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Fages, Ferran: Radi d'Or (Another Timbre)

A composed piece from guitarist Fages for a small ensemble of instruments and live electronics using shifting sinetones alongside sustained sounds from the acoustic instruments to create shimmering music that unfolds slowly and gracefully.
 

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Label: Another Timbre
Catalog ID: at65r
Squidco Product Code: 18313

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover, not sealed
Recorded by Simon Reynell at Can Felipa, Barcelona


Personnel:

Olga Abalos-flute, alto saxophone

Lali Barriere-sinewaves

Tom Chant-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone

Ferran Fages-acoustic guitar

Pilar Subira-percussion

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1. Radi d'Or 36:07




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"A composed piece for small ensemble of instruments and live electronics. Radi d'Or uses shifting sinetones alongside sustained sounds from the acoustic instruments to create a shimmering music that unfolds slowly with gracefully. Composed in 2010, this recording is of the first public performance by the Ferran Fages Ensemble, which took place in Barcelona in February 2011."-Another Timbre



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Artist Biographies:

lali barrière :: about
barriere@gmail.com

Academic page: http://mat-web.upc.edu/people/lali.barriere/

"ali Barrière, Barcelona (Catalonia).

Creative coder, musician and Mathematician, she combines her artistic activity with teaching Mathematics, creative programming and research.

As a Mathematician, she is a Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Her recent research her research on the relationship between art, mathematics and techology, and works on the creative use of information and communication technologies, recently, and in the fields of graph theory, communication algorithms and combinatorial geometry, in the past years. She is interested in music and visual arts, which led her to apply her mathematical knowledge to the creative use of programming. Besides Mathematics, she also taught Creative programming and Music and Mathematics. She also has collaborated in the Master on Sound Art of the Fine Arts School at the Universitat de Barcelona.
music

Active in the scene of free improvisation in Barcelona. Works with acustic and amplified objects, electronic devices, field recordings and programming, with a minimalistic approach.

Her current projects are: solo project, A=B, with Ferran Fages, blaast, with Alfredo Costa Monteiro, and Un coup de dés, with Marta Sainz. She also collaborates, or has collaborated, with other improvisers as Olga Ábalos, Ruth Barberán, Tom Chant, Miguel Angel García, Tomás Gris, Xavier Lopez, Eduard Màrquez, Héctor Rey, Tom Soloveitzik, Nuno Rebelo, Josema Urós, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Artur Vidal.

Festivals she participated in: Sónar (Barcelona, 2003), insolit music forum (L'Hospitalet, 2003), LEM (Barcelona, 2004, 2010, and 2015), bouesia (Deltebre, 2009), zarata fest (Bilbao, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015), festival audio tangente (Burgos, 2011), com a mínim (Barcelona, 2011), curtcircuit fest (Barcelona, 2012), personal-collective (Madrid, 2012). With Alfredo Costa Monteiro and Ruth Barberán, she organized the improvisers meeting bestiario (Barcelona, 2012).

Collaboration, composition, performance:

Performer in the world premiere of Filament, a graphical score by Ferran Fages (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, 2014).
Realisation of Architectural Model Making, a graphical score by Sarah Hughes (online project of another timbre, 2014).
Performer: cartridge music, by John Cage, (CASM, Barcelona 2012).
Composition: zona franca (2012).
As a member of Ferran Fages Ensemble, programming in Pure Data and performer of radi d'or, versió per a ensemble (2011).
Performer: in C, by Terry Riley (Festival Bouesia, Deltebre 2009).
Member of the experimental rock band Pad (2003 to 2009).

creative programming

Since 2008 she is interested in creative applications of programming. Likes and uses Processing in her visual projects, a tool that also allows her to explore the use of Mathematics in creation and how artists can learn programming, as well as to approach creative work to engineers. She also use to program in Pure Data.

She has taught workshops and courses at lefreak (2008), circuit torçat (2011), taller tramuntana (2012), Departament de Formació de TV3 (2012), Fine Arts School of the Universitat de Barcelona (2013), Fine Arts School of the Universdad Complutense de Madrid (2014), and the course Processing: programming images, animation and interaction at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2008 i 2011). She organized the meetings ProcessingBCN (Hangar, Barcelona, 2009), with Alba G. Corral, and ProcessingInteract (Hangar, Barcelona, 2010), with Oriol Aragonès.

-Lali Barriere Website (http://about.lalibarriere.net/)
10/11/2017

"Ferran Fages (1974, Barcelona, Catalunya)

Ferran Fages is an improviser and composer, and an international reference in the sphere of electroacoustic improvisation. Since the end of the 1990s, he has published over fifty discographic references on national and international labels. He has undertaken tours, performed concerts and led workshops around Europe and South America as well as in Canada and Japan.

He plays guitar, resonant objects, acoustic turntable and electronics: "feedback mixing board", pick-ups and oscillators.

From 1999 until 2006 he was a member of the IBA col·lectiu d'improvisació, with whom he organised over one hundred concerts as well as the festivals Improvisa (2000-2003) and the Experimental Music Week at Metrònom (2005), among others.

Besides his projects, he has shared a stage and made collaborations with musicians such as Christine Abdelnour, Sophie Agnel, Núria Andorrà, Derek Bailey, Pascal Battus, Tom Chant, David Chiesa, Albert Cirera, Sébastien Cirotteau, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, Lluïsa Espigolé, Agustí Fernández, Jean-Philippe Gross, Will Guthrie, Robin Hayward, Barbara Held, Jason Kahn, Martin Küchen,Eduard Márquez, Wade Matthews, Mattin, Manuel Mota, Ivan Palacky, Ramon Prats, Eddie Prévost, Pablo Rega, Àlex Reviriego, Ernesto Rodrigues, Alejandro Rojas-Marcos, Ivo Sans, Joan Saura, Pilar Subirà, Vasco Trilla, Birgit Ulher, Taku Unami, Nikos Velliotis, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Mark Wastell, Christopher Williams and Ingar Zach among others.

He has also worked with the choreographers and companies of Olga Mesa (1999), Lanónima Imperial (2003-2004), Carme Torrent (1999-2005), Ktonycia (2007), Constanza Brncic (2008-2009) and Merce Cunningham Dance Company (2009).

He has performed the following pieces of contemporary music: Guitar two, for four, by Phill Niblock (2004); Cobra, by John Zorn (2006); Meditations for Orchestra, by Pauline Oliveiros (2007); Guitar Trio, by Rysh Chatham (2007); Trio I from Trios WHITE ON WHITE, by Robert Ashley (2008); Poem 1960, by La Monte Young (2008); Diferencias familiares sobre las cuerdas, by Christopher Williams (2009); Little by Little, by Sam Sfirri (2011), and Cartridge Music, by John Cage (2012)."

-Ferran Fages Website (http://www.ferranfages.net/index.php?/bio/)
10/11/2017

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