Tag: Marcel·li Bayer

A highly ‘memorable’ session at BCN Impro Fest

BCN Impro Fest 3rd session at Sala Fènix – 23rd Feb. ’16 What do we have for this week’s BCN Impro Fest ‘surprise’? What else but Memoria Uno in its eighth live incarnation. The Memoria Uno project has become strongly symbolic of the the Barcelona improvised music scene. Alongside the Thursday sessions at Robadors 23,…




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…




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…




Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 27th October ’15

Ivo Sans (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Diego Caicedo (guitar) Marcel Bagés (guitar) Ferran Besalduch (bass & sopranino saxophones) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet, clarinet, flute) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (alto saxophone, clarinet) Fernando Brox (flute) Ilona Schneider (voice) Dario Fariello (alto saxophone) Oriol Fontclara (baritone saxophone) Frédéric Filiatrae (trombone) Amaiur González (tuba)…




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…




Memoria Uno at Sala Fènix – 12th May ’15

Sònia Sánchez (dance) Agustí Fernández (piano) Ramón Prats & Oriol Roca (drums) Marc Cuevas & Àlex Reviriego (bass) Julián Sánchez & Pol Padrós (trumpet) Oriol Fontclara, Tom Chant & El Pricto (saxophones) Marcel•li Bayer (bass clarinet) Aram Montagut y Frédéric Filiatrae (trombones) Amaiur González (tuba) Albert Cirera (saxophone, conducting) Iván González (conducting) Often, people attend…




Memoria Uno – Crisis

Iván González (conducting) ~40 musicians (playing pretty much everything) [i.e. too many to list here, see below for the full roster…] Conducción #4 Conducción #5 Conducción #8 l’Ateneu Barcelonés, Barcelona 18th June 2014 Okay, any line up that has a five-strong cello section is clearly serious about getting a hefty sound (I could have mentioned…




Marcel·li Bayer’s “1680” at Jamboree – 17th Feb ’15

Marcel·li Bayer (saxophone and clarinets) Alexandra Garzón (visuals) I’ve already written about what a gorgeous experience the live presentation of this album is from when I saw Bayer & Garzón at Robadors 23 in December last year. That performance led me to buy the CD, name it as one of my best releases of 2014,…