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FELIPE BARRAL MOMBERG - BIO Felipe Barral Momberg is a Chilean artist. He is a writer, musician, artist, photographer, producer & filmmaker. An iPoet. Has a Master degree in Philosophy and is also a journalist. He lives in the United States and is working as an Assignment Editor/Producer in CNN en Español in Atlanta, where he also hosts and produces a weekly segment called Juego de Palabras (Play on Words). He covers art, culture & literature, interviewing artists and doing packages that air in shows within CNN en Español. He has produced documentaries for that channel as well. The balance between art and reality have become the source of his ideas. At an early age he start developing his own voice in colors, music and words. In a certain way, he recovered the vision of Leonardo da Vinci about the man like a complete being; a creative being able of the unthinkable thing. He express himself through his poems and novels, his music and his paintings, creating multimedia as well. VISUAL ART 2008 - IGNI the movie (film) Felipe Barral Momberg is producing his first movie on the concept of iPoetry. Is the manifest of the iPoet, where the script is based on his poems & the soundtrack is composed and performed by the author. He is working with a talented group of animators, actors & producers. 2008 - Macondo a los ojos de Leo Matiz (Documentary) - Macondo through the eyes of Leo Matiz Felipe Barral Momberg is producing a documentary for CNN en Español about the colombian photographer Leo Matiz and how he put on film the “magical realism” that colombian author Gabriel García Marquez made famous around the world. 2008 - El Legado Poético de Gabriela Mistral (Documentary) - The Poetic Legacy of Gabriela Mistral Felipe Barral Momberg is producing a documentary for CNN en Español about the poetic legacy of chilean poet Gabriela Mistral that was unveiled in the United States after 40 years. There’s more than 100 unpublished poems in it. 2007 - Juego de Palabras special show (Play on Words special show) 30 min special show with the best of Barral’s reporting throughout the year. Produced, Written & Edited by Felipe Barral Mombeg. Music by Felipe Barral Momberg. 2007 - Original pkg’s (On Air) Felipe Barral Momberg produced, reported, wrote and edited more than 65 original pkg’s about art, culture and literature that brought original content to CNN en Español’s air. 2007 - 373 Días en Cautiverio (Documentary) - 373 Days in Captivity 30 min documentary about a colombian girl kidnapped by the ELN. Produced, Written & Edited by Felipe Barral Mombeg. Music by Felipe Barral Momberg. 2007 - Agenda Cultural for “Panorama Mundial con Patricia Janiot” Since March 2007 Felipe Barral Momberg has produced & edited a 32 seconds segment called “Agena Cultural” that showcase cultural events, concerts and fairs in the whole American continent. The segment airs every Friday in the prime time show “Panorama Mundial con Patricia Janiot”. 2007 - “CNN en Español 10th Anniversary Special Show” Felipe Barral Momberg co-produced the special show that celebrated the 10th anniversary of CNN en Español. He wrote a long pkg’s that reviewed the stories CNN en Español covered during those 10 years, and also produce, reported and edited a pkg about what 10 year-old children think about the stories of the next 10 years. 2007 - iPoems Felipe Barral Momberg produced, directed, edited and wrote the music for the iPoems: “Revolución”, “Spread the Word” & “We Live”. 2006 - Juego de Palabras special show (Play on Words special show) 30 min special show with the best of Barral’s reporting throughout the year. Produced, Written & Edited by Felipe Barral Mombeg. Music by Felipe Barral Momberg. 2006 - Fugatar video clips Felipe Barral Momberg produced, directed & edited the video clips “The Grim Harlequin”, “The Dawn” & “We Live” for his band “Fugatar”. 2006 - Mario Vargas Llosa special Felipe Barral Momberg co-produced the special show that CNN en Español did about peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa. He wrote 2 pkg’s that reviewed Vargas Llosa both cultural and political profiles and interviewed the author. 2006 - Original pkg’s (On Air) Felipe Barral Momberg produced, reported, wrote and edited more than 120 original pkg’s about art, culture and literature that brought original content to CNN en Español and CNN International’s air. 2003 - Present Juego de Palabras segment (Play on Words segment) Since 2003 Felipe Barral Momberg produce, host and edit the weekly segment “Juego de Palabras” (”Play on Words”) where he talks about art, culture and literature. The segment airs live every Friday in the show “Encuentro con Daniel Viotto” on CNN en Español. 1999 - Nosferatu Felipe Barral Momberg produced, directed, shot and edited the video clip “Nosferatu” that was released when he wrote the soundtrack for the 1922 silent movie “Nosferatu” by german master F.W. Muranu. Felipe Barral Momberg released the album with the same name that year. 1998 - Múrberon Felipe Barral Momberg produced, directed, shot and edited the video clip “Múrberon” that was part of the exhibition of the poems and photographs of his book “Múrberon: el verdadero papel de la poesía”, published that year. PUBLICATIONS 2008 MAP, STOCK & US The author is working on a trilogy of novels: MAP (de Militares a Pajaritos), STOCK and US (Under Siege). The series is the quest of CNN Journalist Santiago Kovalsky, who first try to leave both the stories about 9/11 (both in Chile and in the United States), but then realized he never can escape his destiny, finding through unique characters the real identity of those who make the world spins. 2008 COPITO & FRIENDS - Children’s book series The author is working in a Children’s book series designed around characters that his father used to tell him when he was a child. Now Felipe Barral Momberg is telling new stories based on those characters to his own children. 2006 POETRY AS THE INNER LANGUAGE OF THE THOUGHT This is the thesis the author wrote at the end of his Master in Philosophy. Is an essay where he explain why poetry is at the beginning of every thought, and that human beings can only fulfill their potential when they start living without obeying the principle of necessary reason. 2001 AION Book of selected poems that reveals the inner circle that create all my poetry.Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile, 2001. 2000 THE BOOK OF ISAMAR A big collection of poems that includes two books in one. Both poetry works explore the fine line that thought is walking in our times, revealing the union of poetry and philosophy.Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile, 2000. 1998 MÚRBERON, the True Paper of Poetry Quality and beautiful finished book with 54 poems and 54 photographs of female nude in black and white, all by the same author that explores the eternal theme of love.Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile, 1998. 1998 SLEEP A book of one poem written with the Philosopher Gioconda Secchi Rossini when both get married.Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile, 1998. COMPOSITIONS 2008 MÚRBERON, the True Paper of Poetry Felipe Barral Momberg is working on a rock symphony composed specially for the bilingual edition of Múrberon, that mix both the powerful rock guitar, bass & drum of modern rock with fragile passages of acoustic & classical guitar. The symphony has 3 movements, each of them with 5 parts or songs. 2007 FLORA ELECTRONICA SOUNDTRACK Felipe Barral Momberg composed & recorded the music for the project Flora Electronica, made by students of Ali Mazalek’s Experimental Media class at Georgia Tech. Flora Electronico was part of the Listening Machines 2007 exhibition. Flora Electronica is an electronic garden inhabited by artificial plants equipped with sensors and actuators that acts as a real-time media performance space. 2006 FUGATAR -A Revolution of one- Fugatar is Felipe Barral Momberg’s band. His musical alter ego. All the lyrics, music and art design is done by the artist. A Revolution of One is their first album. 2003 ANALYA’S WEDDING Soundtrack composed for the wedding of Analya Céspedes & Phillip Dupont in Washington, DC. 2002 THE LAST RITE Soundtrack composed for the short movie The Last Rites, by director Miguel Letelier. This film was broadcast on the IFC Channel and several festivals around the world. 2002 THE BEGGER Soundtrack composed for the short movie The Begger, by the director Miguel Letelier, specially to be performed live with the screen of the movie. 1999 NOSFERATU Soundtrack composed for the silent film of the German master F.W. Murnau: Nosferatu (1922); sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany. Felipe Barral Momberg did a two-month tour performing the music live with the film in 16mm. Édak Ediciones, Santiago de Chile, 1999. EXHIBITIONS 2006 VASES EXHIBITION First exhibition with the vases that the author is painting. He is pushing the limits of his unique technique, now painting in three dimensional objects. Seven vases were in exhibition at the Juliette Gallery in the Tula Arts Center, in Atlanta. 2003 ARTIST AT THE “QUIET PLACES, LOUD THOUGHTS” EXHIBITION First collective exhibition in New York City, as part of the Agora Gallery exhibition “Quiet Places, Loud Thoughts”, in the middle of the Soho. Five paintings were displayed. 2002 ARTIST AT THE “FRESH!” SHOW Live performance at the opening ceremony of Fresh!, a group art showcase presented by Fifth Class, an art collective based in Atlanta, GA. One poem and one photograph of the book “Múrberon” were included in the exhibition catalogue. 1999 EXHIBITION OF MÚRBERON Exhibition of the poems and photographs of Múrberon at the Art Gallery “Jo”, Santiago, Chile (January, 1999). 1999 EXHIBITION OF MÚRBERON Exhibition of the poems and photographs of Múrberon at the Art Gallery of Marbella Resort; Marbella, Chile (February, 1999). 1999 VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF MÚRBERON Virtual exhibition of photographs of Múrberon in the web page of the photographic laboratory “Technology One” (January to March, 1999). 1996 - 1996 PAINTER FOR DOLMEN BOOKS The author has been the painter for Dolmen Books, doing the covers of the books: “Ethic and Action” by Francisco Varela (1996); “The Chilean Enterprise Revolution” by Cecilia Montero (1997); “Human Formation and Qualification” by Humberto Maturana and Sima Nisis (1997); and “The Objectivity ” by Humberto Maturana (1997). 1996 VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF MY PAINTINGS Individual exhibition in the virtual art gallery of the Web page of the bookstore World Book Centre (1996). 1996 EXHIBITION AT THE GALLERY OF THE ASTONISHMENT Individual exhibition at the “Gallery of the Astonishment”, a project created by the author installed in the shopping center “Drugstore Gallery”, Santiago, Chile (1996). 1996 FLASH EXHIBITION OF THE ASTONISHMENT Individual exhibition at the “Gallery of the Astonishment”, a project created by the author installed in the downtown streets of Santiago, Chile (1996). 1994 EXHIBITION OF POSTAL ART RELATED TO HUIDOBRO Collective exhibition of Postal Art related to the Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile (1994). 1991 COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION Collective exhibition in the Medicine Faculty of the University of Chile, Santiago (1991). 1991 “OJO CON EL ARTE” EXHIBITION & REVIEW Exhibition of two paintings in the TV program “Eye with the Art” of National Television, anchored by chilean painter Nemesio Antúnez (1991).