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El corazón de lo que existe

Artists: Elena Zelaya & Tomás de Camino Beck

Composer: Susan Campos-Fonseca

Lyric: Poem by Alejandra Pizarnik


Format: Single

Release: Nov 2, 2016

Catalogue: Irreverence Group Music IGM-016

GTIN/EAN/UPC: 4050215217621

Producer: IGM

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El corazón de lo que exiiste


01. El corazón de lo que existe



Composer Susan Campos-Fonseca presents El corazón de lo que existe (The Heart of What Exists), a new single under the New York record label, Irreverence Group Music. This single was recorded at the Laboratorio de Experimentación Sónica - Les (Sonic Experimentation Lab), San José, Costa Rica, in collaboration with soprano Elena Zelaya, sound maker artist Tomás de Camino Beck (electric guitar and noise), and sound technician Bernal Chaves, LES coordinator.

El corazón de lo que existe (for soprano and electronics) is based on a poem by Argentinean writer Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972), included in Los trabajos y las noches (1965). This work is the result of an artistic investigation realized by the composer, dedicated in this case to the use of the word “silence” in Pizarnik’s poetry.

Susan Campos-Fonseca comments: “In Pizarnik’s poetry, I find a fabric woven between the word silence, the color white, and noise, the three as saturation. White, light; it devours everything. The concept of silence in Pizarnik’s work speaks to me from that white abyss, invoking the memory of a species consumed by its own autophagy.”

The cover art is Piece #13, “Durmiendo en la orilla” (Sleeping on the Shore), 2010, by Spanish artist Pablo Nadie, with whom the composer began collaborating.

“El corazón de lo que existe” inaugurates a project guided by the thoughts of Alejandra Pizarnik and the Danish writer Inger Christensen (1935-2009). The project will be an oratorio that Irreverence Group Music will present as a new album in 2018. a



Produced by Irreverence Group Music (IGM)


Music by Susan Campos Fonseca
Elena Zelaya - Soprano
Tomás de Camino Beck - Electric guitar & Noise

Recorded by Bernal Chaves at

Laboratorio de experimentación sónica - LES, San José, Costa Rica

Mixed by Tomás de Camino Beck

Mastered by Alex Sterling at

Precision Sound Studios, New York, NY.

Program Notes by Dr. Susan Campos - Fonseca
Artwork by Paco Nadie

Cover design by Lina Gracia

Susan Campos-Fonseca (BMI)
Manufactured and marketed by

Irreverence Group Music (Brooklyn, NY)

Made in US. Total time: 6 min | IGM - 016
Ⓟ and Ⓒ  2016 IGM

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