Atlas collects what could be considered Ulises Conti’s most distinguished recording works throughout his 10-year solo career. The selection reveals a great sound display that generates musical spaces and landscapes of a beauty that is unusual in today’s scene, which stresses the timbral element (piano, French horn, viola, lap steel, etc.) This is only a brief sample from his productions as a musician, because his work also expands on other disciplines such as film, visual arts, dance and theater, as the composer of soundtracks, installations and other sound research projects. He is one of the Argentine composers with the most potential and international projection considering his powerful and inspiring work.
Ulises Conti was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound artist. His music cannot be defined by a single genre. With seven albums under Metamusica label, Conti has developed a prolific work. In 2008, he was an artist in residence at the Performing Americas Project USA. In 2009, 2010 and 2013 respectively, he was invited to Germany to work alongside Argentine playwright Lola Arias in productions at the Munich Kammerspiele, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin and Theater Bremen. Among his works we find the performance Pequeños conciertos para un solo espectador / 2011 (Small Concerts for an Audience of One), the audio-tour Los animales perdidos / 2009 (Lost Animals), the sound installation El jardín secreto / 2007 (Secret Garden) and the musical conference El piano invisible / 2012 (Invisible Piano), together with many original compositions for film, dance and theater. In 2011, Mansalva published his first book, En Auckland ya es mañana (In Auckland It Is Already Tomorrow).