Born Javier Blasco Martos, 11th December 1981, Reus Spain. Currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

 

Composer, sound designer, producer and improviser Cha Blasco thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. His works has enriched many performing art projects at the Swedish cultural scene in recent years. Cha has an upgoing insterest on sonic research and exploration of the influential of music and sound in mankind's bodies and psyche, aesthetics of interactive data sonification and generative algorithmic composition; philosophy, circular sustainable systems, politics and arts.

 

Currently, Blasco has released his new brand album Urania with features performances by Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mr Mister) and Jamal Moore (Ariana Grande, Usher, Cee Lo Green, TLC) and was mixed and co-produced by Adrian Benavides (Komara, Daughtry).

Education

  • Stanford University (USA) /  2016 - currently
    Programming Max: Structuring Interactive Software for Digital Arts
     
  • Jazz & Contemporary Music School (Spain) /  2001 - 2005
    Music theory, piano and improvisation


     

Creative works

2017

  • Ida Lod CreativeCenter - Ofelia Reversed: performance-musical / theater (Sweden)
    Co-writer, arrangements, sound design, producer, live-technician and touring
     
  • Non-Topia - VORTEX: performance / dance (Sweden)
    Composer, sound design, performer
     
  • Curator in Residence at Ello, The Creators Network [ Modernism Is Crap ]
     
  • Teater Eksem - Föräldraskapet: performance / theater / dance (Sweden)
    Composer, sound design, producer, live-technician and touring
     
  • CMS-SK: Dj + Vj collaboration with femenist-duo visual artists Studiokalejdo
     

2017 - 2009

  • Numerous Dj sessions around Spain, Argentina and Sweden as Dj Cha Me Suena

     

2016

  • Cha Blasco. LP release: Urania, and singles New Playlist and Broken Toys
    Co-writer, co-producer, multi-instrumentalist, sound design, arrangements, sound engineering, performer
     
  • Joins Svenska ljudkonstföreningen (Swedish Sound Art Association)
     
  • Annika Vestel Scenkonst - Cracked: performance / dance (Sweden + Norway)
    Composer, sound design, audio software development, live-technician and touring (Sweden and Norway)
     
  • Remix for American artist Cédric Theys (USA)
    Co-writer, sound design, producer, mixing and mastering 
     
  • Teater Eksem - Föräldraskapet: performance / theater / dance (Sweden)
    Composer, sound design, producer, live-technician and touring
             
  • Benedikte Esperi Dansverk - The Knife Wife: live-improvisation performance (Sweden)


    Performer, composer

 

 

2015

  • Alexandra Wingate - Kill A Cat Show: performance (Sweden)
    Composer, sound design, producer, live-technician and touring
     
  • Big Wind - Blommornas Vals: performance / theater (Sweden)
    Performer
     
  • Teater Eksem - Föräldraskapet: performance / theater (Sweden)
    Composer, sound design, producer, live-technician and touring


    Scenkonstgalan 2015 Nomination -  Årets SLOWFOOD pris
    “Vi vill hylla näringsrika långkok som får oss att växa som människor”
     

  • Norbert Wiener Memorial Feedback Orchestra (Sweden)
    Founder member and performer. Experimental electro-acoustic music
     
  • Cha Blasco (Sweden)
    Shows

     

2014

  • Joins Unstable Electronic Systems (Sweden)
    Workshop & performance at Skogen, Gothenburg
     
  • The Artee Project (Spain)

    Composer, sound design and producer for 15 songs to their crowdfunding campaign
     
  • Arternas Uppkomst. Interactive sound-installation (Sweden)

    Visual-sound installation at Olofstorp konstrundan with photographer AnnaCarin Isaksson
    Composer, producer, sound design / interactive installation
     
  • Annika Vestel Scenkonst - Turtleyou!: performance / dance (Sweden + Norway)
    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • Geiger Festival (Sweden)
    Music tribute to Swedish legend sound artist Sten Hanson at Cinnober Teater, Gothenburg
    Composer, producer, sound design
     
  • Cabal Performance Group - Numen Human: performance / dance (Sweden + Sámi)
    Composer, producer, sound designer, live-technician, touring and workshops (Sweden, Norway and Mexico)
     
  • Cha Blasco. EP release: Cha Blasco - Distortions Remixes
    
Co-writer

     

2013

  • Cha Blasco. 
    - LP release of first soundtracks compilation: Soundtracks Vol.I
    Composer, producer, sound designer

    - Concerts & festivals (Spain)
    Performer
     
  • Irka Kratz - It Breakfast: short film 2D animation (Ukraine)
    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • LBS Kreativa Gymnasiet Borås: lecture / teaching (Sweden)
    Inspiration, creativity and self-motivation techniques; with photographer AnnaCarin Isaksson

     

2012

 

2011

  • Cristina Serra Juncosa (Spain)
    - Espai No Vist: short film 
    Composer, sound design, producer and performer


    - Flux Trepat: video-art 
    Composer, sound design, producer
     

  • Dora Pessoa - Descalça: short film (Brazil)
    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • KalistäcK. Performance (Spain)
    Shows & festivals

    Composer, performer, live-improvisation

 
 

2010

  • Bastian Films - Matagatos: short film (Spain)

    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • Dora Pessoa - Ceci n'est pas: short film (Brazil)
    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • REC Festival Internacional de Cinema. 
First music for a commercial (Spain)
    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • KalistäcK. Performance (Spain)
    Founds live-improvisation. Shows & festivals
    Composer, performer, sound design, producer
     
  • Attackätt. Live-improvisation (Spain)
    Shows & festivals
    Composer, performer, sound design
     
  • TV3 (Spain)
    Appears on national TV-program Territoris en xarxa as creative artist

     

2010 - 1997

  • Brainworm. Music band (Spain)

    Shows & festivals
    Performer

     

2009

  • Cristina Santa Quiteria - Lucid Dreaming. First soundtrack for a short film (Spain)
    Composer, sound design, producer
     
  • Attackätt (Spain)
    Founds live music improvisation project. Shows & festivals
    Composer, performer, sound design, producer, live-improvisation
     
  • Brainworm. EP release: Brainworm - XX
    Co-writer, performer, co-producer
     
  • Benecé Produccions
    - INGRID:
     film
 (Spain)
    Actor / artist

    - Enredados: documentary about INGRID film
    Artist - documentary

     

2007

  • Joins bands Gana and Spy Light (Spain)

    Shows & festivals
    Co-writer, performer
     
  • Starts run own music studio

 

2001

  • Beginning experiment with electro-acoustic music

     

1998

  • Brainworm. LP release: Brainworm - Brainworm
    Co-writer, co-producer, sound design
     
  • First compositions
     
  • Begins learning Dj & turntable techniques

     

1997

  • Joins music band Brainworm (Spain) 
    Starts playing keyboards, synths, samplers and drum machines
    Co-writer, co-producer, performer

     

1981

  • Joins the World

     

Photography: AnnaCarin Isaksson

Web design: Marçal Morell

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