Episode #148 ~ Oscar Clemotte ~ musician and philosopher!

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 This conversation was in the second half of the Dec 30th 2008 show in which Dawn Menard was the guest in the first half of "Living on Purpose" on CHLY in Nanaimo. Along with Oscar Clemotte you will hear Simon Schachner, host of "Rebel Music" heard on CHLY on Thursday afternoons. They speak in Spanish together, about what 'living on purpose' means to them! A brief glimpse of music from Oscar's CD begins the segment, followed by 'live' performances in studio ~ all included with permission of the artist.

On January 11th, 2009, Oscar Clemotte and Rodrigo (of Campbell River) will be offering the audience gathered at Vancouver Island University Theatre a South American Experience. Oscar Clemotte began to study guitar at the age of seven and later continued his studies at the Guitar Conservatory of Asuncion, Paraguay, where he earned official recognition as a guitar teacher. He also studied harmony and composition, and taught guitar at the Music Conservatory of the Catholic University of Asuncion.

Oscar performs in a wide variety of musical genres, but places particular emphasis on classical and Latin American repertoires. As a soloist, he has played with several chamber orchestras and in various Latin American folk groups. In addition to the guitar, he also plays the Paraguayan harp, the charango and other South American instruments. He has performed in guitar concerts and festivals in many countries including his native Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Italy, Israel, Portugal, Spain and Canada, where he lives now. 

Mr. Clemotte's own compositions were recently released in Italy in a CD called La Huella, and now he is working on another CD with his compositions for Spanish Guitar and other acoustic instruments. 

Oscar divides his time playing music, teaching philosophy at Vancouver Island University (formerly called Malaspina University-College) and playing with his three children.

Oscar's website is http://web.viu.ca/clemotteo/oscar_classicalguitar.htm

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