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  • work in progress...
    LES QUATRE GRANS CRÒNIQUES  
    A unique and unprecendeted musical journey (s.XIII-XIV).
    A monumental musical project to write a tetralogy (four operas) based on each book of the Great Catalan Medieval Chronicles.

    duration:
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    year of composition: 2020

  • work in progress...
    LLIBRE D'AMIC E AMAT  
    for voice and lute (cycle of songs).
    Text by Ramon Llull (s.XIII).


    duration:
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    year of composition: 2016

  • work in progress...
    BREVICULUM  
    La vida de Ramon Llull
    for orchestra


    duration: ± 40 min.
    comissioned by: l'Orquestra Ciutat de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
    dedicated to:
    premier: 10|06|16
    year of composition: 2015

  • work in progress...
    CATALAN FOLK SONGS
    a collection of 150 Catalan folk songs harmonized for SATB chorus «a cappella»

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    year of composition: 2015

  • work in progress...
    EARLY ABSTRACTIONS 7
    for percussion solo. After an experimental Video by American visual artist Harry Smith.

    duration: 5'38''
    dedicated to: Ramon Torramilans
    premier:
    year of composition: 2015

  • work in progress...
    INITIATION DANCES
    for harp and marimba. Music for an ancient Vodou ritual

    duration:
    dedicated to: Blooming Duo (Esther Pinyol & Ferran Carceller)
    premier:
    year of composition: 2015

  • completed
    SUD
    for mixed choir a cappella & soprano soloist. After a poem by Miquel Martí i Pol "Vent del Sud".

    duration: ± 5 min.
    comissioned by: Elisenda Carrasco and the FCEC (Federació d'Entitats Corals de Catalunya) (50th aniversary)
    dedicated to: Elisenda Carrasco
    premier: Palau de la Música Catalana July 11, 2015
    year of composition: 2015
    § music score (pdf)

  • completed
    PUER NATUS EST
    for mixed choir a cappella. Based on a medieval Gregorian Chant.

    duration: ± 5 min.
    comissioned by: Daniel Mestre
    dedicated to: Daniel Mestre
    premier: Església Sant Felip Neri. January 6, 2015
    year of composition: 2014
    § music score (pdf)

  • completed
    RAMBLA LLIBERTAT
    Pedagogical Cantata for children's choir, ensemble & mezzosoprano and baritone soloist. Text by Marc Rosich.

    duration: ± 58 min.
    comissioned by: Servei Educatiu de l'Auditori de Barcelona
    dedicated to: Pau, Vinyet, Alba, Nil i Karim
    premier: Auditori de Barcelona Maig 3, 2014
    year of composition: 2013
    § music score (pdf)

  • completed
    TERESA'S ECSTASY
    incidental music for an Off-Broadway show by playwright Begonya Plaza.

    duration: ± 1 hour
    comissioned by: Begonya Plaza
    premier: Cherry Lane Theatre, West Village, Manhattan, New York March 4, 2012
    year of composition: 2012

  • completed
    PATIM, PATAM, PATUM
    for percussion Quartet

    duration: ± 20 min.
    comissioned by: Comisionat de Festes de la Patum (Berga).
    dedicated to: Patri Martinez
    premier: 02|06|12
    year of composition: 2012
    § music score (pdf)

  • completed
    TILINGS
    for string orchestra.

    duration:
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    year of composition: 2010
    § music score (pdf)

  • completed
    LES HOMILIES D'ORGANYÀ  
    for baritone soloist, 4 perc. mixed choir, and organ (I-II), medieval ensemble (III-IV) and cobla (V-VI).

    duration:± 3 hours
    comissioned by: PdB
    dedicated to: PdB
    premier: I-II: Palau de la Música; II-IV: Esglesia de Roses; V-VI: L'Auditori
    year of composition: 2003-2008

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BIO


Born in Barcelona (Catalonia) began his studies at the Conservatory Superior of Music of Barcelona graduating with honors in percussion, harmony, fugue, composition & orchestration. At the CSMMB was very fortunate to study piano with Albada Olaya and Miquel Farré, percussion with Santi Molas and Xavier Joaquín, harmony with Vicens Acuña and Xavier Boliart, counterpoint with Mª Àngels Reixach and Josep Poch, composition & orchestration with Carles Guinovart and conducting with Albert Argudo.

During his career he has received several awards, grants and scholarships among others the grant of the AIE, the Association of Artists and Performers (1994-95), or the grant of the "Fundación Autor / SGAE" (1999) or the "Foundation Agustín Pedro Pons" University of Barcelona (2000).

In 2002 he moves to New York City under a Fulbright Scholarship where he studied at the Juilliard School of Music and later on at the Mannes College The New School for Music with David Loeb (composition), Robert Cuckson (theory) and Carl Schachter (analysis). In 2004 he was appointed composer in residence of the "Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance" under the direction of the prestigious contemporary american-french pianist Marc Ponthus, and on the advisory board composers like Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez or Mario Davidovsky.

His catalog is varied and includes pieces for solo instruments, chamber music, string orchestra, symphonic orchestra and choral works, as well as children's songs and other pedagogical works. His style is characterized by the use of the counterpoint, as well as a marked preference for the new graph, a strong influence of the traditional harmony, a taste for the timbre effects, extended-techniques and an approach to the Catalan folk-songs.

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