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Melanocetus (Efimeras)

The Spanish composer and hurdy-gurdy player presents a new series of ensemble works, accompanied by bandoneon, bass, percussion, cello, basson and Catlonian bagpipe.


1) Possible
2) Bressolada
3) Melanocetus
4) Sichler: muntanya de pedra
5) Ginkgo biloba
6) Fagocitandum
7) Nunc stans
8) Homo, humus, humili
9) Nova

Marc Egea: hurdy-gurdy
Sandrine Robilliard: cello
Enrique Tellería: bandoneon
Franco Molinari: double-bass
Enric Canada: percussions
Ana Losantos: bassoon
Jordi Vallverdú: catalan bagpipe
All compositions by Marc Egea

About the artist
Marc Egea born in Barcelona in 1973. At the age of eight Marc Egea began studying the flabiol (whistle) and music theory under Àngel Colomé. He graduated in philosophy at the Central University of Barcelona in 1997. As an instrumentalist, since 1996 he has specialised in the Hurdy Gurdy. He attended two courses organised by the Asociación Ibérica de la Zanfona (Hurdy Gurdy) with Gilles Chabenat (1997) and with Valentin Clastrier (1999) and one organised by the Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius with Pascal Lefeuvre (2001). He studied harmony in a private academy.

He began his career as a professional musician in 1992 with the trio Músics de Safeu, which won the “Segona Mostra de Folk Jove” of the Autonomous Region of Catalunya and made several recordings for community CDs. He has collaborated as a performer on recordings with various groups and artists in the worlds of traditional, ethnic and experimental music (Carlos Núñez, Víctor Estrada, Cornamúsica, Les Violines, Adolfo Osta, Aïsha, Daniel Varela, Enrique Tellería...). He has been a founder member of a number of traditional, ‘re-invented' or experimental music groups, such as Suara, Màrmara, Els Cigalons ... On a number of occasions he has worked as a musician with dance groups. He is an ex-member of El pont d'Arcalís, one of Europe's most prestigious folk groups, with whom he recorded four discs. He has performed on stages across all the world.

He currently forms part of the Symphonia Hurdy Gurdy quartet directed by Pascal Lefeuvre and is a founder member of the jazz fusion quartet Kaulakau. He plays in various duos and in two medieval music groups, Faidit and Ventadorn. He also plays in the large scale ensemble Els ministrils del camí ral.

He was a resident member of the Contemporary Music Festival LEM (2002-2003), whose director Víctor Nubla , commissioned him to write a composition for the Banda Municipal of Barcelona (premiered 31 st October 2003). He works in the dance world with the dancer Alexis Eupierre , for whose show Amarduele , he has written the music. In addition he has composed some pieces for the poet Albert Roig's show Salvatge. He composed the music for the recital Les ratlles del món, músiques i lletres, with the poet Francesc Ten , with whom he has produced a CD called Les ratlles del món (AUDIOVISUALS DE SARRIÀ, 2003). He also composed the music for the show Sonets de Shakespeare per a viola de roda, actor i actriu (premiered in April of 2004), Coromines i els poetes (first performed in November 2005). As a soloist he has recorded four CDs: D'aquí, d'allà i de més enllà (TECNOSAGA, 2002) y Melanocetus (PRODUCCIONES EFÍMERAS, 2005), Karagöz & Hacivat (PETXINA, 2005) and Helionora (as yet unreleased, 2005).

He is professor of flabiol and hurdy gurdy at Barcelona's Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius and he is acting professor of Flabiol in the “Tallers Arrels” of the Catalunyan Region. He wrote a method of hurdy-gurdy (DINSIC).

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