© Photo downloaded from the website of Seed Music, Laura Farré’s record label.
Laura Farré premieres “Nimbus” in Madrid.
The presentation of Nimbus, the second album by the Spanish pianist Laura Farré Rozada (Vilanova y la Geltrú, 1991), will take place in Madrid this bank holiday weekend at the headquarters of the Fundación Juan March (Castelló 77) at 12:00 noon on Sunday 31 October and Monday 1 November. The concert is part of the Jóvenes Intérpretes series that has been programmed at the institution since October 2012. Nimbus, which has been released on the Seed Music label, follows in the wake of his first album, The French Reverie (2017, self-released). If this, according to Farré’s statements to La Vanguardia, she wanted to relate “the influence of French composers with other European composers”, in Nimbus she has sought this “French influence in Asian composers, who are not so well known in our country”.
Farré, who in addition to being a pianist is also a mathematician, presents the programme La cinta de Möbius on Catalunya Radio and Musimáticas on RNE’s Radio Clásica, in which she deals with the relationship between music and mathematics, will perform in the auditorium of the Fundación Juan March a programme made up of pieces by contemporary composers (only two composers who are now deceased appear in the programme: Maurice Ravel and Tōru Takemitsu): the French Pierre Jodlowski, the South Korean Unsuk Chin, the Reus-born Josep Maria Guix and the Japanese Dai Fujikura. Although not included in the concert programme, the disc also features pieces by the Icelandic Anna Porvalsdottir and the Chinese Yixuan Zhao. The latter’s piece is entitled Still Life “dedicated to Laura” (2020), and, as the title suggests, is specially dedicated by the composer to Laura Farré herself.
The concerts are free of charge, but invitations must be reserved through the website. The two concerts can also be watched live on the institution’s website.