It’s hard to believe how time goes that fast when you are in a good place. Etopia, the spaceship in the middle of the desert, the hospital, has been my home for ten months. And now it’s time to move.
I’ve said a hundred times how good has been to be there as a resident. One of the bests things of the year has been, for sure, every new person I’ve discovered due to Etopia. I have no words to say how grateful I feel. I’ll keep with me forever Etopia and all of you. Gracias. Mi casa es tu casa.
Yesterday, the 30th, it was in my last event of FUGA as a resident. I performed in Zaragoza with Scuola de l’Anima, sang one Flecha’s Ensalada, as my mates Pyur (Sophie Schnell), Fis (Oliver Peryman), SLT (Santiago Latorre) and Kyoka performed their music. Nice night, lovely people, I can’t believe this is ending…
Some pictures by Julián Fallas.
I have recently worked for Trayectos – Danza en paisajes urbanos –one of the festivals in Spain awarded with the EFFE label– composing the music of the dance “tutorial” of this year . In the current edition of the festival, the tutorial was the words by the catalan choreographer Cesc Gelabert, which were: “No hay coreografía más importante que un abrazo” (there’s no choreography as important as a hug).
The premiere will be on Sunday 25th in Teatro Principal (Zaragoza). Looking forward!!
I moved to Etopia Residence the 30th of August. So it’s been almost 10 months living here!
This is the first year in my life in which I am not officially enrolled in an Academic institution. I am finishing my Bachelor thou, but still only writing the “thesis” so, it has not been a proper year of going to lessons and doing “school work”. At first it was weird. I changed my daily schedule of lessons to my job working timetable. Also I had my project – my big project! I needed quite long to get used to this new daily life.
Additionally it has been the first time in my life in which I can work in a project for that long. During the Bachelor I was used to compose pieces in about one or three months maximum. So, when I started working on “Epénthesis” I felt I had an entire life to develop something. When you usually write music that briefly, it is weird to change the habits and start a new working routine. In this case I mostly changed the fact that I always have to take fast decisions and I can’t review the score as much as I would like, so sometimes it’s not easy to try new things.
“Epénthesis” was completely different. I decided to do something which I have never done before properly. So the first months were basically looking for influences, for inspirations, getting used to this new format. That something that I couldn’t do in the past, and I really enjoyed doing in this project.
I also enjoyed and got nervous (almost at the same time ahahah) with the fact that I was a beginner in filmmaking. I had help, I co-worked with an audiovisual maker, but I was the director and the sound designer of the film, so it was my full responsibility! I had a lot of moments the sensation that I was doing something completely wrong, that it wasn’t my field… But I am pretty convinced and happy with the result, and I think I’ve discovered a new world in which, for sure, I want to keep working.
TVE (Spanish National TV) talks about “Epénthesis”. You can see the review by Javier Losilla on the minute 24:15.
Today I am sharing with you one of the videos about my brand new installation “Epénthesis”, which I inaugurated last week. It is made by Zaragozacultura and GOM Audiovisual productions.
It is the very first time I’ve made this kind of work and it has been a really hard work. At first, I must say that the installation runs out with MaxMSP. I learned a bit during by Bachelor studies with Prof. Josep Sanz… but I was definetly the worst student of that lesson. In that period I was not that interested in programing and using technology in sound.
So I almost learned from zero to use MaxMSP during this year, due to Epénthesis project. It’s been a long ride, but I am really happy with the result, and looking forward to a next installation!
The last 18th of May it took place the presentation of the project I have been doing in residence in Etopia (Zaragoza) “Epénthesis”. I gave a talk about myself, my music and being in residence, we watch my film and discussed a little bit some topics, and after we inaugurate my interactive audiovisual-installation.
I have a lot to explain (and to show!) about the project. Soon I will upload some press information, video and media, etc. For the moment, I have to say that is really weird the sensation after finishing what you have worked in for nine months!
Here I give you some pictures by Pedro Anguila.