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Manuel Villar Lifac

Manuel Villar Lifac, multi-instrumentalist and writer at Higher Hz

Manuel is a versatile professional multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and staff writer at Higher Hz, where he covers orchestral strings.

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Manuel embarked on his musical journey at the age of nine, delving into bass, guitar, piano, trumpet, and trombone. His expertise spans both classical and popular music genres.

Manuel embarked on his musical journey at the age of nine, delving into bass, guitar, piano, trumpet, and trombone.

His formal education culminated in a degree from the Buenos Aires School of Music (EMBA), with a major in double bass. Furthering his expertise, he specialized in jazz at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory (CSMMF) and honed his classical skills while performing with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra after deciding to devote himself to the cello.

In convergence with his Western music studies, he embarked on an extensive research journey to India, where he specialized in the sitar and dilruba. Since then, he has dedicated himself to merging the sounds of Eastern and Western music.

His goal evolved into integrating seemingly disparate worlds, using music as a tool to create one's own reality, a concept taught by ancient cultures from both hemispheres for millennia.

This ethos is evident in the multiple international "Best Original Score" award-winning soundtrack he contributed to for the feature film Axiomas.

Later on, he encountered the transformative teachings of José Luis Parise, an internationally renowned lecturer and researcher, and delved into the profound insights of the Method of Magic.

Subsequently, he embarked on a journey to explore the integration of psychoanalysis with initiated cultures from diverse corners of the globe, uncovering the intrinsic connection between initiation and music.

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