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Thursday, November 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater

Filera is a trio of musicians, Natalia Perez, Wilfrido Terrazas and Carmina Escobar, that share similar interests in contemporary/experimental music, improvised music and performance art.


  • Prelude: Carmina Escobar - Candle Music (2017)
  • Fobias 1
  • Ignacio Baca Lobera - Soneto (2014)
  • Fobias 2
  • Two Cantigas de Santa María (Anonymous, 13th Century)
    • Ondas do mate de Vigo
    • Mia irmana fremosa (Arranged by Filera)
  • Fobias 3
  • Wilfrido Terrazas - Pequeño huerto (2015)
  • Despedida: Filias/Fobias

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Concert Program (PDF)


Philia (/ˈfɪliə/; Ancient Greek: φιλία), often translated "brotherly love", is one of the four ancient Greek words for love: philia, storge, agape and eros. In Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, philia is usually translated as "friendship" or affection. The complete opposite is called a phobia. [Wikipedia]


Carmina Escobar
Candle Music (2017)

Fobias 1

Ignacio Baca Lobera
Soneto (2014)

Fobias 2

Two Cantigas de Santa María 
(Anonymous, 13th Century)
-Ondas do mate de Vigo
-Mia irmana fremosa
Arranged by Filera

Fobias 3

Wilfrido Terrazas
Pequeño huerto (2015)


Filera, n. Slang word used at Mexican border cities such as Tijuana, Ensenada or Mexicali, for knife.

Having met in different contemporary music and free improv ensembles, we (Carmina, Natalia and Wilfrido) first got together as a trio in 2013 to play temA, the groundbreaking work written by German composer Helmut Lachenmann in 1968. From then, we have collaborated with composers like Ignacio Baca Lobera and Carola Bauckholt, besides creating our own pieces.

The other side of Filera’s work is free improvisation. One thing that the three of us have in common is that we equally enjoy playing notated music and improvisation. When we decided to start a trio together, we took it upon ourselves to balance these two worlds that interest us, and so we always try to do a bit of both wherever we go. Both sides inform and nurture each other in our work and we feel both are indispensable.

Filera: Filias/Fobias Tour 2018
November 15, 2018 7pm UCSD Experimental Theater, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla CA
November 16, 2018 8pm (?) Bread & Salt, San Diego, CA
November 17, 2018 8pm Betalevel, Los Angeles, CA
November 18, 2018, 6pm Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA


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