Some months without concerts but months writing a lot for music.
Last week on Tuesday the 11th we went to Bielefeld to do a Try Out of some parts of our Chamber Operas with the singers. I am glad to work with Charlotte de Montcassin starring Greta Thunberg’s character.
I am still not used to the Try-out idea –it is something I never did in Spain. It feels sometimes weird to show part of your score when you are on the middle of the composition process. But last week it was very useful to work with Charlotte and get closer to her voice and personality, and I could get a very near impression of the music that for the moment is still “on paper”. It was definitely a very nice experience to work with Charlotte and not only to listen to her wonderful voice so also to share our points of view about the character and the libretto.
Looking forward to May 26th!
A review of my next projects in 2020:
–January and February // I am recording a Video for Dirk Wietheger’s “Tango”
–4th April // New piece for Ensemble2021 premiered in From Neue Musik Festival of Deutschlandfunk in Cologne
–1st May // I premiere together with Alba Font Villar “Espai sense Títol” in Atlàntida Theatre in Vic
–26th May // my first chamber opera will be premiered! A commission from Theater Bielefeld about the climate change!
–13th June // from February to June I will coach a group of 15 young Women to compose a whole evening of Music based on Beethoven’s Eleanor Prochaska. 13th of June is premiere!
–6th of September // Liedberg Festival! First edition as Artistic Director!
Yesterday with had a great Concert, happy to share my first concert as a Student of Studio für Elektronische Musik Köln 🙂
on the picture: Markus Maerkl, Kai Wessel, Dariya Maminova and Benjamin Grau.
This autumn I am taking a lot of early trains to Bielefeld, attending to meetings to prepare my new Chamber Oper. It will be prepared on May 2020!
This week I received my diploma as Master of Music in Instrumental Composition of Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne!
Officially today I am starting a my second Master in the HfMT Köln in Electronic Composition by Michael Beil. It is an honor to be part of a Studio with a very long tradition in Electronic names where such amazing composers and colleagues studied. Willing to the first concert on 17.12!
September means for me always work, and I am happy to be working –for the moment silently– in two big projects:
–On December 17th Kai Wessel will sing a new commissioned piece by me in HfMT-Köln based on a Barocke Cantata.
–On May 2020 my first opera will be premiered! A commission from Theater Bielefeld about the climate change !
so workworkwork. it seems it will be a year with a lot of voices!