I’m very excited to share my latest music video with you, featuring the great cuban composer Leo Brouwer’s piece Danza Caracteristica.
Danza Caracteristica is one of the earliest Brouwer’s compositions – he was only 18 years old when he composed it. The subtitle also describes the composition in a rather humorous way – “Quitate de la acera” which translates to “Get off the sidewalk”. Like most of Brouwer’s early pieces, Danza Caracteristica mixes African and Cuban folk elements.
I last played this piece when I was 16 years old and have just relearned it as one of my students is now playing it.
Audio track was recorded at my project studio in Zavrhek, Slovenia, using a pair of Oktava Mk-012 mics modded by Michael Joly and a Rode NT-1A with Michael Joly’s MJE-K47 capsule, run through Metric Halo ULN-2 preamps and converters.
Video was shot with a Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i) using the kit lens (18-55 mm) as well as Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 lens.