Alabastre

Percussion and electronics​

Alabastre (Alabaster) is a 58-minute-long work for one percussionist and electronics. This project was born out of the enthusiasm of the percussionist Noè Rodrigo Gisbert. The ductility of this material allows to achieve high precision microtonal tuning. The crystal clear timbre is enhanced by the impressive resonance, rare in a lithophone instrument.

At this time, you can watch a documentary about the process of designing and building the instrument on YouTube. You can also listen to the first movement of the cycle in a video performed by percussionist Noè Rodrigo Gisbert: Alabastre. This work is structured in 7 movements for percussion and electronics, and 8 electronic interludes that make up a 58 minutes long work.

Publisher: Universal Edition

Video (Alabastre I) | Video (Documentary)

Mille volte il dì moro

A particular view of a madrigal by Carlo Gesualdo, for two pianos

This work is a request from the Duo Brugalla-Stambolov. It is very curious because the idea and the creative impulse of the work have arisen spontaneously during a one-month residence in Japan, at the end of 2022, studying the shakuhachi with Kakizakai Kaoru sensei. Paradoxically, the work is not based on haikus, prints or Zen. It’s a loose recreation of an old Italian madrigal, and I’m having a lot of fun writing it!

In the meantime, you can watch the channel of these great pianists.

Publisher: Universal Edition

String quartet n.3

String quartet

I am really excited about some features of this new work, where I investigate on just intonation in a very new and radical approach. Stay tuned! In the meanwhile, you can watch and listen my first string quartet “Fràgil” by the amazing Armida Quartett on Vimeo. You can also check out the score of “Fràgil” at Universal Edition.

On hi ha Silenci

Overtone singing choir

Inspired by the ancient Zen sutra “Shodoka” (8th century), I explore natural overtones in conjunction with diphonic singing, khoomei singing and other vocal techniques, to achieve an inner landscape close to silence, full of deep peace. I am writing this work in colaboration with the enthusiastic MuOM Barcelona Overtone Singing Choir.  

New opera

Chamber opera for 2 voices, shakuhachi, percussion and electronics

Since the world premiere of my first opera Sky Disc, I’ve been working with Rebecca Simpson (libretto) on a project we especially love for its subtlety, intimacy, and stage and instrumental innovation. At the moment we have outlined the general design of the booklet and the characteristics of the project. If you are interested in producing or commissioning this project, please contact us!