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/

 

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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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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 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

Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree]

Here you go with a new recording of my pieces 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. This recording is from a concert on July the 17th at the Conservatory of Music of Tortosa.

The Ensemble Interface performed music by Tristan Murail (Treize colours du soleil couchant), Silvia Pepe, Lorenzo Restagno, María Misael Gauchat and myself.

Ensemble Interface

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

 

Hope you enjoy it!

Don’t Condescend [Don’t even disagree]

There you go with a new recording.

Premiere of “Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree]” (2014), for five players, by the musicians of the Meitar Ensemble and the Tedarim Project on May the 31st, 2014, at the “Ran Baron” Hall of the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv.
Final concert for the Contemporary Encounters II Course.

Flute: Anat Nazarathy
Bass Clarinet in Bb: Gilad Harel
Piano: Omri Abram
Violin: Carmel Raz
Violoncello: Yoni Gotlibovich.

This piece is just going to be performed again by Ensemble Interface at the SIRGA Festival, in Tortosa and Flix (Catalonia, Spain), on July the 17th and 18th.

Ensemble Interface @ SIRGA FESTIVAL

Just been informed that my piece Don’t condescend (Don’t even disagree) (2014), for five players, will be performed by members of the Ensemble Interface during the SIRGA FESTIVAL on July the 17th at the Music Conservatory of Tortosa, Catalonia, and on July the 18th at Flix.

 

So excited!

SIRGA FESTIVAL — Músiques de recerca i patrimoni.

I have been just selected as one of the composition students—with my piece Don’t condescend (Don’t even disagree) (2014), for five players— for the Pierluigi Billone’s masterclasses and workshop during the SIRGA FESTIVAL, that will take place in Flix, Tortosa (Catalonia) early July, 2014.

Looking forward!