Video-Interview

My thoughts about classical music and baritone saxophone

The Rencontres Internationales autour du Saxophone Baryton in Ambazac (France), leaded by Damien Royannais y Eric Devallon (RIP) between 2008 and 2011, boosted me to focus my career as a soloist of this instrument. This video interview was released in October 2011 in order to expose my ideas and promote my future music projects with the baritone saxophone.

Although it seems that there is growing interest in this instrument among some international saxophone players of classic/contemporary music in recent years, I think that baritone saxophone still has not found its place beyond the saxophone quartet and has not got the same spot to promote its own repertoire in featured events (festivals, congresses, etc.) than the alto or the soprano saxophones.

On the other hand, concert promoters of classic/contemporary music ask for new formulas to appeal new audiences (specially, among younger people) to the concerts but at the same time, don’t want to change some formats that are becoming obsolete. Options towards multidisciplinary proposals or new repertoires could seem good solutions but they are too risky for the promoters who only think about earn money.

Anyway, I feel glad to meet an increasing number of baritone fans among young saxophonists and some young composers eager of discovering new timbres in the instrument. It is so nice to share new and good ideas with other musicians and artists from some other disciplines.

The times they are changing. So, let’s go forward!

 

Share This New

Latest News

dav Material

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 …

Read More
colours6 News

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 …

Read More
CONTEMPORANEUS 2023 News

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, …

Read More
FRONTCOVER News

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 …

Read More