four readers

four readers are theatrical pieces written for four perfomers, 4 chairs and 4 books. Every piece has only this elements. Every piece is different.

 

four readers I was premiered in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, 26.06.18 by

Arnau Rovira Bascompte – Camila Mourkazel-Ortega – Veronika Pau – Ilja Gussarov

Video recording

 

four readers II was performed in the Nielher Freiheit (Köln) during the festival Freie Performance Kultur #3 by

Arnau Rovira i Bascompte – Ana Camón Botella – Sofía Martínez – Helena Cánovas i Parés

 

four readers III was performed on my Abschlusskonzert. Köln 08.06.19 by

Nicole Schwabeska – Elena Plaza – Arnau Rovira i Bascompte – Helena Cánovas i Parés

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four readers IV (in catalan) was performed in “Festus 2019, Festival de Teatre Alternatiu” in Torelló (Catalonia) on the 06.07.19. The piece was created in collaboration with Alba Font Villar, Cèlia Martínez Pladevall and Yula Chernykh. Performed by

Aina Constanso – Dídac Humà – Jordi Cuesta – Ivet Sbatsko

 

Primera Palabra

About forgiveness, after Ashley’s words

Written for Neopercusión. For 3 percussionists (snare drum and tam-tam).

Winner of the Call for Works of the III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion.

Live audio recording by Neopercusión

Video recording by Ensemble TMC

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). 14.07.2019 in Xàbia (Spain) – III European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion.

 

“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 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