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Ernesto Diaz-Infante
guitarist, composer and improviser
Born in Salinas, California, Ernesto Diaz-Infante is Chicano (of Mexican descent). He received his MFA in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts and has created musical compositions that span a broad perspective:
transcendental piano, noise, avant-garde guitar, field recordings, lo-fi four-track manipulations, and experimental song. ED-I has performed throughout Europe and the United States, and his music has been broadcasted internationally. He has recorded more than 15 CDs of music and collaborated with numerous musicans. In 2000, his composition, I/O (for chamber ensemble), was performed by the California EAR Unit. He has been awarded residencies at the Centre International de Recherche Musicale (CIRM) in Nice, France, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Villa Montalvo, The Ucross Foundation, among others. He runs Pax Recordings record label which is dedicated to the documentation, preservation, and contagion of music from the margins of our culture and psyches. He lives in San Francisco with the filmmaker/video artist Marjorie Sturm and their son.







"Ernesto is by now to be considered one of the most attentive, ear-opening, brain-splitting creatives in the new music scene."--Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes.

"He makes a dangerous playmate." --The WIRE, August 2002

"Since the mid-'90s, Ernesto Diaz-Infante counts as one of the most prolific avant-garde composer and improviser the U.S. West Coast has seen. He has performed and recorded music on piano, prepared guitar, and electronics; composed chamber music; improvised with a very large number of musicians from California, New York, and Chicago; and released a pile of CDs on very small independent labels such as Pax Recordings, Sweetstuff Media, Zzaj Productions, and Public Eyesore. He also curates the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival (since 1999) and the creative music series at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco (since 2000). His multifaceted career gives him the look of an eclectic or maverick artist, but the persistence and commanding seriousness with which he pursues his career is gaining him a small but dedicated following." --Francois Couture, All Muisc Guide.
CDs on which Ernesto Diaz-Infante appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Reverberations From Spring Past Diaz-Infante/Fernandes/Montoya/Romus
Artist: Reverberations From Spring Past
Title: Diaz-Infante/Fernandes/Montoya/Romus
Label: Pax Recordings PR90281
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90281
Voices In The Wilderness Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Artist: Voices In The Wilderness
Title: Dissenting Soundscapes and Songs of G.W.'s America
Label: Pax Recordings PR90276
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90276
The Abstractions Novo Navigatio
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Novo Navigatio
Label: Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records PR90275/EDT4027
Dave Tucker West Coast Group Tenderloin
Artist: Dave Tucker West Coast Group
Title: Tenderloin
Label: Pax Recordings PR90264
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90264
Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth (as is stated...before known)
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth
Title: (as is stated...before known)
Label: Pax Recordings PR90263
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90263
Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Matt Hannafin all the states between
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Matt Hannafin
Title: all the states between
Label: Pax Recordings PR90262
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90262
The Abstractions Ars Vivende
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Ars Vivende
Label: Pax Recordings PR90260/EDT4019
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90260/EDT4019
Ernesto Diaz-Infante s/t
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Title: s/t
Label: Pax Recordings PR90259
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90259
Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA! Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations
Artist: Moe! Staiano's MOE!KESTRA!
Title: Two Forms of Multitudes: Conducted Improvisations
Label: Pax Recordings PR90261
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90261
Bruckmann/Diaz-Infante/Shiurba/Stackpole grand mal
Artist: Bruckmann/Diaz-Infante/Shiurba/Stackpole
Title: grand mal
Label: Pax Recordings bar 1234/pax
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings bar 1234/pax
Diaz-infante/St.Chaos/Bohol long await between collapsed lungs
Artist: Diaz-infante/St.Chaos/Bohol
Title: long await between collapsed lungs
Label: Pax Recordings PR90257
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90257
Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth 'march'
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth
Title: 'march'
Label: Pax Recordings PR90256
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90256
rev.99 Everything Changed After 7-11
Artist: rev.99
Title: Everything Changed After 7-11
Label: Pax Recordings PR90255
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90255
Rudis/Custodio/Diaz-Infante Crashing The Russian Renaissance
Artist: Rudis/Custodio/Diaz-Infante
Title: Crashing The Russian Renaissance
Label: Pax Recordings PR90253
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90253
Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth Wires and Wooden Boxes
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Chris Forsyth
Title: Wires and Wooden Boxes
Label: Pax Recordings PR90252
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90252
Ernesto Diaz-Infante Solus
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Title: Solus
Label: Pax Recordings PR90250
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90250
Ernesto Diaz-Infante Ucross Journal
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Title: Ucross Journal
Label: Pax Recordings PR90249
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90249
Ernesto Diaz-Infante Tepeu
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Title: Tepeu
Label: Pax Recordings PR90247
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90247
Ernesto Diaz-Infante Itz'at
Artist: Ernesto Diaz-Infante
Title: Itz'at
Label: Pax Recordings PR90245
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90245
The Abstractions Sonic Conspiracy
Artist: The Abstractions
Title: Sonic Conspiracy
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4012
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4012
The Left Coast Improv Group The Left Coast Improv Group
Artist: The Left Coast Improv Group
Title: The Left Coast Improv Group
Label: Jimzeen Productions CD1003
Label page on this site: Jimzeen Productions
Jimzeen Productions CD1003
Triangle Triangle
Artist: Triangle
Title: Triangle
Label: Moving Lines Recordings 001
Label page on this site: Moving Lines Recordings
Moving Lines Recordings 001
muck roc
Artist: muck
Title: roc
Label: Pax Recordings PR90272
Label page on this site: Pax Recordings
Pax Recordings PR90272