schedule

upcoming events
 
Raquel García-Tomás Tiempo Suspendido

Tiempo Suspendido (Estudio Sonomecánico nº1)

3 June 2022 – Santiago de Compostela
Auditorio de Galicia

​JOVEN ORQUESTA NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA

(Proyecto de Música de Cámara Contemporánea)

Conducted by Alberto Rosado

20:30h

Amores Grup de Percussió

Shadja

4 June 2022 – València
Palau de la Música de València (Cambra al Palau)

​AMORES GRUP DE PERCUSSIÓ

Place: L'Almodí, 19:30

More info here

Neus Estarellas

©Ana Vega

My Old Gramophone #1
& Tangible

Piano and pre-recorded electronics

NEUS ESTARELLAS

17 to 19 June 2022 – Düsseldorf

Tonhalle Düsseldorf

Nuqta – the beginning |

Interaktive Konzertinstallation

29 September 2022 – Son Marroig (Mallorca)

Festival Internacional de Música de Deià 2022

SFOGAVA CON LE STELLE

27 July 2022 – Peralada, Girona
Festival Internacional de Música Castell de Peralada

various works

Works by Raquel García-Tomás, Johann Sebastian Bach and Claudio Monteverdi

*WORLD PREMIERE of the chamber version of "Suite of Myself"

Lidia VINYES – CURTIS, mezzo-soprano

Noelia RODILES, piano

COSMOS QUARTET

ENSEMBLE O VOS OMNES, choir

Xavier PASTRANA, choir director

"The Carmen Cloister will host the first joint performance of Raquel García-Tomas’ three works of baroque inspiration.
The nationally and internationally celebrated composer who won the National Music Award in 2020 presents a programme that will take us on a journey through the works of Bach and Monteverdi as they dialogue with her own compositions: My Old Gramophone #2 (2019) and […]così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei[…] (2015 - Rev. 2018).
We will bring the evening to a close with the premiere of the revised version of Suite of Myself, commissioned by the Festival. In this case, we will discover it anew as interpreted by a chamber ensemble (vocal quartet, string quartet and piano), providing it with a more intimate and nuanced tone. "Suite of Myself" recently premiered in Barcelona’s L’Auditori to much acclaim from the audience and critics alike.
Considered to be one of the finest creators of our times, García-Tomás invites us to “unwind with the stars under a night sky”, a quote from a Monteverdi madrigal after which this concert is named."

©Pere Ginard

© Pere Ginard

©Igor Studio

My Old Gramophone #4

Sax quartet and pre-recorded electronics

KEBYART

28 July 2022 – Vil·la Romana de Centcelles, Barcelona
V Cicle de Concerts a Centelles
Associació dels Amics de la Música de Constantí
20:30h
5 August 2022 – Torroella de Montgrí, Girona
Festival Torroella – Auditori Espai Ter
20:30h
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[…] così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei […]

String quartet

ATENEA QUARTET

11 September 2022 – Ernen, Switzerland
Musikdorf Festival Ernen
*Swiss PREMIERE
22 October 2022 – Barcelona
Palau de la Música Catalana
Marató El Primer Palau
11:30 h

Blind Contours no. 2

Concert posponed. New date TbC

Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE)
for orchestra

*WORLD PREMIERE

JONDE
©Michal Novak Noelia Rodiles

"My Old Gramophone #1"

25 November 2022 – Barcelona
BCN Clàssics – Palau de la Música

Piano and pre-recorded electronics

Noelia Rodiles

©Michal Novak

Alexina B. Gran Teatre del Liceu

© Biel Capllonch & Albert Claret

ALEXINA B.

Gran Teatre del Liceu – Season 2022/23
18–22 March 2023

opera

*WORLD PREMIERE

Music and video: Raquel García-Tomás

Libretto: Irène Gayraud

Stage direction: Marta Pazos

(Beca Leonardo 2020 a Investigadores y Creadores Culturales – Fundación BBVA)

Cantània 2023 – Les Portes del Món

L'Auditori de Barcelona – 17 April 2023

cantata

*WORLD PREMIERE

Music: Raquel García-Tomás

Libretto: Bernat Castany

Cantània Cantania L'Auditori
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Je suis narcissiste

Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla – Season 2022/23
20 & 21 May 2023

opera

Composition: Raquel García Tomás / Libretto: Helena Tornero
Conductor: Vinicius Kattah / Stage director: Marta Pazos

Cast: Elena Copons / Toni Marsol / María Hinojosa / Joan Ribalta / Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
Set design: Fernando Ribeiro / Costume design: Pier Paolo Álvaro / Lighting: Nuno Meira / Movement: Amaya Galeote / Sound: Sixto
Cámara

2022

 
©Michal Novak Noelia Rodiles

©Michal Novak

"My Old Gramophone #1" and "Tangible"

20 March 2022 – Barcelona
Barcelona Obertura

Piano and pre-recorded electronics

Noelia Rodiles

Barcelona Obertura, Fundació Miró

Sax-Ensemble Quartet

©Analonso

My Old Gramophone #4

Sax quartet and pre-recorded electronics

Sax-Ensemble Quartet

20 March 2022 – Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid

5 June 2022 – Auditorio San Francisco, Ávila
9 June 2022 – Centro Cultural Nicolás Salmerón, Madrid

11 June 2022 – Centro Cultural Iñigo López de Mendoza, en Mondéjar, Guadalajara.
Cuarteto Breton

[…] così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei […]

23 April 2022 – Madrid
Auditorio Nacional de Música

CUARTETO BRETÓN

Auditorio Nacional. Sala de Cámara 19:30

More info here

Ensemble Rayuela

My Old Gramophone #4

12 May 2022 – Paris

sax quartet and pre-recorded electronics

*French PREMIERE

Ensemble Rayuela

Fondation Singer-Polignac (20h)

More info here

Suite of Myself

13 & 14 May 2022 – Barcelona
L'Auditori de Barcelona – Temporada 22/23 de l'OBC

for orchestra and choir

*WORLD PREMIERE

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya

El Cor Canta

Giedrė Šlekytė, conductor.

L'Auditori de Barcelona – Sala 1

Program notes:

[…] "The concert includes the premiere of Suite of Myself, by Raquel García-Tomás, a work that was conceived during the months of strict lockdown. It draws on different fragments of Bach's music as a starting point (specifically from the St John Passion, from the Invention BWV 797 and the sarabande from the French Suite no. 2) to approach the bright, solemn and liberating universe of Song of Myself, by Walt Whitman"

Garcia-Tomas, Giedre Slekyte, Elisenda Carrasco, L'Auditori, OBC orchestra, El Cor Canta
 
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2021

JONDE Auditorio de Zaragoza

Sonic canvas

16 January 2021 – Zaragoza
Auditorio-Palacio de Congresos – I Encuentro Sinfónico 2021 de la JONDE
  • 16 January 2021 – Zaragoza, Auditorio-Palacio de Congresos (19:30h)

  • 17 January 2021 – Zaragoza, Auditorio-Palacio de Congresos (11:30h)

  • 18 January 2021 – Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Música (19:30h)

for orchestra
*WORLD PREMIERE

(Work commissioned by the SGAE Foundation and the AEOS)

Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE)

Sigma Project

My Old Gramophone #4

18 January 2021 – Madrid
Auditorio 400 (Reina Sofia) – Temporada 20/21 del CNDM

for sax quartet

*WORLD PREMIERE

Sigma Project

(Andrés Gomis, Josetxo Silguero, Ángel Soria, Alberto Chaves)

Auditorio 400 (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía)

©Michal Novak

My Old Gramophone #1
& Tangible

Piano and pre-recorded electronics

Neus Estarellas

Neus Estarellas

©Ana Vega

07 March 2021 – Felanitx (Mallorca)

Conservatori de Música de Felanitx

14 May 2021 – Euskirchen (Köln)

Transient Impulsfestival

Nuqta – the beginning |

Der Impuls: Die Konzert-Installation

*German Premiere

04 July 2021 – Würzburg

Klaviermusik in Gethsemane

Place: Gethsemanekirche Würzburg

Like Someone in Love
(arr.)

11 May 2021 – València
Palau de les Arts – ENSEMS 2021

 

for Clarinet Quartet

Barcelona Clarinet Players

Barcelona Clarinet Players BCP

© Montse Capdevila Lorenzo

ENSEMS 2021

Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía

(Sala Martín i Soler)

Così mostraste a lei i
vivi ardori miei
15 May 2021 – Lugo
String Quartet

Cosmos Quartet

Seed © Michal Novak Cosmos Quartet

 

Igrexa de Vilanova de Lourenzá

(A Mariña Lucense)

Sonic Canvas

17 June 2021 – Santiago de Compostela
Auditorio de Galicia, Xornadas de Música Contemporánea

Real Filharmonía de Galicia

Diego García Rodríguez, conductor

RFG Real Filharmonia de Galicia

aequae

17 November 2021 – Vilanova i la Geltrú
Auditori Eduard Toldrà

Ensemble Novarts

Edmon Colomer conductor

Novarts Edmon Colomer
London Sinfonietta

aequae

London Sinfonietta (conducted by Edmon Colomer)
22 November 2021 – Huddersfield (UK)
*British Premiere

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//)

Saint Paul's Hall, 21h

1 December 2021 – London (UK)

"A Catalan Celebration", at the Queen Elizabeth Hall of the Southbank Centre, London, 19:30h

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2020

 
La Pedrera Victor Jimenez Diaz and Raquel Garcia Tomas

My Old Gramophone #2

26 January 2020 – Barcelona
Residències Musicals Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera

countertenor, piano and live video

*WORLD PREMIERE

Countertenor: Víctor Jiménez Díaz

Piano: Berta Brull

Live Video: Raquel García-Tomás

La Pedrera - Casa Milà (Auditori) / 18:00h

©Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera

tangible
Piano and prerecorded electronics
Alberto Rosado
12 February 2020 – Ciudad de México

Sala de Conciertos Nezahualcóyotl del Centro Cultural Universitario de la UNAM

21 April 2020 – Bilbao

X Ciclo de Conciertos de Música Contemporánea Fundación BBVA Bilbao 2019-2020

Pere Ginard Tangible

©Pere Ginard

Così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei
15 February 2020 – Segovia
String Quartet

Cosmos Quartet

XXVII Jornadas de Música Contemporánea de Segovia – CNDM INAEM

Seed MichalNovak Cosmos Quartet

©Michal Novak

Wondjina
06 March 2020 – Pamplona
Bass clarinet + electronics + video

Nou Ensemble

David Romero, Bass Clarinet

José Pablo Polo, live electronics and video

Cartografías del Museo de la Universidad de Navarra

©Raquel García-Tomás

Wondjina

così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei

string quartet
COSMOS QUARTET
Cosmos Quartet presents their CD _Influe
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My Old Gramophone #1

4 September 2020 – Barcelona
Jardí dels tarongers

piano

Piano: Joan Ramon Company

Jardí dels tarongers / 19:30h

© Raúl Guillamón

Sis Solos Soles' Per Precaució

15 November 2020 – Barcelona
Gran Teatre del Liceu – 2020/21 Season

soprano and harp

*Online WORLD PREMIERE

Music: Raquel García-Tomás

Text: Victòria Szpunberg

Francesc Prat, conductor

Marc Rosich, stage director

Dolors Aldea, soprano

José Antonio Domené, harp
 

Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació / Gran Teatre del Liceu

Dolors Aldea

© A. Bofill

2019

 
Chansons Trouvées
ECHO Rising Stars - European Tour
Lied
Josep Ramón Olivé (baritone) and Ian Tindale / Jordi Armengol (piano).
12 January 2019 – Hamburg   ** German Premiere

Elbphilarmonie Hamburg

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and J. Armengol (piano).

19 January 2019 – Gateshead   ** British Premiere

The Sage Gateshead

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

2 February 2019 – Stockholm   ** Premiere in Sweden

Konserthuset Stockholm

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

10 February 2019 – Lisbon   ** Premiere in Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

17 February 2019 – Cologne 

Kölner Philharmonie

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

8 March 2019 – London

LSO St. Luke's

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

30 March 2019 – Dortmund

Konzerthaus Dortmund

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

Josep Ramon Olivé
4 Abril 2019 – Barcelona ** Spanish Premiere

Palau de la Música Catalana

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

14 May 2019 – Birmingham

Town Hall & Symphony Hall

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

16 May 2019 – Vienna ** Austrian Premiere

Musikverein

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and J. Armengol (piano).

19 May 2019 – Porto

Casa da Musica

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

Cosmos Quartet
Così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei
26 January 2019 – Heidelberg
String Quartet

Cosmos Quartet

The Cosmos Quartet did the German Premiere of my last work for string quartet “così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei” in the Streichquartettfest of Heidelberg, on the 26th of January 2019.

They have included the piece in the following concerts:
16 August 2018 – V Festival de Música "Soria Clásica", Spain.
21 August 2018 – Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Spain.
15 September 2018 – Gent Festival, Belgium.
26 January 2019 – Streichquartettfest, Heidelberg.

The work will be soon available on their new CD "Influences", edited by Seed Music.

©Michal Novak

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
AISA Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
30 January 2019 – Vienna

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Mathilde Hoursiangou, piano

(ENSEMBLE PHACE)

Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal

PHACE Series 18/19 – N°2

08 February 2019 – Hall, Austria

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Mathilde Hoursiangou, piano

(ENSEMBLE PHACE)

Hall i.T. / Musik+Hall, Kurhaus

03 May 2019 – Eschborn K, Germany

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Rei Nakamura, piano

NeuesSehenHören - Eschborn

 
Je Suis Narcissiste

Je Suis Narcissiste

 
6 to 10 March 2019 – Madrid (Teatro Español - Teatro Real)
12 to 14 April 2019 – Barcelona (Teatre Lliure)

Opera Buffa

*WORLD PREMIERE

Composition: Raquel García Tomás / Libretto: Helena Tornero
Conductor: Vinicius Kattah / Stage director: Marta Pazos

Cast: Elena Copons / Toni Marsol / María Hinojosa / Joan Ribalta
Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real (performances in Madrid) / Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae (performances in Barcelona)


Setting: Fernando Ribeiro / Costumes and make up: Pier Paolo Álvaro / Lighting: Nuno Meira / Sound: Sixto Cámara / Movement: Amaya Galeote

A production of Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació, in collaboration with Teatro Real, el Teatro Español de Madrid and Teatre Lliure de Barcelona.

©Estrella Melero

Captura de pantalla 2019-03-14 a las 21.

©Pere Ginard

tangible

22 March 2019 – Madrid (Sala Berlanga)

piano, electronics and film

*WORLD PREMIERE of audiovisual version

Piano: Lluïsa Espigolé

Composition: Raquel García Tomás

Film: Pere Ginard

Sala Berlanga (Madrid) - EMA Festival

Wondjina

Wondjina

23 March 2019 – Madrid (Sala Berlanga)

bass clarinet, electronics and video

Bass Clarinet: David Romero Pascual

Live electronics: José Pablo Polo

Composition and video: Raquel García Tomás

Sala Berlanga (Madrid) - EMA Festival

Like Someone in Love (arr.)
25 April 2019 – Barcelona

Clarinet Quartet

Barcelona Clarinet Players

Fundació Antonia Tàpies, Barcelona.

BCP Fundació Antonia Tàpies FAT

© Montse Capdevila Lorenzo

Orquestra de Cadaqués
Añil
(from "Mediterranean Reminiscenses")
29 April 2019 – Madrid

Ensemble

*WORLD PREMIERE of audiovisual version

Ensemble Contemporáneo Orquesta de Cadaqués

Conductor: Nuno Coelho

Auditorio 400 – Museo Reina Sofía

Alberto Rosado
tangible
Piano and prerecorded electronics
Alberto Rosado
3 May 2019 – Burgos

Auditorio del Conservatorio Frübeck de Burgos

20 June 2019 – Madrid

Auditorio Centro Centro

Concierto #9 del ciclo Vang

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2 i 2 són 4, 4 i 2 són 6 …
21 June 2019 – Tarragona

Two pianos (16 hands) and pre-recorded electronics

*WORLD PREMIERE

Piano students from the Conservatory of Tarragona

Conservatory of Tarragona

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©Raquel García-Tomás

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©Santiago García Villegas, photo (Sonido Extremo performing "Tiempo Suspendido")

Look, Sweetie, I found my Old Projector!

(…and a bunch of movies).

*WORLD PREMIERE

Ensemble (septet), pre-recorded electronics and video.

Estudio Sonomecánico no. 1 – Tiempo Suspendido

*Premiere of the version with pre-recorded electronics

Ensemble (septet), pre-recorded electronics and video.

9 November 2019 – Badajoz (Auditorio de la Torre Siglo XXI)
 
XI Ciclo de Música de Música Actual
Sociedad Filarmónica de Badajoz / CNDM INAEM

Ensemble Sonido Extremo
Conductor: Jordi Francés 

tangible // lack of light
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18 November 2019 –
Cuenca, Ecuador

film: Pere Ginard

music: Raquel García-Tomás

 

Cámara Lúcida / Encuentros cinematográficos.

Cuenca, Ecuador.

24 November 2019 – Oaxaca, Mexico.

film: Pere Ginard

music: Raquel García-Tomás

 

Ultracinema. Oaxaca, Mexico.

29 November 2019 – Belgrade, Serbia.

film: Pere Ginard

music: Raquel García-Tomás

 

Kinoskop. Belgrade, Serbia.

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My Old Gramophone #1

15 December 2019 – Barcelona
Residències Musicals Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera

piano and live video

*WORLD PREMIERE

Piano: Albert Cano Smit

Live Video: Raquel García-Tomás

La Pedrera - Casa Milà (Auditori) / 18:00h

©Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera

Like Someone in Love (arr.)
13 December 2019 – Barcelona

 

Clarinet Quartet

Barcelona Clarinet Players

Javier Vilaplana, Manuel Martinez,

Martí Guasteví, Alejandro Castillo

 

Out·Side'19 Memòria

Concert series of unusual music in Catalan Contemporary Art Centers

Centre d’Art Tecla Sala – 20:00h

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

2 i 2 són 4, 4 i 2 són 6, 6 i 2 són 8, i 8: 16
20 December 2019 – Tarragona

 

Two pianos - 16 hands

Students from the Conservatory of Tarragona

Tarragona Concert Hall – 18:30h

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2018

 
El Ojo Crítico Awards' Ceremony
12 February 2018 – Madrid
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
16 March 2018  Córdoba

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano (Brower Trio)

Ainhoa Sarabia, illustration / Raquel García-Tomás, music and video

 

XXI Festival de música contemporánea de Córdoba

Històries Elèctriques
14 – 17 March 2018  Barcelona

Concept and artistic direction: Àlex Barrachina & Roger Pibernat

Stage direction: Joan Maria Segura

Composition: Raquel García-Tomás and Pablo Carrascosa.

 

Performers: Raquel García-Tomás, Pablo Carrascosa, Paula Piñero

Actor: José Malaguilla

Illustration & Video: Pere Ginard

Staging & Costumes: Mercè Lucchetti

L'Auditori de Barcelona - Sala 3

tangible
12 & 20 April 2018 – USA & Colombia

*USA Premiere / Colombian Premiere

piano and electronics

 

Carmen Morales, piano

12/04/2018: New Mexico University | Faculty Affiliate, Latin American and Iberian Institute (Albuquerque, EEUU)

20/04/2018: Jornadas de Música Contemporánea CCMC 2018 (Bogotá, Colombia)

Balena Blava
14 & 15 April 2018 – Barcelona

*WORLD PREMIERE

Monodrama


Text: Victoria Szpunberg, Composition: Raquel García Tomás,
Stage director: Xavier Albertí, Conductor: Edmon Colomer,

Actress: Marta Angelat, ESMuC Orchestra / ESMuC Choir

TNC – Sala Gran
Tiempo suspendido – Estudio sonomecánico no. 1
25 April 2018 – Valencia

*WORLD PREMIERE

ensemble + video

Ensemble Sonido Extremo / Música y Video: Raquel García-Tomás

FESTIVAL ENSEMS (Palau de la Música de València, 20h)

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"così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei"
String Quartet

Cosmos Quartet

16 August 2018 – V Festival de Música "Soria Clásica", Spain. *WORLD PREMIERE

21 August 2018 – Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Spain.
 
15 September 2018 – Gent Festival, Belgium. ** Premiere in Belgium
The work will be soon available on their new CD "Influences", edited by Seed Music.

@Michal Novak

Tercer Manuscrito Eufónico 
Solo clarinet
Igor Urruchi
 
21 September 2018 Miranda de Ebro (Burgos - Spain)

Fábrica de Tornillos (20:30h)

 

2 November 2018 – Amsterdam 
** Premiere in the Netherlands

Muziekplantsoen Amsterdam (20h)

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©Irene Serrat

Chansons Trouvées
ECHO Rising Stars - European Tour
Lied
Josep Ramón Olivé (baritone) and Ian Tindale / Jordi Armengol (piano).
24 November 2018 – Budapest  
*WORLD PREMIERE

Müpa Budapest

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

 

11 December 2018 – Luxembourg  
** Premiere in Luxembourg

Philarmonie Luxembourg

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

 

19 December 2018 – Amsterdam  
** Premiere in the Netherlands

Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

J. R. Olivé (baritone) and I. Tindale (piano).

2017

 

30 January 2017 – Laussane

piano + electroacoustic + video

 

Viola Cartoni, piano

Ainhoa Sarabia, illustration

Raquel García-Tomás, music and video

 

Conservatoire de Lausanne, Utopia 1

disPLACE
17, 18 & 19 February 2017 – Madrid

Teatro Real (Teatros del Canal) - Madrid

 

Text: Helena Tornero

Music: Raquel García-Tomás & Joan Magrané.

Stage direction: Peter Pawlik

 

Elena Copons (Soprano) | Sébastien Soules (Bariton) | Benedek Nagy (Actor)

Ensemble PHACE (Sophia Goidinger-Koch, viola; Barbara Riccabona, cello)

Conductor: Vinicius Kattah

©Josep Aznar

 

PRESS RELEASE (by Helena Tornero)

disPLACE is an opera by composers Raquel García-Tomás and Joan Magrané Figuera, with a libretto by the playwright Helena Tornero. The creation is a production by the Musiktheatertage Wien Festival and Opera de Butxaca i Nova Creació de Barcelona, which commissioned the author to write a libretto about the issue of gentrification.

Històries Elèctriques
30 March – 2 April 2017  Barcelona

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

Concept and artistic direction: Àlex Barrachina & Roger Pibernat

Stage direction: Joan Maria Segura

Composition: Raquel García-Tomás and Pablo Carrascosa.

 

Performers: Raquel García-Tomás, Pablo Carrascosa, Paula Piñero

Actor: José Malaguilla

Illustration & Video: Pere Ginard

Staging & Costumes: Mercè Lucchetti

L'Auditori de Barcelona - Sala 3

liquid:speeches
17 June 2017 – Paris

 

*French Premiere

Mono-channel version

*of the 5 channels' Audiovisual installation

Commissioned by the Sampler Series. L'Auditori. 

In collaboration with mezzo soprano Marta Valero

SIRGA FESTIVAL – La Obra, Bagnolet

tangible
6 April 2017 –  Barcelona

Performers:

Lluïsa Espigolé (piano)

Festival Mixtur    Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació

Espiritual (Canciones de repente…)
14 July 2017 – Barcelona

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

Performer:

Raquel García-Tomás (voice + electronics)

La NAU - Barcelona

*Concert in which various artists premiered their compositions after the new book by Pere Ginard Canciones de repente cuando ya estaba en la cama, edited by Chiquita ediciones.

Pictures of the Floating World
21 November 2017 – Madrid

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

Performers: Neopercusión (Juanjo Guillem, Rafa Gálvez) y Xelo Giner


Ciclo de conciertos Ritmo Vital
Teatro Galileo, 20h

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
22 October 2017 – Madrid

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano

(Grup Instrumental de València)

Festival de Ensembles

Teatros del Canal – Sala Verde

24 November 2017 – València

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano

(Grup Instrumental de València)

Festival de Ensembles

Centre Cultural del Carme

1 December 2017 – Bilbao

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano

(Grup Instrumental de València)

Festival de Ensembles

Auditorio del Conservatorio Superior de Bilbao

12 November 2017 – Sevilla

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano

(Grup Instrumental de València)

Encuentros Sonoros 2017

Sala Juan de Mairena

30 November 2017 – Zaragoza

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano

(Grup Instrumental de València)

Festival de Ensembles

Auditorio de Zaragoza

2 December 2017 – Logroño

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Carlos Apellániz, piano

(Grup Instrumental de València)

Festival de Ensembles

Alice's adventures in Wonderland

2016

 
[logolepsy / lethologica] in
Euroradio Ars Acustica
17 January 2015

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

Catalunya Música Radio commissioned me [logolepsy / lethologica] for the Art's Birthday 2016 – Euroradio Ars Acustica Special Evening. 

Tercer Manuscrito Eufónico 
18 February 2015

 

SIRGA FESTIVAL 2016 – Mora d'Ebre.

 

Alejandro Castillo, clarinet

liquid:speeches
10 April 2016 – Barcelona

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

5 channels' Audiovisual installation

 

Commissioned by the Sampler Series. L'Auditori. 

In collaboration with mezzo soprano Marta Valero

Històries Elèctriques
12 - 16 March 2016 – Barcelona

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

Concept and artistic direction: Àlex Barrachina & Roger Pibernat

Stage direction: Joan Maria Segura

Composition: Raquel García-Tomás, Pablo Carrascosa, Xavier Bonfill

Performers: Raquel García-Tomás, Pablo Carrascosa, Paula Piñero

Actor: José Malaguilla

Illustration & Video: Pere Ginard

Staging & Costumes: Mercè Lucchetti

L'Auditori de Barcelona - Sala 3

© Pere Ginard

Oslo sinfonietta
Blind Contours no.1
21 May 2016 – Barcelona

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

Ensemble, electroacoustic & video

 

Oslo Sinfonietta: Ø |  Ultima Festival

 

Sampler Series. |  L'Auditori. Sala 2 Oriol Martorell

"As part of the Ultima Festival in Barcelona, the Oslo Sinfonietta, Norway's oldest instrumental group specialising in contemporary music, presents music from Scandinavia for chamber orchestra and electronic instruments: works by Lasse Thoresen, the acclaimed Norwegian composer who was influenced by spectral music, young composer Øyvind Torvund, and Bent Sørensen, one of the most prominent Danish composers of his generation. The programme also includes the first performance of a piece by Catalan composer Raquel García-Tomás, for 15 musicians, electronics and video, written specially for the occasion."

Mikroskop #1
3 June 2016 – Barcelona

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

Audiovisual work (Within the project Moulding Bass Clarinet)

Victor de la Rosa (Bass Clarinet)

**also performing Wondjina, by R. García-Tomás

Sampler Series. L'Auditori

Mikroskop #1 was premiered within the concert Moulding Bass Clarinet, which took place at Fundació Miró as part of the Sampler Sèreies 2015-16.

Mikroskop #1 is an audio-visual work which is divided in five part that are inserted between the rest of the works of the concert 'Moulding Bass Clarinet'.

Raquel García-Tomás manipulated, transformed, reorganized and reinterpreted the recordings of the bass clarinet of Víctor de la Rosa with the aim of building a new work which explores the inaudible universe of the bass clarinet.

Office for post-identical living
5 & 6 July 2016 – Barcelona (GREC FESTIVAL)
15 September to 16 October 2016 – Berlin (Neuköllner Oper)

 

Six young men and women - individualists, entrepreneurs, specialists and researchers - share an office. They are worried about their future. What options will be open to them, faced with new frontiers between nations, regions and societies, while other barriers have been overthrown without control due to the internet, networks and markets? What freedoms do individuals still enjoy? What has happened to the personal “I”? In this office everyone makes discoveries, invents dreams and examines depths in an amusing and poetic work with forays into philosophy and all too human weaknesses.

This will be an evening of musical theatre reflecting Rebstock’s very personal and unique style of direction: tender, theatrical, humorous. Beethoven’s music (“Fidelio” and other pieces) provides the basis for the piece, with arrangements and new compositions and video-creation by Raquel Garcia-Tomás. The authors are award-winning Tilman Rammstedt and the well-known author and director Marc Rosich.

[logolepsy / lethologica]
Acousmatic Work
21 September 2016 – Rosario, Argentina

*Argentinian Premiere

Centre Català de Rosario

14 December 2016 – Barcelona

Sala Polivalent de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Performing: Raquel García-Tomás

Alice's adventures in Wonderland

7 December 2016 – Madrid

piano + electroacoustic + video

 

Lluïsa Espigolé, piano

Ainhoa Sarabia, illustration

Raquel García-Tomás, music and video

 

Fundación March

disPLACE
21 & 22 December 2016 – Barcelona

Arts Santa Mònica - Barcelona

 

Text: Helena Tornero

Music: Raquel García-Tomás & Joan Magrané.

Stage direction: Peter Pawlik

 

Elena Copons (Soprano) | Sébastien Soules (Bariton)

Ensemble PHACE  

Conductor: Vinicius Kattah

© Nick Mangafas

 

PRESS RELEASE (by Helena Tornero)

disPLACE is an opera by composers Raquel García-Tomás and Joan Magrané Figuera, with a libretto by the playwright Helena Tornero. The creation is a production by the Musiktheatertage Wien Festival and Opera de Butxaca i Nova Creació de Barcelona, which commissioned the author to write a libretto about the issue of gentrification.

2015

 
tangible
20 January 2015 – Berlin

 

piano + electroacoustic

Jan Gerdes

 

Unerhörte Musik

BKA | Mehringdamm 34, Berlin 

 

14 April 2015 – Palma de Mallorca

 

piano + electroacoustic

Jan Gerdes

 

Placa[base

Centre Cultural Sa Nostra

 

17 October 2015 – València

 

piano + electroacoustic

Jan Gerdes

 

Projecte Rafel Festival

Auditori Rafelbunyol, Valencia

 

22 Novembre 2015 – Paris
 

*French PREMIERE

Piano + electroacoustic

 

Jan Gerdes, piano

Maison Franco-Britannique de Paris

Alice's adventures in Wonderland
26 April 2015 – Barcelona

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Rei Nakamura, piano

Ainhoa Sarabia, illustration

 

Festival Mixtur 2015

Fabra i Coats, SALA1 – Concert N.5

14 October 2015 – Buenos Aires

 

piano + electroacoustic + video

Rei Nakamura, piano | Ainhoa Sarabia, illustration

 

Conference and Concert: "Reescritura y composición con materiales heredados: cita - paráfrasis y reversión"

 

UNTREF: Auditorio de la Sede Caseros II, Buenos Aires - Argentina

disPLACE
1,5,6,8,11 September 2015 – Vienna

MUSIKTHEATERTAGE 2015

WERK X IM Kabelwerk      

 

Text: Helena Tornero

Music: Raquel García-Tomás & Joan Magrané.

Stage direction: Peter Pawlik

 

Elena Copons (Soprano) | Sébastien Soules (Bariton)

Ensemble PHACE

Conductor: Vinicius Kattah

© Nick Mangafas

 

 

PRESS RELEASE (by Helena Tornero)

 

disPLACE is an opera by composers Raquel García-Tomás and Joan Magrané Figuera, with a libretto by the playwright Helena Tornero. The creation is a production by the Musiktheatertage Wien Festival and Opera de Butxaca i Nova Creació de Barcelona, which commissioned the author to write a libretto about the issue of gentrification.

 

[…] così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei […]
6 June 2015 – Nagoya, Japan

 

Musica QuLacoza

Rika Sokawa (violin), Maya Egashira (viola) & Hikaru Sato (cello).

 

Studio Haru, Nagoya.

 

glitched acquisitions
27 April 2015 – Cairo

 

Raquel García-Tomás (live electronics and video) & Víctor de la Rosa (clarinet)

 

Contemporary Music Days 2015

El Hanager Theatre (Cairo, Egypt)

 

World premiered: 27 April 2015 - Cairo Contemporary Music Days 2015 / European-Egyptian Contemporary Music Society

 

"glitched acquitistions is a journey across a particular universe in which sound and image are explored through glitch art. Composer Raquel García-Tomás and clarinettist Víctor de la Rosa have created a multidisciplinary project in which the main feature is an improvised musical performance alongside a video, set within a larger structure where performers interact with the visual cues."

Music on the Move: Sounds and New Mobilities
8 December 2015 – Paris

 

Lecture on opera and gentrification "disPLACE: Gentrification in 21st-Century chamber opera"

 

CRAL/EHESS (Paris) - University of Cambridge 

 

2014

 
GO, ÆNEAS, GO!

Composers: Xavier Bonfill, Raquel García-Tomás & Octavi Rumbau

Libretto: Spin Off Collective, based on an original idea by Cristina Cordero

Video: Raquel García-Tomás

Musical direction: Diego Martin Etxebarria | Stage direction: Jordi Pérez Solé 

 

Æneas: Joan Ribalta | Europe: Anna Alàs | Clarinet: C. Vogel & V. de la Rosa | Cello: Cèlia Torres

間 [ma]
10 March 2014 – London

 

* WORLD PREMIERE

Ana Gasco (Percussion)

 

Sensing Sounds (part of Sensing Spaces)

Royal Academy of Arts · London

 

14 May 2014 – Berlin

 

* WORLD PREMIERE

Russisches Haus. Berliner Opernpreis Awards 

23, 24 & 25 May 2014 – Berlin

 

Neuköllner Oper 

 

26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 November 2014 – Barcelona

 

DIDO RELOADED / GO, ÆNEAS, GO!

*Spanish premiere of 'go, ÆNEAS, go!'

 

Teatre Lliure | Espai Lliure

 

TALK and ROUNDTABLE: Creació en el punt de mira · CoNCA
11 April 2014

 

19h–21h Arts Santa Mònica Centre de la creativitat

 

La Rambla 7 · Barcelona

 

Canción al alba
26 March 2014 – Barcelona

 

Experimental Funktion

 

Vera Martínez Mehner · violin

Lina Tur Bonet · violin

Jonathan Brown · viola

Erica Wise · cello

 

Contemporary music season of Fundació Tàpies

 

Dresden Musikfestspiele 2014

steel:speeches
22 May 2014 – Dresden

 

*German Premiere

 

QF (Dresden) as part of the Bohème 2020 project (Dresden Music Festival).

Screening of various works
26 May 2014 – Dresden

 

*German Premiere

 

Works to be played:

  • Not Wanting to Say Anything About John

  • I didn't have the common sense to stop

  • Dido & Æneas Reloaded (First Act)

 

Altana Gallery as part of the Bohème 2020 project (Dresden Music Festival)

Composition Masterclass
27 May 2014 – Dresden

 

The 27 May I gave a Masterclass to some composition students from the Komponistenklasse Dresden, Landesgymnasium Dresden and Konservatorium Dresden.

Bohème2020 • VW Gläserne Manufaktur 
3 June 2014 – Dresden

 

Premiere of the collective work by Bohème2020.

 

Composer: Raquel García-Tomás

Video-artist: Chou Tung-Yen

Dancer/choreographer: Marita Matzk

Poet: Theresa Hahl

Violinist: Caroline Goulding,

Actors: Carolin Wedler & Altamasch Noor

Light artist: Judith Michael

tangible
27 June 2014 – Palma de Mallorca

 

piano + electroacoustic

Jan Gerdes

 

* Spanish Premiere

ME_MMIX Festival 2014

 

23 August 2014 – Berlin

 

piano + electroacoustic

Jan Gerdes

 

* German Premiere

Ankunft: Neue Musik - das Festival im Berliner Hauptbahnhof

 

ME_MMIX FESTIVAL • ROUND TABLE
24 June 2014 – Palma de Mallorca

 

Casal Solleric

stone:speeches
25 June – 14 July 2014 – Palma de Mallorca

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

Audiovisual installation specially created for the ME_MMIX 2014 Festival and Es Baluard Museum.

…after Gloria Zein's Sculptures
24 October 2014 – London

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

Collaboration with composer Cameron Graham.

 

Sculptures to be Sung at Performance ROYAL BRITISH SOCIETY OF SCULPTORS

Alice's adventures in Wonderland
8 November 2014 – Gasteiz

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

piano + electroacoustic + video

 

Rei Nakamura, piano

Ainhoa Sarabia, illustration

Raquel García-Tomás: Music and video

 

Bernaola Festival

25 & 26 November 2014 – Karlsruhe

 

*GERMAN PREMIERE

Rei Nakamura, piano

 

Piano+ Festival: Imatronik ZKM

15 November 2014 – Edinburgh

 

*UK PREMIERE

Rei Nakamura, piano

 

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh

Las memorias subterráneas de Alicia
15 November 2014 – Barcelona

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

Collaborative work.

CCCB – Orquesta del caos

DIDO reloaded / go, ÆNEAS, go!
26 – 30 November 2014 – Barcelona (Teatre Lliure, Montjuïc – Espai Lliure)

 

*Spanish Premiere of go, Æneas, go!


Season 2014 - 2015 (Teatre Lliure)

Composers: Xavier Bonfill, Raquel García-Tomás, Joan Magrané and Octavi Rumbau

Libretto: Cristina Cordero

Stage Direction Jordi Pérez Solé

Musical Direction: Francesc Prat

Video art: Raquel García-Tomás

Performers: María Hinojosa, soprano / Anna Alàs i Jové, mezzo-soprano / Joan Ribalta, tenor / Víctor de la Rosa, clarinet / Cèlia Torres, cello.

こえる、きこえる
(koe, koeru, kikoeru)
26 January 2014 – Barcelona
 

* WORLD PREMIERE

Barcelona Reed Quintet

 

Festival Japó - L'Auditori

Sala 4 Alicia de Larrocha | 17h

Temporada L'Auditori Més

2013

 
steel:speeches
26 March to 26 April 2013 - London

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

sound installation on Rob Olins' sculptures

 

Royal British Society of Sculptors (Forecourt and Salon)

tangible
10 March 2013 – Madrid

 

*Spanish Premiere

 

piano + electroacoustic

Akane Takada

 

Festival SON. La Casa Encendida

Berliner Opernpreis
27, 28, 29 September 2013 – Berlin

 

First prize defending the project "Go, Æneas, Go!" at the Neuköllner Oper.

Talk: Sound in Contemporary Sculpture
19 June 2013 – London
 

Royal British Society of Sculptors. 6.30 - 8.30 pm

DIDO reloaded

 

Composers: (order of appearance) R. García-Tomás, O. Rumbau, X. Bonfill and J. Magrané

Libretto: Cristina Cordero after the 'Dido and Æneas' by Nahum Tate.

Music Direction: Joan Magrané / Stage direction: Jordi Pérez Solé.

 

Performers: Maria Hinojosa, soprano / Anna Alàs i Jové, mezzo-soprano / Víctor de la Rosa, clarinet / Cèlia Torres, cello.

 

With the support of: Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura / OSIC, Ajuntament de Barcelona, SGAE -- Fundación Autor, SGAE Barcelona, Institut del Teatre (Servei de graduats)

23 October 2013 – Barcelona
 

*WORLD PREMIERE

Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació

Real Acadèmia de Medicina – Amfiteatre anatòmic

25 October 2013 – Madrid
 

Òpera de Butxaca i Nova Creació

Sala Berlanga. (SGAE)

[co][hes][ion]
3 & 4 May 2013 – London

 

*WORLD PREMIERE

 

electronics + dance

 

Choreography: Fabian Reimair

Dancers: English National Ballet

 

The Place

Wondjina
21 June 2013 – London

 

Víctor de la Rosa, bass clarinet

Anne Gaëlle Thiriot, choreography & dance.

Raquel García-Tomás: live electronics & video

 

Great Exhibitionist Concert Series

Recital Hall | Royal College of Music

 

11 August 2013 – Palma de Mallorca

 

Víctor de la Rosa, bass clarinet

 

ME_MMIX

Festival de música electrònica

Museu Miró, Palma de Mallorca.

I didn't have the common sense to stop
13 December 2013 - London

 

* WORLD PREMIERE

For solo electronics

 

Inspired by Deana Kolenčìkovà's Man with Owl and Lucy.

 

Late Shift concert's series

National Portrait Gallery 

Not Wanting to Say Anything About John
21 February 2013 – London
 

* WORLD PREMIERE

 

ensemble + electronics + video

Variable Geometry Ensemble

 

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall | Royal College of Music