Tag: Robadors 23

Phicus at Robadors 23 – “Keiji Haino meets AMM”?

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion Robadors 23, Barcelona Why “Phicus”? What is a phicus? A fancy spelling of the plant? Or is the explanation more elaborate? I suppose I’ll have to ask… but in a post-truth society, it’s more fun to guess or fabulate… #phikenews? Well,…




Memoria Uno – gettin’ jazzy…

Oriol Roca (drums) Martín Leiton (bass) Toni Saigi (piano) Marcel·li Bayer (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone) Joan Mas (alto saxophone) Fernando Brox (flute) Iván González (conduction) Another month, another incarnation of Memoria Uno. It’s the free improvisation equivalent of Doctor Who – always the same entity with the same drive but looking and sounding totally different….




Memoria Uno – new season, new venue

Memoria Uno #13 at Robadors 23 – 27th September ’16 Marcel Bagés (guitar) Martín Leiton (bass) Oriol Roca (drums) Joan Mas (baritone saxophone) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) El Pricto (saxophone, clarinet) Marceŀlí Bayer (bass clarinet) Iván González (conduction) Memoria Uno has moved; not conceptually, just geographically. After some changes in direction for Sala…




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…




Brull Session at Robadors 23 – 3rd August ´15

Agustí Martínez (soprano saxophone) Frédéric Filiatrae (alto saxophone) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Ramon Prats (drums) After the preliminary (almost mandatory) frenzy of exploration, the four musicians find each other and settle into an angular collaboration, full of sparks as individual contributions rub up against each other. During a fast hour of tight free improvisation, Martínez alternates…




Brull Session at Robadors 23 – 13th August ’15

Ilona Schneider (vox soprano) Diego Caicedo (guitar) El Pricto (alto saxophone) Sandro Manzon (piano) Patxi Varela (drums) Summer heat? Sheer apathy? Vacaciones? There’s a kind of laissez-faire lethargy that descends on Barcelona in August and any musician who prefers to play to packed houses had best take the month off. In other words, we start…




Free Improv Session at Robadors 23 – 25th June ’15

Àlex Reviriego (bass) Frédéric Filiatrae (trombone) Iván González (trumpet) It’s been a while, Robadors – especially for this Thursday night free session – but in a changing world, it’s reassuring to find that some things remain the same. The revolving roster of musicians in R23 continue to effortlessly create an hour’s meditative sound sculpture on…




JpBalcazar Trio + Carola Ortiz at Robadors 23 – 22nd Apr ’15

JP Balcázar (bass) Marco Mezquida (piano) Carlos Falanga (drums) Carola Ortiz (voice, clarinet) Sometimes, I think it might be easier to list the Barcelona musical ensembles that don’t feature Juan Pablo Balcázar (or JpB as he’s otherwise known). From swinging jazz to Portuguese songstering to edgy hip-hop, he’s pretty ubiquitous. This evening featured a kind…