Osvaldo Torres is an active creator, who feeds his sensitivity of readings literary or ethnographic, music from around the world. He explains with his words what inspires him: "The desire to shed light, to open doors, to live in doubt, question and ask me, me face unique thought and uniformity, to advocate for diversity and feel engaged with my fellow".
Osvaldo Torres,
his art history...
Today...
Osvaldo Torres went into exile in 1985 in France to dedicate himself to literature, music, cinema. Ten years after his arrival, he recorded the Mapuche of the Chile.
In 1999 he returned for the first time to the Chile to save disk Fósil... continuidad, which notably includes songs dedicated to Victor Jara and his widow, but also to Angel Parra.
In 2000, he recorded with the Group Inti-Illimani and Horacio Durán Escarcha y sol, then became involved in many projects in France while keeping ties to the artists of the Chile. Thus, he composed for films, CDs of children's stories, discs; He painted, exposes, and publishes books.
Osvaldo, who was already studying the charango and quena, approached his cousins to form together in 1972 the Group Illapu. The idea was to develop a style and a musical form related to the roots of the Chilean North, based on Kunza and Aymara cultures.
 
Osvaldo, who was already studying the charango and quena, approached his cousins to form together in 1972 the Group Illapu. The idea was to develop a style and a musical form related to the roots of the Chilean North, based on Kunza and Aymara cultures. Osvaldo Torres worked with composer Nano Acevedo in the famous Peña Javiera de Santiago, Cafe del Cerro and the Centre cultural Mapocho, meccas of the musical establishment of the resistance to the dictatorship.
 
In 1977, seems the Vuelo de pajaros disk that launches a solo career. In 1978, at the request of the women of disappeared detainees, Osvaldo Torres creates La Vigilia, singular and poetic, work that will be performed clandestinely in the parishes and bear witness to enforced disappearances committed by the Pinochet regime. Continuity
Continuity... to europe
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