A beautiful piece named “Bicicletas” (Bicycles) by Chilean guitarist and composer Horacio Salinas. From the album Música para cine Vol. 1 (Music for Cinema Vol. 1).
Horacio Salinas (birth: 8 July 1951, Lautaro, Chile) is a Chilean guitarist and composer. He is co-founder and musical director of the Chilean group Inti-Illimani Histórico. He has a huge repertory of compositions that involves folk, Andean music, protest music, world music, fusion, contemporary classical music, and many Latin American styles and fusions.
He has played with Paco Peña and John Williams. In 1973, his group was touring in Europe when Pinochet seized power in Chile, after which they had to stay in exile for years.
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The music is in the life of Horacio Salinas starting from his childhood. Already in Lautaro, his hometown, his father took him to ccordion classes. But he was better in classical guitar than the accordion. He began studying at age 14 and continued later at the Conservatory of Music of the University of Chile.
His solo career lasted not much more, he started to working with Cgilean group Inti-Illimani in 1967. Horacio Salinas became the composer and arranger of much of the repertoire of the group.
His career in Inti-Illimani is transferred to the group’s numerous albums, but his artwork does not end at Inti-Illimani. In fact, he has composed many works, among which include the Suite of Time Away, which he dedicated to John Williams’ music for the film La Colonia, Orlando Luberth, music for a Finnish filmmaker and a film of the RAI, plus from the soundtrack of the documentary on the life Larraín Ricardo Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez. He also composed the soundtrack for the movie Subterra Chilean.
He is considered one of the main members of Inti-Illimani with Max Berrú, Horacio Durán, José Miguel Camus, Jorge Coulon and Jose Seves.
Following his departure from Inti-Illimani in 2001, Salinas definitely solo debut album in oars, with a gang of his son Camilo Salinas pianist, bassist Fernando Julio (then in Los Impossibles), percussionist George Ball (also former musician Inti-Illimani) and young drummer trained in Latin American Fusion Danilo Donoso. The project highlighted the presence of various Latin American rhythms and the absence of instruments distinguished Andean origin group Nueva Canción Chilena.
The film’s soundtrack Subterra preceded the interruption of her solo career to re Inti-Illimani with Jose Seves and Horacio Duran, names that also left the group between 2001 and 2004
After performing live in 2004, and traced Song for a seed with Isabel Parra, parallel to the band Inti-Illimani, which after a while is now called Inti Illimani Histórico released the album Esencial (2006) in the midst of a complex conflict ended facing members and Marcelo Jorge Coulon former Inti Illimani (now “New Inti Illimani” or just “Inti Illimani” (R) trademark in the U.S.) against Inti Illimani Histórico (Horacio Salinas, Jose Seves and Horacio Durán).