Martin Del Carpio
(Venezuela | E.U.A. - U.S.A.)
MARTIN DEL CARPIO - Born in Venezuela but raised in New York, where he currently lives, Martin Del Carpio is an artist marked by experimentation, the search of new concepts, sounds and melodies, by a fascination with lyrics and the journey that music takes us on.
Following his increasing need to create, he studied music in New York for two years after high school but dropped out after failing to obtain the skills and techniques he craved. He excelled in theater and vocals, aspects that would progressively underlie his creation.
His evolution as an artist is based on what he calls "street knowledge", a hands-on personal experience characterized by uniqueness and a somewhat dark voice that Martin has dedicated his life to finding. His work shows a personal conflict between outside forces that point him towards mainstream creation and the need to express something intimate, to be honest no matter what the cost and regardless of what comes out. He defines himself as an underground music artist more than a musician, as his work relies more on ideas and inspiration than technique.
Among his most important albums we can find In Absentia (2007), in his own words, a "personal political record, abrasive and out there, a ´fuck you' record if you will." It is a melodic expression of psychosis surrounded by a dark ambience that pushes the sounds and accentuates the feeling of letting go.
X (2011) is considered an unfinished album, the maximum expression of his lifelong experimentation. It is a "decadent, sexual love record", the obscure expression of his subconscious. It marks the beginning of his career as an experimental visual artist. His music video work has led him to participate in several international festivals since 2016, granting him awards and places as a finalist in more than one.
Aside from music, Martin has worked on numerous experimental film projects of his own such as The Antiteater of Ten, Mother's Milk, I...dreaming and The Alluring Sway, among many others
THE SILENTS WERE GOLDEN
Venezuela | U.S.A
Video concept by Martin Del Carpio and William Murray
Videography, photography and editing by William Murray
An art music video.
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