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viñu-vinu

viñu-vinu is the electronic music alias for Montreal-based pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer Gabriel Vinuela. The name viñu-vinu pays homage to Gabriel’s Chilean heritage and comes from the francization of his father’s last name: Viñuela to Vinuela. Gabriel works with synths, keys, field recordings and a wide array of sampling techniques to produce atmospheric and lively instrumentals, where rich harmonies and melodies mix with textural electronic experimentations. As viñu-vinu he has released three EPs, Études-Tableaux (self-released, 2016), Encounters (Mystery Circles, 2017), the new Echoes from Afar (Mystery Circles, 2018) and a handful of singles and 2 tracks on Unlog’s EMinQc Vol.2 and Complex 09 compilations. His project Encounters was created as a musical journey in 7 pieces exploring throughout the album subjects of origin, identity, changes and evolution. It features lush instrumental beats with textural electronics, rich layers of synths, ambient soundscapes and organic field recordings. Gabriel is also the pianist and co-leader of Parc X trio (2010 TD Grand Prize for Jazz at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal) and co-founder of Montreal jazz label Multiple Chord Music. viñu-vinu has performed live at La Nuit Blanche - Festival Montréal en Lumière and at the festival international de créativité numérique et de musique électronique Mutek in 2018. viñu-vinu's new album Echoes from Afar was released digitally on November 23rd 2018 and a limited edition cassette version is now available for preorder.