Tag: Oriol Roca

Memoria Uno: Voices, Voices, Voices

Memoria Uno #10 at Sala Fènix – 26th April ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego & Marc Cuevas (bass) Marcel·lí Bayer & Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Pablo Selnik & Fernando Brox (flutes) Celeste Alías, Magalí Sare, Rubén Fernández, Diana Palau, Joana Gomila, Bru Ferri, Marta Valero & Ilona Schneider (voice) Iván González (conduction) It’s a…




Memoria Uno: The Tesla Session, aka: This is no lullaby

Memoria Uno #9 at Sala Fènix – 29th March ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Juan R. Berbin (drums) Àlex Reviriego (electric bass) Martín Léiton (electric bass) Hilario Rodeiro (laptop) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) Ferran Fages (electric guitar) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (alto saxophone, conduction)…




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…




7 Questions for… Oriol Roca

Here in Barcelona, sometimes it feels difficult to find a gig that doesn’t feature Oriol Roca. A slight exaggeration but he does take the ubiquity prize, whether it’s Giulia Valle’s latest genre-crossing project, Líbera, or the humorous gymnastics of the Piccola Gagarin Orchestra, or the charts+improv of the the David Mengual Free Spirits Big Band,…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2015…?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted 10 Daily Tunes on Facebook, slowly revealing the aJN top ten albums of 2015. Some things to bear in mind… This is, of course, a highly subjective list. The criteria were, a) what I liked, b) variety, c) there is no c), just a) and b), mainly…




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…




Piccola Orchestra Gagarin at ArtTe – 29th July ’15

Paolo Angeli (Sardinian prepared guitar) Sasha Agranov (cello) Oriol Roca (drums, percussion) Piccola Orchestra Gagarin are a peculiar outfit. An Italian-Russian-Catalan trio with unusual instrumentation, pairing a cello with a guitar that has been practically turned into a cello (on steroids) plus an agile and inventive percussive approach that goes beyond the simple drumkit. As…