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The complexity of Alex Rodriguez's musical life, as an instrumentalist and composer, has produced a peculiarwork for the concert guitar. I ascribe this uniqueness to Rodriguez's connection to Antonio Lauro's must daring aesthetic to be "Lauro's trait". Futhermore, Rodriguez incoporates subtle references to his intensive experience as a rock and jazz musician, specially in the use of the base line, by bringing an "off-center" tonal tendency towards rather modal tensions. In short, he achieves a personal melos, at once extremely contemporary while almost romantic at times, in a paradoxical, late-century sense. The whole unleashes a high level of complexity, with him taking full advantage of the resources of the instrument, delivered, nonetheless, with utmust simplicity, in this way, Alex Rodriguez brings strikingly singular achivement to the panorama of Latin American guitar music, while remaining anchored to his indisputable Venezuelan legacy. Historian of Venezuelan Guitar Music.
Dr. Alejandro Bruzual / Historiador de la Guitarra en Venezuela. 2020
His understanding of the composition and deep knowledge of the guitar, making it one of our finest composers for guitar and orchestra.
Leopoldo Igarza. 2011
Alex is an ecclectic composer who, with his unique musical voice, takes the best from each music style to create his works of art. Because of its quality, expression, and creativity, Alex's music is already part of the Art and popular Venezuelan music history. I very much admire the natural flow of his pieces and the imprint of his musical personality, which ranges from jazz to avant-garde classical music.
Hermann Hudde. 2011
Alexandro Rodríguez - Venezuela