His research trips around Venezuela began in 1989. Mainly visiting areas of indigenous cultures and Afro-Venezuelans, he compiled studies and recordings of the acoustic biology he found (soundscapes). He has transcribed more than 36,000 rhythms of traditional music from all over the world. He worked as a researcher for “The Folklore and Ethnomusicology Foundation” and “The International Folklore and Ethnomusicology Foundation” for 10 years.
In 2006 he won the National Award for Culture for his book, “The Chimbángueles of San Benito”. He has participated in many forums and congresses, presenting the fruits of his research in Venezuela, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Uruguay and Spain. Other publications: “Differences Between the Recorded, Perceived and Engraved Landscape”; “Analysis and Description of Soundscape”; “Soundscape and Composition”. www.myspace.com/carlossurez Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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