Exquisitely simple, but endlessly deep.
Andy Gill. The Independent

Meditative atmospheres, harmonic refinement, and an equilibrium between sound, resonance and silence.
Stefano Russomanno. ABC Cultural

Delicate and subtle, with high poetic imagination.
Jonathan Harvey


 
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Llum
World premiere recording

Based on texts by Vicenç Santamaria
Latvian Radio Choir | Sigvards Klava
Ondine Records


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4 June 2021


Fràgil
Armida Quartett


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30 April 2021


I fa l'aire visible (And It Turns the Air Visible)
World premiere
 
The line I fa l'aire visible (And It Turns the Air Visible) manifests a captivating natural phenomenon: in a quiet full moon night, an especially intense light can brighten the space, so much so that the air becomes palpable, dense, visible, as if it possessed a corporeal form. The air is gifted with two opposite attributes: on the one hand, the darkness and silence that the night brings, and on the other, a visible form, light shafts.

28 January 2021. Palau de la Música Catalana. Barcelona, Spain

6 February 2021. Iglesia de San Nicolás. Segovia, Spain
11 February 2021. Auditorio Nacional de Música. Madrid, Spain
Quartet Gerhard

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1 January 2021


Llum (Light)
World premiere

Llum (Light, Gaisma) is an invitation to take a journey inward, to travel to the immense space which is, precisely, what makes us human, to that silent place which exists within us, to the deep wellspring that is the birthplace of everything, to the bright sapling of Peace; to the infinite, which announces the Mystery; to the gift of Life, Peace and Love.

Text by Vicenç Santamaria
20 March 2020. Riga Cathedral. Latvia cancelled
25 March 2020. L'Auditori. Barcelona, Spain cancelled
Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Klava


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1 January 2020


Fràgil
World premiere

14 November 2019. L'Auditori, Barcelona
28 November 2019. Mozart Exploded. Theater im Delphi, Berlin
Armida Quartett
Photo: Felix Broede


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14 November 2019


Homenaje a Martha Graham
World premiere


6 October 2019. L'Auditori. Barcelona, Spain
Sarah Maria Sun, soprano. Alberto Rosado, piano. Kakizakai Kaoru, shakuhachi. Neopercusion, percussion
Peiju Chien-Pott, dance. Virginie Mécène, choreography
Mario Lucarda, poem


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6 October 2019


Desert
New work for shakuhachi and orchestra commissioned by Spanish National Orchestra on the occasion of the 2nd centenary of the Museo Nacional del Prado
World premiere: 14, 15 and 16 June 2019. Auditorio Nacional de Música. Madrid, Spain
Spanish National Orchestra. Paolo Bressan, conductor. Horacio Curti, shakuhachi


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28 May 2018


Outstanding performer: Bessie Award to PeiJu Chien-Pott
PeiJu Chien-Pott, dance. Kakizakai Kaoru, shakuhachi. Neopercusión, percussion
Neu Records


11 October 2017


Ekstasis
Martha Graham's lost 1933 solo reimagined by Virginie Mecene with music by Ramon Humet

PeiJu Chien-Pott, principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company, will premiere EKSTASIS in New York City, a Martha Graham's lost 1933 solo reimagined by Virginie Mecene with music by Ramon Humet. Mecene choosed Humet’s Interlude VII from “Homenaje a Martha Graham” for this thrilling project.
 
In a 1980 interview about EKSTASIS, Martha Graham said that she was experimenting with the thrust of the pelvis. This lead her to explore “a cycle of distortion” that she found deeply meaningful. “Before Ekstasis, I had been using a more static form, trying to find a ritualistic working of the body,” she concluded.
 
EKSTASIS contains the initial discovery that gave birth to Martha Graham’s technique, based on the center of the body, the pelvis. Mecene envisioned a series of movements deeply connected to the earth, with slow departure as well as moments of ekstasis, all committed to the moment. Humet’s music organically fit with Mecene’s choreography, being both intriguing, deep, mysterious, earthy, sacred, and transporting.
 
EKSTASIS will be featured in the Joyce Theater as part of the Martha Graham Dance Company New York Season, celebrating its 90th birthday. Sessions at the Joyce Theater (New York): February 14, 16, 19, 24 and 26.

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14 February 2017
 

Homenaje a Martha Graham
2 CD + Book + 3D Sound Installation

After the poem by Mario Lucarda
Claron McFadden, Alberto Rosado, Kakizakai Kaoru, Neopercusión
Neu Records

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15 December 2016
 

Meditacions sobre un motiu de Mompou
Marcel Worms, piano

29 October 2016. Fundación Juan March. Madrid, Spain

Frederic Mompou: Música callada: XVII. Lento. Ramon Humet: Meditacions sobre un motiu de Mompou

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29 October 2016


Llum (Light)
for a cappella choir

Llum (Light) is an invitation to take a journey inward, to travel to the immense space which is, precisely, what makes us human, to that silent place which exists within us, to the deep wellspring that is the birthplace of everything, to the bright sapling of Peace; to the infinite, which announces the Mystery; to the gift of Life, Peace and Love. The texts which accompany each of the seven stages of this inner pilgrimage were written by my friend Vicenç Santamaria, a monk from the monastery of Monserrat. The words have been set to music for a variety of choral formations - mixed choir, female voice choir, double choir -, and for different soloists. All the pieces are composed to be sung a cappella, and in Luminous Crumbs crotales and bar chimes have been added.


Llum (2013-2016)
I. Tanca els ulls (Close Your Eyes), for female voice choir
II. Camina endins (Walk Inside), for mixed choir
III. Baixa al cim de l’Ànima (Descent to the Summit of the Soul), for female voice choir
IV. Pedra nua (Naked Stone), for mixed choir
V. Pau al Cor (The Peaceful Heart), for solo soprano and mixed choir
VI. Engrunes de Llum (Luminous Crumbs), for choir of soloists, mixed choir, crotales and bar chimes
VII. Al·leluia (Alleluia), for mixed choir
17 June 2016
 

Lluny (Afar)
World premiere


14, 15 March 2016. Auditorio 400 MNCARS. Madrid, Spain. Fundación BBVA. Bilbao, Spain
Orquestra de Cadaqués Ensemble. Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, conductor

Álvaro Octavio, flute. Geneviève Strosser, viola. Miquel Bernat, percussion. Ferrán Carceller, percussion. Iván Herranz, percussion
Commission: CNDM

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9 March 2016
 

El temps i la campana (Time and the Bell)
World premiere

23, 24, 25 October 2015. Auditorio Nacional. Madrid, Spain
Yukiko Akagi, piano
Orquesta Nacional de España. Guillermo García Calvo, conductor
Commission: Orquesta Nacional de España


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1 May 2015
 

Mar i lluna
Alberto Rosado, piano

Recording sessions of e-piano, an audiovisual project performed by Alberto Rosado. The BBVA Foundation supports this pushful recording. Rosado performs works for piano, electronics and video, in close collaboration with composers Hilda Paredes, Cristian Morales, Arturo Fuentes, Ramon Humet, Jesús Navarro and Aurélio Edler-Copes.



30 January 2015
 

Pau al Cor
Latvian Radio Choir. New Music Festival Arena.

1 October 2014. St. John's Church. New Music Festival Arena. Riga, Latvia
Latvian Radio Choir. Conductor: Sigvards Klava



1 October 2014
 

A fascinating project
Niwa at Gramophone Magazine

This second release focuses on Ramon Humet (b