As part of the “SXSW Presents: Sounds of Uruguay” showcase, musician and songwriter, Daniel Drexler is one of 6 Uruguayan artists who will be making appearances at the Austin, TX festival.
Daniel Drexler was born in Montevideo in 1969. His work can be described as electro-acoustic pop songs, with a strong influence from the Rio de la Plata-region folklore, such as milonga from the Pampas, candombe, chamarrita and Montevideo-style murga.
Daniel has released 5 records: “La Llave en la Puerta” (1998), “FullTime” (2001),”Vacío” (2006), “Micromundo” (2009) and his most recent effort called, “Mar Abierto” (2012), published in Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
Drexler’s most recent album, “Mar Abierto”, has been considered by Brazil’s press as one of the 5 best records released in 2013. Uruguay’s most important newspaper, El País, labeled “Mar Abierto” as one of the 5 best records of the year. In Argentina, “Mar Abierto” was awarded the Gardel Award; which is the equivalent of the Grammy, for “Best album – Artist of testimonial and singer/songwriter song.”
During the last few years, Daniel Drexler has held over 500 concerts in Argentina, Spain, Switzerland, Chile, Brazil, Sweden, Belgium, Uruguay, Cuba and Colombia sharing the stage with renowned performers and songwriters of international prestige.
Daniel Drexler has also written music for movies, composing the soundtrack for documentaries such as “Familia Tipo”, by the Argentinian director Cecilia Priego, and “Caminantes”, by the Uruguayan director residing in Mallorca, Alejandro Facal. He recently composed the music for “El Notificador”, a movie by Argentinian director, Blas Eloy Martinez.
Besides being a songwriter, musician and performer, Daniel Drexler is also a physician holding an advanced degree in medicine. His medical research has focused on the physiology of the auditive system, specifically on the ringing of the ears (tinnitus), which is a condition that affects many musicians, most notably, Pete Townshend, guitarist and songwriter for legendary British band, The Who.
Make sure to check his performance at the SXSW on March 12 at the Speakeasy and/or at the Russian House on Thursday, March 13
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Edited by Angel Aguilar