Juan Antonio Nieto

Juan Antonio Nieto is a sound artist who also uses the moniker Pangea to sign some of his works. His records have been published on labels such as Trente Oiseaux, Mandorla, Experimedia, Idiosyncratics, Test Tube, A.M.P., and Luscinia among others. Nieto has collaborated with several avant-garde artists: Brazilian composer Leo Alves Vieira working with the Quarteto de Cordas da Grota, Japanese author Kenji Siratori who has voiced his compositions, American turntablist Maria Chavez, Serbian composer Igor Jovanovic, Argentinean videoartist Laura Focarazzo (This collaboration won the award of the “Diario de Levante” Incubarte Festival Valencia 2012), Greek percussionist Chris Silver T, the Argentinean Luis Marte, the German Kris Limbach, the Spanish duo Oikos, the Basque Miguel Angel Garcia and the Colombian David Velez. The latter release was considered the best album of 2007 by the journal Earlabs. His music has been included in various art installations, in the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, the Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, the Fuga Lab festival, the Moozak festival of Vienna and the Abstract Cinema festival of Rome. In February 2012 the Spanish Radio Nacional (radio clasica Ars Sonora) broadcast a Monographic program about his works. Juan Antonio Nieto is also a member of the Hypermodern Group, a free improvisation ensemble that includes musicians such as Frank Vigroux, Le Quan Minh and Hank Bennink and he sometimes plays with the LOM (La Orquesta Mundana). Pangea has performed in several European and American cities.