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Natural or Synthetic Reeds?

  The subject of reeds is very common among saxophonists. As many baritonists asked me about it in different situations (talks, messages, emails, etc.), and I also had many doubts, I decided to write this post. I hope my thoughts will be helpful to you. What do we like best of natural reeds? The single reed that vibrates when blowing …

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Does Contemporary Music scare anyone?

Last February 15th, I did a workshop about introduction to the interpretation of contemporary music at the Music Conservatory of Sabadell (near Barcelona) to students from the end of elementary and academy levels. Since we didn’t have much time, and this kind of workshop requires continuity, I focused respectively on a guided collective improvisation and the collective interpretation of a …

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CONTEMPO[R]AN[EUS] 20[23]

  A CONTEMPORARY MUSIC DAY IN REUS I had in mind for long to carry out an activity about contemporary music for all audiences. With the experience and complicity of my partner of adventures, composer and sound artist Joan Bagés i Rubí, we at last organized a day to give visibility to the music composed nowadays. As its name implies, …

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SUITES. A tribute to Bach’s cello suites (ENG)

Cover design by Jesús Llungueras “SUITES. A tribute to Bach’s Cello Suites” is the result of a period of six years (2017-2023) taking this music to the stage. I thought that this recording would also be the best way to pay tribute to Johann-Sebastian Bach and his solo cello Suites. Although during my solo career I have been focused on …

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This Is Not A Fad!

Music should not always produce a calming effect on us. Sometimes, it must shake and provoke in order to activate our senses and mind. With this in mind, composer and sound artist Joan Bagés i Rubí and I created Morphosis Duo for a concert for the Associació Catalana de Compositors Actuals (Current Catalan Composers Association) in Barcelona in 2016. There, …

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Suites

I have often wondered what kind of music would Johann-Sebastian Bach compose if he were alive today and, in this case, what would he write for a such a versatile instrument as the baritone saxophone. Would he create works influenced by traditional music or, on the other hand, he would experience in the rich sound palette of this instrument? As …

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