Radio Broadcast — [to be enveloped by] BLACK

My new piece [to be enveloped by] BLACK (2018-19), written for Ensemble Multilatérale and inspired by the poetic and visual works of Aldo tambellini, will be broadcasted during this week’s Création Mondiale program in Radio France, with Anne Montaron, Françoise Cordey and Soizic Noël.

This piece was specifically written for the ensemble and recorded at the Studios at la Seine Musicale for its broadcast in Radio France. It is a cycle of 5 miniatures of 2′ that will be broadcasted every day this week at 13.55h. The titles of each miniature are the following:

  1. to BLⒶCK from BLⒶCK (2′)
  2. BLⒶCK energy burns with fire (2′)
  3. the coming to be, resonating in the echo (2′)
  4. from the invisible made visible (2′)
  5. perforated on a BLⒶCK slate sky (2′)

You can listen to it live by clicking here.

On Saturday, June the 1st, you will also be able to listen to the complete cycle and to an interview by Anne Montaron at 23.30h. You can listen live by clicking here. There will also be iTunes Podcast and RSS Feed available.

Thanks sincerely to the team at Radio France, to the Ensemble Multilatérale, Léo Warinsky, Yann Robin and all the others that made this project happen.

New recording! — …in jeder Hinsicht indirekt… (2017-18)

Another recording today! This time is the studio recording that Ensemble Schallfeld did of my “…in jeder Hinsicht indirekt…” (2017-18), for Baritone Sax, Piano, Percussion, Double Bass and Live Electronics. This piece was written after the text “Die Sehnsucht der Zellen” by Alexander Kluge and was comissioned by IMPULS as part of the Text im Klang #3 Project.
Hope you enjoy it!

Eine weitere Aufnahme heute! Diesmal ist es die Studioaufnahme, die das Ensemble Schallfeld von meiner “…in jeder Hinsicht indirekt…” (2017-18), für Bariton Sax, Klavier, Schlagwerk, Kontrabass und Live Electronics gemacht hat. Dieses Stück wurde nach dem Text “Die Sehnsucht der Zellen” von Alexander Kluge geschrieben. Es wurde von IMPULS im Rahmen des Projektes Text im Klang #3 in Auftrag gegeben. Das Stück wurde am 1. Juni im Großen Minoritensaal Graz uraufgeführt.
Hoffe es gefällt euch!

New recording! — a drop of honey (2018)

So here you go with the recording of my ensemble piece “a drop of honey” (2018), for 13 musicians, premiered by the Ensemble für Neue Musik Kunstuniversität Graz conducted by Edo Micic. The concert took place on June 13th at Großer Minoritensaal Graz. Hope you enjoy it!

Also gehts mit der Aufnahme meines Ensemblestücks “a drop of honey” (2018), uraufgeführt vom Ensemble für Neue Musik Kunstuniversität Graz unter der Leitung von Edo Micic. Das Konzert fand am 13. Juni im Großen Minoritensaal Graz statt. Hoffe es gefällt euch!

New recording! — IMPACT / TREMORS / SHIFTING

You can already listen to this wonderful recording of my piece IMPACT / TREMORS / SHIFTING (2017/18), with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France + Ulysses Ensemble conducted by Peter Rundel.

The premiere took place at Centquatre Paris, on June 23rd 2018, as part of the final concert of the Orchestral Reading Workshop of the IRCAM’s ManiFeste Academy 2018.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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/

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! — …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!

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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Media — The New Yorker

So! The New Yorker just announced the first concert of MATA Festival 2016, where Ensemble neoN will perform my quintet Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), along music by Alexander Kaiser, Matthew Welch, Seán Clancy, Neil Luck and Jan Martin Smørdal.

Here’s the link. Check it out and get your tickets soon, if you haven’t already!

MATA Festival — Ensemble neoN

My piece Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), for quintet, will be performed by Ensemble neoN (in their concert “Northern lights“) on April the 12th at Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue), New York City, during MATA Festival 2016.

Really looking forward!

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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.

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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New recording! — End of the Road (2015)

Here you go with a new recording of my piece “End of the Road” (2015), for Symphony Orchestra (3.3.3.3—4.3.3.1—Timp., 4 Perc., 2 Hrp., Pno.—12.10.7.6.4)., from June the 5th reading session with Juan Luis Martínez and the CSMA Symphony Orchestra.

Thank you so much for your work! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

New recording! — Ecstasy through mayhem (2014-15)

I got EVEN more stuff. There you go, a new recording of my String Quartet “Ecstasy through mayhem” (2014-15) from my End of Studies recital. I can’t stop saying thanks to this amazing musicians: Juan Zalba, Ricardo Villalta García, Carolina Uriz and Marco Castrillo Ibáñez. Amazing work!!!

New recording! — Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014)

More stuff coming up! There you go with a new recording of my piece “Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree]” (2014) from my End of Studies recital, that took place last Tuesday.
Gotta say thanks, once again, to the brave performers of the “Jiménez Ensemble” (soon at Darmstadt and Donaueschingen): Marta Gómez Alonso,Adrián Bartolomé Manzanos, Carlos Sanchis, Laura Espino Muñoz and Raquel Rivera Novillo. Thank you so much! You made this possible!

Hope you enjoy it!

New recording! – Broken (2014), Spanish Premiere.

There you go with a new live recording of my piece Broken (2014), for Viola Solo, from my End of Studies Recital (that took place last Tuesday May the 12th, 2015, at the “Eduardo del Pueyo” Concert Hall of the Superior Music Conservatory of Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain).

I have to thank the great Cecilia Bercovich for this magnificent performance!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!