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Eloy Fritsch biography
Eloy Fernando Fritsch - Born 1968-03-01 (Caxias do Sul, Brazil)
Since his childhood , he's been studying music and researching on new sounds through synthesizers in order to express his electronic compositions. During the 1983 Fritsch formed progressive rock band Apocalypse. They are considered pivotal in the development of progressive rock in south of Brazil. Eloy Fritsch is the main composer of the APOCALYPSE.
He composed most of the Apocalypse progrock songs including Vindos das Estrelas, Último Horizonte, Do Outro Lado da Vida, Terra Azul, Fantasia Mística, Cachoeira das Águas Douradas, Ocean Soul, 2012 Light Years from Home, New Sunrise and The Angel and Seven Trumpets.
In 1992, he moved to Porto Alegre and began his solo project composing Prog Electronic Music. His first official solo album was Dreams, recorded in 1994 and 1995. During 1997, he released his second solo album, Behind the Walls of Imagination, which showcases his skills with various electronic and acoustic keyboard instruments. In the mid-1990s, Fritsch secured a recording contract with French Label Musea. His third album for them, Space Music, was released in 1998.The composer reveals his Sci-fi style with Cyberspace. In this album Fritsch offers instrumental music of seventies inspired keyboard Symphonic/electronic progressive music.
Fritsch performs an electronic music that evolves between Vangelis´ ambient & impressionist electronic, and the synthesised Progressive rock of masters such as Rick Wakeman. Nevertheless, Fritsch has found his own style within melodic Electronic Music Progrock framework. The compositions are very melodic and emotive, with multi-layered instrumental textures/voicings and solidly coherent arrangements. Fritsch has earned a PhD in Computer music, and during 1999 created the Electronic Music Center in the Institute of Arts at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Parallel his work as keyboard player of the group Apocalypse and his academic activity, Fritsch release through Musea and Rock Symphony labels the album Mythology , a large variety of truly original musical works in which he brought to full maturity the use of sinthesizers to compose progrock and electronic instrumental music. This ambitious work justly uses the whole panel of his electronic sounds to depict fifteen tracks exclusively dedicated to the different gods worshipped in the past. The Brazilian, Mesopotamian, Hindu, Amerindian, Inca, African, Greek, Egyptian, Scandinavian, Roman or Chinese are outlined in Mythology album by an instrumental composition. Thanks to his panoply of keyboards including a Roland System-700 Laboratory Modular Synthesizer, Eloy Fritsch has been able to free his imagination. Eloy Fritsch's love of the sky inspired him to compose the electronic suite Atmosphere (2003). Once again the composer reveals his ecological convictions: he presently defends the virtues of the gas envelope that allow everyone to live on Earth: the Atmosphere. In this album every track is choc full of sumptuous melodies and luxuriant layers of keyboards. Landscapes (2005) was Fritsch's next work to emerge on disc and is a powerful instrumental progressive rock album that maintains a reverent sense of wonder.
In 2007 Eloy Fritsch wrote the book Electronic Music that was released in 2008 during the Book Fair in Porto Alegre. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing the electroacoustic compositions. Eloy Fritsch received the Açorianos Music Awards. The awards ceremony happened on April 28, 2008 at the São Pedro Theater, Porto Alegre, Brazil. The Açorianos Music Awards honor the best albums, musicians and contributions to the music in South o Brazil. The ceremony was broadcast on television and event production presented a short film about the music and artistic works of the composer. In 2009 Eloy Fritsch played keyboards in several concerts with the Apocalypse band. He also released the album The Garden of Emotions. Musea company distributed the CD in Europe. The ninth album The Garden of Emotions presents progrock and symphonic themes with choirs, analog and digital synthesizers dominating. In the same year Fritsch was also honored on the Journey of Literature event in the Passo Fundo city, Brazil. The composer received the trophy Vasco Prado.
In 2010 Fritsch worked on two major projects: In the production of The Apocalypse 25th Anniversary Box Set (2 CDs, 1 DVD and the book about the Apocalypse Hystory) and the MCT Project - Music, Science and Technology funded by the Brazilian government. Fritsch has created the Brazilian Virtual Museum of Synthesizer and a documentary film about electronic music to be distributed to schools and music teachers. He also created an exhibition of Electronic Music at the Museum of the University. In 2011 Eloy Fritsch perform in South of Brazil with Apocalypse Orchestra and Choral during the Symphonic Rock Concert. One year later, the progressive rock group Apocalypse received the Açorianos Music Awards. The awards ceremony happened on May 9, 2012 at the São Pedro Theater, Porto Alegre, In 2012 Fritsch released the album Exogenesis. The tenth Eloy Fritsch CD brings Exogenesis Suite in four movements inspired by the genesis of the universe. Joining the symphonic and electronic, but without forgetting the ethnic instruments and the voices, the composer uses high technology in the service of emotions to create compositions. The CD cover and blooket images were created by European artists specializing in science fiction illustrations Maciej Rebisz and Mirek Drozd and refer to the creation of the cosmos and the existence of other life forms.
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