Category: Gigs

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 – school’s out for summer

Memoria Uno #12 at Sala Fènix – 14th July ’16 Oriol Roca (drums) Àlex Reviriego (bass) Marcel·lí Bayer (‘bass-er’ clarinet) Luiz Rocha (bass clarinet, voice) Jordi Santanach (bass clarinet) Naná Rovira (bass clarinet) Marcel Bagés (electric guitar) El Pricto (clarinet, duck call) Ilona Schneider (voice) Tura Gómez (dance) Johannes Nästesjö (bass) Sarah Claman (violin) Iván…




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: 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)…




Barcelona Piano Sculpture

“Don’t Mind” at Jamboree – 6th Mar. ’16 Josep-Maria Balanyà (piano) Josep-Maria Balanyà has been busy in Barcelona. Resident in Brussels, Bcn is his home town and on visits he can be heard and seen (and I recommend you do both) participating in various free improvisation performances. On this trip, he’s performed at two out…




Two Sides of the Free Coin…

Nocturna Discordia #61 at Soda – 2nd Mar. ’16 Jorma Tapio (flute, alto flute, wooden flute, tenor saxophone) Ángel Ontalva (electric guitar, effects) Enric Ponsa (drums) If I had to order my CD collection by geographical origin, Spain and Finland would probably top the chart. You can imagine that I wasn’t about to miss a…