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  • “Historias Épicas” / “Imágenes de Amanecer” - (1977) - (Demo tape)
  • El Nirvana - (1977)



Members featured in the album

  • El Nirvana - (1977)


Demo 1977

RUBÉN CEPEDA - Electric guitar and arrangements


DANIEL BUONO - Electric bass







Guest musicians:




En vivo 1977

RUBÉN CEPEDA - Electric guitar and arrangements


DANIEL BUONO - Electric bass





In the middle of 1976, the group El Nirvana began to take shape in the corridors of the musical conservatory of the seaside resort of Mar del Plata. Several attending musicians gathered there and created an octet of Contemporary Music, as they used to define themselves, made up of young people who came from different musical currents, basically opposite, from which they managed to get along with a particular aesthetic creating an amalgam of Progressive Rock with Pastoral overtones. and Urbanos, based on an academic background from which most of its members came.

Its initial formation was made up of Ruben Cepeda on guitar and arrangements, Gabriel López on traverse flute, Eduardo Cequi on alto sax, Sergio Turovetsky on violin, Adrián Baldoni on organ, Daniel Buono on bass, Roque Figliuolo on drums and Mauricio Bruni on the part. vocal.

On October 15, 1976 they made their official debut at the La Botonera Theater together with the Abismal group, where they performed for the first time the song "Fourth Dimension" in an octet version, a song composed by Cepeda in 1975, which was archived from the La Cienaga season. After the visit of Astor Piazzolla with his Electronic Octet in the 75-76 season, this theme was taken up again, which has elements of Citizen Music. From then on, it was used to start each show, since it had a crescendo climate in the first part until the theme itself exploded, after a somewhat mysterious improvisation and almost always ended with a variation of the theme executing a jam.

At the beginning of the year 1977, difficult times were running, even in inland cities like Mar del Plata, however the group managed to move almost “clandestinely” to promote their concerts. Pasting posters was an odyssey and convening the public had its complications. It was almost recurrent that near the entrance where they used to perform their shows it was always guarded by some sinister character, controlling what happened there. This is how some stories like “Josefino, el Hipermúsico” arose, and some others as well, which portrayed that time.

In February of that same year they recorded a Demo (open tape) at the Alfonsin-Casco studios, where the songs “Historias Épicas” and “Imágenes de Amanecer” were recorded. With the contribution of Rubén Monni on violin and Rubén Villan on cello.

After recording this material, they performed at the Teatro La Botonera, where the “negro” Ramón Salinas played tenor sax as a guest, along with the Camino Celeste trio. Finally this would be the last show of the extensive initial formation.

In spite of everything, the continuity of the group did not stop. The following month they began an intense career as a quartet throughout the year, which included numerous presentations at the local Eureka - Concert. In this way, El Nirvana was made up of Rubén Cepeda, on electric guitar, Gabriel López on flute and sax, Daniel Buono on bass and Roque Figliuolo on drums and percussion.

In each of their performances, they began to introduce other artistic disciplines such as the plastic arts and literature –with stories by Marta Barzola–, creating a special setting for the spectator who witnessed a story set to music and graphed by Cristian Dalgaard. Luis Badalini also joins as manager.

After the change of physiognomy, they performed twice in June before the audience of the Ciudad Feliz, and later, faced one of their most memorable shows: on July 8 they performed at the Atlantic Theater together with the group Alas – on this date his debut Pedro Aznar– and the group Becuadro (natives of Tandil).

Corresponding to this performance, they performed at the end of the month in the city of Tandil at the Fine Arts Auditorium of that city, already with Marcelo Gugliotta on drums.

A little later they appeared in the city of Olavarría, in the Municipal Auditorium.

Around mid-September Daniel Buono left, being replaced on bass by Jorge Limiñana. Consequently, they begin a new cycle of presentations at Eureka - Concert, during the closing of the month.

On October 9 they perform in the city of Miramar at the Tupac nightclub and close a mini tour playing in Necochea.

In December they had scheduled a date at the Teatro Estrellas in the city of Buenos Aires, but their performance was unfortunately frustrated, since they could not cover the costs of the production, they only rehearsed there. Therefore, they closed the year with a show at the Diagonal Theater in their city, on December 16. In this concert there was a stage set (a castle) that represented part of a theme, and also projections in super 8 by a filmmaker whose name did not appear in the program.

After the beginning of a new year, they had several performances at Eureka - Concert, in a cycle held on Mondays of the summer season of 1978. After those shows, the musicians took different directions.

Twelve years after their separation, El Nirvana returned to the stage in a reunion called "Twelve Years Later", a concert that took place on Monday, February 12, 1990 at the Alfonsina pub, a place located in front of the monument of the famous writer, in the seaside resort. On this one occasion, the participants were: Rubén Cepeda on guitar and arrangements, Gabriel López on flute and sax, Daniel Buono on double bass, Claudio Campos on drums and percussion. That was his last performance.

Currently, the group returned to the stages of Mar del Plata with its almost complete line-up, resuming the old path that had been left behind.




* El Nirvana Official Facebook

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