The experimental spirit of an independent artist

Through focus on chamber music for percussion and other instruments, Camacho’s music strongly alludes to Panamanian culture and expands the sonic possibilities of traditional Panamanian sounds.

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As a supporter of new music, Carlos Camacho has been responsible for several commission projects by international and Panamanian composers.

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Biography About Carlos

Panamanian percussionist and composer Carlos Camacho is the founder and President of the Percussive Arts Society Panama Chapter and the percussion group “Three by Radio”. His interest in new music has lead to interesting collaboration with many leading composers of our time.

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Compositions Pi (2010)

Percussion duet for vibraphone and a percussionist playing glassware. The piece is based on a sequence of the number Pi. Winner of the Fisher Tull composition award in 2011. Approximate duration: five and a half minutes.

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“Camacho has placed percussion, once and for all, in its deserved place of importance in a country where instruments of this family are present through their musical heritage, but they are rarely used as aesthetic expression of contemporaneity.” Elcio De Sá/composer
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Projects Three by Radio

Three by radio is an ensemble dedicated to promote 20th and 21st century chamber music for percussion through performance and by commissioning new works, having a particular interest in music by Latin American composers.

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