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Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
2-4 February 2018
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Friday, February 2
 

10:00am

Welcome
Friday February 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

10:30am

Workshop Casey Driessen
Limited Capacity full

Bowing and Rhythms to Groove By
In most instances, specifically music which uses a 12-note system, we all have the same notes. If two players from two different traditions play the same notes, how can it sound so different? The answer is bow phrasing and articulation. In this workshop we will explore different bowing patterns and tendencies to get you grooving.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
ESMUC Canteen

10:30am

Workshop Christian Howes
Limited Capacity filling up

Composition Games and Free Improvisation
 Short/description: Through “non-tonal” improvisation, we can tap into a student's musicality in a way that is accessible for all levels and styles. Students learn quickly to compose in small groups using "composition games." During this interactive session you will be creating throughout and feel empowered by the end of the session to perform your compositions and apply what you learned to your classroom.
Long/abstract: The creative process begins with a blank slate, wherein the improviser/composer chooses from virtually infinite options. This freedom is often paralyzing to a beginning composer/improviser. Free improvisation can be facilitated through beginning with the use of rigid constraints, and the gradual removal of constraints.
By limiting pitches, rhythms, tempo, rests, techniques, phrase length, style, tone, etc., the improvisation begins as a series of limited and obvious choices. The process of making these choices is experienced as more "task-based", and less of a "subjective, creative" exercise. Through this, the improviser experiences less self-consciousness and instead sees the exercise as a simple matter of choices. By gradually removing the constraints, the improviser retains the feeling of clinical detachedness while gradually implementing a wider range of creative choices.
Categories of constraints are helpful in developing a mental "checklist" in order to 1) overcome the blank slate syndrome and 2) to avoid getting stuck in the same rut of habits.
These categories attempt to break down the "infinite" choices into a more manageable menu of choices. 

Speakers
avatar for Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha performing artist and... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Aula de cor

10:30am

Workshop David Wallace
Limited Capacity full

Walking in Mozart’s Shoes  

Learn to improvise and compose theme and variation movements, just like the master composers and virtuosi of the past. The rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic formulas that we cover may be easily applied to all genres.


Speakers
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

The New York Times compares Dr. David Wallace’s solo improvisations to “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin.”
David is a fiercely eclectic musician, award-winning composer, master teaching artist, and Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Prior to Berklee, Dav... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
A352

10:30am

Workshop Fiona Monbet
Limited Capacity full

Blues

Swing bow, basic harmonies, build up chorus

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
A354

10:30am

Workshop Marta Roma
Limited Capacity seats available

The cello as a complete instrument This workshop is about the cello as a whole. Exploring different roles we can play: melodies, harmony, bass lines, rhythm… a little taste through different exercises to know and enjoy the cello from the bottom to the top.

Speakers
avatar for Marta Roma

Marta Roma

Marta Roma is a wonderfully versatile cellist and singer from Barcelona (Spain), with a multifaceted background and experience in the music and the arts. | | Marta completed her degree in Music Education at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC- Barcelona, 2011) a... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
A356

10:30am

Workshop Mimi Rabson
Limited Capacity seats available

Klezmer music - the party music of Eastern European jews. For a thousand years klezmer musicians have been enriching all of life’s celebrations. In this workshop we’ll delve into the details of the style including ornamentation and rhythmic variations by learning tunes by ear.

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson - violinist, violist, composer, educatorDubbed "...dazzling, violin phenom" by the Boston Globe, Mimi Rabson hasdistinguished herself as one of Boston's most creative and versatile musicians. Sheappears regularly in classical, jazz, Klezmer and other eclectic performances. She is afirst-prize winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in composition. Ms.Rabson was a founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and appeared withItzhak Perlman on the recording called... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

11:00am

FIDDLE PRO Fiddle Pro Coffe
Espai de relax amb escenari i diversos serveis on es desenvoluparan les activitats i demostracions del Barcelona Fiddle Pro

Serveis : 

  • Escenari i equipament per demostracions.
  • Servei de cafè gratuït de 11:00-12:00 hores i de 16:00-17:00 hores.
  • Wifi a tot l'espai.
  • Zones de relax i descans.
  • Taules de treball amb endolls
  • Zona de projecció de documents audiovisuals, presentacions ...
  • Activitats diverses.
  • Publicitat, expositors, flyers ...
  • Botiga Fiddle Pro i merchandising.
  • Speed meetings.


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

11:00am

FIDDLE PRO Presentació producte i entitats
Els dies 2,3 i 4 de febrer de 2018 l’ESMUC tornarà a ser  testimoni, del Barcelona Fiddle Congress. És una iniciativa de L’ESMUC on s’ofereix un espai dirigit a escoles de música, conservatoris, alumnes i professionals de la corda fregada. Un espai on trobar-nos, crear punts en comú, observar, escoltar, parlar i reflexionar a través de diverses activitats en diferents formats: ponències, debats, tallers, espais oberts, performances, escenari obert, workshop, conferències, concerts, masterclass, taules rodones, etc

Podeu presentar el vostre producte, entitat o servei en els diferents espais oferts pel Barcelona Fiddle Pro. Per a més informació podeu contactar amb antoni.flotats@esmuc.cat

Fiddle Pro
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CODA BOW

Coda Bow
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CRISOL DE CUERDA

CRISOL DE CUERDA es un encuentro en torno a la música tradicional en el que convergen creatividad, práctica, conocimiento y libertad. Dirigido por el excepcional violinista escocés Alasdair Fraser, es un espacio y un tiempo para amantes de la música que comparten su interés por la... Read More →
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BARRY DUDLEY VIOLINS – Barry Dudley

Barry Dudley, violin maker and guitar maker. I use the finest materials from all around the world. Each instrument is made in my small one man shop using a blend of old world traditions and modern technology. The "art" of hand building stringed instruments is called “Lutherie”, A stringed instrument maker is called a... Read More →
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GREMIO DE LUTHIERS Y ARQUEROS DE ESPAÑA

El gremio de luthiers y arqueros de España es una asociación sin ánimo de lucro constituida por profesionales de la construcción y la restauración de instrumentos musicales de la familia del violín. Pertenecen a este gremio todos aquellos luthiers y arqueros que, una vez acreditada la trayectoria profesional, la... Read More →
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G&FILLS - David Gonzalez

G&Fills es dedica a la construcció artesanal i personalitzada | d'instruments de corda fregada elèctrics. Especialment curosos en la | selecció de les fustes els acabats i els components electrònics, cada | instrument que surt d'aquesta casa és únic. | G&Fills també fabrica... Read More →
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TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

We are an international exam board, established in 1877, awarding qualifications in a range of subjects including music, drama and English language. | | We have a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development.  | | Over 750,000 people take a Trinity assessment eac... Read More →
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D'ADDARIO ORCHESTRAL

A la petita ciutat de Salle, a la província italiana de Pescara, es conserva un document de l’any 1680 on Donato D'Addario es declara d'ofici "cordaro", és a dir, el qui fa cordes. Des d'aleshores fins avui dia, la família D'Addario ha mantingut la passió i la dedicació al seu art, essent avui una empresa americana amb la... Read More →
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QARBONIA VIOLIN SHOP

QARBONIA
Qarbonia es la tienda de referencia en Madrid tanto para amateurs como para estudiantes y profesionales que busquen las mejores marcas y los mejores precios en estuches, arcos, cuerdas y todo tipo de accesorios para instrumentos de cuerda frotada. | | Amplio catálogo de violines de estudio y violines para estilos modernos. Especialistas en arcos de fibra de carbono... Read More →
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123 SONAR

En 2015 surge la idea de diseñar y fabricar instrumentos de cuerda aprovechando la tecnología y los     materiales del siglo XXI, nace 123sonar. En 2017 creamos una nueva linea de cordales compensados de fibra de carbono, partiendo de un diseño en 3D y usando materiales compuestos de... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
BARCELONA FIDDLE PRO 3 PLANTA A345, A346, A347 I A348

12:00pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - BARRY DUDLEY VIOLINS – Barry Dudley
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for BARRY DUDLEY VIOLINS – Barry Dudley

BARRY DUDLEY VIOLINS – Barry Dudley

Barry Dudley, violin maker and guitar maker. I use the finest materials from all around the world. Each instrument is made in my small one man shop using a blend of old world traditions and modern technology. The "art" of hand building stringed instruments is called “Lutherie”, A stringed instrument maker is called a... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:10pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - CODA BOW
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE


Friday February 2, 2018 12:10pm - 12:20pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:20pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - KEPA RUBIO LUTHERÍA
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
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KEPA RUBIO LUTHERÍA

Kepa Rubio Luthería... La magia de los árboles transformada en instrumentos...


Friday February 2, 2018 12:20pm - 12:30pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:30pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - 123 SONAR
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for 123 SONAR

123 SONAR

En 2015 surge la idea de diseñar y fabricar instrumentos de cuerda aprovechando la tecnología y los     materiales del siglo XXI, nace 123sonar. En 2017 creamos una nueva linea de cordales compensados de fibra de carbono, partiendo de un diseño en 3D y usando materiales compuestos de... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 12:30pm - 12:40pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:40pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - CRISOL DE CUERDA
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for CRISOL DE CUERDA

CRISOL DE CUERDA

CRISOL DE CUERDA es un encuentro en torno a la música tradicional en el que convergen creatividad, práctica, conocimiento y libertad. Dirigido por el excepcional violinista escocés Alasdair Fraser, es un espacio y un tiempo para amantes de la música que comparten su interés por la... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 12:40pm - 12:50pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:50pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - ESMUC
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari del FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for ESMUC - Antoni Flotats

ESMUC - Antoni Flotats

Cap del Parc d'instruments, Fundació per a l'Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Músic i enginyer, especialista de producte per a diferents empreses d’instruments musicals, expert en equipament per a escoles de música realitza estudis de piano entre el Conservatori del Liceu i el taller de Músics formant-se en cant modern amb la professora Susana Torregrossa. | | Ha participat en... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 12:50pm - 1:00pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

1:00pm

Workshop Casey Driessen
Limited Capacity seats available

American Fiddle Tune Basics
Learning to play another musical style is like learning another language. In the beginning you imitate, repeat, and memorize fundamentals. In this workshop you will learn a few great, standard and fundamental tunes from the American fiddle tradition.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
ESMUC Canteen

1:00pm

Workshop Christian Howes
Limited Capacity full

Conducted Group Improvisation
Using cue cards and a system of hand signals, Christian conducts a large ensemble in “free” improvisation. With two systems at play, including the "number system" and the "free note" system, this fun exercise is easy to learn and duplicate with your student ensembles. Engage in call and response, looping, "musical wrestling", vamps, modal grooves, occasional musical chaos, with a multitude of stylistic applications. Even your students can be taught to “conduct" the improvising ensemble.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha performing artist and... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A352

1:00pm

Workshop David Wallace
Limited Capacity seats available

All about the Blues 

The blues plays a central role in many musical styles, including jazz, rock, country, and pop. Learn to internalize the form, improvise solos, and compose your own original blues.



Speakers
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

The New York Times compares Dr. David Wallace’s solo improvisations to “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin.”
David is a fiercely eclectic musician, award-winning composer, master teaching artist, and Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Prior to Berklee, Dav... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

1:00pm

Workshop Fiona Monbet
Limited Capacity full

Fast playing

Bow tricks, basic harmonies, build up chorus

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Aula de cor

1:00pm

Workshop Marta Roma
Limited Capacity seats available

Singing and playing Learning songs by ear, and also different exercises to sing and play.


Speakers
avatar for Marta Roma

Marta Roma

Marta Roma is a wonderfully versatile cellist and singer from Barcelona (Spain), with a multifaceted background and experience in the music and the arts. | | Marta completed her degree in Music Education at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC- Barcelona, 2011) a... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A356

1:00pm

Workshop Mimi Rabson
Limited Capacity filling up

Funk it up! 1: Learn iconic Funk tunes by ear and how to improvise in the style of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lettuce and more. We’ll learn how to create a powerful rhythm section with just string instruments.  With a few easy bow techniques you can create a groove that will get your audience dancing. 

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson - violinist, violist, composer, educatorDubbed "...dazzling, violin phenom" by the Boston Globe, Mimi Rabson hasdistinguished herself as one of Boston's most creative and versatile musicians. Sheappears regularly in classical, jazz, Klezmer and other eclectic performances. She is afirst-prize winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in composition. Ms.Rabson was a founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and appeared withItzhak Perlman on the recording called... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
A354

4:00pm

Masterclass Mimi Rabson
Limited Capacity full

Funk it up! 2 Learn iconic Funk tunes by ear and how to improvise in the style of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lettuce, and more. Discover the power of laying down the groove in the rhythm section. We’ll explore how to use your bow to put rhythm first and expand that feel into your improvisation.

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson - violinist, violist, composer, educatorDubbed "...dazzling, violin phenom" by the Boston Globe, Mimi Rabson hasdistinguished herself as one of Boston's most creative and versatile musicians. Sheappears regularly in classical, jazz, Klezmer and other eclectic performances. She is afirst-prize winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in composition. Ms.Rabson was a founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and appeared withItzhak Perlman on the recording called... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Aula de cor

4:00pm

Workshop Apel·les Carod
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will focus on the understanding of improvisation in different modal contexts. We will go through techniques and concepts that have been used in jazz since the late 50's, such as pedal points, vamps, pentatonics or triads, and we will see how to use them not only in modal music but also in tonal chord progressions.

Speakers
avatar for Apel·les Carod

Apel·les Carod

Apel·les Carod Requesens (Cambrils, Catalonia, 1989). Jazz violinist and composer. First Jazz Violin graduate in Spain (2010-2015, ESMUC), he extended his studies in New York, at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (2015-2016). He has been twice awarded with the second prize at the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition (2014 and 2016). He has led his own bands (quartet, septet and trio), and has played and collaborated with bands and artists of different styles such as Txarango, Els Pets, Lecirke, David Mauricio, Esmuc Jazz Project, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Stanislaw Slowinski, etc. He has performed his music at prestigious venues and festivals in Catalonia, and also internationally, in countries such as Poland, Hungary or the USA. He teaches jazz violin at Taller de... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ESMUC Canteen

4:00pm

Workshop AupaQUARTET
Limited Capacity full

Choose your role

As in role-playing games, in music we must also know how to interpret different roles, we are as actors of music. Bass, harmony, rhythmic accompaniment, melody or solo, are some of the roles that we will differentiate in this workshop and we will experience collectively.

Speakers
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aupaQUARTET

The aupaQUARTET is a musical phenomenon possible only in a city like Barcelona. Four musicians from around the world coming together to breathe new life into the sound of the traditional string quartet with new repertoire and exciting innovations in modern bowing techniques. Without abandoning their classical music origins its members explore the rhythms of groove, jazz, rock, and Latin music via... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

4:00pm

Workshop David Wallace
Limited Capacity full

Free at Last  

The 1960s American Civil Rights movement produced a modern, powerful style of jazz that pushed freedom and expression to unprecedented heights. Learn salient improvising string works by Leroy Jenkins and Billy Bang as we learn to navigate this musically and emotionally intense genre.

Speakers
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

The New York Times compares Dr. David Wallace’s solo improvisations to “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin.”
David is a fiercely eclectic musician, award-winning composer, master teaching artist, and Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Prior to Berklee, Dav... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
A352

4:00pm

Workshop Francesc Tomàs "Panxito"
Limited Capacity seats available

Catalan Fiddle Tunes 1
In this workshop, ideal for beginners, we will learn some of the basic Catalan fiddle tunes. The work will be done dynamically, learning from ear, imitation, singing and moving, and soon we will acquire a basic repertoire of this land.

Speakers
avatar for Francesc Tomàs

Francesc Tomàs "Panxito"

Instrumentalist, interpreter of traditional and ancient cordophones, performer, composer, improviser, pedagogue and cultural dynamist. Born in Mexico in a family of Catalan exiles, his training combines the cultures of the family entourage, the classical school, the popular au... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
A354

4:00pm

Workshop Quico Pugés
Limited Capacity seats available

MULTI-FUNCTION INSTRUMENTS ONE
Playing with groups may not be easy to find what can you play to adapt to the rest and get best result as a group, respecting the other musicians. Understanding some elementary musical functions on our instruments can be a good way to help on this.
We will use some pieces to work on music from different function ways: Melodic, rhythmic, accompaniment and bass functions. In the workshop we’ll develop our capacities as a players being more versatile on situations like that.

Speakers
avatar for Quico Pugés

Quico Pugés

Cellist and pedagogue formed in ESMUC. Interested on other music styles as a player and as a teacher, he has been in contact with CMDL (Centre des musiques Didier Lockwood), Mustradem (Musiques Traditionnelles de Demain), Crisol de cuerda with Natalie Haas and Alasdair Fraiser, Cello creative workshops with Eugene Friesen, and Willems and Suzuki methods. Quico teaches in Improvisation subject, and also collaborates on didactic courses in ESMUC. He leads on creative projects with functional diversity people, works as a cello teacher and he is the author of CD+book... Read More →



Friday February 2, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
A356

5:30pm

CHOP NOTATION PROJECT
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Oriol Saña

Dr. Oriol Saña

Director Barcelona Fiddle Congress and Jazz Violin Teacher, Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya

Speakers
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

The New York Times compares Dr. David Wallace’s solo improvisations to “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin.”
David is a fiercely eclectic musician, award-winning composer, master teaching artist, and Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Prior to Berklee, Dav... Read More →



Friday February 2, 2018 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

6:30pm

Workshop Diego Galaz
Limited Capacity full

Rhythms and styles from the Iberian Peninsula

Adaptation for stringed instruments of some of the different rhythmic patterns and styles of the peninsulars popular and traditional music, and of influences from other cultures.
A musical tour through "jotas, seguidillas, ruedas, ajechados, habas verdes, pasacalles... "

Speakers
avatar for Diego Galaz

Diego Galaz

Diego is a composer, violin, musical-saw and mandolin player from Burgos. | His music is eclectic, and his way of interpreting popular culture with the violin has converted him in one of the most creative and personal musicians in this country. | Specialist renovator of traditional music, using his unusual instruments (Strohviol, musical-saw, bucket-mandolin, tin-mandolin....) he provides a new vision of plucked and bowed stringed instruments. | Member of Feten Feten and Mastretta, he has collaborated, amongst many others, with Noa, Alasdair Fraser, Kroke, Marte Sebastien, La... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Aula de cor

6:30pm

Workshop Eladio Reinón
Limited Capacity full

Improvising Techniques
Practice of the language of jazz and improvisation techniques through its historic repertoire.
The aim is to improve understanding and knowledge of the language of jazz and its repertoire and acquire tools and resources for improvisation.
We’re going to work on:
  • Melodic resources
  • Harmonic resources
  • Rhythmic resources
  • Motives and its development
  • Control of musical space

Speakers
avatar for Eladio Reinón

Eladio Reinón

Active in the jazz scene since the early 80s, Eladio Reinón has recorded numerous albums as a sideman and as a leader and has been awarded several times as best soloist, best album and best director of Big Band. | He is also professor of saxophone and ensemble in the jazz department of Escola Superior de... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
ESMUC Canteen

6:30pm

Workshop Ernesto Briceño
Limited Capacity seats available

Apps & Tips to teach modern music to violin, viola, cello

Pedagogical resources to start in world music, jazz, rock, flamenco and other styles.
theoretical and practical experience aimed at teachers of violin, viola and cello.
Tools for special education.

Speakers

Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

6:30pm

Workshop Francesc Tomàs "Panxito"
Limited Capacity seats available

Catalan Fiddle Tunes 2
In this workshop, ideal for beginners, we will learn some of the basic Catalan fiddle tunes. The work will be done dynamically, learning from ear, imitation, singing and moving, and soon we will acquire a basic repertoire of this land.

Artists
avatar for Francesc Tomàs

Francesc Tomàs "Panxito"

Instrumentalist, interpreter of traditional and ancient cordophones, performer, composer, improviser, pedagogue and cultural dynamist. Born in Mexico in a family of Catalan exiles, his training combines the cultures of the family entourage, the classical school, the popular au... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A352

6:30pm

Workshop Matthew Simon
Limited Capacity full

Jazz Standards Easy
Workshops based on:
  1. Learning the most common arpeggios and scales used in jazz standards and how to use them for improvisation in a creative way, paying attention to musical details like articulation, phrasing and accentuation.
  2. Musical improvisation, creating musical ideas in original and unique ways and developing them in a fun atmosphere.
  3. Exploring different ways to explore improvisation.  Vertical improvisation means that it is based on chord tones, and how to study the correct notes to play when improvising.  Horizontal improvisation means that we need to find tools to create melodic ideas to develop during improvisation.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Simon

Matthew Simon

Matthew has worked with musicians such as: Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Guy Laffite, Al Cohn, Tete Montoliu, Jerry Lewis, Natalie Cole, Dianne Warwick, Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie (under the direction of Vince Mendoza), Louis Bellson, Frank Wess, Dennis Rowland (vocalist with Count Basie), Orange then Blue (Boston), Wayne Naus Big Band, Either Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Dick Dale, Michel Camilo, Bart Van Lier, Jack McDuff, Lucrecia, Gato... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A354

6:30pm

Workshop Pep Cucurella
Limited Capacity seats available

Flamenco Jazz Groove Improvisation
Divided in 3 parts, we’re going to work on:
  1. Themes of composers like Chano Dominguez, Guillermo McGill and on arrangements of jazz standards adapted to different flamenco rhythms.
  2. Specific repertoire of Funk music.
  3. The basics to acquire and develop a vocabulary to improvise in modern music.

Speakers
avatar for Pep Cucurella

Pep Cucurella

Pep Pérez Cucurella, born in Barcelona on July 2, 1969. He started playing electric bass at the age of 11 years of self-taught, recording his first album at 15. He studied at Taller de musics of Barcelona. Soon after, influenced by musicians like Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, begins his concern for jazz, working with musicians the Barcelona scene, soon becoming one of the most sought both live and studio bass players, and recorded more than 100 albums to date. His eclectic character, has led him to be immersed in very different musical areas, which has allowed him to deeply know styles such as jazz, funk, flamenco and Afro... Read More →


Friday February 2, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A356

8:00pm

JAM SESSION CATALAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Catalan Traditional Music Session
ANAÍS FALCÓ - MARC DEL PINO - CHRISTIAN SIMELIO
Fiddle, diatonic accordeon, guitarró and voices

In this session we are going to play all together many Catalan traditional tunes and we're going to sing popular songs. Catalan Traditional Music is made with a lot of dance tunes from many epochs. Also, in this kind of sessions we always sing a lot of songs so to sing and play all together. Anaís Falcó, Marc del Pino and Christian Simelio are excellent exemples of Catalan Traditional Music and they want to conduct this session with a lot of energy and many different repertoire.
Anaís Falcó, Marc del Pino and Chistian Simelio use to play together with some Corrandes són Corrandes' projects. Also, they are all teachers of Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius and they are very active musicians.


PLEASE NOTE:

Until 20:50, participants in the congress will have a preferential entry to the concert following this jam session. After that, they'll have to queue with the rest of the public. It is therefore recommended that participants willing to attend the concert move to El Born in advance and eventually join this jam session. There will be a bar service in case someone wants to have dinner or a drink.


Friday February 2, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
El Born CCM Plaça Comercial, 12 08003 Barcelona

9:15pm

CONCERT
Èlia Bastida
Violeta Díez
Roc Alemany
Christian Howes
Oriol Saña
AupaQuartet
Apel·les Carod
Fiona Monbet
Marta Roma
Mimi Robson

PLEASE NOTE:

Until 20:50, participants in the congress will have a preferential entry to this concert. After that, they'll have to queue with the rest of the public. It is therefore recommended that participants who want to attend this concert move to the Born in advance and join the jam session scheduled at 8:30 p.m., where there will be a bar service in case someone wants to have dinner or a drink.

Friday February 2, 2018 9:15pm - 10:30pm
El Born CCM Plaça Comercial, 12 08003 Barcelona

10:45pm

JAM SESSION JAZZ
Jazz Strings


Friday February 2, 2018 10:45pm - 11:45pm
El Born CCM Plaça Comercial, 12 08003 Barcelona
 
Saturday, February 3
 

9:00am

FIDDLE PRO Fiddle Pro Coffe
Espai de relax amb escenari i diversos serveis on es desenvoluparan les activitats i demostracions del Barcelona Fiddle Pro

Serveis : 

  • Escenari i equipament per demostracions.
  • Servei de cafè gratuït de 11:00-12:00 hores i de 16:00-17:00 hores.
  • Wifi a tot l'espai.
  • Zones de relax i descans.
  • Taules de treball amb endolls
  • Zona de projecció de documents audiovisuals, presentacions ...
  • Activitats diverses.
  • Publicitat, expositors, flyers ...
  • Botiga Fiddle Pro i merchandising.
  • Speed meetings.


Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am - 8:00pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

10:00am

Workshop Blanca Altable & Chuchi Cuadrado
Limited Capacity seats available

Undesrtanding of Traditional Music and Invention

This masterclass will show the approach Blanca Altable and Jesús Enrique “Chuchi”make of their traditional music and how they “re-invent” and arrange it with creativity,passion and their instruments: fiddle and guitar. Also, it will show the rythm richness oftheir root music and will make the participants experience that richness teaching themsome dancing tunes.

Speakers
avatar for Blanca Altable

Blanca Altable

Many people think of her as a dulzaina player. She was born sourrounded by her grandfather's dulzaina sound and now she bases her playing in the traditional repertoire from Northern Castilla adapting the ornaments and phrasing from dulzaina. Then, she adds them to her creative... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

10:00am

Workshop Casey Driessen
Limited Capacity full

Microphones, Mixers & Monitors
Understanding the basics of live sound, from the microphone to the mixer to the speakers, is essential for any player wanting to gain confidence transmitting their music from the stage to an audience. In this workshop we will trace the audio signal flow from your instrument to the audience, explore how to hear yourself on stage with monitors, understand how to use equalization (EQ), learn about types of microphones and how to "work" a mic. Bring instruments.
 

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Aula de cor

10:00am

Workshop Christian Howes
Limited Capacity full

Easy Tonal improvisation/arranging/Composition
Through a series of easy playing and reading exercises, participants will learn how to create functional melodies over chord progressions and at the same time develop insights into the "magic" of harmonic and melodic relationships. Through the lens of Pachelbel's Canon, melodic improvisation and composition are demystified as we discover how to easily construct melodies following three simple rules. Anyone with a basic music reading level can develop the ability to easily compose melodies, bass lines, and counter-melodies in many styles.  
Throughout the session participants will improvise over the Pachelbel progression and other chord progressions in bluegrass, reggae, waltz, rock, latin, and classical styles!

Speakers
avatar for Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha performing artist and... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
ESMUC Canteen

10:00am

Workshop Diego Galaz
Limited Capacity full

World scales and modes

Workshop for stringed instruments, focusing on improvization over some of the most attractive and different world-scales.
Introduction to quarter-tones.
Adaptation of different and exotic scales to our musical projects and compositions.
Investigation and adaptation of the different ethnic bowed string instrument techniques to our western violins, violas and cellos.

Speakers
avatar for Diego Galaz

Diego Galaz

Diego is a composer, violin, musical-saw and mandolin player from Burgos. | His music is eclectic, and his way of interpreting popular culture with the violin has converted him in one of the most creative and personal musicians in this country. | Specialist renovator of traditional music, using his unusual instruments (Strohviol, musical-saw, bucket-mandolin, tin-mandolin....) he provides a new vision of plucked and bowed stringed instruments. | Member of Feten Feten and Mastretta, he has collaborated, amongst many others, with Noa, Alasdair Fraser, Kroke, Marte Sebastien, La... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
A352

10:00am

Workshop Lluís Gómez
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to think like a banjo, mandolin, or other bluegrass instrument!
Usually, the main goal of our study is our primary instrument: we spends hours and hours practicing scales, learning melodies, and transcribing solos. But what about the role that other instruments play in your band or in a recording situation?
Do you know how a banjo works? The role a mandolin plays in an ensemble? In this workshop we will learn about banjo rolls, mandolin chops, and the parts that various instruments play in a bluegrass ensemble.
You will learn some basics for the banjo or mandolin to get you started playing with others in a bluegrass style. Ready to learn something different?
 

Speakers
avatar for Lluís Gómez

Lluís Gómez

Lluís Gómez is a renowned banjo player, violinist and mandolin player known inside and outside our country, as well as festival director of Al Ras and Barcelona Bluegrass Camp and a professor at the prestigious campus Virton, Belgium. He has enjoyed a long career on stage and diffuse five-string banjo. His playing is a journey around various musical genres; Bluegrass, Swing, Blues, Folk and other forms of acoustic music. For years he has travelled to the United States to learn... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
A354

10:00am

Workshop Mimi Rabson
Limited Capacity full

Playing over changes 1: Learn the harmonic tools you need to improvise. Using major/minor pentatonic scales you can improvise in a variety of bands and musical styles. By adding one note to the pentatonic scale you can play the blues. These scales are the entry way into any sort of improvisation.

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson - violinist, violist, composer, educatorDubbed "...dazzling, violin phenom" by the Boston Globe, Mimi Rabson hasdistinguished herself as one of Boston's most creative and versatile musicians. Sheappears regularly in classical, jazz, Klezmer and other eclectic performances. She is afirst-prize winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in composition. Ms.Rabson was a founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and appeared withItzhak Perlman on the recording called... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
A356

10:00am

FIDDLE PRO Presentació producte i entitats
Els dies 2,3 i 4 de febrer de 2018 l’ESMUC tornarà a ser  testimoni, del Barcelona Fiddle Congress. És una iniciativa de L’ESMUC on s’ofereix un espai dirigit a escoles de música, conservatoris, alumnes i professionals de la corda fregada. Un espai on trobar-nos, crear punts en comú, observar, escoltar, parlar i reflexionar a través de diverses activitats en diferents formats: ponències, debats, tallers, espais oberts, performances, escenari obert, workshop, conferències, concerts, masterclass, taules rodones, etc

Podeu presentar el vostre producte, entitat o servei en els diferents espais oferts pel Barcelona Fiddle Pro. Per a més informació podeu contactar amb antoni.flotats@esmuc.cat

Fiddle Pro
avatar for CODA BOW

CODA BOW

Coda Bow
avatar for CRISOL DE CUERDA

CRISOL DE CUERDA

CRISOL DE CUERDA es un encuentro en torno a la música tradicional en el que convergen creatividad, práctica, conocimiento y libertad. Dirigido por el excepcional violinista escocés Alasdair Fraser, es un espacio y un tiempo para amantes de la música que comparten su interés por la... Read More →
avatar for BARRY DUDLEY VIOLINS – Barry Dudley

BARRY DUDLEY VIOLINS – Barry Dudley

Barry Dudley, violin maker and guitar maker. I use the finest materials from all around the world. Each instrument is made in my small one man shop using a blend of old world traditions and modern technology. The "art" of hand building stringed instruments is called “Lutherie”, A stringed instrument maker is called a... Read More →
avatar for GREMIO DE LUTHIERS  Y ARQUEROS DE ESPAÑA

GREMIO DE LUTHIERS Y ARQUEROS DE ESPAÑA

El gremio de luthiers y arqueros de España es una asociación sin ánimo de lucro constituida por profesionales de la construcción y la restauración de instrumentos musicales de la familia del violín. Pertenecen a este gremio todos aquellos luthiers y arqueros que, una vez acreditada la trayectoria profesional, la... Read More →
avatar for G&FILLS - David Gonzalez

G&FILLS - David Gonzalez

G&Fills es dedica a la construcció artesanal i personalitzada | d'instruments de corda fregada elèctrics. Especialment curosos en la | selecció de les fustes els acabats i els components electrònics, cada | instrument que surt d'aquesta casa és únic. | G&Fills també fabrica... Read More →
avatar for TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

We are an international exam board, established in 1877, awarding qualifications in a range of subjects including music, drama and English language. | | We have a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development.  | | Over 750,000 people take a Trinity assessment eac... Read More →
avatar for D'ADDARIO ORCHESTRAL

D'ADDARIO ORCHESTRAL

A la petita ciutat de Salle, a la província italiana de Pescara, es conserva un document de l’any 1680 on Donato D'Addario es declara d'ofici "cordaro", és a dir, el qui fa cordes. Des d'aleshores fins avui dia, la família D'Addario ha mantingut la passió i la dedicació al seu art, essent avui una empresa americana amb la... Read More →
avatar for QARBONIA VIOLIN SHOP

QARBONIA VIOLIN SHOP

QARBONIA
Qarbonia es la tienda de referencia en Madrid tanto para amateurs como para estudiantes y profesionales que busquen las mejores marcas y los mejores precios en estuches, arcos, cuerdas y todo tipo de accesorios para instrumentos de cuerda frotada. | | Amplio catálogo de violines de estudio y violines para estilos modernos. Especialistas en arcos de fibra de carbono... Read More →
avatar for 123 SONAR

123 SONAR

En 2015 surge la idea de diseñar y fabricar instrumentos de cuerda aprovechando la tecnología y los     materiales del siglo XXI, nace 123sonar. En 2017 creamos una nueva linea de cordales compensados de fibra de carbono, partiendo de un diseño en 3D y usando materiales compuestos de... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
BARCELONA FIDDLE PRO 3 PLANTA A345, A346, A347 I A348

11:30am

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - G&FILLS & QARBONIA VIOLIN SHOP
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari del FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for G&FILLS - David Gonzalez

G&FILLS - David Gonzalez

G&Fills es dedica a la construcció artesanal i personalitzada | d'instruments de corda fregada elèctrics. Especialment curosos en la | selecció de les fustes els acabats i els components electrònics, cada | instrument que surt d'aquesta casa és únic. | G&Fills també fabrica... Read More →
avatar for QARBONIA VIOLIN SHOP

QARBONIA VIOLIN SHOP

QARBONIA
Qarbonia es la tienda de referencia en Madrid tanto para amateurs como para estudiantes y profesionales que busquen las mejores marcas y los mejores precios en estuches, arcos, cuerdas y todo tipo de accesorios para instrumentos de cuerda frotada. | | Amplio catálogo de violines de estudio y violines para estilos modernos. Especialistas en arcos de fibra de carbono... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

11:45am

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for ESMUC - Antoni Flotats

ESMUC - Antoni Flotats

Cap del Parc d'instruments, Fundació per a l'Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya
Músic i enginyer, especialista de producte per a diferents empreses d’instruments musicals, expert en equipament per a escoles de música realitza estudis de piano entre el Conservatori del Liceu i el taller de Músics formant-se en cant modern amb la professora Susana Torregrossa. | | Ha participat en... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

We are an international exam board, established in 1877, awarding qualifications in a range of subjects including music, drama and English language. | | We have a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development.  | | Over 750,000 people take a Trinity assessment eac... Read More →

Fiddle Pro
avatar for TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

We are an international exam board, established in 1877, awarding qualifications in a range of subjects including music, drama and English language. | | We have a positive, supportive approach to assessment and development.  | | Over 750,000 people take a Trinity assessment eac... Read More →



Saturday February 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:00pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - GREMIO DE LUTHIERS Y ARQUEROS DE ESPAÑA
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for GREMIO DE LUTHIERS  Y ARQUEROS DE ESPAÑA

GREMIO DE LUTHIERS Y ARQUEROS DE ESPAÑA

El gremio de luthiers y arqueros de España es una asociación sin ánimo de lucro constituida por profesionales de la construcción y la restauración de instrumentos musicales de la familia del violín. Pertenecen a este gremio todos aquellos luthiers y arqueros que, una vez acreditada la trayectoria profesional, la... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:15pm

FIDDLE PRO a l'escenari - D'ADDARIO ORCHESTRAL
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentació de producte i entitats a l'escenari al FIDDLE PRO COFFE

Moderators
avatar for D'ADDARIO ORCHESTRAL

D'ADDARIO ORCHESTRAL

A la petita ciutat de Salle, a la província italiana de Pescara, es conserva un document de l’any 1680 on Donato D'Addario es declara d'ofici "cordaro", és a dir, el qui fa cordes. Des d'aleshores fins avui dia, la família D'Addario ha mantingut la passió i la dedicació al seu art, essent avui una empresa americana amb la... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 12:15pm - 12:30pm
FIDDLE PRO COFFE 3 PLANTA CANTINA

12:30pm

Workshop Begoña Riobó & Xosé Liz
Limited Capacity full

Galician music: from tradition to folk
  • How to transpose the specific language of the difference instruments from galician tradition into fiddle: Ornaments, accents, phrasing...
  • Traditional galician rythmic patterns and its evolution into the actual folk music.

Speakers
avatar for Xosé Liz

Xosé Liz

A prestigious musician both national and internationally on galician folk music and Celtic music. Producer, composer and multi-intrumentalis; has collaborates with part of the best musicians of galician musical scene: Rodrigo Romaní, Uxia Senlle, Susana Seivane, Anxo Pintos... Read More →
avatar for Begoña Riobó

Begoña Riobó

She es "The fiddler" when taking about galician folk music. In her artistic trajectory should be emphasized their collaboration with: Carlos Nuñez, Susana Seivane, X.M. Budiño, Rodrigo Romaní, Anxo Pintos. She shows musicians the traditional roots of galician fiddle through courses like Crisol de Cuerda or San... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
A354

12:30pm

Workshop Christian Howes
Limited Capacity full

Scales/Modes and a Modal approach to improvisation
We will address the following questions: How to practice scales?  Why is it or isn't it useful to memorize the seven Modes by name? How to apply the modes as an improviser, arranger, or composer?

Speakers
avatar for Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha performing artist and... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ESMUC Canteen

12:30pm

Workshop David Wallace
Limited Capacity filling up

Texas-Style 

Texas-style fiddling is a unique fusion of traditional fiddling and early jazz. Come learn some Texas-style tunes, as well as some strategies for accompanying and improvising.

Speakers
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

The New York Times compares Dr. David Wallace’s solo improvisations to “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin.”
David is a fiercely eclectic musician, award-winning composer, master teaching artist, and Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Prior to Berklee, Dav... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Aula de cor

12:30pm

Workshop Fiona Monbet
Limited Capacity full

Ballad playing, Tears

Develop a melodic chorus, work on sound, musicality

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

12:30pm

Workshop Marta Roma
Limited Capacity seats available

Improvisation - Blues

Through the form of Blues we will work on the basics to improvise. We will talk about form, swing, phrasing, articulation and bowing.

Speakers
avatar for Marta Roma

Marta Roma

Marta Roma is a wonderfully versatile cellist and singer from Barcelona (Spain), with a multifaceted background and experience in the music and the arts. | | Marta completed her degree in Music Education at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC- Barcelona, 2011) a... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
A356

12:30pm

Workshop Quico Pugés
Limited Capacity seats available

MULTI-FUNCTION INSTRUMENTS TWO
Playing with groups may not be easy to find what can you play to adapt to the rest and get best result as a group, respecting the other musicians. Understanding some elementary musical functions on our instruments can be a good way to help on this.
We will use some pieces to work on music from different function ways: Melodic, rhythmic, accompaniment and bass functions. In the workshop we’ll develop our capacities as a players being more versatile on situations like that.

Speakers
avatar for Quico Pugés

Quico Pugés

Cellist and pedagogue formed in ESMUC. Interested on other music styles as a player and as a teacher, he has been in contact with CMDL (Centre des musiques Didier Lockwood), Mustradem (Musiques Traditionnelles de Demain), Crisol de cuerda with Natalie Haas and Alasdair Fraiser, Cello creative workshops with Eugene Friesen, and Willems and Suzuki methods. Quico teaches in Improvisation subject, and also collaborates on didactic courses in ESMUC. He leads on creative projects with functional diversity people, works as a cello teacher and he is the author of CD+book... Read More →



Saturday February 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
A352

3:30pm

Workshop Alfonso Franco
Limited Capacity seats available

Fiddle Quest, a great tool to keep your young students motivated

FiddleQuest is a curriculum in an interactive website that helps violin and fiddleteachers instruct their students using dozens of fantastic songs and tunes andexercises that run on any web platform.
But FiddleQuest is also a community, a massive library of student videos, a resourceto help facilitate social music and a proven method that equips students with theskills they need to play with anyone and anywhere thanks to unparalleled ear training,sight reading, harmonization, improvisation, and chopping exercises.
FiddleQuest is designed and led by Oregonian Duane Whitcomb. Together with Alfonso Franco, they will introduce the Spanish/Galician edition of FiddleQuest at theBarcelona Fiddle Congress.

Speakers
avatar for Alfonso Franco

Alfonso Franco

Alfonso Franco has been the fiddle teacher in the Traditional Music Conservatory of Vigo (ETRAD) for 20 years, and he is responsible for the string section of the Galician Folk Orchestra Sondeseu. He has given many workshops and has performed in Mexico, Beijing, St. John’s, Scotland and at Alasdair Frasier's Sierra Fiddle Camp in... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A354

3:30pm

Workshop Apel·les Carod
Limited Capacity seats available

Melody and improvisation: this workshop will focus on the importance of hearing and singing in order to achieve a melodic sense for improvisation. We will stress on listening to our inner voice and connecting it to our instrument, to be able to spontaneously create meaningful melodies and play what we hear/sing inside.

Speakers
avatar for Apel·les Carod

Apel·les Carod

Apel·les Carod Requesens (Cambrils, Catalonia, 1989). Jazz violinist and composer. First Jazz Violin graduate in Spain (2010-2015, ESMUC), he extended his studies in New York, at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (2015-2016). He has been twice awarded with the second prize at the International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition (2014 and 2016). He has led his own bands (quartet, septet and trio), and has played and collaborated with bands and artists of different styles such as Txarango, Els Pets, Lecirke, David Mauricio, Esmuc Jazz Project, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Stanislaw Slowinski, etc. He has performed his music at prestigious venues and festivals in Catalonia, and also internationally, in countries such as Poland, Hungary or the USA. He teaches jazz violin at Taller de... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A356

3:30pm

Workshop Casey Driessen
Limited Capacity seats available

Percussive Bowing (Chop) Notation
While the notation for the percussive bowing technique known as "chopping" has remained relatively static for the past 20 years, the technique has continued to evolve. In consultation with Oriol Saña, Darol Anger and other choppers, we have developed an update to standardise chop notation, hoping to more accurately communicate chopping as it is currently practiced. At this workshop, you will be some of the first to learn this updated notation system. Bring instruments.
 

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

3:30pm

Workshop David Wallace
Limited Capacity full

The Psycho-Physical Musician

To perform and improvise at the highest levels, we need a healthy connection between body and mind. Learn secrets and practice techniques for developing strong stage presence, physical ease, rapid learning, memorization and anxiety-free performance.

Speakers
avatar for David Wallace

David Wallace

The New York Times compares Dr. David Wallace’s solo improvisations to “Jimmy Page fronting Led Zeppelin.”
David is a fiercely eclectic musician, award-winning composer, master teaching artist, and Chair of Berklee College of Music’s String Department. Prior to Berklee, Dav... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A352

3:30pm

Workshop Ernesto Briceño
Limited Capacity full

Playing for Dancing "the Groove Republic"
Musical tools to build rhythms, harmonic cycles, riffs, loops. To accompany different types of World Music, traditional, urban and ethnic dances. Creation of grooves from loops including oddmeters. Gear, tips and tricks. Focus on Flamenco and World Music.

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ESMUC Canteen

3:30pm

Workshop Fiona Monbet
Limited Capacity full

Intro/cadenza

How to build up an Intro or Cadenza of a jazz tune & work on different swing endings possibility

Speakers

Saturday February 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Aula de cor

5:00pm

String teaching on the XXIst century
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching music without a score still seems an alternative and almost trasgressive attitude in Spain. In other countries such United States, the situation is much more normalized. What can help us to move forward?

Speakers
avatar for Blanca Altable

Blanca Altable

Many people think of her as a dulzaina player. She was born sourrounded by her grandfather's dulzaina sound and now she bases her playing in the traditional repertoire from Northern Castilla adapting the ornaments and phrasing from dulzaina. Then, she adds them to her creative... Read More →
avatar for Alfonso Franco

Alfonso Franco

Alfonso Franco has been the fiddle teacher in the Traditional Music Conservatory of Vigo (ETRAD) for 20 years, and he is responsible for the string section of the Galician Folk Orchestra Sondeseu. He has given many workshops and has performed in Mexico, Beijing, St. John’s, Scotland and at Alasdair Frasier's Sierra Fiddle Camp in... Read More →
avatar for Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha performing artist and... Read More →
avatar for Asier suberbiola

Asier suberbiola

AUPAquartet
Asier Suberbiola ha dedicado los últimos 18 años a recorrer el camino desde la Música Clásica hacia la Improvisación, el Jazz y el Rock. Es Profesor Superior de Violín por el Conservatorio de San Sebastián y cuando acabó sus estudios oficiales trabajó con los maestros Ca... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

6:30pm

Workshop Christian Howes
Limited Capacity full

Amplified strings, Looping and effects In The Classroom, Practice Room, And Stage
Short/description: Using loop pedals and effects with amplified string instruments is cool! It also allows teachers to easily engage students in group exercises related to both traditional and eclectic styles. This session presents an overview of how to use loops and effects as a tool for teaching, practice, and performance. Gain insights into the basics of looping technology, how to create loops, common pitfalls, and how to go beyond the basics to get your students excited about creative practice.
Long/abstract: In this session, you'll learn about the different looping technologies available, as well as common pitfalls and basic advice for creating loops that work. You’ll also receive an overview of all things electric strings including:
  1. the pros and cons of using pickups, microphones, and solid body electric string instruments
  2. How to choose amplifiers and p.a. systems
  3. an overview of effects such as reverb, delay, overdrive, octave, modulation, chorus, etc..
  4. use of preamps
  5. best practices

Speakers
avatar for Christian Howes

Christian Howes

Christian Howes is the founder of the annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival, the online study course Creative Strings Academy. Named “#1 Rising Stars Violinist” by the Downbeat Critics Poll, nominated for “Violinist of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, and listed among the top three jazz violinists by Jazz Times.. Christian is a Yamaha performing artist and... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sala d'Orquestra ESMUC

6:30pm

Workshop Eladio Reinón
Limited Capacity seats available

Improvising Techniques
Practice of the language of jazz and improvisation techniques through its historic repertoire.
The aim is to improve understanding and knowledge of the language of jazz and its repertoire and acquire tools and resources for improvisation.
We’re going to work on:
  • Melodic resources
  • Harmonic resources
  • Rhythmic resources
  • Motives and its development
  • Control of musical space

Speakers
avatar for Eladio Reinón

Eladio Reinón

Active in the jazz scene since the early 80s, Eladio Reinón has recorded numerous albums as a sideman and as a leader and has been awarded several times as best soloist, best album and best director of Big Band. | He is also professor of saxophone and ensemble in the jazz department of Escola Superior de... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A352

6:30pm

Workshop Marta Roma
Limited Capacity full

How do you want to play this tune or song? We will experiment and talk about different arranging approaches: parts, textures, roles, form, variations, instrumentation, color, sound, blend, mood… We can take one tune and create different arrangements for it or we can see different pieces and arrange them in different ways.


Speakers
avatar for Marta Roma

Marta Roma

Marta Roma is a wonderfully versatile cellist and singer from Barcelona (Spain), with a multifaceted background and experience in the music and the arts. | | Marta completed her degree in Music Education at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC- Barcelona, 2011) a... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Aula de cor

6:30pm

Workshop Matthew Simon
Limited Capacity full

Jazz Standards Easy
Workshops based on:
  1. Learning the most common arpeggios and scales used in jazz standards and how to use them for improvisation in a creative way, paying attention to musical details like articulation, phrasing and accentuation.
  2. Musical improvisation, creating musical ideas in original and unique ways and developing them in a fun atmosphere.
  3. Exploring different ways to explore improvisation.  Vertical improvisation means that it is based on chord tones, and how to study the correct notes to play when improvising.  Horizontal improvisation means that we need to find tools to create melodic ideas to develop during improvisation.


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Simon

Matthew Simon

Matthew has worked with musicians such as: Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Guy Laffite, Al Cohn, Tete Montoliu, Jerry Lewis, Natalie Cole, Dianne Warwick, Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie (under the direction of Vince Mendoza), Louis Bellson, Frank Wess, Dennis Rowland (vocalist with Count Basie), Orange then Blue (Boston), Wayne Naus Big Band, Either Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Dick Dale, Michel Camilo, Bart Van Lier, Jack McDuff, Lucrecia, Gato... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A354

6:30pm

Workshop Mimi Rabson
Limited Capacity full

Playing over changes 2: This workshop will cover several ways to expand your improvisational skills by using tri-tone substitutions, encirclement, harmonizing the melody and using the rhythm of any tune to create new melodic content.

Speakers
avatar for Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson

Mimi Rabson - violinist, violist, composer, educatorDubbed "...dazzling, violin phenom" by the Boston Globe, Mimi Rabson hasdistinguished herself as one of Boston's most creative and versatile musicians. Sheappears regularly in classical, jazz, Klezmer and other eclectic performances. She is afirst-prize winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in composition. Ms.Rabson was a founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and appeared withItzhak Perlman on the recording called... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
ESMUC Canteen

6:30pm

Workshop Pep Cucurella
Limited Capacity seats available

Flamenco Jazz Groove Improvisation
Divided in 3 parts, we’re going to work on:
  1. Themes of composers like Chano Dominguez, Guillermo McGill and on arrangements of jazz standards adapted to different flamenco rhythms.
  2. Specific repertoire of Funk music.
  3. The basics to acquire and develop a vocabulary to improvise in modern music.

Speakers
avatar for Pep Cucurella

Pep Cucurella

Pep Pérez Cucurella, born in Barcelona on July 2, 1969. He started playing electric bass at the age of 11 years of self-taught, recording his first album at 15. He studied at Taller de musics of Barcelona. Soon after, influenced by musicians like Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis, begins his concern for jazz, working with musicians the Barcelona scene, soon becoming one of the most sought both live and studio bass players, and recorded more than 100 albums to date. His eclectic character, has led him to be immersed in very different musical areas, which has allowed him to deeply know styles such as jazz, funk, flamenco and Afro... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A356

8:15pm

JAM SESSION
Begoña Riobó & Xose Liz

Speakers
avatar for Xosé Liz

Xosé Liz

A prestigious musician both national and internationally on galician folk music and Celtic music. Producer, composer and multi-intrumentalis; has collaborates with part of the best musicians of galician musical scene: Rodrigo Romaní, Uxia Senlle, Susana Seivane, Anxo Pintos... Read More →
avatar for Begoña Riobó

Begoña Riobó

She es "The fiddler" when taking about galician folk music. In her artistic trajectory should be emphasized their collaboration with: Carlos Nuñez, Susana Seivane, X.M. Budiño, Rodrigo Romaní, Anxo Pintos. She shows musicians the traditional roots of galician fiddle through courses like Crisol de Cuerda or San... Read More →




Saturday February 3, 2018 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius (CAT) Plaça Anna Frank, s/n 08012 Barcelona

9:15pm

JAM SESSION
Blanca Altable & Jesús Enrique Cuadrado "Chuchi"

Blanca and Chuchi will be “leading” this jam session whichmeans many favourite tunes of Crisol de Cuerda will be played but also everyone canshow his/her amazing tunes. Multicultural tunes and players are welcome!!

Speakers
avatar for Blanca Altable

Blanca Altable

Many people think of her as a dulzaina player. She was born sourrounded by her grandfather's dulzaina sound and now she bases her playing in the traditional repertoire from Northern Castilla adapting the ornaments and phrasing from dulzaina. Then, she adds them to her creative... Read More →



Saturday February 3, 2018 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius (CAT) Plaça Anna Frank, s/n 08012 Barcelona

10:30pm

CONCERT
Francisco Palazón
Anahí Acuña
Cassey Driessen
David Wallace
Begoña Ribó
Xose Liz
Diego Galaz
Ernesto Briceño
Quico Pugés
Alfonso Franco
Blanca Altable
Jesús Enrique Cuadrado “Chuchi"

Saturday February 3, 2018 10:30pm - Sunday February 4, 2018 12:00am
Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius (CAT) Plaça Anna Frank, s/n 08012 Barcelona
 
Sunday, February 4
 

10:00am

TROBADA FIDDLE
The Trobada Fiddle (Fiddle Meeting) is an activity aimed to the pupils of string instruments of catalan music schools and conservatories. 

How to play the songs

Ibiza Sunshine (YouTube)



Sunday February 4, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - Sala Oval Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona