Tag: Tom Chant

Memoria Uno – BCN ImproFest 2017

Juan Berbin: drums Ramón Prats: drums Vasco Trilla: drums Martín Leiton: electric bass Marc Cuevas: double bass Àlex Reviriego: double bass Dani Pérez: guitar Diego Caicedo: guitar Hilario Rodeiro: laptop Joan Bagés: laptop Ferran Besalduch: bass & sopranino saxophones Don Malfon: alto & baritone saxophones Tom Chant: tenor & soprano saxophones Albert Cirera: tenor &…




Memoria Uno – curiouser and curiouser…

Memoria Uno at Robadors 23, 25th October 2016. Ilona Schneider (voice) Tom Chant (tenor saxophone) Joan Mas (alto saxophone) Marcel·lí Bayer (bass clarinet) Pablo Selnik (flute) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) Marc Cuevas (electric bass) Oriol Roca (drums) Iván González (conduction) Any improvisation is, by definition, an experiment. But not all improvised input overtly experimental. Mundanity…




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…




Memoria Uno – …a balm for a troubled…

Memoria Uno #11 at Sala Fènix – 31st May ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego & Marc Cuevas (bass) Marcel·lí Bayer (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) Pablo Selnik (flute) Núria Andorrà (percussion) Pol Padrós (trumpet) Oriol Fontclara (baritone saxophone) Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) Pablo Rega (guitar) Agustí Fernández (piano, conduction) Iván González (conduction, trumpet)…




Basement Soundscapes at Absenta del Raval – 25th May ’16

Tom Chant (tenor & soprano saxophones) Pablo Schvarzman (effects, electronics) In the Absenta del Raval basement room, Schvarzman’s lurching electronic rhythmic distortions seem to push Chant into more melodic (albeit fragmented) territory than usual. The fragments repeat in layers, slowly accreting until a coherent density emerges. Sometimes eerie, sometimes harsh, never sweet but definitely an…




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)…




BCN Impro Fest at Sala Fènix – 9th Feb. ’16

This was the inauguration of the first BCN Impro Fest, a month-long celebration intended to bring together the musicians (and others) involved in the city’s improvised music scene. Organised by Miquel Jordà, the festival is hosted by Sala Fènix with a concert each Tuesday evening. In addition, there’s an exhibition of photography and artwork depicting…




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…