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Interview for Cultural Resuena

Ouest france about my 1st string quartet Motýl

About Fjordens fortællinger

About l'Homme de la nuit:

About Iris, the sound of light:

Writings:

Josuè blanco

Balaguer

Graduate in History on the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), obtaining the mention in the speciality of Contemporary History. With professor Ferran Gallego Margalef.


Graduate in Composition at the Liceu Superior Conservatory of Music in Barcelona with Israel David Martínez, and conduction with Xavier Pagès i Corella.

Graduate at the Composition master program at

Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium in Aarhus with Niels Rønsholdt,  Juliana Hodkinson and Simon Steen-Andersen.

And conduction with Carsten Seyer-Hansen and Søren Kinch and masterclass with Bo Holten.

Student of Organ and Choir conduction at Vestervig Kirkemusikskoler with Anders Gaden and Asger Troelsen in Organ and Anders Gaden and Claus Pedersen in Choir conduction.

I have also collaborated with Press-music as editor and critic, and also with the Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell (Acadèmia de Belles Arts de Sabadell) as head of the Auditorium and music programming.

In the interpretative aspect, I'm the co-founder of two projects: 

Cesi 133, an ensemble that works on contemporary improvisation, with close multidisciplinary relationships with painting, poetry and the sound research. With Cesi 133 I premiered works like Phonetic landscape 2 and Textures.

L'homme de la nuit, another multidisciplinary project carried out together with the plastic artist Gerard Torres, where painting and music are linked together in a synesthetic relationship. In this project, I premiered the works Thalassa I & II and Nocturne.

In May 2019 I won the First Prize of the 1st Composition Contest of the Quatuor à l'ouest Festival, Crozon with my first string quartet: Motýl.

 

In July 2019 I was resident artist at l'Estruch: Fàbrica de creació de les arts en viu, with the Project Iris: El so de la llum (Iris: The sound of light)

In May 2021 I won the First Prize of the Randers Kammerorkester KOMPONIST- KONKURRENCE 2021 with my piece Fjordens fortællinger.

In October 2021 I premiered my project Lyden af lys (The sound of light) on Your Rainbow Panorama (ARoS) with Ensemble Edge.

In October 2021 I was selected finalist in the XXXII Young Composers Award of the SGAE-CNDM Foundation 2021. With my piece Pan (Bread)

Obtaining the honorable mention Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga.

In October 2021 my work Sculptures of light and frequencies II was forming part of the Nordic Percussion festival, performed by Input Duo 

In June 2022, my installation KUNSTIGT TRÆ, was forming part of the Audio-tactile exhibition – “Hear the Touch” in Gallerie Tese, Aarhus. Idea of Sophia Sagaradze.


I was the Festival composer for Aarhus Kammermusikfestival 2022, where my piece A poem of color was premiered by V Coloris quintet in September 2022.

My pieces Unsustainable situation I, and Åbnet-lukket, were premiered inside the Festival GáTT Nordic Arts Festival in København (DK) in november 2022.


My piece Det fortryllede lys - laterna magica, was premiered inside the Festival New Music for Strings (DK) 2023.

He was the winner of the Plural Ensemble's Call for Young Composers 2023, including my work Unsustainable Situation II on the ensemble's 2023 national tour.

I have also collaborated in the writing of the music for the short films William and Opkaldet for Potemkin Filmskole (Aarhus)

And Nunca volvió a ser primavera by Kevin Bran, produced by Terra Nova World.

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