Ernesto Diaz-Infante

Artist / Band / Musician
Acoustic / Experimental / Other
Pax Recordings
ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE received his MFA in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts and has created musical compositions that span a broad perspective: transcendental piano, noise, avant-garde guitar, field recordings, lo-fi four-track manipulations, and experimental song. ED-I has performed throughout Europe and the United States, and his music has been broadcasted internationally. He has recorded more than 15 CDs of music and collaborated with numerous musicans. ED-I runs Pax Recordings with the filmmaker/video artist Marjorie Sturm. He lives in San Francisco.

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE/MANUEL MOTA/GINO ROBAIR/ERNESTO RODRIGUES: Our Faceless EmpireNatural, spontaneous music, filled with mystery, angular, exploratory and intense: just like we dreamed it. --Eduardo Chagas, Jazz a Arredores

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE & JEFF ARNAL: Brooklyn MantraAn expansive and uplifting improvisation, the "Brooklyn Mantra" parts 1 & 2 demonstrate the vast creative skills and focus these two well-versed players bring to their performance. "Quite mesmerizing like some strange psychedelic ceremony being evoked." --Downtown Music Gallery
RUDIS/CUSTODIO/DIAZ-INFANTE: CRR Live"CRR Live" is a follow-up, companion piece to "Crashing The Russian Renaissance," the studio album by Lx Rudis, Andre Custodio and Ernesto Diaz-Infante. This exorcism of soundscapes is an eclectic mix of instruments and their uses. Darbuka, voice, extended guitar techniques, synths and live DJing. Textures and tones from abrasive noise, hallucinogenic contemplation, ambient relief, and hardcore collage.

REVERBERATIONS FROM SPRING PAST: Diaz-Infante/Fernandes/Montoya/RomusRecorded live & in studio during the Spring Reverb 2004 Festival in San Diego, California. brings together four West Coast veterans who combine their distinctive voices. "Reverberations" is wild, raw, energetic and headstrong." --tokafi

VOICES IN THE WILDERNESS: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s AmericaSTOP THE WAR! Created out of the anxiety & disillusionment of Bush's reelection on November 3, 2004. This CD of 26 artists transcends music genres & ideologies with the common purpose of dissent towards the Bush regime. END THE WAR IN IRAQ! "Perfect reminder that we must not forget this madness" --Tom Sekowski, Gaz-Eta

THE ABSTRACTIONS: Novo Navigatio2004 CD release of West Coast subtle, psychedelia-improv to experimental songs. sinking commentary on the disillusioned atmosphere of George W. Bush's America. "Sounds like Leonard Cohen deconstructed to some really nice abstract noise." --Vital Weekly

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE & CHRIS FORSYTH: (as is stated.before known)From their 2004 CD release, a kaleidoscopic range of post-Bailey approaches, quiet Fahey-esque folk-influenced fingerpicking. "I highly recommend this disc for a taste of some other aspects of what guitars can do." --Steve Koenig, Jump Arts Journal.

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE: s/t2003 solo release & most diverse yet. Conceptual. Minimalist. Field recordings, solo guitar pieces, noise improvs, sound collages and vocals/guitar songs. "A fascinating album, uncompromising to the bone." --Francois Couture, All Music Guide

"Civilian Life" - Ernesto Diaz-Infante (Pax)
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