Tag: Soda

Nocturna Discordia #17 at Soda – 11th Mar ’15

Diego Caicedo (guitar) Owen Kilfeather (guitar) Ferran Fages (guitar) Pablo Rega (guitar) El Pricto (conducting) The weekly Nocturna Discordia likes to mix it up. Different musicians, different instrumentation, different improvisatory aesthetics… Witness this week’s offering. Four electric guitars (complete with guitarists) playing four through-composed pieces – a degree of non-repetitive structure with plenty of opportunity…




Nocturna Discordia #15 at Soda – 25th Feb ’15

Susana Santos Silva (trumpet) Tom Chant (tenor and soprano saxophone) Vasco Trilla (drums) Is it me, or is there a larger than usual crowd here tonight? If so, it’s hard to say who’s the ‘draw’. Chant and Trilla are both well-known (and well-respected, naturally) on the Barcelona scene, not least for their unpredictably puckish approach…




Nocturna Discordia #14 at Soda – 18th Feb ’15

El Pricto (clarinet) Naná Rovira (bass clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet) Owen Kilfeather (conducting) Billing themselves as the “Black Sabbath Clarinet Trio” was a sure way to get my anticipatory juices flowing. I may be into all kinds of improvisatory weirdness these days but I grew up on classic rock and 80s metal. Any attempt…




Nocturna Discordia #13 at Soda – 11th Feb ’15

Amaiur González (tuba) Eugene Martynec (laptop) Pablo Vazquez (electric bass) Joni Garlic (drums) Here we are again. However, this time I must confess to tardiness and despite the beautifully relaxed peninsular attitude to the clock, noise was already emanating from the stage when I arrived. (One consequence of this is that I missed the classic…




Nocturna Discordia #12 at Soda – 4th Feb ’15

Ove Volquartz (bass clarinet) Marc Vilanova (alto and soprano saxes) Sergio Castrillón (cello) Second time at Soda for nocturnal Discordian emissions and the variety of this Wednesday night is clear. A certain Señor Kilfeather had informed me that the basic principle was to mix it up, and that it was rare to see the same…




Nocturna Discordia #11 at Soda – 28 jan ’15

El Pricto (alto sax, clarinet) Ferran Besalduch (bass & soprano saxes) Ángel Faraldo (no-input mixer) Enric Ponsa (drums) I love Robadors 23 but it’s just too conveniently close and there’s more to Barcelona’s free/experimental music scene than El Raval. And so, we (the royal ‘we’ – ahem) travel to Gràcia. Soda is a venue on…