New premiere — ManiFeste 2018

My piece IMPACT/TREMORS/SHIFTING (2017-18), written for L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, will be premiered at Centquatre Paris during the final concert of the Orchestral Reading workshop of the ManiFeste Academy 2018. See you there!

https://manifeste.ircam.fr/agenda/stockhausen-1/detail/

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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!

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!

Université D’Altitude 2016

I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve been selected as one of the students for the first edition of Université D’Altitude, which will take place this summer in France (Saint-Martin-Vèsubie), with composition teachers Raphaël Cendo and Yann Robin. I will also have the amazing opportunity to write a new piece for the wonderful musicians of Ensemble Multilatérale.

Great plan for this summer! Can’t wait to start writing!

Institut Français – Barcelona Modern Project

The first meeting of the Institut Français – Barcelona Modern Project course just finished. An intense weekend with lots of interesting presentations by guest teacher Hèctor Parra and the participants of the course, workshop with the musicians of Barcelona Modern Project and Joan Martí Frasquier about new instrumental possibilities and also a portrait concert with early Hèctor Parra’s chamber music.

Here you can find some pictures of our weekend at the Institut Français in Barcelona. Now it’s time to keep on working on my new piece for flute and electronics –with Myo Controller–, which will be premieres by Barcelona Modern Project during the final concert of the course, April 2016.

Exciting stuff yet to come! Next meeting: December 2016.

New recording! — Only then I felt the ice (2015)

(Finally) There you go with the live recording of my piece Only then I felt the ice (2015), for Flute, Tenor Sax, Violin and Violoncello, which was brilliantly performed by the wonderful musicians of Ensemble Multilatérale (Matteo Cesari, Miguel Angel Lorente, Antoine Maisonhaute and Séverine Ballon) during one of the two final concerts of Masterclass Inaudita (with Franck Bedrossian, Yann Robin and Francesco Filidei) on June the 26th 2015 at Barga, Italy.

Thank you so much for you magnificent work! Hope you enjoy the recording as much as I do!

Opera Barga Festival 2015

So here we go! My new piece Only then I felt the ice (2015), for Flute, Tenor Sax, Violin and Violoncello is being premiered tonight in a concert by the amazing Ensemble Multilatérale along with another four pieces by participants of the Masterclass of Franck Bedrossian and Francesco Filidei.
You can check out the details clicking here.

So excited!

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Masterclass with Franck Bedrossian, Francesco Filidei and Yann Robin

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been selected for the INAUDITA 2015 Masterclass with Mr. Franck Bedrossian, Mr. Francesco Filidei, Mr. Yann Robin and the colaboration of Ensemble Multilatérale, that will take place on June 20th-27th in Barga, Italy.

Very much looking forward to meet all these wonderful musicians!

https://www.facebook.com/inauditamasterclass

New video recording!

Here you go with a video recording of my piece Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014).

It was performed in two concerts during the SIRGA Festival — Musiques de recerca y patrimoni, that took place on Flix, Tortosa, Ascó and Barcelona between July the 7th and 20th, 2014. This recording is from a concert on July the 18th at Flix’s church.

The Ensemble Interface —and Marco Fusi— performed music by Tristan Murail (Treize colours du soleil couchant), Pierluigi BilloneSilvia Pepe, Lorenzo Restagno, María Misael Gauchat, Joan Magrané Figueras and myself.

Ensemble Interface

Flute: Bettina Berger
Bass Clarinet in Bb: Richard Haynes
Piano: Anna D’errico
Violin: Corinna Canzian
Violoncello: Christoph Mathias

SYNTHETIS Radziejowice 2014

Just arrived in Radziejowice, Poland!

SYNTHETIS 2014 starts tomorrow with lecturers like Ivan Fedele, Paul Patterson, Chen Yi, Zygmunt Krauze, Pawel Hendrich and Maciej Frackiewicz.

15 intense days ahead!

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