Gato Fuentes

bio
 

Jesuit Education:
1964-1968 .  Bachelor of Arts. Instituto de Literatura. Puente Grande Jalisco. Mexico. 
1968-1972.  Masters in Philosophy. Instituto Libre de Fiosofía. Mexico. 

Songs Albums Mexico
1970 .  Soy Tan Solo Viento. Group La Fauna. 
1971.  Misa Brilla El Sol (Lyrics)

ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR THEATRE PLAYS IN MEXICO (1972-1982)
EL CIRCULO DE TIZA (Brecht) Luis de Tavira Director. COMPAÑIA NACIONAL DE TEATRO.
EL CICLOPE, LA SIRENA Y EL ARCO. Based on Homer’s THE ODYSSEY. Theatres: Teatro de la Ciudad and El Galeon, Mexico City.
SEPTIMO, NO ROBARAS TANTO by Dario Fo.Theatre: Centro de Teatro, Mexico City.
LA MADRUGADA. Film version. Represented Mexico at the Lille, France Experimental Film Festival.
ROJO Y PARDO (Auspices of the Bulgarian Embassy in Mexico City). Theatre: Juan Ruiz de Alarcon, Mexico City.
LA SOMBRA DEL CAUDILLO by Martin Luis Guzman. Theatre: Juan Ruiz de Alarcon, Mexico City.
LOS VERANEANTES by Maxim Gorki. Theatre: Centro de Teatro, Mexico City.
LA MADRUGADA by Juan Tovar. Theatre: Juan Ruiz de Alarcon, Mexico City.
LA HONESTA PERSONA DE SECHUAN by Bertold Brecht. Theatres: La Ciudadela and Juan Ruiz de Alarcon,  Mexico City.
LA APOSTASIA by Luisa Josefina Hernandez. Instituto Libre de Filosofia, Mexico City.

ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR THEATRE PLAYS  (Brock Universtity, Canada) (1982-2011)
WOYZECK, by Georg Buchner.
HEDDA 2. Adapted from HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen.
INUK AND THE SUN by Henry Beissel.
STAGE DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES, based on 2 one-act plays.
ON THE EDGE, adapted from writings by Leila Lustig and Shirley Barrie.
THE INSECT PLAY by Karl and Josef Kapek, adapted by Stephen Johnston.
THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS adapted by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere.
ANTIGONE by Jean Cocteau.
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Berthold Brecht.
INSIDE OUT, based on the poem THE FOUR LITTLE GIRLS by Pablo Picasso.
BLOOD RELATIONS by Sharon Pollack.
PEER GYNT by Ibsen.
THE SORROWFUL CANADIANS, based on poems by Wilfred Watson.
TORONTOPOLIS. Movement/image production based on WOYZECK by Georg Buchner.
WHO IS WILFRED WATSON? Based on poems by Wilfred Watson.
HANDCUFFS by James Reaney.


Original Music for Theatre & Educational Projects (Canada):
2017.  Music for dance groups in DanceFest 2017. Windsor, Ontario. Canada
2016.  Music for the PLAY! A Symposium (World Festival of Children’s Theate 2016) special project “A Global Invitation” video
2016. Letra en español para el himno  del World Festival of Children's Theatre
2011.  The Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, ON.  As part of the community educational outreach for the exhibit, Wild Music, my music was used as the basis for a series of family-oriented.
2011.  Academic Research Project.  With Brock University Professor, Dr. Barbra Zupan, as Principal Investigator, 4th year Honors Linguistics students are conducting a research project entitled: The Effects of Music on Perception of Emotion in Text.
2010. PIERROT LUMINAIRE -musical theatre-(Lou Campbell) Mississippi. USA (Bellheaven College) (2010)
2010. REFLEJOS (Isa Aguilar) Mexico -music for poetry- CD
2010. EFTO ARTS (visual arts, drama and dance) (Toronto, Canada)
2009. I CAN DANCE, by Hanna Beach (Ottawa,Canada) (CD-choreography)
2008. EFTO ARTS (visual arts, drama and dance) (Toronto, Canada)


International Festivals:
2003. Music for the International SIFE competition in Amsterdam, Holland (work with the Canadian team CITG)
1982. Berlin, Germany. Festival Horizonte ‘82. Latin American Arts Festival. "El General Madruga."
1982. Amsterdam, Holland International Festival. EL GENERAL MADRUGA.
1982. Zurich, Switzerland. Summer Theatre Festival. EL GENERAL MADRUGA.
1981. Lille, France. Experimental Film Festival. Film version of the play, LA MADRUGADA.
1979. Guanajuato, Mexico. International Cervantine Festival. EL GENERAL MADRUGA.
1978. Guanajuato, Mexico. The International Cervantine Festival. LA HONESTA PERSONA DE SECHUAN.
1973. San Francisco California, USA. Jesuit International Artists’ Conference. (Original songs).


Premios / Music Awards:
.2007. Unisong USA songwriting contest. Finalist with the song "Rodando" (non-English category)
.2007. "Multiculturalism in the Arts Award" from the City of St. Catharines. Ontario. Canada .
.2006. "Unisong International Songwritting Contest (USA)" Finalist (World Category) with the song "Cantando Pasan la Vida"
.2006. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (NY). Finalist (Latin Music style) with the song “Caballito Blanco”
.2006. ISC (International Songwriting Competition. Nashville, USA) .Finalist (World Music style) with the song “Caballito Blanco”
.2001. Finalist Award: New York American Educational Video Festival. Wrote original music for the Toronto District School Board’s 
"Dance in Educaction,  Symphony Pictures (with choreography by Danny Grossman) Video Project
.1980. The Mexican Association of Theatre Critics’ Award (Silvestre Revueltas Award) for Best Original Music for Theatre for LA SOMBRA DEL CAUDILLO. Luis de Tavira: Director (Mexico City).
.1978 The Mexican Association of Theatre Critics’ Award (Silvestre Revueltas Award) for Best Original Music for Theatre for LA HONESTA PERSONA DE SECHUAN. Luis de Tavira: director (Mexico City).


CD Albums . Songs. Canada.:
2011. La Serpiente.
2006. Flamenco Canadiense
2004. Hijo Prodigo
2003 Ida y Vuelta
1982. La Honesta Persona de Sechuan (Mexico)
1973 Brilla el Sol (La Fauna) (Mexico)
1972. Soy tan solo Viento (La Fauna) (Mexico)


ELECTRONIC MUSIC CD ALBUMS:
Encyclopedia of Sound Effects
VOL. 1. Nature Sounds
VOL. 2. House Effects
VOL.3. Sci-Fi

States of the Soul VOL.1
States of the Soul  VOL.States of the Soul  VOL.3
Kaleidoscope VOL.1
Kaleidoscope VOL.2
Kinetico!
Hieroglyphics
Sensations
Colours
Elements
Insects
Epochs.
World Drums

Canadian Woodland Adventure
Lullabies
Classics for Kids

BirdSnake
Camouflage
Mythical Landscapes

Abstract Landscapes
Vanished Kingdom
Caracol
Seven Dreams


TEXT AND BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR AUDIOBOOKS :
Gods Myths and Poetry
North American Natives
Aztecs
Greeks
Egypt
Celts
China
Australia
India
Poems of Love (ancient cultures)
Creation Myths
Mythical Journeys and Warriors
The Romans

Aztec Calendar
History of Theatre
HIistory of Art
Remembrance Day
Samhain
North East Coast Explorers
The History of St. Catharines