I have recently created a new blog to be focused exclusively on the content of my PhD research. Findings, readings, conferences, events and other research outcomes will be explained here. http://musicandpainting.wordpress.com
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Here is the recording of one of my last pieces, Philomela. Philomela has been an amazing project that started with the Rosamond Prize pairing of composers from the Royal Northern College of Music and poets from Manchester Metropolitan University. I really enjoyed creating this music for flute, mezzo-soprano, vibraphone and flute, from the inspiring poem by Georgi Gill. Since I listen Georgi reciting poems and talking about David Bowie I knew we needed to work together. This is Georgi’s blog so you can know her work a bit more: https://georgigill.blog
I hope you enjoy the poem and the music, we are both very happy with the result and soon we have more coming, something dark, very dark… and with more collaborators.
New piece! My wind quintet Unité d’ habitation (Cité Radieuse) is now finished! The work, commissioned by the Royal Northern College of Music for the In focus: Paul Patterson Festival will be performed on 9th June 2017, 6.00 pm at the Carol Nash Recital Room in the RNCM, Manchester.
This piece is based in one of Le Corbusier’s buildings Unité d’ habitation, the one in Marseille, France. I observed some very interesting structural and content concepts; the use of piloti, organisation of corridors and apartments, and the disposition of other venues in the building. Also, the idea of being considered one of the earliest representations of Brutalist architectural aesthetics made me inspire my music in this famous edifice and its intricacies.
The last December the Spanish painter Lucía Polanco invited me (and my mother) to her program “Los ojos de Lucía” in Dime Radio. Here you can listen and see the hilarious result. Thank you very much Lucía for inviting me, I really enjoy talking to you about art, music and a bit of everything. (Interview in Spanish)
El pasado Diciembre la pintora española Lucía Polando me invitó a mí (y a mi madre) a su programa “Los ojos de Lucía” en Dime Radio. Aquí podéis escuchar y ver el divertidísimo resultado. Muchas gracias por invitarme Lucía, me encantó hablar contigo sobre arte, música y un poco de todo.
Obra terminada: “Origen” para soprano, percusión, piano y violoncello, basada en el poema homónimo de Pablo Escribano. Escrita para el concierto “Creando futuros” de la Fundación Botín que tendrá lugar en la sede de la Fundación en Santander el 19 de Diciembre.