GUITAR
ENSEMBLE

In 2006, Javier Farías founded the Chilean Guitar Ensemble, a group that brings together the most outstanding performers of the Chilean guitar scene.  In its ten years of existence, there have been more than 60 guitarists who have participated in this ensemble, premiering more than 20 works that composers from Chile, Argentina, France, Taiwan, Greece, and Puerto Rico have specially written for them.

 

EGCH
Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile

 

 

“Arauco: por fuerte, principal y poderosa…”

“¡Arma! ¡Enfrena! ¡Aína!”

“Arauco, por fuerte, principal y poderosa…”, and “¡Arma! ¡Enfrena! ¡Aína!” are two works that Javier Farias composed for the ensemble during the period of 2007 and 2009. Both compositions are inspired on the text “La Araucana”, written in the mid- 16th century by Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga.

It is about the story of the difficult relationship between the Mapuches (native people of the central-south region of Chile) and the Spanish conquistadores, during the period of the Conquest of Chile.

“Arauco: por fuerte, principal y poderosa…”

Download info about the project (Spanish only)

 

Premiered at the Teatro Municipal de Arauco, Chile in 2007.

Duration: 45’

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COVER OF THE CD ARAUCO: POR FUERTE PRINCIPAL Y PODEROSA…

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

Track IV

Track V

 Track VI
Track VII

Track VIII

 

Javier Farías, conductor

Eugenio González, classical guitar

Carlos Ledermann, flamenco guitar

Patricio Aguilar, narration

 

“¡Arma! ¡Enfrena! ¡Aína!”

Premiered at the Isidora Zegers Hall in Santiago, Chile in 2010

Duration: 26’

 

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COVER OF THE CD ARMA, ENFRENA, AINA

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

 

Javier Farías, conductor

Danilo Cabaluz (charango on track 1), Miguel Alvarez (charango on track 2), and Samuel Aguirre (charango on track 3)