Monthly archives: September, 2015

7 Preguntas para… Carola Ortiz (versión castellana)

Carola Ortiz es … ecléctica: peculiares versiones pop-jazz con su dúo Minimal Hits, sonidos de los Balcanes con Moussakis, armonías vocales con la orquesta de percusión ibérica Coetus, composiciones originales con diferentes influencias en AxisOrca, cantando clásicos del jazz con Jp Balcazar Trio, y numerosas otras formas… el hilo común parece ser un proceso de exploración y síntesis…




7 Questions for… Carola Ortiz

Clarinetist, singer and composer Carola Ortiz is… eclectic: quirky jazz-inflected pop covers in her Minimal Hits duo, Balkan-influenced performances with Moussakis, harmonising with Iberian percussion orchestra Coetus, original compositions with various incarnations of AxisOrca, singing jazz standards with the Jp Balcazar Trio, and numerous other ‘outlets’… the common thread seems to be a process of…




Keith Rowe / John Tilbury – enough still not to know

Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics) John Tilbury (piano) Kjell Bjørgeengen (producer) First Part Second Part Third Part Fourth Part (3:33:30) London, 17-18th July 2014 SOFA 548 It’s no surprise to find that this is music recorded for a video installation. It has more of the air of an exhibited piece, a gallery experience than a musical…




7 Questions for… Mark Cunningham

Playing bass in New York no wave band Mars, trumpet experiments in Barcelona with Convolution and Bèstia Ferida, Mark Cunningham’s latest project is Blood Quartet, a collaboration with Catalan noise trio Murnau b. In response to his 7 Questions, Mark talks influences and transcendence… 1. Name an experience that contributed to your becoming a musician?…




Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 22nd Sep ’15

Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Míriam Fèlix (cello) El Pricto (alto saxophone, clarinet) Marcel·lí Bayer (bass clarinet) Jordi Santanach (bass clarinet, flute) Oriol Fontclara (baritone saxophone) Tom Chant (tenor saxophone) Sònia Sánchez (dance) Iván González (conduction) It’s a pleasure to be back here after the summer with the latest version of Memoria Uno. Just…




7 Questions for… Ivo Sans

Ivo Sans can most often be found behind a set of drums, treading the fine line between jazz and free improvisation, but he’s also an artist and a sculptor, and his collaborations regularly include dance. But whether it’s his regular quartet ISCJCMKMB, the SAI trío with pianist Agustí Fernández and dancer Sònia Sánchez, or his…




7 Questions for… François R. Cambuzat

I first saw François R. Cambuzat as one-half of Putan Club alongside bassist Gianna Greco. The gig (and François) was intense, noisy, dark and a whole lot of other adjectives, including “committed”, to music and honesty. With projects including Trans-Aeolian Transmission, Machine Rouge, and L’Enfance Rouge plus a touring schedule that takes him from Europe…




Alguns Homes Bons (de Genís Bagés) at Robadors 23 – 7th September ’15

Pol Padrós (trumpet) Joan Mas (alto sax) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Genís Bagés (drums) The album (Golluts) was free. The live version is freer. After the obligatory settling-in clatter and clangour, the guitar and drums come to the fore, creating a throbbing lurch and stagger which is soon augmented by fragments of…