Personal information

 

First name/ surname: Natalia Merlano Gómez.

Address: Cll 23 C No 70-50 Int 21 Apto 404. Bogotá, Colombia.

E-mail: nataliamerlanogomez@gmail.com-encanto87@gmail.com

Phone number 0571-4160585; 0571-3003123633

Nationality: Colombian

Date of birth: 27 July 1987

Gender: Female

Desired employment/Occupational Field: Musician- Singer- Vocal technique teacher.

 

 

Education and training

 

  • Fundación Nueva Cultura

Bogotá, Colombia

Music, singing.

2001-2005

 

  • Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. Facultad de Artes ASAB

Bogotá, Colombia

Musical Arts – Singing

2007-2012

 

I have training in vocal technique and interpretation with Beatriz Elena Martinez and Contemporary Music Analysis with Rodolfo Acosta.

 

 

Work experience

 

I have experience with Contemporary Academic Music ensembles like EMCA, Alere and 5M. Also, I have experience in free musical improvisation and musical improvisation using images. On the other hand, I have experience singing with different ensembles of Latin America Folk Music in Bogotá Colombia like Bentú and Tundete. In addition I have experience teaching vocal technique in different academies in Bogotá with children, teenagers and adults.

 

Company: Academia de Artes Guerrero.

Address: Cll 45 No 18A-27. Bogotá, Colombia. 

Job title: teacher of vocal technique.

Dates: January 2010 at present.

 

Company: Fundación Nueva Cultura.

Address: Av Cll 29 No 37A-39. Bogotá, Colombia.

Job title: teacher of vocal technique.

Dates: August 2006- December 2007.

 

 

Publications and presentations

 

Solo concerts

 

  • The Medium in Fundación Gilberto Alzate Avendaño. Bogotá. 22 April 2013
  • The Medium in El Tintal Library. Bogotá, Colombia in Ópera al Parque fest. 4 November 2012.
  • The Medium in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia in Ópera al Parque fest. 3 November 2012.
  • The Medium in Teatro Azul. Armenia, Colombia. 6 September 2012.
  • The Medium in Matik Matik. Bogotá, Colombia .9 June 2012.
  • The Medium in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 2 June 2012
  • The Medium in Samuel Bedoya Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. April 19 2012.
  • Serie de los jóvenes intérpretes in Luis Angel Arango Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 27 October 2011.
  • La Guardavoces in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 26 February 2011.
  • Intento de nuevos días in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 30 January 2010.
  • (pero lo nuestro es… cantar) in Otto de Greiff Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 17 November 2009.
  • Música y músicos de Colombia in Sala Múltiple. Banco de la República. Girardot, Colombia 30 October 2009.
  • Conciertos Miércoles al Medio día in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 23 September 2009.
  • Serie de los jóvenes intérpretes in Luis Angel Arango Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 4 May 2009
  • Concierto de estudiantes in Academia Luis A. Calvo Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 25 April 2009.
  • Ciclo de conciertos 60 años in Alejandro Obregón Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 1 December 2008.
  • Ganadores del concurso de Solistas ASAB 2008 in Centro cultural Gabriel García Márquez. Bogotá, Colombia. 23 September 2008.
  • Concierto de premiación IX concurso de interpretación Ciudad de Bogotá in Fabio Lozano Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 3 September 2007.
  • Del pacífico al mediterráneo y del caribe al mar del sur in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 21 February 2007.

 

Concerts with other artists and ensembles.

 

  • Guitarra y Voz. With Diego Serrano in musicadisieme. 23 October 2013. Milan-Italia
  • Guitarra y Voz. With Diego Serrano in Ev. Kirchengemeinde Prenzalauer Berg Nord. 12 October 2013. Berlin-Alemania
  • Guitarra y Voz. With Diego Serrano in Les societes des curiosités. 5 October 2013. Paris - Francia
  • Alere Quartet and 5M. Jornadas de música Contemporánea CCMC 2013. Closing Concert. Bogotá. in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. 1 March 2013.
  • Alere Quartet. Donde están las flores que dejaste en mi tumba in Armenia Hotel. Armenia, Colombia. 5 September 2012.
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M. Improvisations with the percussionist Andy Miller in Matik- Matik. Bogotá, Colombia. 2 May 2012.
  • La Cacería work by Luis Alfonso Martínez y Daniel Mondragón in Franco-Colombian lecture of art and politics. Bogotá, Colombia. 13 October  2010.
  • Sala Otto de Greiff. 7 de octubre de 2010. 2+2=5
  • Quodlibet Duet in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 29 September 2010
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M. Tacto, grito y una mirada al vacío in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 26 June 2010
  • Canto en la escena. Más allá de la identidad in Teresa Cuervo Auditorium in Colombian National Museum. Bogotá, Colombia. 12 June 2010
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M in Academia Luis A. Calvo Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 9 June 2010.
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M, Free improvisation with the visual artist Samanta Garcia in Casa 15-16. Bogotá, Colombia. 15 April 15 2010.  
  • Ensamble de Música Contemporánea ASAB (EMCA) directed by Rodolfo Acosta. M-16 Room. ASAB. Bogotá, Colombia. 1 June 2009.  
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M in Matik- Matik. Bogotá, Colombia. 20 April 2010.
  • Ensamble de Música Contemporánea ASAB (EMCA) directed by Rodolfo Acosta Samuel Bedoya Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 11 December 2009.
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M in Matik- Matik. Bogotá, Colombia. 20 April 2010.
  • Ensamble de Música Contemporánea ASAB (EMCA) directed by Rodolfo Acosta Samuel Bedoya Auditorium. Bogotá, Colombia. 11 December 2009.  
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M in Matik- Matik. Bogotá, Colombia. 10 December 2009.
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M. Los Santos Mueren de pie. Bogota, Colombia. 27 August 2009
  • Ensemble of experimental music 5M in Matik- Matik. Bogotá, Colombia. 6 August 2009.

 

Recorders

 

  • Musicasab

Arreglistas y compositores - Vol IV/2010.

Track No 5 - Tras la sombra, by voice and guitar composed by Germán Molano.

Track No 8 - Mares, by two voices and guitar composed by Jose Miguel Luna.

 

  • Musicasab

Arreglistas y compositores - Vol V/2011.

Track No 3 - Morada, by indeterminate ensemble composed by Rafael Llanos.

Track No 8 - …tantas voces flotando en el aire frío…by voice, piano and live electronic composed by Luis Fernando Sánchez.

 

 

Publications

 

  • The Medium. Analysis and playing of The Medium, a monodrama by Peter Maxwell Davies. Graduation project (2012) 

 

Interests and Added Qualifications

 

  • Improvisation and indeterminate music: I have experience singing in different ensembles like 5M and Bogotá Orchestra of Improvisators, which are specialized in indeterminate music and improvisation. I think improvisation is a good way to express yourself and it is a creative process which happen in an immediately moment. Also in this process you could explore the different possibilities that your voice have.
  • Music Analysis: this is an important tool for singers in order to interpret the music and the text of the lyrics. The music analysis turns interpretation in a creative act.
  • Radio Broadcasting: I am interested in radio broadcasting, for this reason I have worked in a radio station. I script the radio music program called Inmerso. This is a radio program about Contemporary Latin America Music and it broadcast in UNRadio (98.5 FM in Colombia).
  • Theater and dance: I received some dance lessons about African music. On the other hand, even tough I haven’t had theater lessons; I am interested in this field, because I believe that it could be important when you are singing.
  • World music- traditional Latin America music: I studied for some years music for different countries like Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Uruguay. I learned some improvisation models in these areas for instance in Caribbean Colombian music, and music from the pacific coast in Colombia too.

 

Special accomplishment

 

  • Undergraduate project with honors in 2012. The undergraduate project was the analysis and playing of The Medium, a monodrama for solo voice by Peter Maxwell Davies.
  • Winner in 2009 and 2011 of Jóvenes Intérpretes Competition (Young Interpreters) at Luis Ángel Arango Library and Banco de la República de Colombia.
  • Winner in 2007of IX Interpretation Competition of Colombian Folk Music in Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Languages

 

  • Spanish
  • English