Edgar Muenala is an independent artist based in British Columbia who has traveled across Canada for the past 20 years sharing his music at important community events such as the Vancouver winter Olympics 2010.
Edgar enjoyed his first professional music engagement when he was 15 years old, playing guitar and violin and pan-flutes in bars in Quito, Ecuador. His aspirations as a musician led him to Europe, Spain and Portugal where he further pursued a performing career while attending various cultural events and concerts. For the next several years, Edgar continued to travel abroad while at the same time honing his skills in music composition and orchestration. His growing musical career took him to perform for the university of Wisconsin as well as many other events in Seattle and Chicago. As the technology in music and sound design rapidly advanced in the eighties and nineties, it opened up exciting new areas where Edgar could further develop his talent and ideas. In 1994 Edgar toured Japan, this was the foundation of what became the beginning of his own musical pathway. Edgar was inspired by both his native music and Asian culture to create a musical fusion of sounds from around the world. His focus was to bring together different traditional instruments along with culturally diverse rhythms and electronic digital effects to form his own contemporary style.
Later, Edgar continued to work in the specialized field of music and sound design for advertising, corporate events and festivals. During this period, he produced 8 albums and two DVD’s of live performances of his own music and of other Canadian artists. In addition to his scoring credits, he has been heard at the Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition, Surrey Fusion Festival (BC), Oriental Strings of Harmony Concert at the Richmond River Rock Casino, Edmonton Heritage Festival.