BIOGRAPHY


 
 
Angel Rada began to study music with his Uncle Gustavo Requiz Fernandez, the master and director of the orchestra Banda municipal de Caracas en Venezuela, his Uncle each Thursday taught him theory and solfeggio, after Angel went to Music School " Jose Angel Lamas" to end in the Friederrienne Universitat in Germany, where he has received his degree. Rada was impressed about German electronic music (krautrock) whe he was visiting Kling Klang studio, where Kraftwerk was recording his music, there he knew Klaus Schulze, his master in electronic music, then UPADESA ideas was becoming true and the opera prima as said Cesar prozag, journalist from Brazil. Angel went back to Venezuela in 1980 to record Upadesa, one of the most relevant music besides Autana of Miguel Angel Noya, the meeting between Angel Rada and Miguel Noya will produce the most amazing music in Venezuelan stages, different in context and concepts but both masterworks open the door to others electronic musicians. Angel Rada created his own Record Label,URANIUN RECORDS, one of the Indie record Label of Venezuela, he began with the home studio and the midi technics in Venezuela. It was very difficult to Angel Rada to be admited in stages, many people didn't accept his proposal, because it was not commercial for producers and A&R peoples, only some archie or monkees music was playing by Venezuelan bands...it was 1981.
Angel Rada was born in October 9th 1948 during a flight (Linea Aeropostal) between Tampa, Florida, and La Habana, Cuba, but he is Venezuelan, son of Venezuelan folks, because the airplane was from Venezuela. He went to Munich Germany soon after, which is where he got his postgrade in Music. He released 22 CDs in South America. He started forming the new Ethnosonic music in 1981. This music genre was a mixture of Earth sounds and electronics. David Copperfield the ilusionist, used Rada's music in his world tour Shows in 1995. Many film producers have made requests for him to make music for films such as The Matrix, Huyendo del sismo produced by Alejandro Plascencia and the Betty Kaplan's film "Simón Bolívar". The magazine, "El Nacional" had an article stating that he was the pioneer of the Ethnosonic Dawn ethnosonic music. In 2001, many of his songs reached the No. 1 point in the music Top 40 Chart of South America. Angel created the ethnosonics music, this music is the mix between any ethnics music and electronics, could be since prehistoric rhythm till the most modern music in world, the ethnosonics music use some minimalism structures, some abstract patterns from serialism or dodecaphonism, in this music some ambients elements could be use as the whales songs or the amazonian birds sings or the aborigins, all types of instrumental equipment from electronica could be use and mix with natural musical instruments , but the rules is Synthesizer and sampler must sound naturals...the first Cd was Ethnosonics impressions (Impresiones etnosonicas) in 1991, it was released by URANIUN RECORDS it was performed by Angel Rada.

 
Photography: Natalia Odüber

Fractalized by  Angel  Rada

 
 
 
 
 
The ethnosonic Dawn

Angel Rada began to study music with his Uncle Gustavo Requiz Fernandez, the master and director of the orchestra Banda municipal de Caracas en Venezuela, his Uncle each Thursday teach him theory and solfeggio, after angel went to Music School " Jose Angel Lamas" to end in the Friederrienne Universitat in Germany, where he has received his degree. Rada was impressed about German electronic music (krautrock) whe he was visiting Kling Klang studio, where Kraftwerk was recording his music, there he knew Klaus Schulze, his master in electronic music, then UPADESA ideas was becoming true and the opera prima as said Cesar prozag, journalist from Brazil. Angel went back to Venezuela in 1980 to record Upadesa, one of the most relevant music besides Autana of Miguel Angel Noya, the meeting between Angel Rada and Miguel Noya will produce the most amazing music in Venezuelan stages, different in context and concepts but both masterworks open the door to others electronic musicians. Angel Rada created his own Record Label,URANIUN RECORDS, one of the Indie record Label of Venezuela, he began with the home studio and the midi technics in Venezuela. It was very difficult to Angel Rada to be admited in stages, many people didn't accept his proposal, because it was not commercial for producers and A&R peoples, only some archie or monkees music was playing by Venezuelan bands...it was 1981.

photography: Natalia Odüber

Trascendelia Music and NU WAVE 

In 1991 Lyrics the Venezuelan Record Label sign Angel Rada for more than 5 years, they released a new Cd called "Imperials paths to the raising sun" , this did that Angel Rada goes outside of Venezuela, dos specials shows in Venezuelan TV, "Venezolana de Television", Lasertronik and abisal whisperings marked the new ethnosonic mus ic at world stages. The journals el Nacional and El Universal consider Angel Rada the pioneer of the electronic music and Venezuela besides a Miguel Angel Noya, but Rada went into another space: the ethnosonic music, the new CD was "Imperials path to the rising Sun" followed by Novilunium : one of the most relevant, 1991 Margarita Dàmico, an art journalist of El Nacional proposed a gallery expo with Victor Lucena. Asdrubal Colmenares, Michelle Dì Lalla and Angel Rada, the expo called "Umbrales Etnosonicos" in the Astrid Paredes Gallery, today disappeared it. In 1993 the Venezuelan record label released "Solaris" a great hits of all Vynil records of Rada, but in this project showed two beautiful themes: Primitive ecctasis and Cosmic whales, the first time that Rada add the songs of the humpback whale in a concert: also the Kali Dance used by David Copperfield show tour, meanwhile Rada was preparing the most ambitious project, the investigation of the Amazonian aborigen, the yanoammas: sons of the moon, it shows the most extraordinare music showing an old culture, their rituals and songs..this project was called "Biosonic woods" (maderas biosonicas). Margarita D'amico wrote about the project and the research was done in I.V.I.C (Scientific research Venezuelan institute) Instituto Venezolano de investigaciones cientificas, where she was using and electronic microscope to get some pictures of a very old tree "kiyayukuri". all frequencies of the electronic microscope was used to do the bioloops , after Rada was using the sampler keyboard from roland to feed the sounds for this project.
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