2017

Algo sobre un cuerpo [2017]

(Something about a body)

For String quartet

Premiere: 15th of December of 2017 in Köln (HfMT-Köln). Performed by Paloma Álvarez, Neus Navarrete, Nina Sunyer and Arnau Rovira.

Video recording

This piece was selected as finalist in Città di Udine Composition Contest.

 

Epénthesis [2017]

Film and Audiovisual Interactive Installation

Composed in September 2016 – May 2017, during an artistic residence period in “Etopia – Center for Arts and Technology” (Zaragoza), into “FUGA – Exploraciones Sonoras” programm (directed by Santiago Latorre and Eduardo Pérez Bona).

– Film (22’). Idea, artistic direction and music by Helena Cánovas. Audiovisual assistance by Miguel Carmona Oro. Premiered in Zaragoza, 18th May 2017.

– Audiovisual Interactive Installation. Idea and programming (Max/MSP/Jitter) by Helena Cánovas. Inaugurated in Zaragoza, 18th May 2017. In exhibition from May to August 2017.

For more info about the process, press, etc. go to ——> Daily

 

Portrait for M. [2017]

for solo Guitar

Written for the spanish guitarrist Marcos Castrillo.

Premiered by Marcos Castrillo, 28th July 2017, in Museum Jorge Rando in Málaga.

 

Primera Palabra. About forgiveness, after Ashley’s words. [2017]

Commission by Neopercusión (Spanish Percussion Ensemble). For 3 percussionists.

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Premiere: 6th of March of 2017 in Madrid (Auditorio 400, Museo Reina Sofia).

Concerts: 9.03.2018 in Segovia (Ensemble TMC); 31.03.2018 in El Escorial (Neopercusión).

“Primera palabra –based in the text ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’ (Luke 23:34)– is built into the idea of forgiveness, both the action and its context. For three percussionists but using a really reduced set, in this work an amount of irregular, imprecise and human geastures coexist to create an always-growing mass.

This piece was also inspired by the words of the American artist Ashley Paul, who lived in residence with the composer, and her vision about how the mistake and the doubt can be incited and be treated like sound material.

“I saw this incredible beauty in the act of failing” – Ashley Paul, Etopía, 21st December 2016

 

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