JOSE R. SOSAYA
IM-PULSOS: Instrumental and electroacoustic music (1989-2000)
“Terceto Autóctono”, inspired in a poem by Cesar Vallejo, is a piece with which Jose R. Sosaya won the first place in the Choral Composition Competition the Municipality of Lima organized in 1981 and it was the same piece that introduced him to the musical scene and turned him into a hinge for a new period of composition in Peru, one that begins to unfold in the 80’s.
In those times being a young composer implied making oneself room in an uncertain context, not only because Peru was moving into one of the major crises in its history (terrorist violence, economic inflation and unemployment), but also because the conditions for production of music for concerts was very limited.
Most youngsters who by then began a carrier as composers opted to study and move abroad: Rajmil Fishman, José C. Campos, Rafael Junchaya, Edgardo Plasencia. This meant this generation got scattered making it difficult to map them, while, at the same time, it allowed for a flux of information which injected fresh air to composition in Peru.
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