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Piano Day Concert

 

 

It was such a pleasure to celebrate the Piano Day with this intimate concert in Barcelona: little lights around, an old upright piano and a crowed room with its ears open. 

 

   Nils Fraham words:

"In the end, every album production leaves you with the same tough task – making the choices for the final track selection. You leave out some tracks for various reasons: some of the tracks are wonderful by themselves, but they simple don’t fit anywhere in the album and others have to be left out because otherwise the vinyl would become too long for a cut in good quality. However, these outtakes are often as important as the final selection and I thought, they might be a great surprise for Piano Day too. I hope in this case, it’s both …“   
Echo - clarinet alone piece + dance

Echo is my very first piece for clarinet alone. The composition is based on a few melodic cells that evolves and take different forms during the piece. The titled refers to the echo effect of some short melodic cells that can be heard throughout the piece, giving a kind of space dimension to the piece. 

During the compositional process, I had the pleasure to work closely with the clarinetist Laia Queralt which was really usefull and enriching for both of us. Once the piece was finished I had the idea of choreograph it, with the intention of adding something visual to Echo. This is when the choreographer and dancer Isadora Libertad started to be part of Echo. She perfectly understood the mood and intentions of the music and created the perfect movements to it. 

I wanted to put everything together on a video format and I knew it had to be the videographer Montser Capdevila the one to make it. The space of the shooting was a very important point of the video and Rocaumbert was the perfect spot to put Echo into life. 

The day of the shooting it was grey and rainy, but it gave the perfect atmosphere and lighting. Laia was that cool and professional that we only had to record one take! Isadora looked so beautiful on her outfit and Montse knew how to capture Echo with great shots. 

It was one of those days where everything seems right with the world and you realize how all hardwork is so worh it. (Watch the video above, active HD please!! :D ) 

Photo credit: Montse Capdevila