Julián De La Chica Live at ShapeShifter Lab
Thursday, 16 August, 2018, at 8:15 PM, Composer and pianist Julián De La Chica will release his second solo album Psychosis a cycle for piano, synth and electronic at Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab. In this work, De La Chica will play for the first time a set of electronic music ranging from Modern Classical to Ambient and Minimal electronic music.
Since always, the mind has been an intriguing world for us. The relationship between the so-called soul, the conscience, the mind and the spirit, proposes questions that we can hardly answer. "Psychosis", as a mental illness, is defined as the difficulty in determining what is real and what is not. Some of its most well known symptoms may include false beliefs and seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear. This Cycle, for Synth, electronic and piano explores the "Psychosis"of today's virtual existence where the internet inexorably changes our reality. It explores our false beliefs, the nakedness of the obvious, the nakedness of perception.
In a world dominated by the "Social Media", the images that we create of ourselves become a parallel world in which we inhabit daily. Always waiting for a "like", waiting for acceptance, waiting for validation of our actions. It's the vanity of our other self and we become slaves of that pseudo reality. Perhaps that's how we think we're happy... we want forget that we're going to die. We all have a "psychosis", and in this album, I explore my own... — JDLCH
About Julian De La Chica:
De La Chica is a Colombian composer, pianist and record producer based in Brooklyn, NY, whose influences range from American minimalism to the alternative and electronic scene. His work, most of the time inspired by everyday images, the search of personal spiritual reflection and the inner darkness, mixes piano, strings, and classical singers, with electronic keyboards and controllers, crossing over from classical to ambient/electronic music.