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Juan Albarracín

The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning Dutch, Italian
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Composer - Student
  • High School
  • From Neuquén
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

writing music in jogging pants

ABOUT ME

I come from Neuquén City (that´s in Patagonia, Argentina) and in I live in The Hague and study Composition at the Royal Conservatoire. I lived in Buenos Aires City from 2004 to May 2011.
I love music, specially classical and contemporary. I also love progressive rock, jazz, tango, drum n´ bass and dubstep. I´m fond of arts and humanities and I like a lot to read (when I have the time and will).
I lived in Germany for one year (2001-2002) as an exchange student, during that time I travelled a lot inside the country. After that, I´ve made two big trips, one to Bolivia and Peru in 2005 and another to Western and Southern Europe in 2008.
I'm very fond of meeting new people and exchanges ideas, experiences and dishes =)

PHILOSOPHY

"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance" e.e. cummings

"If it´s work, stop it, and do something else" Ray Bradbury

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In Buenos Aires I hosted people from Germany, England and Poland. I also had a lot of coffee-or-drinks to practice German, English or Dutch. I've been hosted twice in The Hague.

Music, Movies & Books

Composers: Girolamo Frescobaldi, J.S. Bach, Franz J. Haydn, Ludwig v. Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Jean Sibelius, Gustaf Allan Pettersson, Edgar Varèse, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti, Giacino Scelsi, Salvatore Sciarrino, Gerardo Gandini, Cornelis de Bondt, Diego Soifer, Lucas Fagín, Ivan Babinchak-Renqvist, Cristiano Melli, Noah Rectenwald.

Rock and pop: The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Frank Zappa, Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Radiohead, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy.

Authors: Franz Kafka, Max Frisch, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Heinrich Heine, Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger, Paul Celan, Rose Ausländer, William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, ee cummings, Robert Frost, Samuel Sherwood, Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago, Émile Zolà, Marcel Proust, Cesare Pavese, Alfonsina Storni, Jorge Luis Borges, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Manuel Mujica Lainez, Manuel Puig, Haruki Murakami, Ferdinand Bordewijk, Gerard Reve, Harry Mulisch.

Film directors: Fritz Lang, Ingmar Bergman, Peter Greenaway, Jan Svankmajer, Woody Allen, Werner Herzog, Guy Maddin, Leonardo Favio, Eliseo Subiela, Pedro Almodovar, Coen Brothers, Charlie Kaufman.

TV: ALF, Seinfeld, Curb your enthusiasm, Louie CK, Extras, The Office (both British and American), Two and a half men (with Charlie Sheen), Family Guy, Simpsons, Southpark, Black Mirror

One Amazing Thing I've Done

- I took a flight in a piper over the Nazca lines.
- I went to Bomarzo, Italy, where the "Park of the monsters" is located, a sculpture park from the 16th century.
- I travelled in Bolivia by bus through the cliffs from La Paz to Sorata.
- I heard live the 5 hs. piece of music "For Philip Guston" by Morton Feldman. Really trascendental!
- Basler Fasnacht!
- Reading the last 50 pages of "Remembrance of times past" by Proust on a bus through Patagonia while fearing that I could die at any moment without ending the work.

Teach, Learn, Share

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Countries I've Visited

Bolivia, Brazil, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Germany, Netherlands

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