About this project
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Se necesita adquirir nuevo material para la transformación del sonido en directo. Este consistirá en actualizar con nuevos micrófonos, pedales de efectos y loops, así como una tarjeta de sonido adecuada.
Marketing, distribución, gastos y comisiones de campaña.
Como coste básico se contempla la grabación de un material de promoción (audio y video) que sirva para su futura venta y distribución, así como una inversión en publicidad digital y contactos con posibles programadores.
Grabación y Producción
Como ayuda a la grabación, ensayos y puesta en concierto del nuevo album extraído del proyecto.
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Having spent six years in London, I got acquainted with some of the latest trends in electronic music. They have been inspiring me to merge different ways of playing and composing with the piano ever since, by experimenting with materials and objects inside the instrument, and charting a world of sound whose existence was barely acknowledged. Back then I began to wonder, how could I bring this new world to your senses?
We are transforming the prepared piano into a new kind of synthesizer where the analog and the digital meet and stretch their acoustic and visual boundaries, inventing a sound for the future, in harmony with our memory. In Barcelona, I have spent the past two years investigating new ways to expand these techniques and sounds, merging them with electronics, but a microscopic object, which we all already know, came to change our plans.
The continuity of this project makes even more sense now if I share my experience with you, and if you take part in this innovation that goes beyond the musical; whose didactic, therapeutic and social potential is worth developing. I am actually inviting you to join concerts, workshops, videos and live streamings to support the recording of a studio album, and the creation of a library of prepared piano sounds shaped by your own feelings and ideas.
The music of the future is in our hands!
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
For the prepared piano sound studio located in the Fabra i Coats Creation Factory in Barcelona, we need microphones, amps, special pedalboards and other devices to fully enhance the sound of the prepared piano live and combine it with electronics.
With the help of several collaborators, this space will allow us as to compose, rehearse and design:
- A studio album featuring a number of artists from the world of electronics and dance music.
- Streaming performances, creating audiovisual works that you will be able to follow no matter where you are.
- A tour designed for resized theatres, adapted to the current circumstances, where you can enjoy the live performance.
- Workshops where I can explain and bring to all of you, initiated or newly interested, the secrets and techniques of the prepared piano.
- A prototype of a prepared piano digital sound library, yours to use with your own computer, at home, live or on studio, in your compositions.
However, the great challenge will be to put on a real Rave of Electronic Music with Prepared Piano, for open stages. A spectacular display of audiovisuals and light design to party to the sound of the future, a unique opportunity to reinvent social proximity and vibrate together again.
Why this is important
Cancelling most concerts and imposing critical restrictions certainly hit our project hard, but we know that every little support counts to make it rise. If you tune in to this initiative, you will be helping me and all the artists who have been spending years to finally reveal this breakthrough that I am so excited to share now.
I want to thank you in advance by offering you the result of joint creations with artists and artisans: these are truly personalized rewards, some are indeed exclusive:
- Live concert where you will receive an cloth bag among other suprises.
- Handmade face masks by Fabra i Coats resident art collective Pedra Design.
- HD download of an unreleased theme.
- A prepared piano workshop to explain how it works.
- Interactive sessions to propose new objects or actions to unveil even more possibilities of the prepared piano.
Since 2012 I have worked in Spain and England, collaborating as a pianist and composer for shows and dance companies such as English National Ballet, Rambert Dance, Dana Raz Dance Company, Adrían del Arroyo or Inquiquinante Danza, with the prepared piano as a hallmark.
My two albums Longing for Breath and In Progress were born after those collaborations. These are some of the accompanying videos, directed by Marta Azparren, Albert Carreras and Mariana Palacios.
Film music has also a very special place in my career. Among several shorts selected and awarded in International Festivals such as Poland’s Short Waves, this is the soundtrack I composed for Steve Cutts’ short movie Happiness, 2018 Finalist in the Zurich International Music Competition.
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I love getting feedbak from you! Places where you would like me to come and play, sounds that you think can be triggered from a prepared piano. Let us free our minds!