Slow motions

for String quartet

Premiered the 18th of May of 2016 – Néstor Lasala, Natalia María Callejo, Clara Mascaró and Clara Aucejo – CSMA, Eduardo del Pueyo Concert hall (graduation concert).

Slow motions (2016) was written about the idea of human body while playing an instrument, focused in the effort made by the players. This short piece is built of every tiny little geasture the players do.

Last night I was listening

in Mantova li 22 d’Agosto

for large ensemble (fl., cl., cl., fg., bass tbn., tba., pno., pno., acc., vla. I, vla. II, vc. I, vc. II)

Premiered in Zaragoza the 9th of May of 2016. Ensemble of Academia de la Nueva Música (CSMA) – Nacho de Paz, conducting – Eduardo del Pueyo Concert hall (Zaragoza).

Second performance the 18th of May of 2016 on my graduation concert.

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Talking to H. Richter

Music for Hans Richter’s shortfilm “Filmstudie” (1926).

For flute (María del Barrio), clarinet (Adriana Callau), violin (Natalia María Callejo) and piano (María Elvira). Recorded and mixed in Zaragoza.

Premiere in Zaragoza the 5th of May of 2016 – Eduardo del Pueyo Concert hall.

They are not talking about us

for Wind Orchestra, Strings, Choir and Soprano

On a text by Emilio Lledó Iñigo

Commission by Miquel Rodrigo. Dedicated to Miquel Rodrigo, Llanos Martinez and Elena Ruiz
Premiered 30th November 2015 – Miquel Rodrigo conducting Csma’s Sinfonietta, María de los Llanos and Coro de Cámara del Csma – Zaragoza, Mozart Concert hall. “Ciclo conciertos de Otoño”

Concerts: 1.12.2015 (Zaragoza, Auditorio Eduardo del Pueyo, Miquel Rodrigo conducting Csma’s Sinfonietta, María de los Llanos and Coro de Cámara del Csma); 06.05.2017 (Segovia, Vicente Uñón conducting Ensemble TMC, Mónica Luz)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71e-TyxnXNI

 

“They are not talking about us” was the biggest piece I composed during my Composition studies. It is based on texts by the Spanish philosopher Emilio Lledó which I took and reorder to create a new structure. The piece is about a land which had a dark past and now has no hope, despite the times might be better. In this work the use of the voice in the instrumental ensemble was an important topic, such as the aim of creating theatrical geastures.

Never there

Talking to Macbeth

for Oboe d’amore
Commission by Colectivo E_7.2. Dedicated to Pilar Fontalba, Juan José Eslava and Pablo Ramos
Premiered 10th November 2015 – Pilar Fontalba – Pamplona, Gayarre Theatre, “Ciclo After Cage”

Also performed in Donosti, Salamanca and Zaragoza

 

“Never there. Talking to Macbeth” emerges from a spoken voice, who pronounces words. the meaning of these words disappears; the rhythm and the unique sound of the voice is what we are going to hear in this work.  The irregular –but natural– rhythm that is produced unconsciously when we read, think or talk.

This time the voice, the oboe, reads Macbeth in a intimate and close way.

Untitled Shapes

for Soprano saxophone, video and tape

work in collaboration with Alba Font and Martí Llavina (VLA Collective)

Commission by Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos
Premiere: 20th May 2015 – Joan Jordi Oliver Arcos – Wien, Hochschule für Musik

Concerts: June/July 2015 (Campos, Art nit), September 2015 (Zaragoza, Radical dB Festival), April 2017 (Zürich), May 2017 (Mallorca, Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró),… always performed by Joan Jordi Oliver.

 

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In this work we play between the ideas of figurative and abstractedness in human perception. This duality is represented in the visual medium as in the sound medium, reproducing images and sounds that can be recognisable or abstract to us.
¿Is it useful to try to understand the meaning of what is abstract?

¿Is it possible not to recognise what is figurative?

In 2014 Helena Cánovas Parés (composer), Alba Font Villar (audio-visual designer) and Martí Llavina Costa (graduated in media and communication) founded VLA Colletive to create together works where image converges with sound. In each piece, these three artists work simultaneously in collaboration in order to develop all the possibilities and combinations that image and sound can offer.

Aún dormimos

Diferencias sobre pasado y presente

for Mixed Choir
Commission by the Government of Aragón. Dedicated to Elena Ruiz Ortega and Coro de Cámara del Csma.
Premiered 19th April 2015 – Coro de Cámara del Csma – Alfranca’s Palace
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA7j2xafbwU

“Aún dormimos. Diferencias sobre pasado y presente” was the first work in which I explored and included theatrical geastures. The piece is about the character of ‘don Quijote’, as it was a commission to celebrate the 200 anniversary of Cervantes’ second book.

groc i boira finestra

(fog and window yellow)

World premiere in Zaragoza, Eduardo del Pueyo Concert Hall, on 19th of January of 2015.
G Flute: Marta Gómez
Viola: Carolina Uriz
Piano: Sandra Lanuza
Conducting: Helena Cánovas

audio recording

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This brief work comes from “Si tus penas no pruevo” by Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599). I tried to start out with his incredible piece and work with its sound, its estructure, its feeling,… not only by quotation; but, nevertheless, not forgetting where I came from.