(Halo Between’s Project)
My fortunes changed the day I set foot on that island, like the day that man landed on the moon. The word Iceland in many contexts means to me, Evolution.
In the world of the arts, as individuals, musically, as creators, ethically blameless persons.
October 2008, after having contacted some Icelandic musicians on MySpace, a couple of them decided to invite me to their home. Not only to live a short time together but also to participate in the world’s most important experimental festival, the ICELAND AIRWAVES FESTIVAL.
Hellvar, the band (a handful of geniuses) Heida & Elvlar Kál, they were my family for the Icelandic autumn, each with an incredible history.
Somehow they showed the owner of KIMI RECORDS one of my demos, and one night I received an email back home in Mexico, with a long letter that finished:
“HALO BETWEEN” will be the opening of the Iceland Airwaves festival in “Túnglid Venue”, reading this line with tears running down my eyes. A month later I did it! At 8:30 pm with my computer and a guitar, I made the first roar of the festival. This was a moment that marked my life forever. After my performance Elvlar Kál told me, that Jónsi from Sigur Ros appeared at the venue moments after I began to play.
Days later, I had one of the biggest opportunities of my life, to play at “Smekkleysa Plötubúð” the small green shop owned Bjork, into one of many “off venue”, where I also played in varies coffee shops, schools, pubs, about 10 performances all together, each with a special weight.
During the festival I got to experience the other Amazing live performances from bands like: Agent Fresco, Amiina, Apparat Organ Quartet, Borko, FM Belfast, For a minor Reflection, Ghostigital, HAM, Hellvar, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Hjaltalín, Mammút, Múm, Retro Stefson, Seabear and many more. I could not believe what my heart felt, Icelandic bands with which I was honored to share not only the stage, definitively establishing the most transcendent experience in my musical history.
HALO BETWEEN (my project) changed profoundly after my visit to Iceland. I’ve completely abandoned all formal instruments, to use only children toys, starting from scratch a new career when I returned to my home in Mexico. Could you imagine what influence Iceland and its people have been in my life?
The years have passed, and since I have left the formal instruments to use children’s Toys as part of my live performance, I’ve won scholarships, prizes and trips. Being honest, “Halo Between” does not belong to Mexico, Iceland became the trigger that made me reinvent me as an artist, converting my project into a performance without a country or city.
Halo Between on @iTunes, 2013 feat James Pinker Producer.
Halo Between on Facebook
Halo Between on @YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrdLRGhyZU ( Oakland Usa )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mtnh1oN4ts ( Siqueiros Museum )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSYwnpw9h_Y (Indian Bells by Tiffany Singh) ft. HALO BETWEEN