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.

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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! — “…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/

 

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 video recording! — Ecstasy through mayhem (2014/15)

So, you finally got it! Here’s the video recording of my string quartet, Ecstasy through mayhem! This is my final recital at CSMA, on last June the 12th, with the outrageous Juan Zalba​, Ricardo Villalta García​, Carolina Uriz​ and Marco Castrillo Ibáñez​.
As you will see, they performed it amazingly. Never thankful enough.
Hope you enjoy it! I definitely do!

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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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! — Ecstasy through mayhem (2014-15) World Premiere

There you go with the brand new brilliant recording of my string quartet Ecstasy through mayhem (2014-15).

I can’t stop thanking the four magnificent performers and the excellent conductor. I hope you’ll enjoy this recording as much as I do!

“Eduardo del Pueyo” Concert Hall. Superior Music Conservatory of Aragón (CSMA)

Academy for the New Music CSMA:

Vl. I: Juan Zalba.

Vl. II: Roberto Villalta.

Vla.: Carolina Uriz.

Vc. Marco Castrillo.

Program notes of the premiere (spanish):

Program notes (Spanish):

Franck Bedrossian define la Distorsión del sonido / Saturación del significado como el sonido que proyecta un exceso de significado y que genera ambigüedades, tanto culturales como emocionales. Para él, “la saturación acústica provoca confusión poética”. De una forma similar, he tratado de buscar una gradación en la energía sonora: desde la mayor violencia y complejidad de su química hasta la desnudez y la práctica ausencia de actividad. El título, poéticamente, refleja la búsqueda de una catarsis a través del caos y el exceso. En términos de color luz (RGB), el blanco se consigue al sumar todas las longitudes de onda del espectro, al contrario que en color pigmento (CMYK), en el que el blanco es la ausencia total de color. He buscado el blanco RGB, el negro CMYK y el mundo infinito entre ellos y sus opuestos.

New recording!

There you go with a new brilliant recording of my piece “Don’t Condescend [Don’t even disagree]” (2014) by the musicians of the Academy for the New Music CSMA conducted by Nacho de Paz on a wonderful concert—yesterday, November the 18th 2014 at the Eduardo del Pueyo Concert Hall at the Superior Music Conservatory of Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain— with an enthusiastic audience that ACTUALLY participated in the after-concert talk –and asked challenging questions, like “Do you see the world in this wicked way indeed?”—.

Flute: Marta Gómez Alonso
Bass Clarinet in Bb: Adrián Bartolomé Manzanos
Piano: Carlos Sanchís Aguirre
Violin: Laura Espino Muñoz
Violoncello: Marco Castrillo Ibáñez

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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.