About Spanish

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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.

I work composing original music for shortfilms, advertising, documentaries, promotional videos, dance & theatre companies; and performing my own music at private and public events. 

 

For any collaboration, commission, book a concert or just to say hi, contact me at:

hola@martacascales.com

+34.695.485.665


Studies and Courses

BA Music Composition, Taller de Músics (currently, granted a scholarship by SGAE). / Audiovsiual Communication BA, Universitat of Barcelona. / Professional Intermediate-level Music Qualification, Piano, CMMB.

Musical Accompaniment to the Movement of Performing Arts, Institut del Teatre. /  Composition for Film with Alejandro Román, Escuela de Música Creativa, Madrid.

Performances at

Alonzo King Lines Ballet Dance Center, San Francisco. / Sofar Sounds, San Francisco. / Teatre Maldà, Barcelona. / Ladies, Wine & Design event, Barcelona / Piano Day concert, Barcelona. / Festival Inspira, Siurana. / Indies Keeping Secrets, Brussels. / Altaïr, 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.

Commissions by (Original Music)

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.

Works premiered

Cascarrabias (Music for Dance), Institut del Teatre. / Bread textures (electroacoustics), SIRGA - International Contemporary Music Festival and Local Heritage. / Bachiana (duo, cellos), CMMB. 

Discography Pirouette, 12 original piano pieces.

Grants & Awards  

Selected as artist in residency, Var Program, Sausalito (California). / Scholarship to attend il Corpo nel Suono (Roma). / Best original soundtrack, Visual Sound Festival 10th Edition. / First Place Tu hi toques, Maria Canals International Piano Competition.  

Publications and Features

Arts i Oficis, TV3. / Cultura, El Periódico / Publication by Richard Wakefield.