New recording! — “…and they’ve got us in their cage, ruined of grace and senses…” BCN216

So! Here you go with a new recording of my duo for Bass Clarinet and Cello, brilliantly performed by Erica Lauren Wise and Xavi Castillo from Ensemble BCN216. This is from the dress rehearsal —I couldn’t wait anymore to upload it, the concert recording is coming soon— of the concert we had last May 13th in the Institut Français of Barcelona, part of the Institut Français – Barcelona Modern Project workshop for Young Composers, with Raphaël Cendo as a guest teacher.
 
Hope you enjoy it! Viel Spaß!

Université D’Altitude 2016 — Interview

Hugo Warinsky interviewed yours truly at the end of Université D’Altitude International Workshop for Young Composers (Saint-Martin-Vèsubie, France, 2016), so here you can listen to me [trying to] explain the musical ideas behind my Vértigo (2016), which was wonderfully premiered back there by the amazing Ensemble Multilatérale.

Hope you enjoy or, at least, have fun!

 

 

New recording! — Vértigo (2016)

I am pleased to share the recording of the premiere of my piece Vértigo (2016), for Bass Flute, Bass Clarinet, Harp, Violin and Violoncello. It comes from the second concert of the Université D’Altitude 2016 — with Yann Robin and Raphaël Cendo as teachers and the Ensemble Multilatérale as visiting ensemble— that took place on July the 9th at the Eglise Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Saint-Martin-Vèsubie, France.

I must thank all the musicians of the ensemble for their magnificent work during the whole Academy an also for their brilliant performance.

Ensemble Multilatérale:

Bass Flute: Matteo Cesari
Bass Clarinet: Alain Billard
Harp: Aurélie Saraf
Violin: Antoine Maisonhaute
Violoncello: Pablo Tognan

Conductor: Léo Warinsky

Programme notes for the premiere (French):

“Dans cette pièce, j’ai essayé de créer des séries d’objets sonores hybrides en travaillant sur leurs caractéristiques spectro-morphologiques. L’énergie physique déployée par les interprètes joue un rôle structurant dans cette pièce, créant a la fois un matériau sonore et le discours musical lui-même. Cela contribue à créer une énergie particulière et une atmosphère spéciale, dans laquelle les relations entre le objets sonores tendent à provoquer une sensation de vertige ou de désorientation.”

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Radio France Musique Broadcast

I got one of my piece broadcasted on Radio France last June the 27th. It is the brilliant performance of my Only then I felt the Ice (2015), by the Ensemble Multilatérale. 

Here’s the link! Enjoy!

Le magazine de la contemporaine – 27.06.2016

http://www.francemusique.fr/emissions

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New recording! — Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (Ensemble neoN)

I am so happy to share this new recording by the magnificent Ensemble neoN, from Norway. They performed this little quintet fiercely during the first concert of MATA Festival 2016, which took place on April the 12th at Scandinavia House, New York City.

I am very thankful for their great work! The recording is amazing. I hope you enjoy it!

Flute: Yumi Murakami
Bass Clarinet in Bb: Kristine Tjøgersen
Piano: Heloísa Gomes do Amaral
Violin: Karin Hellqvist
Violoncello: Inga Byrkjeland

Conductor: Magnus Loddgard

Programme notes (by Todd Tarantino, MATA’s Executive Director):

“Built from a limited number of scarcely modified musical cells that interact and react, Tamame’s work treats its musical materials as pixels, as in a computer-generated image. As pointillist art coalesces into a larger image when granted spatial distance, Tamame’s cels, each intense, energetic, violent even, together coalesce into a unified wall of sound that moves forward in a seeming directional narrative. “Seeming” is the important word. Although the instrumentalists unquestioningly move toward a goal, the discourse itself is flat. Tamame writes: “this is a representation of the idea of ‘white noise’ —even though the sonic nature of the materials bear little resemblance to white noise itself— which while extremely energetic is also the flattest and most homogeneous of them all”. Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] is dedicated to the Meitar Ensemble, who premiered the work in Tel Aviv.”

The New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/arts/m…aranoia.html?_r=0

New York Classical Review: newyorkclassicalreview.com/2016/04/mat…rreverence/

 

New recording — Hologram

There you go with the recording of my piece “Hologram” (2016), for Amplified Bass Flute, by Gregor Schulenburg, who premiered it amazingly last April 27th during Manufaktur für Aktuelle Musik‘s concert at Festival Mixtur 2016 in Barcelona (Fabra i Coats — Fàbricas de Creació).

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

New recording! — …you took my breath away…

Here you go with a recording of my recently premiered piece …you took my breath away… (2015-16), for Flute and live electronics (controlled by Myo Armband). It comes from the concert that took place at Fundació Phonos’ Concert Hall (Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona) on last Monday, April the 26th. The flutist is Joan Pons, from Barcelona Modern Project Ensemble, who did an amazing and really committed job.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

…you took my breath away… — Premiere

Here’s a nic pic of last night’s performance of my piece “…you took my breath away…” (2016), for flute and live electronics. It was premiered by Joan Pons at the Phonos Foundation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona. Thorough and passionate performance! Thank you so much!

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New premiere — …you took my breath away…

My new piece …you took my breath away… (2015-16), for flute and live electronics (controlled by Myo armband), will be premiered by Joan Pons tomorrow evening (19.30) at Fundació Phonos (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona), in the final concert of the International Course for Composers Barcelona Modern Project-Institut Français.
Here you will find more info on the program, all mixed media music. Don’t miss it!

News — MATA Festival reviews

There you go with two reviews of the concert by Ensemble neoN —last Tuesday, April the 12th, at Scandinavia House, NYC—, the opening night for MATA Festival 2016. They played music by Alexander Kaiser, Seán Clancy, Jan Martin Smørdal, Matthew Welch, Neil Luck and my Don’t Condescend [Don’t Even Disagree] (2014), for quintet.

The first one is by The New York Times’ critic Anthony Tommasini, the second is by New York Classical Review’s George Grella.

TNYT review

“…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…

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NYCR review

“…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…” 

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