Mexican-dutch composer Juan Felipe Waller's official homepage. His compositions often reflect a discourse between harmony and texture put through a 'lens of deformation'.
 
FILMS - VIDEO - MEDIA - DOCUMENTATION - VISUALS


In this section you can find:

COMPOSITIONS 
  videos of my works.
RABIATOR
  videos of my analogue improv duo with Nora Krahl
DOCUMENTATION 
  processes and techniques related to my work.
OPEN LAB 
  rehearsals and sound related experimentation.
EXPERIMENTAL FILM 
  films I have done in the past.



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Moribundo

Year: 2016
Type: COMPOSITION with film

Moribundo from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




Moribundo, was commissioned by percussion ensemble SlagwerkDenHaag. The context for composing Moribundo was to use  aspects of mexican cosmogony towards death, which include a rather daring, humorous and defying approach to it. The project involved a collaboration with film animation artist Martha Colburn, whose film syncretizes mexican inspired imagery into a dutch background.



 
Metamorfoza

Year: 2016
Type: COMPOSITION for Film

Metamorfoza (2013) from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




Another stop-motion doll animation by Martha Colburn. The film is inspired by Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony. After the 1917 revolution Shostakovich remained in the Soviet Union, where he got the burnt under the Stalin regime. The theme of transformation through isolation, struggle, war and trauma, is central to the film. A young girl in her 'Russian doll-house-home' plays with toy soldiers, only to find herself in a war-zone and a metamorphosis results of the trauma she experiences. Performed by The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.



 
Plato Plastic Dialogues

Year: 2016
Type: COMPOSITION




 
Disborder Control Desborde

Year: 2016
Type: COMPOSTIION

DISBORDER CONTROL DESBORDE from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




 
Lhorong 31ºN 96ºE (1st mvt.)

Year: 2016
Type: COMPOSITION

Lhorong (31ºN 96ºE) 1st mvt. from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




Duo for 31 tone organ (Fokker orgel) 
and 96 tone piano (Carrillo piano)
Ere Lievonen, organ & Maarten van Veen, piano



 
playing techniques- Plato plastics

Year: 2015
Type: Documentation - Techniques

PLAYING TECHS for Plato Plastic Dialogues from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




 
Rabiator - improv #17

Year: 2015
Type: RABIATOR (electr. improv)

RABIATOR from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




 
Plato PLastic Dialogues (premiere 2010)

Year: 2015
Type: COMPOSITION

Plato Plastic Dialogues from Juan Felipe Waller on Vimeo.




 
Calumnia

Year: 2015
Type: COMPOSITION




 
Maid In Mexico

Year: 2008
Type: EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO (made on a mobile phone)




"Hi i am erica and want to be a real sounding artist (sonidera) plaese right to me any advice."

Shot this video on my mobile phone back in 2008. Erica was back then working for my mother and I showed her this red boxed analogue electronic instrument. I was instantly spell bounded with Erica's refined aporach to this instrument. It was stricking to percieve she had such clear talent, without having had a musical background. Somehow, I the converted the video into a spoof call for support (in a pre-crowd-funding era).




 
The Grooming

Year: 2005
Type: EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO (video animation)
Tagline: made for modern dance




Excerpt of a video production made for Morphodidius dance company. The production was called "Loretta's Room". The great horror-techno-beat jive-music is by Marc Verhoeven. Special appearance by Elizabeth van den Akker




 
Killing Silver

Year: 2004
Type: EXPERIMENTAL FILM (Super 8 )




A parable on mexican popular sincretism. From the 'Deformative Studies' cycle. It features a live soundtrack by The Warlips.





 
Pólvora Caliente

Year: 2004
Type: EXPERIMENTAL FILM (super8 animation)
Tagline: libro vaquero cowboy stories




This is an excerpt of an super8 animation from the mexican comic strip El Libro Vaquero. The soundtrack is and excerpt of ATEM by Horacio Vaggione.