Pianist I Composer

About

 

Hi! I'm Marta, a professional pianist and composer from Barcelona, focused on creating a repertoire with the piano as a main instrument and with a strong interest in composing music for Dance, Film and Art Installations.

With a Classical Music background but a modern view, I try to find new ways of musical expressions, taking music as a way of communication. My main influences are of composers such as Bach, Debussy, Arvo Pärt, Ólafur Arnalds and Max Richter and I think music as textures, colors, atmospheres and sensations.

What excites me the most is being on stage playing for an audience; and the ‘silence’ that is created.

My debut Album EP was launched under Piano and Coffee Records Label and I am currently working with Sonder House NYC Label, as selected artist for the Recollections Vol 1 Album and I about to launch my new single Polissena.

I am currently working on a music and dance piece to be premiere on June 2019 and on the music for a documentary for the Belgian TV.

Thank you for your support. 

Let's work together

Composition

  • Original Music for Dance & Theatre

  • Original Music for Audiovisuals

    (films, commercials, promotional videos, documentaries)

  • New Music for Ensembles and Soloists

  • Arrangements for different instrumentations

Performing

  • Book a Concert (performing my own music)

  • Live Piano music (events, exhibition openings, weddings )


Feel free to contact me

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

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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

Scholarship awarded by SGAE Foundation (Taller de Músics) and

European Commission International Mobility (Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp).

courses

  • Cunningham International Workshop with filmmakers, dancers and musicians, curated by Trevor Carlson and Choreoscope, Intitute of the Arts. 2018

  • International Festival il Corpo nel Suono The National Academy of Dance (Rome). 2017

  • Musical Accompaniment to Performing Arts, Institut del Teatre (Barcelona). 2016

  • Film scoring with Alejandro Román, Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid). 2014

Discography

Upcoming release: Polissena single, Label Sonder House, NYC

  • Light-house EP Album, 6 original pieces for piano/violin/cello. Piano&Coffee Records. 2018

  • Recollections Vol. 1, selected artists. Label Sonder House, NYC. 2018

  • Pirouette, 12 original piano pieces. 2014

ART RESIDENCIES

  • Artist in Residency, Numeroventi, Florence (Italy). 2018

  • Artist in Residency, Varda Artists Residency , Sausalito (California). 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

TALKS

  • C de C 2018, Reset C Young Talent. Kursaal Concert Hall San Sebastian.

Features

Interview Fine Pop & the Piano. / Light-house EP Review Doug Thomas / Light-house EP Review Piano & Coffee / Sonorospace / Unkown Music Pleasures / Arts i Oficis, TV3 / Featured in Richard Wakefield's book

composition


Original music for Audiovisuals

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

Original music for Dance

The Flock (duo for violin & cello and 2 dancers) Selected at Dans Vitrine Dance Festival (STUK, Belgium) /  Margarita Solo by Isadora L. Pagán, selected at Hop Festival Barcelona / Cascarrabias Dance piece directed by Isadora L. Pagán, Institut del Teatre.

Concert Stage Works

Perceptions (Brass Ensemble), Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen. / Op.17 Visual (Piano, Violin, Cello and Visuals), Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona. / 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.


Performing


Selected Music Venues and Festivals

Kosmoskonzerte #11, curated by CEEYS, Berlin. / Piano Day concert, Ámsterdam, London and Barcelona. / Antiga Biblioteca Almirall, Barcelona. / Alonzo King Lines Ballet Dance Center, San Francisco. / Sofar Sounds, San Francisco. / Teatre Maldà, Barcelona. / Teatre Victòria (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. / Ultra Local Records, Barcelona. / The Place, Madrid. / Red Clay Theatre, Atlanta. / Hard Rock Café, Barcelona. / MNAC Museum with Maria Canals Organization, Barcelona.

Selected Public and Private Events

Sunday Suppers (Barcelona Edition) / Poblenou Open Night, Alblanc Atelier / Fundació La Caixa, ImaginCafé (Opening Exhibition) / Castellana 22 Gallery Madrid (Étimo Opening Exhibition) / All Those Market (Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Claustre UB, Museu Marítim) / Ladies, Wine & Design / Welcome Summer at Gang and the Wool