Physical copies housed in stylish 6-panel digipack with transparent tray are available to order from 1 December, 2020
Lluïsa Espigolé: piano
Score composed by Ferran Fages in 2018
Played by Lluïsa Espigolé
Recorded by Jan Valls at Rosazul, Barcelona, Spain on 11/9/2019
Mixed and mastered by Jan Valls
Text by Ferran Fages, translation by Matthew Tree
Photos by Lluïsa Espigolé & Ferran Fages
Graphic design by László Szakács
Produced by László Juhász
Special thanks to Antoine Beuger
La ressonància, la ralentització d’una nota, fan que el temps esdivingui llarg; però les notes sempre es fonen amb la mateixa rapidesa. És, potser, la nostra memòria qui les fa eternes, qui les reté més temps. Desendrecen llocs coneguts, connecten espais, endrecen llocs desconeguts, filaments d’ombra o fragments de llum. Tan se val.
Lluïsa Espigolé captura, en tocar cada nota, allò que queda suspès, sense moviment, sense emoció. Dialoga amb la ressonància, li dóna presència, alenteix l’espectativa, si aquesta hi fos.
From Grey To Blue (2018) és fruit de la col·laboració que Ferran Fages i Lluïsa Espigolé estan desenvolupant des de l’any 2016.
The resonance, the ticking over of a note, stretches out time; but notes always fade away at the same speed. Perhaps it is our memory that makes them last forever, that holds them for longer. They disarrange known places, connect spaces, tidy unknown places, filaments of shadow or fragments of light. It does not matter which.
With each note she plays, Lluïsa Espigolé captures that which is left in suspense, without movement, without emotion. She sets up a dialogue with resonance, she gives it a presence, she slows down expectations, should there be any.
From Grey To Blue (2018) is the result of a collaboration between Ferran Fages and Lluïsa Espigolé which has been ongoing since 2016.
Gairebé res: malformacions del silenci / Barely anything: deformities of silence - Carles Camps Mundó
Guitarist, composer and improviser Ferran Fages (1974) works within various musical contexts, but most of his discography and experience centers around improvisation. Marked by an interest in minimalist and austere approaches, his music decontextualizes the relationship between soft acoustic sounds and bold electronic sounds. His interest in resonance and interpretive gestures serve him as a support in the search for the elasticity of sound. His recent works have been released on labels such as Another Timbre, Edition Wandelweiser or Confront. / ferranfages.net
Barcelona-based pianist Lluïsa Espigolé (1981) is intensively engaged in contemporary music: her activity is focused on performances and premieres as soloist, chamber musician, and increasingly in interdisciplinary projects, sound performances and free improvisation. She develops pedagogical activities with universities as well as with musical institutions in particular on piano music of the XX. and XXI. centuries and multimedia repertoire. She is currently professor of contemporary piano and chamber music at the CSMA University Of Music in Zaragoza. / lluisaespigole.com
released December 1, 2020