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CONCERTS

Insomnio

WORLD PREMIERE

First Prize in V Concurso Galego de Composición para Banda de Música e Sección Sinfónica

December, 29th 


The Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares has just anounced the date of the premiere concert of the awarded works in ‘V Concurso Galego de Composición para Banda de Música e Sección Sinfónica’, where Insomnio of Juan Eiras, winner of the First Prize of Symphonic Section, will be performed.


The concert will be performed by FGBMP’s Symphonic Band, on Saturday, December 29, at  21.00h, at the Auditorio de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela.



FGBMP




CONCERTS

Plural Ensemble

WORLD PREMIERE

Perspectivas XXI

Música del siglo XXI en España e Iberoamérica

Auditori de Barcelona

Barcelona

December, 1st 


I Parte


Mateu Malondra Flaquer (1977)

Geometría del Amor (fl, cl, pno, vln, vc) 9 min (2011)


Luis Pérez Valero

Duri Javi


Eneko Vadillo Pérez (1973)

Entrelacs (cl, vc y pno) 8 min 40 seg (2011)


Carolina Cerezo Davila (1993)

*Formas, texturas (fl, cl, vln y vc) 10 min (2012)


II Parte


César Camarero (1962)

*Música para contemplar la evolución de una ola a cámara lenta

(fl, cl, vln, vc y pno) 10 min (2012)


Iñaki Estrada (1977)

*Astiro (fl, cl, vl, vla, cv y pno) 5 min (2012)


Juan Ortiz de Zarate

Breve tratado sobre la furia


Juan Eiras (1977)

*Samhain (fl, cl, vln, vla, vc y pno) 10 min (2012)


*Premiere



Plural Ensemble




CONCERTS

Plural Ensemble

WORLD PREMIERE

Perspectivas XXI

Música del siglo XXI en España e Iberoamérica

Auditorio de Zaragoza

Zaragoza

November, 12th


I Part


Mateu Malondra Flaquer (1977)

Geometría del Amor (fl, cl, pno, vln, vc) 9 min (2011)


Iñaki Estrada (1977)

*Astiro (fl, cl, vl, vla, cv y pno) 5 min (2012)


Eneko Vadillo Pérez (1973)

Entrelacs (cl, vc y pno) 8 min 40 seg (2011)


II Part


César Camarero (1962)

*Música para contemplar la evolución de una ola a cámara lenta

(fl, cl, vln, vc y pno) 10 min (2012)


Carolina Cerezo Davila (1993)

*Formas, texturas (fl, cl, vln y vc) 10 min (2012)


Juan Eiras (1977)

*Samhain (fl, cl, vln, vla, vc y pno) 10 min (2012)


*Premiere



Plural Ensemble




CONCERTS

Plural Ensemble

Perspectivas XXI

Música del siglo XXI en España e Iberoamérica

Sala Joaquín Turina de Cajasol

Sevilla

November, 11th


I Part


Mateu Malondra Flaquer (1977)

Geometría del Amor (fl, cl, pno, vln, vc) 9 min (2011)


Iñaki Estrada (1977)

*Astiro (fl, cl, vl, vla, cv y pno) 5 min (2012)


Eneko Vadillo Pérez (1973)

Entrelacs (cl, vc y pno) 8 min 40 seg (2011)


II Part


César Camarero (1962)

*Música para contemplar la evolución de una ola a cámara lenta

(fl, cl, vln, vc y pno) 10 min (2012)


Carolina Cerezo Davila (1993)

*Formas, texturas (fl, cl, vln y vc) 10 min (2012)


Juan Eiras (1977)

*Samhain (fl, cl, vln, vla, vc y pno) 10 min (2012)


*Premiere



Plural Ensemble




NEWS

Insomnio: First Prize in the  ‘V Galician Composition Contest’

‘V Galician Composition Contest’ prizes awarded

November, 6th


The jury of the V Galician Composition Contest, composed by Ángel Montes, José Luis Quintás and Xosé Carlos Seráns, met this afternoon in Galicia Auditorium in Santiago de Compostela to analize the fifteen works presented, and decided to award the following prizes:


In Third Section were accepted three works, and the jury awarded the first prize to José Ignacio Biesa Lull with his work Arieñium.


In Second Section were presented five works, and the prize went to Santiago Fontes Mondragón for his work Camiños da luz.


In First Category, Symphonic Section, the First Prize went to Juan Eiras for his work titled Insomnio.


Congratulations to the composers.



Federación Galega de Bandas de Música Populares




CATALOG

Insomnio

(Insomnia)

For Symphony Wind Band

September, 5th


It was in 1944 when Dámaso Alonso wrote Insomnio -Insomnia- (Hijos de la ira - Children of wrath- ), which with a violent language, even vulgar, and an innovative style transmited a nonconformist and decadent vision of the world which surrounding him, revealing against the system of preset values. Under the influence of Existentialist philosophy and authors such James Joyce, Alonso created the Uprooted poetry.


Insomnia, for Symphonic Band, takes as its starting point these Dámaso reflections with the objective of analysing the times we are living with a critical look, but without abandoning a positive future perspective. The technique of the Loop that appears in the second section of the work (composition technical based on the motifs repetition), formed three images -past, present and future- into wich the accumulation process ends in the saturation of the sound space.


In the VI century A.D. Benedict of Nursia, St. Benedict created the monastic order Benedictine  wich would have major importance in the preservation and transmission of the Greco-Roman culture , in the construction of Europe and the birth of the Western value system. In the third section appears a musical event that serves as a nexus between the universality of these values and the Galician world: the well-known Processional march of Saint Benedict. Symbol that regenerates that saturated sound space and at the same time wants to be a tribute to two outstanding figures of Galician music. One is Mr. José Benito González, march composer and member of Os Dezas de Moneixas, and other one is maestro Mr. Ricardo Portela, who in 1989 recorded an icon of the contemporany Galician music heritage, Festa en Viascón.


Finally, Insomnia is a work that not only invites to the listen, but also to the reflection of the processes that appears in it.







NEWS

Plural Ensemble, 2012-2013 tour

Young composers call

July, 1st


Samhain (Juan Eiras, 2012) has been selected the winner in the Call to young composers by PluralEnsemble, the work will be part of the repertoire of this prestigious group that they will play in its 2012-2013 tour, which will visit Sevilla (November 11, 2012), Zaragoza (Zaragoza Auditorium, November 12, 2012) and Barcelona (Barcelona Auditori, December 1, 2012).


PluralEnsemble is an instrumental ensemble which specialises in the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It was founded by Fabián Panisello, its director, and its vocation is that of divulging contemporany music, with special emphasis on the music of Spain.


Always aiming for the highest quality of interpretation, it performs every year a season of concerts and tours, alternating the most demanding soloist repertoire with ensemble works. For several seasons, PluralEnsmeblre has been regularly carrying out both the Cycle of Concerts for the Fundación BBVA de Música Contemporánea in the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid and the Cycle of Soloists for the Fundación BBVA at their headquarters in Madrid and Bilbao, as well as taking part in a series of national and international tours. Also, as part of its pedagogical programme, it undertakes the Claves de Acceso project in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. Overt the years, PluralEnsemble has appeared to great critical and public acclaim in the principal specialised international festivals such as Musica (Strasbourg), A Tempo (Caracas), Présences (Paris), Ars Musica (Brussels), Manca (Nice), Spaziomusica (Cagliari), Aspekte (Salzburg), IFCP Mannes (New York), the Festival de Música of Alicante, Quincena Donostiarra of San Sebastián, WDR Cycle (Cologne), Nous Sons of the Auditori of Barcelona, the Autumn Festival of Warsaw, Ultraschall in Berlin and Klangspuran in Tirol, amongst others; as well as in prestigious concert halls such as the Auditorio 400 of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Berlin Konzerthaus, etc.


PluralEnsemble collaborates with artist such as Peter Eötvos, Salome Kammer, Hilary Summers, Cristóbal Halffter, Wolfgang Lischke, Marco Blaauw, Jörg Widmann, Dimitri Vassilakis, Nicholas Isherwood, Alda Cajello, Allison Bell, José Manuel López López, Siegfried Mauser, Pilar Jurado, Miquel Bernat, Zsolt Nagy, Daniel Kawka, César Camarero, Jon Ketilsson, Pablo Márquez, Charlotte Hellekant, Toshio Hosokawa y Luis de Pablo amongst others.


It has made numerous recordings for the WDR, RBB, RNE, RF, ORF, RTBF radios or the Polish radio amongst many others, así as well as recording CDs for the following labels: Col legno (Munich), Verso (Madrid), Cervantes (Bremen) and NEOS (Munich)



www.pluralensemble.com




CATALOG

Metaplasmos II

For Clarinet in Bb and Orchestra

June, 15th


Metaplasmos II for clarinet in Bb and orchestra, was originally a piece for clarinet and piano -Metaplasmos (2009)- with an added element in both, the loudspeakers. The form of the work is described implicit in the title; metaplasms is a diction figure that consists in altering the scripture or pronunciation of the words minimally without changing its meaning.


It is the transubstantiation of the traditional form of theme and variations, as we practice in the cultured music, where the author creates a melodic item with the name of METAPLASMS, giving to each letter a pitch of the chromatic 12 possible; since there are different variations, which despite the changes in the management of the sounds, maintain the original sense, the same thing that happens in the linguistic metaplasms.


This main constructive idea, complete with the use of different techniques, atonality, polytonality, etc., where aspects such as the tone or the pursuit of other sounds are the main idea of the pursuit of these new expressive possibilities in combination with the speakers.


The result is a music of aspect somewhat stark, heir of neoclassic aesthetic on the one hand, and by another an avant-garde mood in the exploration of the instrumental and textural language.


Luis Costa Vázquez-Mariño

(Antoloxía de compositores galegos. Clarinete e Piano, 2012, p. 24, adapted)




CATALOG

Samhain

For Ensemble

May, 22nd


Samhain, word of Gaelic origin, was one of the most important Celtic festivals, together with Beltaine, Imbolc and Lughnasad, that symbolized the beginning of the new year and the end of the summer. Held on 31 October he has been assimilated into our culture as All Saints Day, Halloween in the USA. For the Celts, this was a day in which the world of the living and the dead joined and where he performed rituals to ensure the fertility of the land and thus ensure a good harvest.


In Galicia, the feast has been celebrated since antiquity, although it had been lost in the last thirty years. The studious Rafael López Loureiro has been commissioned to rediscover and promote the Samaín, which also survives in the North of Cáceres and in areas of Zamora and León near to Galicia, where the language and Galician traditions are deeply rooted.


It’s well known that for certain cultures, as in this case the Celtic, the circle has a magical component that is part of a mystical symbolism, as it is the case for example with the cromlech; circular constructions of necrology character. This relationship with the circumference is approached from a multidimensional vision in Samhain.


At first, the concept of Samhain bases the circular macrostructure of the work, from a cross-cultural perspective, that in essence is a prehistoric ritual - Bronze Age - that repeats and adapts from a society to another until arriving to our days.


At an intermediate level of structure, the work keeps a strong relationship with the spatial dimension, because that refers to the type of construction employing these tribes for their defense, the castros. They were walled houses with circular or oval shape, situated in strategic geographic locations that served for the defence of the town. The last section of the work represents a Castro construction, with four rings - concentric circles - within this large circular structure.


Finally, and from a temporary dimension, Samhain refers to the annual cycle of planting and harvesting, reminiscent the concept of uniform circular motion. The work developes this aspect with irregular groups that give impetus to the first section and become little by little. The germ of these groups are vertical formations of clusters which appear from the beginning of the work.







CONCERTS

The Classical Orchestra of Vigo plays Bitácora 01-04

April, 25th


On April 25th, The Classical Orchestra of Vigo is going to perform Bitácora 01-04, a work of the Galician composer Juan Eiras. The concert will be in Auditorium David Russell  of Vigo, at 20:00h, conducting by maestro Manuel Martínez Álvarez-Nava.



            Program:

            Bitácora 01-04

            J. Eiras

            I Moderato

            II Andante

            III Allegro

            IV Presto final

           

           

            Piano concerto Nº 1 in Eb Major

            F. Liszt

            I Allegro maestoso Tempo giusto

            II Quasi adagio

            III Allegretto vivace

            IV Allegro marziale animato

           

            Soloist: Severino Ortiz Rey



            Symphony Nº 35 in D Major K. 385 “Haffner”

            W. A. Mozart

            I Allegro con spirito

            II Andante

            III Menuetto - Trio

            IV Finale - Presto



Orquesta Clásica de Vigo




NEWS

Clarinet and piano. Anthology of Galician composers

April, 1st


Clarinet and piano. Anthology of Galician composers is a triple CD of Asterio Leiva (clarinet) and Alejo Amoedo (Piano) with all the Galician compositions of the 20th century for clarinet and piano.


For the first time almost all of the music composed by Galician authors for this training Chamber music, covering all aesthetic and compositional currents of the 20th century, and with a remarkable formal variety in the works and their lengths meets in the same project.


They are more than 160 minutes of music, with ten works recorded for the first time and three exclusive compositions of Eligio Vila, Margarita Viso and Juan Eiras authors.




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