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Federico DurandAR

Federico Durand<sup>AR</sup>
Federico DurandAR

Argentine musician. His music creates spaces for introspection through minimal, repetitive melodies, whose cyclical nature refers to dreams and the secret life of gardens. His live performances are an organic process based on improvisations with a lyre, music boxes, cassettes, synthesizers, small objects and pedals.

Durand has performed concerts and recordings in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Colombia, France, Switzerland and Japan. He has released albums on CD, vinyl and cassette through leading labels such as Spekk (Japan), Home Normal (UK/Japan), Desire Path Recordings (USA), Streamline/Drag City (Germany/USA), Own Records (Luxembourg), Hibernate (UK), Dauw (Belgium), White Paddy Mountain (Japan), IIKKI (France) and 12k (USA). In addition, he makes small and careful editions on cassette, as a souvenir for his concert tours through his own small Pudú label.

He has collaborated with artists such as Chihei Hatakeyama, Andrew Chalk, Stephan Mathieu, ILLUHA, among others. Federico Durand and Japanese musician Tomoyoshi Date (ILLUHA, Opitope) form Melodía, an ambient improvisation duo with three albums released to date. Also, together with the North American musician Taylor Deupree, he integrates This Valley Of Old Mountains, a duo that during 2020 has released its debut album through the 12k (NY) label.