Monthly archives: January, 2016

Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 26th Jan ’16

Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego (acoustic bass) Martín Léiton (electric bass) Marcel Bagés (guitar) Núria Andorrà (percussion) Marcel•li Bayer (bass clarinet) Alfonso Muñoz (alto saxophone) Oriol Fontclara (baritone saxophone) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) Iván González (conducting) What happens when being outside your comfort zone becomes your comfort zone? –prompted by the sight and…




Some Some Unicorn and The Golden Periphery

Personnel: Various (very various!) Instrumentation: Unspecified (but probably even more various…) Time Begins Once More Memories In A Frame The Problem With Contempt The Dawning Of Chimes Wishes In Slow Motion A Haunting Song Of Thirst Putting An End To All Letting Go Of The Answers Inventing New Hope 2014 Clutter Music CM013 Some Some…




7 Questions for… Dganit Elyakim

Dganit Elyakim is a composer and sound artist born and based in Tel Aviv. Working at the conjunction of sound and performance, digital and analogue, political and personal, her work is challenging and even confrontational, while retaining a thread of humour (well, that’s my perception, anyway). 1. What was your first musical instrument, and what…




Putan Club at Màgia Roja – 15th Jan ’16

François R. Cambuzat (guitar, voice) Gianna Greco (bass, voice) The last time Putan Club played in Barcelona, they were a wonderful surprise because I’d been unfamiliar with their music. This year’s performance was enhanced by a sense of sharp anticipation. In fact, the friend from London who was with me last year even flew out…




Phall Fatale – Moonlit Bang Bang

Joana Aderi (voice, keys, electronics) John Edwards (double bass) Joy Frempong (voice, keys, electronics) Daniel Sailer (double bass, devices) Fredy Studer (drums, percussion, metal, bowed gong) The Girl, The Beat Sugar Drops Electric Eel Fish Tank Ring The Bell Crocodile Tree House Funny Money Un Grand Sommeil Noir Sleeping Beauty Manic Depression Night Belair Recording,…




Nocturna Discordia #55 at Soda – 13th Jan ’16

This week at Soda, a double or even triple bill for the latest Discordian ritual in the (dark?) heart of Gràcia. First up: Piotr Melech (clarinet) Jacek Mazurkiewicz (bass) Vasco Trilla (drums) This trio was an interesting confluence of influences. As usual for a Nocturna Discordia, everything is spontaneously improvised and this trio brought some…




7 Questions for… Luiz Rocha

The first improvised music I heard in Barcelona came courtesy of Luiz Rocha’s bass clarinet, in a duo with drummer Marko Jelača at Club Cronopios. I’ve since had the good fortune to hear him play in a variety of situations, from small group improvising to swirling big band chaos, and even a clarinet trio devoted…