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18

Dec

Let Me Tell You Once More

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(Satélite K, 2016) — Musics: Mariona Sagarra, voice Raül Costafreda, guitar amb art co-production Marc Vila, percussion and efects Marina Albero, piano Xavi Lozano, mohoceño (flute) Adele Madau, violin Júlia Pérez, cello Maribel Ribero, bass — When I read Montserrat Abelló’s poetry, it struck me, with its form and essence, as precisely what I wanted to say but, of course, so much better expressed!!! Her concise words are so sincere and full of true feelings, lived emotions and real colours. “How lucky”, I thought, “that I can express myself with absolute freedom and with the voice of a woman, in the broadest and most beautiful sense of the word!”. Thus the ‘Abelló Suite’ was born, a collection of poems I would save like little treasures which have allowed me to talk-sing-feel love, desire, Art and commitment… In a word, life. Montserrat’s every word, every verse is pure sincerity. So much so that many of the songs I have composed for her poems seem to me as though they could only have been expressed in this way. For me, it has been a magical and wholly organic creation. A veritable gift. But, of course, the greatest gift was, quite a few years ago now, meeting the author of those words woven together with threads of wisdom and having been close to the poet who created such mosaics of love. The affinity was immediate and our esteem grew constantly stronger, a precious mutual understanding and a great admiration on my part as I discovered someone who was […]

17

Dec

Maram trio: SONOS (2a edició)

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Maram Trio: SONOS Columna Música (2n edition, november 2017) — Mariona Sagarra, voice Marina Albero, psalteri Marc Egea, viola de roda — In the past few years Maram Trio has mixed together ancient melodies —both traditional and medieval— with some improv work and contemporary rhythms, conferring upon them a particularly creative prominence. Each of the three members, with our respective specialty fields and artistic careers, has contributed to designing a repertoire never heard before for such an ensemble. After intense research and hard work, we are convinced to be offering an original sound. This trio project, humble as it is, has been running for some time now and we believe it is here for the long run. We have grown closer to one another and feel right at home when we perform. After all these years together, it was time for us to launch SONOS, a collection of songs (themes,o tunes o tracks) we have been presenting at our concerts. —

29

Jul

maram trio: SONOS

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Sorry, this entry is only available in Català and European Spanish. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in this site default language. You may click one of the links to switch the site language to another available language. (Auto editat,  2014) . músics: Mariona Sagarra, veu                          Marina Albero, psalteri                           Marc Egea, viola de roda . MARAM TRIO porta set anys investigant i creant un nou so enllaçant les melodies més ancestrals amb les harmonies més contemporànies i amb la improvisació aportant-li un relleu creatiu. El projecte va veure la llum l’any 2006, “Sine Mare Nihil”, gràcies al suport de tres festivals prou importants com són el Mercat de Música Viva de Vic, el Festival de Música de Torroella de Montgrí i el Festival LEM de Barcelona, i per aquest motiu, Maram Trio sempre ha valorat positivament la co-producció dels diferents programes que ha realitzat. L’any 2012, el MNAC convida Maram Trio a posar música a l’exposició “Catalunya 1400”, on troben l’equilibri natural entre el llenguatge de la música medieval (Ars nova i Ars subtilior) i la improvisació i el contrapunt més actual interpretats amb instruments de l’època. El projecte del trio, tot i ser de petit format, ha estat de llarg recorregut i així ha esdevingut el fruit del profund coneixement artístic entre els seus components. Per això, després d’anys de música i recerca, és ara quan decideix enregistrar Sonos (2014), una selecció dels diferents repertoris que han estat oferint als seus concerts els darrers anys. El nou disc […]

28

May

Lent,Lent…Corrent!

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(Columna Música, 2009) . ‘For me, being rigorous means being honest, not to spare a thing, not even those things I would not want to know or, let alone, see for myself..’ Zoran Music . LENT, LENT… CORRENT! ELS TEMPERAMENTS DE LA VEU is a melting pot of different worlds, internal dynamics, possible combinations, improvisations and surprises, timbres and emotions. This is the result of a path I took a long time ago, a discovery of musical and sound vibrations present in different feelings. From daily responses and impulses to the most far-fetched situations and emotions. A work that, among other things, has led me to encounter musics and songs from other cultures, to go deep into experiences of mystic, ritual or festive nature, but also in the purest avant-garde creation and improvisation. So with this album I wanted to find a way to express each and every one of these emotions, granting them their particular identity, at least the way I see—I live—them. And to do so with utter unadorned intensity. LENT, LENT… CORRENT! revolves around some temperaments and life scenarios expressed through voice, the magic of words, sound and the power of music. I like gravitas but also cheerfulness, beauty, versatility and risk… in a nutshell, to experiment. Doubt, fear, patience, affinity, love, the passing of time, death, desire, dreams… They are all states of presence in this ongoing, passionate arm-wrestling of our existence, the keystone of our life. I give you some of my temperaments of the voice.

28

May

Dies Diferents

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(Columna Música, 2003) . ‘J’entends la rumeur des distances traversées’. Marcel Proust . Dies diferents is a compilation of memories, journeys and discoveries of places and people. It is a musical distillation, created over time and fed by the love contained in every song in this album. The cross-cutting bonds of the songs make up a wide-ranging mosaic of stories and emotions, stills of essences, a dialogue of cultures, geographies, human maps and landscapes. My intention has been to weave different worlds together, sonorities tainted with tradition, but clad in current clothes, ours, and from here. Hopefully these musical links I am putting forward, together with the excitement I feel by being able to count on each and every artist chipping in with their expertise in this album, can be conveyed to you, our listener, as transparently, closely and harmoniously as possible. Mariona Sagarra

09

Apr

Frec a Frec

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(Discmedi Blau, 2000, www.discmedi.com) . Her first CD, FREC A FREC (Cheek to cheek) has been successfully received by both the public and the critics at Convent de Sant Agustí part of Summer Festival Grec, to Mercat de Música Viva de Vic, Fira d’espectacles d’Arrel Tradicional de Manresa, at Círcol Maldà, Teatre Malic, Festival Castell de Peralada… to mention only a few auditoriums and theatre all over Catalonia. In FREC A FREC you can find new musics, traditional sounds, popular melodies and themes inspired by the poetry of Catalan authors. Her eclectic repertoire combines songs of an impressionistic flavour with more popular themes that are nearer to jazz or avant-gardism improvisation.

22

Mar

(infantil) Un patufet que sona

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(Self edited, 2015) . Musicians: Mariona Sagarra, voice, musical creation and adaptation of the popular tale + Perico Pastor, Animated illustrations and projected of the whole story   The story of PATUFET is a tale known by all of us, is family, and this time our little protagonist will walk us through other cultures, other playful and mischievous sounds. He is our friend, Patufet, who always wants to know new things. The PATUFET QUE SONA (A Patufet that sounds) is a proposal based on the traditional Catalan tale directed to the little ones of the family with the voice of the singer and musical creator Mariona Sagarra and the animated illustrations, always suggestive of the painter Perico Pastor that will thresh some songs that the children and Girls probably already know and other sounds where vocal improvisation and sound richness make Patufet a small-big boy with a lot of life and curiosity.       .

31

Mar

(infantil) El més petit de tots

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(L’Auditori – benecé. 2008) .. Musiciens and performers: Mariona Sagarra: Voice,, loops, percussions Marina Albero: psalterium, vibraphone, Glockenspiel Eduard Iniesta: laghouto, tzouras, mandola, voice Ferran Conangla: ambient sounds, mixed and mastering Viviane Calvitti: dancer Musical creation and artistic direction: Mariona Sagarra . Three musicians perform a repertoire consisting of traditional Catalan songs and contemporary music creating,  with the help of recorded sounds, sound effects designed especially for babies. Meanwhile, a dancer with a big rag doll shown to the public several actions that all parents can do with their child while listening: swaying, pamper, make lap games, massages, etc. This DVD is a tool to facilitate the musical activity with the family and from an early age (for babies from 3 to 10 months). Every music, every action and every sound environment have been specially selected to promote a good positive effect of music on children. … Programa de mà EL MÉS PETIT DE TOTS

Audio

Solo veus project

By: Mariona Sagarra - Release Date : 2013-10-28