FERNANDO GARCIN.

Música y poesía. Canción. Music. Poetry. Songwriting and songs.





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Fernando Garcín trabaja desde 1989 -de 1989 y 1992 son sus sencillos "Breve Idilio", de 2018 sus últimas y recientes colaboraciones- compaginando su actividad literaria en poesía, traducción y ensayo con la tarea de enlazar la poesía con la música, e incorpora  los términos de “canción hablada/poetemas” o simplemente de canciones que igual puede cantar que recitar. Se considera un pionero en una actividad que en el Estado Español se reducía a pequeñas aportaciones sin solución de continuidad y de carácter puntual, en la mayor parte de los casos limitándose al recitado con una música de fondo. Como escribió el periodista Juanma Játiva en el periódico "El País", "es un pionero en un género apenas explotado en España, y ha elegido la mejor hora".

Aunque ya ofrece shows musicales en la presentación de sus libros y con "Breve Idilio" (Sala Jesusalén, Sala Teatre Rialto, Universitat de Valencia) desde 1988, Garcín actúa de forma ininterrumpida, ya con músicos o banda, desde 1996 hasta la actualidad en diversas ciudades del Estado Español, y en USA. Su trabajo remite a fotogramas musicales, siempre en continuo contacto con músicos, artistas de la imagen, con la exploración en el video y la fotografía, o la performance, y apunta con el tiempo a la canción en su sentido más amplio. Se plasma en sus obras "Breve Idilio" (1988-1992), "La Mejor Hora" (1997-1999), "Vash Gon" (2000), "Tan Fiero Tan Frágil" (2003), la antología "Tiempo y Detalles" (2006), el disco en formato digital "Amor sin Título. Untitled Love" (2011) y su último trabajo “Days Of The Fall (Sin Detenerse)” que se publica en 2019, y con el que celebra sus 30 años haciendo canciones y letras con música. Al mismo tiempo trabaja en otros proyectos con músicos y autores de USA, UK, y otros países, Derek Damico, Maloa Warriors, Jose Moya, Andrew Austin, Art Lip, Joe Figg, Steve Inglis, Russell Ricchardson, Dorota Czerner, y también autóctonos.
No busca ser rígido ni perfecto, no busca el impacto antes que la ternura. El gozo está por encima de la perfección, pues nada hay más cercano a la ilusoria comprensión que el disfrute de un momento. Sus referencias son tan dispares como sus años de escucha, y gusta de reflejar en una grabación la espontaneidad de un ensayo en habitación o un directo. Es lo que Garcín llama "La Segunda Lluvia", la que cae de las ramas de los árboles y las cornisas de los edificios después de llover. A propósito de un homenaje por sus 20 años de carrera poética escribió el poema "La Segunda Lluvia" que fue publicado en Valencia y en USA en su versión bilingüe.
No siendo músico profesional, compone la música y escribe sobre sus ideas los textos de sus nuevos trabajos. Ahí están, con mente abierta, los sonidos de la calle, de la vida, tanto como Lou Reed, Pau Riba, Captain Beefheart, Jacques Brel, The Clash, Patti Smith, música tradicional turca, africana, albanesa y balcánica, el Reggae y Reggae dub y hip hop, Sisa, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen, Leonard Cohen, Leo Ferré, Nick Cave, el aliento progresivo de Dioptria, Catedral, Syd Barret, Gong, Smash, John Cale, Neil Young, el punk, y la new wave, PJ Harvey, Rooz Williams, Ornette, Monk... y toda la gente que trabaja y crea alejada de los criterios comerciales o las modas impuestas por los media, así como algunos divinos brillantes y hermosos desconocidos hambrientos y enamorados del sonido y el silencio. 

Como el autor afirmó una vez:
"Una amiga me preguntó una vez ¿por qué la belleza duele? Ahí empieza todo. La incertidumbre rige las palabras y la música. Nos hace saber que no podemos controlarlo todo, y que lo que más nos acerca al gozo es esa sensación de andar derrapando, al borde de perder la trazada y salirse en la curva, y el deseo de encontrar puerto para tantos barcos a la deriva, en la corte del Rey Escarlata."
(Fernando Garcín, 2011)

Actualmente goza de una gran aceptación y reputación en su página en Reverbnation, así como en facebook, especialmente por parte de artitas y oyentes de USA y diferentes paises europeos, americanos, australianos, neozelandeses y africanos, como en años anteriores la tuvo en MySpace, llegando a superar los 15.000 fans, y las 20.000 visitas y escuchas.

ENGLISH:

Fernando Garcin works since 1989 combining his literary career -poetry, short stories, translations, lyrics- and his songwriting and his spoken word and singer career in which the most important thing is the voice and the way of vocal delivery, looking for the best music to go with his lyrics and voice. He likes to call his songs as talk-walk songs or just songs in progress he always pefrormances in different ways. He can make spoken word, sing and mix both styles, and he has been working hard to find his own style, words are so important you have to use the best phrasing for every matter or subject, and the voice has to be understood perfectly and appreciated in all its range and intentions.

He has been doin' gigs with musicians in Spain and other countries since 1989, and as solo artists since 1996, until now, though he already had been mixng music and poetry since 1982. As a journalist from “El País” wrote some years ago, “he is a pioneer in his genre, a genre that hadn't been carried out in Spain, and he has found the best hour”(...) "You only could find some sporadic cases withouth continuity in this genre, and some one-off meetings of poets reading his words with background music."

He is very open-minded about music and he also loves perfomances, video, images and mise-en-scène. He likes spontainety, freshness, even demo sounds.

His works in music are: "Breve Idilio" (1988-1992), "La Mejor Hora" (1997-1999), "Vash Gon" with Carlos Carrasco (2000), "Tan Fiero Tan Frágil" (2003), "Tiempo y Detalles" (2006), and  "Amor sin Título/ Untitled Love" (2011), and his last solo álbum “Days Of The Fall (Sin Detenerse)” produced by himself and Daniel Fernández, with great guests musicians as Tom Hedrick, Derek Damico, Jared Estes, Cisco Fran, Raquel G. Fas, Jorge Llombart, UraniaDeedee and the great Tony White. It’s this work, published in february 2009, a new collection of songs to celebrate his 30 years as wordsmith, singer and songwriter and, at the same time, 35 years since his first book published, when he won the Critics Circle Award. He also is making collaborations with musicians like Derek Damico, Maloa Warriors, Jose Moya, Andrew Austin, Art Lip, Joe Fig, Steve Inglish, etc.
Nothing has been done. Everything is happening now and ever, and whats happening is not yours or mine, but something made by all and every one. He looks for a certain balance between alternative and experimental sounds and sort of lyrical pop-folk-rock sound. He doesn't try to be rigid or square, and he loves to add tenderness to the wild side. Joy is beyond perfection, and nothin can be better than catching the moment before it fades away. It's just like the second rain. The second raind that falls from trees and buildings after the rain. This is his storytelling purpose. That's why at the time they tribute him for his 20 years of poetry in 2006, he wrote and published the poem "La Segunda Lluvia" (The Second Rain).

His ears and eyes are open to the sounds of the street, the country, life and death and joy and suffering, he's been listening all these years to Lou Reed, Pau Riba, Captain Beefheart, Jacques Brel, The Clash, Patti Smith, african, turkish and balcanic roots music, electro music, reggae and reggae dub & rap, Sisa, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen, Peter Hammil, Leonard Cohen, Leo Ferré, Nick Cave, T. Rex, progressive sounds, the white album, Dioptría, Catedral, Veneno, Gong, Smash, John Cale, Neil Young, punk, post-punk and new wave music, PJ Harvey, Rozz Williams, Ornette, Monk... and all the unknown creative people far from the mainstrean and radio and media manipulation, close to the hungry divine crazy creators of wonderful moments of sounds and silence. He really loves to think older people and the very young ones are the best listeners and readers now, though people from different generations may have curiosity and an open mind..
As the artist once said:
“A friend she asked me some years ago '¿Why does beauty hurt? It all begins here. Uncertainty rules the sounds and words that fly. We feel we are close to bliss when we cannot control everything, and we keep on moving, skidding, looking for a warm harbour for all the boats adrift.”
(Fernando Garcin, 2011)



ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHY

FERNANDO GARCIN (writer, singer songwriter, composer, editor, translator)

Degree in Philosophy from the University of Valencia

Cambridge First Certificate, British School Valencia, 1986

Critics Award for Poetry in Valencia for the book "La Nada Disponible" (1986) and finalist for the same award in 1995 for the book "El Cantante Mudo".
Selected to represent Spain poetry in 1986 for the Biennale of Young Artists of the Mediterranean, in Thessaloniki, Greece

BIBLIOGRAPHY / DISCOGRAPHY

Published books:

“Dalmay y la Distancia” (Vagabundos del Dharma, 1985)
"La Nada Disponible" (Taifa, Barcelona, 1985), Carlos Ortiz Poetry Award and Critics Award 1986, Valencia.“
“Nawi. La Mirada en Trivia" (Malvarrosa ed. Valencia, 1987) and
"Nómadas" (Nínfula Ed. Barcelona, 1992), both of them grants to Literary Creation of the District Council of Valencia in 1986 and 1991.
"Azar para Dos" (La Gata Loca, Valencia, 1988)
“Corazón en Peligro” (Ediciones de Nunca Acabar, Valencia, 1989)
“La Mirada en Trivia, II” (Diarios de Helena, Elche, 1994)
"El Cantante Mudo" (Ediciones de la Mirada, Valencia, 1995)
"La Ronda" (Diarios de Helena, Elche, 1996)
"Eclipse" (Ediciones de la Mirada, Valencia, 1998)
“El Lejano Oeste” (Diarios de Helena, Elche, 2001)
“La Segunda Lluvia” (Ithaca Books, Valencia, El Corte Inglés, 2007 ), included in the magazine Open Space (Red Hook, NY, USA, 2010).
Included in “Fruta Extraña. Casi un siglo de poesía española del jazz”. Fundación José Manuel Lara. Vandalia. Editor: Juan Ignacio Guijarro. Anthology of Music & Poetry from Emilio Carrere y “la generación del 27” (Lorca, Aleixandre), to other authors like Vázquez Montalbán, Gabriel Celaya, Espriu, Edmundo de Ory, Joan Margarit, José María Álvarez o Manuel Rivas. They selected the Garcin’s poem “Al is Lost, Cinderella”.
NEW:
“Los Pies En El Cielo” (Editorial Balduque, 2014). The new book by Fernando Garcín, published by Balduque Editors, to be shown and read in Valencia and other cities during 2015.
Included in “Hey Jack Kerouac. La huella beat en la poesía en lengua española”. Anthology of poets who has been influenced by the literature of the Beat Generation. ED. La Oveja Negra. Gemma Estudillo y Uberto Stabile. 2018.

He works mixing literature, poetry and music & songs since 1988.

Musical works collaboratively edited:

"Breve Idilio I" -disco-libro with Salva Ortiz ( 1989)

"Breve Idilio II. Pasion por Pasión" (with Salva Ortiz, Maribel Crespo & Marián Llácer) (1992 ) .

Eight passenger and lyricist between 1986 and 1989 for the group "Terminal Sur" with Miquel Gil, Vicente Sabater, Chuso Aguilar, Joso Godofredo, Pepe Cantó, Maribel Crespo & Salva Ortíz.

Solo Discography:

"La Mejor Hora" (1997- 1999 Seminole Records) as Garcin & Troupe with musicians from La Gran Esperanza Blanca ,UHF, plus Edu Marín, Julio Bustamante, Dani Cardona, Mara del Alar y Maribel Crespo.
" Vash Gon "
(CD-Book , Cubic , 2000), with guitarist Carlos Carrasco.
"Tan Fiero Tan Frágil" (2003, Arteria) with Néstor Mir and his band.
" Tiempo y Detalles "
Anthology 1996-2006 (CD-Book edited by Comboi Records, 2007).
"Amor Sin Título / Untitled Love) " (2011), available at Cdbaby, Amazon, and other stores on-line, recorded & produced by Fernando Garcín, Javier García Sevilla, Carlos Carrasco, Sebastian Wesman, Jesús García Roldán and Nestor Mir.
“DAYS OF THE FALL (Sin Detenerse)” -2018- Recorded and produced by Fernando Garcin and Daniel Fernández Ruano, with Derek Damico, Tom Hedrick, Andrew Austin and Jorge Llombart and very special guests collaborations by Jared Estes, Raquel G. Fas, Cisco Fran, Maloa Warriors, UraniaDeedee, and Tony White. He is cellebrating this way his 30 years of career in music, lyrics and vocals.

Readings and performances with musicians from 1982 to the present day in various cities of Spain, as Valencia, Barcelona, Cartagena, Alicante, Elche , Madrid, Cádiz and in USA in Woodstock ( NY) , in addition to collaborations events and publications in Greece , UK or USA .
Recording and Touring with musicians from 1989 to present day.

Some special shows or appearances with Carlos Carrasco, Los Pájaros, Los Últimos Bañistas, Russell Richardson (Woodstock, 2009, Town City Hall & The Red Barn, showing his work on poetry and music)

He is collaborating and adding his words and voice and music to different artists and bands like JMoya,
Los Pájaros, Los Últimos Bañistas, Carlos Carrasco, Andrew Austin, José Moya, Derek Damico, Tom Hedrick, Joe Figg, Steve Inglis, The Magneto Flobe and the international group based in Florida “Maloa Warriors” (9 songs so far -from 2014 until 2018-)

Others:

Collaborations and lyrics for “Terminal Sur” (LP "Viajero”, 1988), Salva Ortiz , Vicente Sabater, Burguitos, UHF, La Gran Esperanza Blanca, Julio Bustamante, Carlos Carrasco , M , La Otra Mitad, Russell Richardson, The Magneto Flobe, Maloa Warriors Jose Moya, among others.

Translations and adaptations of works by Tom Waits (8 songs adapted to Spanish for theater project), Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure.

He has translated some unpublished texts by Jack Kerouac and poems by the American poet Barbara Decesare, from her book “Silent Type”, a selection of whose translations were published in the online magazine El Coloquio de los Perros.

Collaborations with graphic artists : Daniel Monzón, Alain Manzano, Uberto Stabile, Jesus Zomeño , Chuso Almenara , Yolanda Llácer , Ina Guillén, Andreu Alfaro.



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Actualmente goza de una gran aceptación y reputación en su página en Reverbnation Fernando Garcin, así como en facebook, especialmente por parte de artitas y oyentes de USA y diferentes paises europeos, americanos, australianos, neozelandeses y africanos, como en años anteriores la tuvo en MySpace, llegando a superar los 15.000 fans, y las 20.000 visitas y escuchas.

He has a good number of listener and followers through internet, as you can confirm checking out his pages on Reverbnation Fernando Garcin (after Myspace) and Facebook artist page.



                                 






aka El Cantante Mudo


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