About

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Hi! I'm Marta, a pianist and composer from Barcelona, passionate about collaborating with other art disciplines such as Dance, Film and Sculpture.

Currently I am working on the launch of an EP with my recent pieces; the composition of a piece for violin, accordion and clarinet to be premiered at a very special concert in January; and a piece for violin alone for the great violinist Mireia Vila. 


Let's work together

Composition

  • Original Music for Dance & Theatre
  • Original Music for Audiovisuals (commercials, promotional videos, documentaries, films)
  • New Music for Ensembles and Soloists
  • Arrangements for different instrumentations 

Performance

  • Book a Concert (performing my own music)
  • Live Piano music (events, weddings, exhibition openings)

 

Feel free to contact me

 hola@martacascales.com   /   (+34) 695 485 665


Thank you for your support. 

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main Studies

  • Music Composition BA, Taller de Músics (ESEM). 2014 - currently
  • Audiovisual Communication BA, Universitat of Barcelona. 2011-2013
  • Professional Certificate of Piano, CMMB. 2008 - 2014

courses

  • Musical Accompaniment to Performing Arts, Institut del Teatre. 2016
  • Film scoring with Alejandro Román, Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid). 2014

scholarships

  • Scholarship by SGAE to study at Taller de Músics. 2017-2018
  • Artist in residency, Varda artists Residency , Sausalito (California). 2017
  • Scholarship by Institut del Teatre to attend the International Festival il Corpo nel Suono (The National Academy of Dance Rome). 2017

awards

  • Visual Sound Barcelona Awards, finalist at Videoart category. 2017
  • Barcelona Music Conservatory Composition Awards, Honorable Mention. 2014
  • Visual Sound Barcelona Awards, Best Original Soundtrack. 2013
  • First Place Tu hi toques, Maria Canals International Piano Competition. 2013

Publications & Features

  • Arts News New Zealand "Art is a way of life". 2017.
  • Arts i Oficis, TV3. 2016
  • Featured in Richard Wakefield's book Elestereotipomemata. 2015
  • La nit del Circ, Cultura - El Periódico 2013

composition

Leo Messi Fundation. / Diputació de Barcelona - European Commission. / Blanquerna - Facultat de Comunicació. / International Bobcatsss Congress. / Eulàlia Grau Exhibition video with UB, MACBA. / Nomo Japanese Restaurant.

Cascarrabias Dance piece directed by Isadora L. Pagán, Institut del Teatre.

  • Works premiered

Bread textures (electroacoustic piece), SIRGA - International Contemporary Music Festival and Local Heritage. / Bachiana (cello duo), Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona.

  • Arrangements

String arrangements for the indie - folk band A Singer of Songs' special concerts at Teatre Maldà, Sitges Market and El Ressupó Celdrà. 

 

Performance

  • Music venues and festivals

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Dance Center, San Francisco. / Sofar Sounds, San Francisco. / Teatre Maldà, Barcelona. / Piano Day concert, Barcelona. / Teatre Victòria (Artistic Disciplines Graduation Ceremony with Sílvia Pérez Cruz) MiniFest Institut del Teatre, Barcelona. / Festival Inspira, Siurana. / Indies Keeping Secrets, Brussels. / Altaïr, Barcelona. / L'Audenis, Barcelona. / Centre Cultural Can Déu, Barcelona. / Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, Barcelona. / Teatre del Raval, Barcelona. / Festival Fringe Talent and Creativity, Torroella de Montgrí. / Bazaar Cafe, San Francisco / Ordinaire, Oakland. / Indies Keeping Secrets, Barcelona. / Ultra Local Records, Barcelona. The Place, Madrid. / Red Clay Theatre, Atlanta. / Hard Rock Café, Barcelona. / MNAC Museum with Maria Canals Organization, Barcelona. / Zirkolika Awards Gala, Barcelona.

  • Public and private events

All Those Marke (Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Claustre UB, Museu Marítim). / Ladies, Wine & Design event at the BaseMent Barcelona. / Welcome Summer at Gang and the Wool.

 

Discography