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"cansos" and Plastic Extension conference in Berlin
BCA will play a solo concert "cansos" (10th March) with 4 of his new poems:
And a conference (12th March) about Plastic Extension at the Towards de sound Festival in Berlin, Germany at HilbertRaum gallery.
[9-12 March 2022]
Interview about Plastic Extension of Music
Interview at the Civitella Ranieri foundation Newsletter about the 6 week artistic residency and Plastic Extension of Music with clay.
[20th September 2021]
Prize Winner "Ad Libitum"
BCA was awarded the Winfried Böhler Kulturstiftung-Netzwerk Neue Musik Baden-Württemberg e.V. “ad libitum” competition in Germany for the composition of “Sc(herz)o infinito”, a new tableau vivant of Pieter Brueghel’s “Children’s Games”.
A link to the prize winners.
[16th July 2021]
Online concert with Remix ensemble
Concert with Remix ensemble conducted by Peter Rundel playing the e-guitars part of "La jalousie" by German composer Heiner Goebbels for The Acht Brücken. Musik für Köln Festival.
[15th May 2021]
Interview at Lund Contemporary (Sweden)
At Skissernas Museum (Lund, Sweden) interview by composer and artistic director David Riebe as part of the Lund Contemporary Festival program a dialogue about the research at Lund University of Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete's Plastic Extension of Music.
[17th March 2021]
Interview at "Guitare Classique"
Interview at French magazine "Guitare Classique" with Florent Passamonti.
PhD Artistic Research at Lund University (Sweden)
BCA will start an Artistic Research Doctoral Program (2020-2024) at the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts in Malmö, Sweden, based on the "Plastic Extension of Music" (Porto, 2015), to make further experimentation on how to "perform" music in different formats.
kokoro - Solo exhibition in Spain
Centro Cívico Canal de Castilla (Paseo Jardín Botánico, nº4)
from 2.03 until 16.03.2020
[a linguagem é um atrito] - Solo exhibition in Portugal
Galeria Rua do Sol in Porto, Portugal
Paintings, drawings and sculpture works by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete.
from 31st October until the 9th November 2019
Concert Casa da Música (Porto, Portugal)
BCA will be playing Scar by Rebecca Saunders with Remix ensemble in Casa da Música (Porto, Portugal).
17th September 2019
Recitals in Spain and Russia in November 2018
3 November - Museo de Bellas Artes in Vitoria (Spain)
14 November - Kungur (Russia)
15 November - Concert and Masterclass in Perm. Sound 59 Festival (Russia)
Playing works of Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena, Álvaro Carlevaro, Ramon Lazkano, Gabriel Erkoreka, Teresa Catalán, Mikel Urquiza, Iñaki Estrada.
And the World Premiere of "Color" by Carlos Fontcuberta.
Collaboration for a new piece "Brumal" with electronic music collective Haarvöl
New electronic music piece collaboration with a 12 string guitar and sirincho for the new album "Peripherad Debris" at Moving Furniture Records.
Recording available at: https://movingfurniturerecords.bandcamp.com/album/peripherad-debris
Recital and Workshop in Festival DME (Lisbon, Portugal)
Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete will be playing and giving a lecture in Lisbon at Festival DME (Dias de Música Electroacústica).
The recital will feature music by: Rita Torres, Jaime Reis, Vincent Airault, and Joan Riera Robuste.
19th and 20th May 2018
VIPA Academy with SMASH ensemble
8 World premieres with SMASH ensemble soloists: Richard Craig, flute, Carola Schluter, soprano and Emmanuel Acurero, cello.
3-8 of July 2017
a supressão da (in)utilidade (2017)
Publication of the book a supressão da (in)utilidade in Porto at the FBAUP (Portugal).
[Publication/Edition - 52 pages]
A [de]con[struction] of the poem Des livres inutiles by Sebastian Brant (1458-1521) in the Das Narren schyff (The ship of fools)  translated from german by Madeleine Horst in 1977.
28 January 2017
Concert with Ensemble Itinéraire
BCA will play with ensemble Itinéraire at Inter Feral Arts Festival in Malmö, Sweden.
Tempo Mental Rap (var.1) by Michael Edward Edgerton
Il sogno di Tartini by Kent Olofsson
Seirēnes II & IV by John Croft
Limae Labor by Fernando Garnero
Molly’s song 3 - Shadows of Crimson by Rebecca Saunders
[IAC - 29th October 2021]
Guitar Recital at Inter Arts Center (Malmö, Sweden)
BCA will give a recital at the Inter Feral Arts Festival in IAC in Malmö with pieces that have been or are in the process of being a “Plastic Extension” (PhD research at Lund University in Sweden).
3 Tientos by Antonio de Cabezón, 2 studies by Heitor Villalobos, Prelude by Manuel M. Ponce, Kurze Schatten II by Brian Ferneyhough, Plis by Pascale Criton and [côrīo]•étilá by BCA.
[14th October 2021]
World Premiere of peråava
World Premiere of peråava, a poem for voice, metronomes and piano.
The performance was made by singer Mareike Schellenberger and pianist Naoko Hirata at the Château de Bellegarde in France.
A link to the press announce.
[11th July 2021]
Concert in Paris
Concert with Ensemble Itinéraire
Tres canciones delirantes by Daniel Alvarado for guitar solo (World Premiere)
Seirēnes II by John Croft (French Premiere)
Molly's Song 3 - Shades of Crimson by Rebecca Saunders
[12th March 2021]
HALT HALTUNG VERHALTEN - Online exhibition (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln)
Requiem for a beetle
TOWARDS SOUND presents selected contributions of its FLEETING ARCHIVE, closing event of the Artistic Research Laboratory at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Germany)
phantom errance [muscle memory] (2020)
Installation with 2 ink and graphite drawings on cloth, stones and graphite and ink drawing on paper.
Plastic extension of Prélude 1923 by Manuel M. Ponce.
Artistic Residency at Fabrica de Criatividade
Artistic Residency in Fabrica de Criativide in Castelo Branco (Portugal) with Festival DME & Lisboa Incomum as part of Artistic Research from Lund University (Sweden).
15th October to 2nd November 2020
Premiere recording of pômrô
poem for voice, guitar, stones, sirimcho and electronics, composed and played by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete.
February 13th 2020 in Lisboa Incomum (Lisbon, Portugal)
Residence at Lisboa Incomum - February 2020
- 11.02 | 18:30 ESML (Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa)
“Bússola rota” - A composição é para perder-se
- 12.02 | 18:30 | FBAUL (Faculdade de Belas-Artes)
"Pulsações dilatadas” - Uma extensão da música nas artes plásticas
- 13.02 | 19h30 | Lisboa Incomum
Works by Manuel M. Ponce, Francisco Tárrega, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jaime Reis, Pascale Criton (for guitar in 1/12th tuning) and the world premiere of pômrô by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete a poem for guitar, sirimcho, voice and electronics, followed by a performance with artist Tânia Geiroto Marcelino.
- 14-16.02 | EMNSC - Escola de Música Nossa Senhora do Cabo
- 14.02 | 19h | EMNSC - Escola de Música Nossa Senhora do Cabo
Works by Francisco Tárrega, Salvatore Sciarrino, Jaime Reis, Pascale Criton (for guitar in 1/12th tuning).
Live performance of (de)cor(o) by Bertrand Chavarría-Aldret in Amares, Portugal during the Festival Encontrarte with the residents of the CAO-Valoriza (special needs residence).
[27th July 2019]
Solo Exhibition - Spain
Solo photography exhibition by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete at Centro Cívico Las delicias in Valladolid, Spain.
from the 15th until the 30th April 2019
World Premiere of douleur exquise by Quatuor Molinari (Montréal, Canada)
Concert des lauréats du 7e Concours International de Composition Quatuor Molinari.
Works by Beebe, Oh, Peistikos and Chavarria-Aldrete.
Salle de concert du Conservatoire
4750, avenue Henri-Julien
Montréal, QC H2T 2C8 Canada
1 February 2019 at 19h30
Concert at Maus-Hábitos (Porto, Portugal)
Concert at Maus-Hábitos in Porto, Portugal with Collective Haarvöl at the Noite Crónica consort series.
8th September 2018 at 22h
Linea Academy for Contemporary Music
Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete will be teaching at the Linea Academy for contemporary music in Strasbourg, France.
from the 27th August to the 2nd September 2018
Recital in Portugal
Concert in Centro Portugues de Fotografía (Porto, Portugal)
Cuatro reflexiones en que espejismos (fata morgana) sonoros se reflejan hacia el oído por el tratamiento histórico de la música.
Music by Haendel, Ohana, Dowland, Angot, Henze, Hortigüela/Cabezón and Reis.
25 June 2017
Solo exhibition in Spain
Solo photo exhibition of elásticas in Valladolid, Spain.
Centro J.L. Mosquera (Valladolid)
1-14 February 2017
PhD Conference on Sustainable Development at Lund University.
BCA will give a conference on Sustainable Development at Lund University introducing the research made on "Plastic Extension of Music".
[30th September 2021]
Research of the Month
Review at "Guitare Classique" of [p]ers[on]a mis[ce]llanea
"...Intime, rafiné, émouvant, cet album restera comme une des références incontournables."
Académie annuelle Le Cerisier - Projet Bloom
BCA will be in residence at La tour de guet to work again in the improvisation duo with artist Tânia Geiroto Marcelino and premiere works by:
Jean-Marc Chouvel, Colin Roche and himself.
Concert The Spheres (Pescara, Italy)
Playing works of Manuel M. Ponce, Francisco Tárrega, Salvatore Sciarrino, Johannn Sebastian Bach, Edgar Cortés and Nikita Koshkin.
16 December 2019 at 19h - The spheres, Pescara-Montesilvano, Italy
Concert Festival Musica (Strasbourg, France)
BCA will be playing Spazio elastico by Olga Neuwirth and Les Cris des lumières by Clemens Gadenstätter with Ensemble Linea at Festival Musica (Strasbourg, France).
30th September 2019
"Dialogue sur le Plateau" with Quatuor Molinari (Montréal, Canada)
7e Concours International de Composition Quatuor Molinari.
Extraits and discussion of the string quartet douleur exquise by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete at Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal (Montréal, Canada).
29 January 2019 at 19h30
Concert with ensemble Linea
Marteau sans Maître by Pierre Boulez with ensemble Linea at Fondation Royaumont.
Conducting Masterclass by Péter Eötvös.
1-8 April 2017
Recital in Paris
Solo guitar recital at vaisseau vert (Paris) with works by Barrios, Ponce, Haendel, Ohana, Tárrega, Sciarrino, Dowland and Angot.
29 January 2017
carpere fide(s) (2016)
carpere fide(s) vol.1 - Spanish contemporary music for guitar by Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete at Odradek Records.
Music by Erkoreka, Hortigüela/Cabezón, Urquiza, Mendoza, Riera and Lazkano.