Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, I began an early career as a pianist, and my interest in composition emerged as a consequence of performing contemporary music. In here you will find a bunch of my works and performances, as well as upcoming events, and the occasional blog post about some of my interests. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy what you listen.
The classical music world is overwhelmingly white and male. It is embarrassing to admit that it was only a few years ago when I understood how problematic this systemic racism is, but I want to take action and improve things within my field. I wrote this arrangement for piano of George Walker’s “Lyric”, a beautiful piece of music that I thought would be an appropriate counterpoint to the chaotic state of the present world. I am hopeful that times are changing, and I hope you consider incorporating and advocating for the music of marginalized communities in your performances. Dedicated to the victims of police abuse. #BlackLivesMatter https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
They said Nancarrow’s music was physically impossible to perform… but what if I have a piano and a LOT of patience? Here is my quarantine project.
I was interviewed by the CMC about my musical influences and what I have been doing, so please check it go check it out if you are interested! https://on.cmccanada.org/earmark-luis-ramirez/
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