Short bio [program notes]
Diego Jiménez Tamame (Zamora, Spain, 1990)
had his first contact with composition when he started attending to Harmony, Counterpoint and Composition lessons with teacher Enrique Blanco Rodríguez at Professional Music Conservatory “Tahonas Viejas” of Salamanca, Spain. He was also finishing his professional Viola studies with teacher Juan Mesana Graffe at the same conservatory. Nevertheless, he mainly focused his interests in composition.
In 2016, he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Composition at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Aragón (CSMA), in Zaragoza, Spain, with Jesús Rueda, Agustí Charles Soler and Eneko Vadillo as main Composition teachers, and also with teachers like Juan José Eslava Cabanellas, José Manuel López López, Arnau Bataller, Miquel Rodrigo, Josep Sanz i Quintana, Irene G. Quero or Alberto Bernal.
He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Composition at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, with Beat Furrer as main Composition teacher.
He has also attended to seminars, courses, academies and masterclasses with composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Philippe Hurel, Fabián Panisello, Luis de Pablo, Alberto Posadas, Sofía Gubaidulina, Ramón Lazkano, Raphaël Cendo, Zygmunt Krauze, Beat Furrer, Jesús Torres, Ivan Fedele, Pierluigi Billone, Paul Patterson, Chen Yi, Alessandro Solbiati, Paweł Hendrich, Tristan Murail, Stefano Gervasoni, Mauricio Sotelo, Francesco Filidei, Franck Bedrossian, Yann Robin, Hèctor Parra, Chaya Czernowin, Peter Ablinger or Alvin Lucier.
His music has been performed in countries like Spain, Israel, Canada, USA, Mexico, Germany, Italy or Austria by musicians like Cecilia Bercovich (Vl., Vla.), Ana Martínez Pinal (Vla.), Diego García-Pliego García-Muñoz (Sax.), Pablo León Candela (Sax.), Juan Carlos Rivas Perretta (Ob.), Kike Labián Camino (Perc.) or Joan Pons (Fl.) and groups like Academy for the New Music CSMA (Spain), Meitar Ensemble (Israel), PluralEnsemble (Spain), Trio de Magia (Spain), The Aëris Trio (Spain), Ensemble Interface (Germany), the Students of the Carl Maria Von Weber Hochschule für Musik Dresden (Germany), Ensemble Multilatérale (France), Quatuor Tana (France), Barcelona Modern Project (Spain), Manufaktur für Aktuelle Musik (Germany), Ensemble neoN (Norway) or PPCM Ensemble from the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz (Austria). He has also collaborated with conductors like Pablo Labián Camino (Spain), Jorge Nicolás Manrique (Spain), Natalia Salinas (Argentina), Fabián Panisello (Argentina) or Pablo Andoni Gómez Olabarría (Spain).
“…The young Spanish composer Diego Jiménez Tamame packs a lot of dense, restless music into his five-minute “Don’t Condescend [Don’t Even Disagree].” It unfolds with violent shifts and gnashing chords as motifs and cells of pitches interact and recombine…“
“…Don’t condescend sounds like a dense burst of white noise, disassembled, with the parts all heading back to coalesce at a central point. The well-executed writing is full of power and gnarled timbres…“