LUCAS NIKOTIAN Musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist. His formal studies include "Composition" at the University of La Plata and "Composition with electroacoustic devices" at the National University of Quilmes. From 2004 to 2013 he joined the Puente Celeste group, winner of the Konex awards (jazz group, 2005) and Clarín (revelation of the folklore group 2008), making various presentations in cities in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Spain.
There is a love/hate relationship between melody and rhythm in every song. In countless songs in this universe (in all its languages and ways of expression) they have always found a way to coexist. The lyrics of this song "Galaxies" are a dialogue between melody and rhythm and describe the conflict between them, the magic, the chemistry and the endless possibilities of unity. The musical arrangement is based on a simple vocal melody playing around two different beats. The spoken words add to the poetic mood of the song.
San Martin 54 is a music inspired by a house in a town in Argentina where I lived some time ago. Getting away from the city, was at that time, a search to try to clear up the conflicts that, in my opinion, modern life entails ... the way of relating to things, and to people. The music has some polyrhythms and rhythmic displacements, which at times seem to “fight”. At the end of the song, the flute, guitar and percussion improvise, one on top of the other, generating points of clash between musical ideas.
The lyrics describes the struggle or conflict with our past and the internal process of "letting go" to embrace a new beginning.
Since the topic is 'Conflict', The lyrics describes two state of minds under the same situation. For example, When a dear one is lost untimely or suddenly due to some reason not caused naturally due to old age but some other cause by a disease like Cancer, Covid or Accident etc. We became directionless and blame it on the time or we say this Bad time is a Gift of time for us in a sarcastic way. However under the same situation we find help and support from unexpected and unknown persons. We say this a Gift of Time in a positive way.
This song tries to capture the essence of our planet in all its splendor, its mystery, immense and beautiful like the sea.
This song talks about the communion of Latin American rhythms with African music, and the strong influence that Africa has had on our music. Latin America, as a diverse continent without borders, is one, and in it, the roots of ancestral African cultures flourish. The music, as usual, acts as an integrating element between cultures, telling us we share a common history that embrace us, the history of mankind.
This is a song about how we as humanity are in the process of learning to sing along to mother natures sacred song. It is an anthem to uplift our spirits and remind us to use our voice to rejoice and join her sacred song which in practical terms also means to choose to live and act in harmony with each other and our beautiful mother nature. It has been an amazing experience to collaborate as musicians from all over the world to make this song come alive.
The Philosophy of the song is The whole world is one, all people are the same. We should happily coexist without fighting against each other in the name of Countries, religion, cast, color, rich and poor. We should live with Universal brotherhood for peace and prosperity of our planet.
Our planet is suffering and humanity is being put to the test to overcome a pandemic. We cannot be the same from now on. Only by looking inside our hearts can we find the way to get back together.
No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.