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Joep Beving

Joep Beving: “I use the vertical, because its sound matches my music better than a grand”. The Dutch composer and pianist Joep Beving (Doetinchem, 9 January 1976) performed on 23 and 24 November in Spain, first at Barts in Barcelona and then at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. These were…

Hania Rani & D. Czocher

Hania Rani and Dobrawa Czocher: on the path of Polish minimalism. Polish pianist Hania Rani and her compatriot, cellist Dobrawa Czocher, have become the two youngest female composers to be signed by Deutsche Grammophon. This week they present in Barcelona (Friday 17) and Madrid (Saturday 18) their first two albums,…

Rescues from the archive: Lubomyr Melnyk in 2019

Lubomyr Melnyk: “Classical music is mankind’s greatest achievement”. In January 2019 I requested an email interview with the Canadian composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk through the communications agency for Spain of the German label Erased Tapes. He had just released his album Fallen Trees and was about to embark on…

Fred Frith

Fred Frith: the guitar torturer. A prolific guitarist and creatively inventive improviser, not even Fred Frith knows how many albums he has recorded. He came to Spain to give a master class for the students of the Escuela Popular de Música y Danza and two concerts in which he showed…

Zbigniew Preisner

The soundtracks by Zbigniew Preisner. Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner is an extraordinarily prolific composer. He became known worldwide at the same time as his compatriot Krzysztof Kieślowski, for whose films The Double Life of Veronica and, above all, the Three Colours trilogy – Blue, White and Red – he created…

Mary Halvorson

A FaceTime with Mary Halvorson. The admiration that jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson arouses in New York is of the kind that used to be felt in the most effervescent times in the Big Apple… Artlessly Falling, the second album she released with her band Code Girl, was voted 23rd on…

Philip Glass

Philip Glass: «Bowie era un músico extraordinariamente dotado» El compositor estrena en Londres sus tres sinfonías basadas en la Trilogía berlinesa de Bowie A sus 82 años, el compositor estadounidense Philip Glass (Baltimore, 31 de enero de 1937) despliega una actividad inusitada para alguien que, se supone, se encuentra ya…

Alejandro Pelayo

Alejandro Pelayo: “The piano is my musical diary”. The Fundación SGAE has organised Instrumentales, a small cycle dedicated to music without words that began yesterday with the performance of three guitarists of different styles, Serranito, David González and Manuel Seoane. Today, Friday, it is the turn of Galician composer and…