INSPIRING TOOLS

ENRIC GRANADOS

On the consequences of the lack of appreciation

Dante is a magnificent work by Enric Granados whose reception at the concerts in Barcelona tragically conditioned the abandonment of the unfinished score. Dante's private audition in 1908 oozed positive sensations (Francesc Cortés i Mir "Dante e l'arte"), but the lamentable (both for shameful and devastating) criticisms of the press would discourage the composer:

Perhaps the Divine Comedy is not perfectly suited to his temperament
[...] although there is no lack of emotion in the work of Granados, its development is not spontaneous and subtracts the necessary unity to the whole

La Vanguardia

May 27, 1915

The new production, unfortunately, was a failure

[...] Granados should completely leave the rugged path that starts in its new production

El Diluvio

May 27, 1915

The clichés towards the music of Granados dramatically limited the authentic appreciation of the true scope of the work and the greatness of its author.

Only two of the four planned parts were finished. We invite you to listen to this music and contrast the mentioned opinions:

CARLES TREPAT

Deep words about music, art and live by great guitarist

Carles Trepat in Segovia (Spain)

OREGON

Amazing show, amazing band, amazing music, amazing audience and an example of confidence, shared risk, communion  and beauty.

We wish to stand out how a concert can become a unique magical moment when both artists and audience are capable to let it happen.

LUDENS IN MALIGNUM CASTRUM

Sensitive guitarist Josep-Manel Vega improvising among bells in a castle.

Josep-Manel Vega - guitar
Àlex Fuentes - bells and percussion

NGUYEN LE

You have to be sourself at the most when you play.

Two wise tips for musicians, also useful in all artistic paths and in living by respectable guitarist and composer Nguyên Lê .

ELÍAS AGUIRRE

ENTOMO

Contemporary dance full of beautiful and suggesting images from one of our most international young dancers. Poetry and symbolism which cannot leave you indifferent at all.

LA PARFUM

Celebrated cover on a self-built guitar by our greatest guitarist Josep-Manel Vega which was congratulated by the author himself.

Congratulations dear Josep-Manel !!!   - Nguyên Lê

KEITH JARRET

If you hear something and it changes you it's because what you heard was someone who became and innovator by working hard on himself,

not so much work on the instrument.

LA NUU

Unusual instruments combination to play ancient music in a delicious unexpected way.

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MUSIC & SPACE

From the album "Hà Nội Duo" by Nguyên Lê & Ngô Hồng Quang 

CESC GELABERT

In the time we live with such speed of information accumulation, I see that it is very important to continually do the "revisiting" exercise in order to be authentic in the future. You can only reinvent yourself when you check yourself, because sometimes we go so fast that we stay in a vacuum.

Cesc Gelabert - from an interview on Spanish TV 2012/02/06

MICHAEL HEDGES

You can't make your music good. You can't try to be good.

You can try to be present and you can try to remain open so what is going to speak to you can speak through you.

Michael Hedges

ESPECIAL MOMENTS

Sometimes artists are touched by invisible hands that let something flow through them. Especial moments that won't came back anymore but were fortunately registered.

JOHN COLTRANE

Emotional collapse is unavoidable during Coltrane's solo on My Favorite Things.

MILES DAVIS

Herbie Hancock said he felt more like a magician, rather than a musician, during this period.

MAHAVISHNU

Open minds, accepted risk, available hearts and bodies. 

JOHN SCOFIELD TRIO

Music reaches to a higher dimension when a musician grows as a human being (regardless an artist) in the frame of a deep communion with a long lasting working staff.

Only years can do that. Not depending on technique, practice, virtuosity... What we receive from them is much beyond.