Andrés Cóndon, musician, composer, producer and sound recordist, was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up in a family with a strong musical tradition.
His career is defined by a sensitive connection with nature. This has allowed him to take part in musical and audio- visual productions that have been fundamental in chilean education and environmental programs. For more than 10 years, He has been serving as a music & artistic director in the "Bosqueduca Project", a pioneering Chilean education program. In the year 2000, he won the Chucao Award, conferred by the Chilean Ministry of Education to artists who have made important contributions to education and the environment.
His first concert was also his first musical production, incorporating from the beginning his special talents and expertise. This was followed by numerous concerts as a soloist and with his Music Ensemble.
For seven years he was part of the team of the award-winning TV series "Al Sur del Mundo", as a sound recordist and composer of incidental music. Throughout this period he composed, performed and recorded numerous scores for television documentary series.
After being involved for several years in the Chilean world culture, he realized how difficult it was for Chilean musicians to distribute their music. He assisted colleague Rodrigo Cepeda (Subhira) in forming a new Chilean independent label, Mundovivo (www.mundovivo.cl), which now produces and distributes the music of Chile, North American and European artists including Andrés CD's "Caminos del Agua," "Nomad," "Waves of Silence," and "Secrets".
Since its creation Mundovivo has been very important in the support of Chilean culture and the development of the country's art.
As a multi-instrumentalist and sound recordist, Andrés has experimented with mixing sounds that he records directly from nature with his emotional expression as produced by diverse instruments (guitars, bandurria, mandolina, viola caipira, tiple, cuatro, charango) and vocals.
For the past eleven years, he has performed his music all over Europe, Canada and U.S.A.
Andres represented chilean music at the "Latin American Festival", in the Royal Albert Hall Theater, in London, England.
He has been performing and or producing with:
Grupo Agua (Chile)
Joakin Bello (Chile)
Lenedra Carroll (USA)
Jaqueline Fuentes (USA)
Amaresh Seelig (Germany)
Dr. Hans Georg Hammerla (Germany)
Vicente Aguilera (Chile)
Alberto Cumplido (Chile)
Antonio Restucci (Chile)
Atz Kilcher (USA)
Caminos de Agua (Paths of Water)
In this beautiful record, the guitarist and composer deeply explore the richness of the mixture bettween the ethnic and sounds of nature. Above all, it is an acoustic record which maintains a fresh atmosphere of musical excellence. Ranging from subtle soft themes to more rhythmic ones, it carries us on an amazing voyage through states of mind similar to those of flowing water. With a marked "Chilean accent", it is not difficult to recognize rhythms and styles extracted from Andean, Chilote (from the island of Chiloé), or Mapuche Indian folklore. The compact disc version includes three bonus tracks with nearly 15 minutes of original music.