SongVault Artist Profile
Latin Jazz / Worldfusion
Eduardo"Lalo"Olivares is an award winning composer,violinist and producer, who has lived and worked in New York City, Paris, France and Mexico City. His latest production "De Chile de Dulce y de Manteca Recalentado", is an eclectic collection of pieces, that reflect his multicultural background and influences; Enrique Jorrin, (Cha cha cha),Papa John Creach and Sugar Cane Harris, ( Blues), Stephane Grappelli (Jazz), Jean Luc Ponty (Fusion) and Orishas,(Contemporary afro cuban grooves).
As a violinist he has specialized in improvisation; taking advantage of digitlal processing SFX, Wah and Volume pedals, to produce some unique sounds on his electric instrument; which can wail and moan like a Strat on steroids; or sing with the subtle nuance of a bowed instrument. He has performed wih Mexico's leading artists in different genres, from Flamenco to Rock to Tropical to Pop. Most recently with Sergio Lara ( 2001 Latin Grammy nominee) on his latest C.D.
As a composer he is the creator of "Tropical Minimalism" with the world premiere of his piece"Acapulco en la Azotea" for the series "Music of the 20th Century" comissioned by Augustana College. He has also received commissions from the "Orquesta de Baja California" for contemporary chamber music.
Composing and producing music for film and T.V. has earned him several awards, such as the "Sol" at the "Festival Iberoamericano de la Publicidad" (Buenos Aires, Argentna 2001).
His songs "Mentiras" and "Buleria del Abuelo" were finalists (out of 1500 entries from 88 countries) in the 2006" International Songwriting Competition". He is currently producing and composing music for T.V. Azteca’s “Se Busca un Hombre” series, as
well as the new main theme for the “Lo que callamos las Mujeres” series.
Fom the Paris "Metro" to Mexico City's National Auditorium, from New York City's C.B.G.B's to the 2007 "Latin Billboard Conference & Awards" in Miami; Lalo Olivares has performed in all sorts of venues, festivals and tours, (The latest with "El Tri" and "Alex Lora") "always setting the house on fire!"