viñu-vinu is the electronic music alias for Montreal-based keyboardist, composer and producer Gabriel Vinuela. The name viñu-vinu pays homage to Gabriel’s Chilean heritage and comes from the francization of his father’s last name: Viñuela to Vinuela. Gabriel works with synths, keys, field recordings and a wide array of sampling technics to produce atmospheric and lively instrumentals, where rich harmonies and melodies mix with textural electronic experimentations. As viñu-vinu he has released three EPs, the new Echoes from Afar (Mystery Circles 2018), Encounters (Mystery Circles 2017) and Études-Tableaux (self-released 2016). In 2018, he also released two tracks on Montreal’s label Unlog EMinQc Vol.2 and Complex 09 compilations. Inspired by faraway lands and nature, Echoes from Afar’s colorful and gorgeously evocative soundscapes seek the fine line between ambient experimental textures and downtempo beats all applied in live electronic music performances. From this commitment to organic processes and spontaneity, emerge dreamlike sonic tapestries that develop naturally and let the listener’s mind drift between a state of consciousness and unconsciousness. Gabriel is also the pianist and co-leader of Parc X trio (2010 TD Grand Prize for Jazz at the FIJM) and co-founder of Montreal jazz label Multiple Chord Music. viñu-vinu has performed live at La Nuit Blanche – Festival Montréal en Lumière and at MUTEK Montréal in 2018. In 2019, he will tour with the Echoes from Afar live show and participate in a creative residency at Centre d’Expérimentation Musicale de Chicoutimi, where he will continue production on a new project called Exilio Transitorio.
|May 9, 2019 1:00 am||Sneaky Dee’s, Thursday May 9th|