Balam Ronan || Tzozil

Tzotzil (2013. 4’51″) is a work composed with recordings made in Chiapas, in the southeast of Mexico.

When we speak about South we talk about a geographic location as a given context, in a local and/or global level. We can speakof the South of a town, city, country, continent, and each region will have several different cultures, languages, social relationships.


To talk about the South od Mexico is to talk about multiculturalism, about social and political struggle, is to talk about vast natural resources, among many other things.
In this piece is possible to hear the conversations in Tzotzil language between the indigenous women of the San Juan Chamula village as well as sounds of birds and insects recorded at Palenque and Chiapa de Corzo.

BIO || Balam Ronan has a bachelor’s degree in music with line terminal in Composition at the Autonomous Univeristy od Querétaro, Mexico. His works includes acoustic, electroacoustic and electronic media composition, soundscaping, has also made music for contemporary dance and designe the sound for thetre and installations. Has releases work with the netabels Green Field Recordings and Echomusic. His music has been performed in Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Sweden and the United States.