Pianist I Composer

About

SPANISH / ENGLISH

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

With a Classical Music background but a modern view, I try to find new ways of musical expressions, considering music as a way of communication with people. 

I've recently launched my debut EP Light-house under Piano and Coffee Records and I am about to launch a single with the New York Record Label Sonder House.

I just came back from Antwerp after living there for 6 months and I am currently working on a Solo Cello Piece dedicated to the amazing cellist Kian Soltani.


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 & workshops

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

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

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


scholarships

  • Erasmus+ Scholarship to study at Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen. 2018

  • 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

SPEAKS & TALKS

  • Conference at C de C 2018, Reset C Young Talent curated by Wences Sanz, Kursaal Concert Hall San Sebastian.

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.

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

  • Works premiered

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 at Teatre Maldà, Sitges Market and El Ressupó Celdrà. 

 

Performance

  • Music venues and festivals

Kosmoskonzerte #11, curated by CEEYS, Berlin./ Piano Day concert Ámsterdam. / Piano Day concert London. / Antiga Biblioteca Almirall, Barcelona. / 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

ImaginCafé La Caixa (Cyclus Opening Exhibition). / Castellana 22 Gallery Madrid (Étimo Opening Exhibition). / All Those Market (Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Claustre UB, Museu Marítim). / Ladies, Wine & Design event at the BaseMent Barcelona. / Welcome Summer at Gang and the Wool.

 

Discography

  • Light-house EP, 6 original pieces for piano, violin and cello. Piano and Coffee Records. (2018)

  • Pirouette, 12 original piano pieces. (2014)