, he directed Todo, his first multi-disciplinary work featuring music and original script, and included miniature scale models, bonsais and moss, cameras that filmed and projected in real time, an ensemble of seven musicians and a narrator. This piece was commissioned and especially created for the Sala Argentina at the Centro Cultural Kirchner.
La estructura inerte
May 19th – 18 to 20 hs.
May 20th and 21st – 15 a 19 hs.
This work will feature an enormous island within a storehouse; the island will be fifty-six feet long and have 100 pounds of dirt. There will be loudspeakers that will resonate and dialog with the empty space producing a choir of murmurs. A collection of dreams of BP.17 participating artists will be played. The island will be covered by a forest of miniature dry trees. Among them some abandoned buildings that are still lit up will be seen. On this micro world, nine human-scale three-feet high cabinets will display arrested nature. The goal will be to take ownership of the mechanism of somebody else’s dreams, use them as small automated text-generating machines.
Throughout the first seven days, Julián Galay, with no helpers and using his own body, will build the installation. The intimate, the private, the alien; inventoried and catalogued collections and personal obsessions will be brought together in the same room.