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


You can also support me by purchasing my music.

      

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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 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. / 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 Market. / Ladies, Wine & Design event at the BaseMent Barcelona. / Welcome Summer at Gang and the Wool.

     

    Discography