About my new album

#MadeinBCN will be the result of several years of work with different composers who have or have had any kind of connection with Barcelona, city that has often been the meeting point between creator and performer.

The singularities of Barcelona have made it one of those few cities in the world that go beyond borders and make itself known and recognized abroad.

The recorded works come from a very careful selection of original pieces for baritone saxophone, solo and with different types of electronics, written in the last 20 years. Each of them will pose a very personal approach to the instrument and extracts an extraordinarily rich timbre result.

I hope you will appreciate this sound universe and that this disc does not leave you indifferent: each work is capable of creating different moods if you listen to them with your ears and mind open.

Watch the teaser:

The Repertoire

As I told you above, the repertoire is a selection of lots of original pieces I worked on last years. Here they are, in chronological order:

  • A CHILLIDA, for baritone saxophone modulated live and fixed electronics (1997) by Mercè Capdevila (1946)
  • TIME FIELDS 1, for baritone saxophone solo (2002-06) by Hèctor Parra (1976)
  • 18, for baritone saxophone and fixed electronics (2009) by Joan Arnau Pàmies (1988)
  • VIA, for baritone saxophone solo (2013) by Joan Magrané (1988)
  • SOUND PORTRAIT IV, for baritone saxophone solo (2014) by Enric Riu (1968)
  • HOLOFONIA V1.1, for baritone saxophone and live electronics (2015) by Joan Bagés i Rubí (1977)
  • SOUND PORTRAIT IVb, for baritone saxophone solo and live improvised electronics (2016) by Enric Riu (1968)

I am so grateful to Joan Bagés Rubí for his excellent job on the electronics parts of the recorded works!

Next months, I will do a specific comment of each piece on the blog.