20 MAI 2018 - 20h - Schloss Leuk

PLACA BASE (Palma de Mallorca)




Placa Base is a non-profit cultural association dedicated to producing and promoting cultural
projects related to technology, with a specific interest in disseminating artistic creation in the field
of new experimental music and disseminating science and knowledge from a multidisciplinary
perspective. Placa Base has, since its foundation, been planning and managing cultural events with technology
as their common thread and content quality and rigour as indispensable requirements, always
aligned to the thirst for disseminating complex topics in an appealing manner.

Placa Base Col·lectiu Instrumental is a music ensemble with a flexible format, integrated by
musicians from Balearic Islands or that have had a stable activity in the region with new music
projects. The ensemble is balance between musicians of the new generations and musicians with
an extended career. The common field of all the members is their commitment with new music
with an estable international presence. The programs proposed by the group involve always a
partial or extensive use of electronic means.

Artistic Director: Mateu Malondra
Head of Production: Rubén Rodríguez
Coordination: Alberto Puertas
Communication: Tomás Andújar
Socio-culture: Miguel Trillo

Beatriz Tirado Saxophones
Tomás Alonso Saxophones
Ángel Faraldo Electronics









Ángel Faraldo
Feedback Study #1
(new version: 2sax+elec.)

Pablo Carrascosa Llopis
(elctr. miniature)

Joan Magrané Figuera

Marc García Victoria
P project

Octavi Rumbau
En Fricció

Mateu Malondra Flaquer

Francesc Llompart Pons
Three strangers melting outside of time
(elctr. miniature)

Joan Bagés i Rubí
Holofonia V2

Xavier Gelabert
Collar de perles





Beatriz Tirado. Born in Madrid, Beatriz studied with Rodrigo Vila at the Conservatory of the Balearic Islands
where she graduated as a Bachelor with First Prize. Along her studies, Beatriz attended
masterclasses held by important musical personalities, such as Jean Marie Londeix, Marcus Weiss,
Alain Damiens, Mario Caroli, Marie-Bernardette Charrier, Vincent David, François Rossé, Lars
Mlekusch, David Brutti, Joonatan Rautiola, Pekka Savijoki, Mika Väyrynen, Marko Ylönen
among others. In 2012, Beatriz won First Prize in the Fourth Nantes International Saxophone
Competition, first prize at Intercentros Melómano Competition as well as the title of the Best
Interpreter of Contemporary Music. Since May 2016 she is the Spanish National Orchestra’s
saxophonist. As a soloist with orchestra, she collaborated with the Balearic Islands’ Symphonic
Orchestra, the Elche Symphonic Orchestra and she performed A. Glazounov's Concerto in
October 2015 with the Spanish National Radio Orchestra. As a chamber music and contemporary
music interpreter, she has been invited by Fabián Panisello to perform in collaboration with
Neopercusión and Plural Ensemble.


Tomás Alonso (Vigo 1992). Initiated his musical studies at the age of 9 under Álvaro Iglesias and José Iglesias at Unión
Musical de Valladares. Finished his musical studies with honours at Professional Conservatoire of
Vigo. He gained his BAMus at Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears with honours.
He atended master-class with saxophonist such as Marie Londeix, Marie-Bernadette Charrier,
Daniel Gauthier, Vicent David, Koryun Asatryan, Jeff Vickers, Lars Mlekusch, Marcus Weiss,
Hans of Jong, Martti Rautio and Francois Rossé. First prize at the V Contest of Young
Interpreters “David Russell”, First Prize V International Contest of Musician of Chamber “City
of Borriana”, Second Prize XVI International Contest of Musician of Chamber “City of
Vinaròs”, First Prize at III Contest of Musician of the CSMIB and Honor's at the III Contest of
chamber music “Antón García Abril”. Tomás Alonso have had concerts in Portugal, Finland,
Sapin, “SaxRiveira Festival”, “XXXVI International Festival of Musician of Deià”, “Mallorca
Saxophone Festival 2015”. Cruelty he is preparing for his master recital at Sibelius Academy
(Finland) under Joonatan Rautiola.





Ángel Faraldo (Ferrol, 1980) es un músico comprometido con la creación, la promoción y la enseñanza de la música
experimental. Activo como compositor e improvisador, su obra se completa con instalaciones
sonoras, acciones site-specific y diseño de sonido para danza y ópera. Está interesado en la
exploración sistemática de procesos que maximizan recursos mínimos, como se materializa en su
ciclo The Feedback Study Series, su sintetizador digital MISS o su aproximación a la no-input-mixer.
Además, desarrolla una intensa labor como intérprete y realizador de música electrónica en vivo y
se dedica al asesoramiento y desarrollo de herramientas digitales para instrumentistas y
compositores. Ha estudiado música electrónica en el Instituto de Sonología (NL) y es doctor por la
Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Music Technology Group).


Pablo Carrascosa Llopis (Ferrol, 1979). Born in Valencia in 1979, my first contact with music was as bass guitar/singer in a Black/Death Metal band. When I turned twenty, and while studying a Master Degree in architecture at
the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia, I decided to enrole the Conservatorio
Profesional de Música de Valencia in order to study classical guitar. I had fun composing just by
ear but little by little this lead into something more serious and academic in some way, so after
finishing architecture and guitar studies I decided to study a Bachelor Degree in composition at
the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), where I graduated with honours being
first ranked in my promotion. My music has to do with silence, space and musical objects –all of
them conceived from an abstract, architectural perspective–, but also with the possible connections
between popular and educated, –specially extreme Metal and Contemporary music.
I combine concert hall with cinema and commercials music composition, working sometimes as
arranger as well. I am electronics performer in the duet with flute/recitation A Noisy Catalogue
and give technical assistance in the contemporary music ensemble CrossingLines. Since October
2017, I am teaching composition at Taller de Músics Escola Superior d´Estudis Musicals in


Octavi Rumbau. Compositor barcelonés cuyo reciente trabajo se concentra en la búsqueda de nuevos espacios
sonoros de la interacción entre instrumento y electrónica y en profundizar en la maleabilidad del
tiempo musical y sus paradojas. Ha recibido encargos del Auditori de Barcelona, Fundació Tàpies, ME_MMIX, Bcn216,
CrossingLines, Festival d’Òpera de Butxaca, UMS 'n JIP/Festival Mixtur, Duo Links, Rémi
Durupt, Miguel-Ángel Lorente, etc. Es el compositor invitado en el Auditori de Barcelona durante
la temporada 2017/2018. Pianista de formación clásica, realiza los estudios de Composición en el
Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música y Danza de París (CNSMDP). En paralelo, realiza el
cursus anual de informática musical en el IRCAM.
Ha recibido varias distinciones entre las cuales el premio de Composición Colegio de España y del
Instituto de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música 2012 y el premio Berliner Opernpreis 2013.
Actualmente es profesor de orquestación en la Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales de
Barcelona Taller de Músics y de electroacústica en el Conservatorio Superior de Música de las
Islas Baleares. Miembro de Placa Base Col·lectiu Instrumental.


Marc Garcia Vitoria (Valencia, 1985). He studied composition at the ESMUC in Barcelona and at the HEM of Geneva, specializing in Electroacoustic and Instrumental Composition. He followed the Cursus 1 & 2 at the IRCAM in
Paris, with the help of “la Caixa” Foundation.
His pieces have been played by ensembles and orchestras like Contrechamps, Linea, Recherche,
Intercontemporain or the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; and received commissions by
organisations like Radio France, the French Ministry of Culture, the Ernst von Siemens
Musikstiftung, IRCAM or Festival Contrechamps.
He has worked as assistant for composition at the HEM of Geneva, and is currently working as
composition teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Alicante. He has been recently
appointed as resident composer of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana.
He is currently working as composition teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Oscar
Esplá de Alicante.


Joan Magrané Figuera (Reus, 1988) He received his first composition lessons by Ramon Humet. He subsequently studied at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona) with Agustín Charles, in the Kunst Universität
(Graz) with Beat Furrer and in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse
(Paris) with Stefano Gervasoni. He was one of the lauréats of the Villa Medici in Rome (2016) and
member of the Casa Velázquez in Madrid (2017/2018). Some poetic and artistic references—
Arnaut Daniel, Ausiàs March, Francesc Garriga, Jaume C. Pons Alorda, Albrecht Dürer, Marià
Fortuny, Joan Miró…—are crucial in his creative process; also very close to him are the music by
Josquin Desprez, Orlando di Lasso and Claudio Monteverdi. His works has been performed by the
Ensemble Intercontemporain, Quatuor Diotima, Quartet Gerhard, Neue Vocalsolisten, BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya,
Orquesta de la RTVE, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Iñaki Alberdi, Trío Arbós, Kebyart
Ensemble and many others. In the field of opera he has worked on different projects such as Dido
Reloaded (with María Hinojosa and Anna Alàs) and disPLACE (with Elena Copons and Sébastien
Soules). He has been awarded several international awards including the Premio Injuve (2010),
Berliner Opernprize (2013) and the XXXI Queen Sophia Composition Prize (2014). Some of his pieces are
edited by Éditions Durand.


Mateu Malondra Flaquer (Palma, 1977). As a composer his work focuses on the formalisation of musical and sound processes.
Multiplicity, modular fragmentation, superposition of differentiated compositional strategies and the
concatenation of musical elements are the most characteristic features of his work.
He was introduced to the world of composition by David Padrós and Christian de Jong. BAMus
and MMus in composition under Robert HP Platz at the Maastricht Conservatory. BAMus in
Classical Guitar under Enno Voorhorst at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Electroacoustic
studies at Center Henri Pousseur-Liege with Patrick Delges and Jean-Marc Sullon. Malondra
atended master classes with Daniel D'Adamo, Richard Barrett, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer
and Wolfgang Rihm. He is currently working on his PhD thesis "Polyphonic Structures: Modular-
Models and Modular Forms" at Kingston University-London under the tutelage of Paul Archbold
and Oded Ben-Tal. Associate Professor of Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears.
Artistic director of Placa Base. Director and coordinator of ME_MMIX Festival.


Francesc Llompart Pons (Maó, 1987). He begins studying composition at Esmuc (Barcelona) in 2005 under Bernat Vivancos and Lasse Thoresen and, during a one-year long Erasmus stay at Basel in 2008-2009, he studies under Georg
Friedrich Haas. Later, he attends the Master in Sound Art at University of Barcelona and begins
studying electroacoustic music under José Manuel Berenguer. His music has played in festivals like
“Hilltown New Music Festival” (Ireland), “Encontre de Compositors” (Mallorca),
“Mixtur” (Barcelona), “Zeppelin” (Barcelona) "New York City Electroacoustic Music
Festival" (NY), "Ecos Urbanos" (Mexico) and "OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival" (Osaka). Now
he writes electroacoustic and instrumental music and frolics in the improvisation scene.


Joan Bagés i Rubí (Flix, 1977). Title of piano teacher at the Music Conservatory “Liceu” of Barcelona (I've studied piano with
Àngel Soler and Jean-Pierre Dupuy). Master of Digital Arts - Music at the U.P.F.-
Barcelona. Composition studies and electroacoustic music with Eduard Resina, Gabriel Brncic
and Jose Manuel Berenguer. In a parallel realiced Pedagogy at UAB-Barcelona. Later I moved to
Paris to carry out the DEA-Master of "Esthétiques, Sciences et Technologies des Arts - Specialité
Musique" at the University of Paris 8 under the direction of Horacio Vaggione. This allowed me
to study musical composition with José Manuel López López, Mario Mary, Horacio Vaggione,
Anne Sedes. I obtained the DEM of Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of Pantin
with Christine Groult and the DEM of Musical Composition at the Conservatory "d'Aulnay-sous-
Bois" José Luís Campana and Mario Mary. Cycle of Musical Perfection (Composition) at the CRR
of Reims with Daniel d'Adamo and Tom Mays (2011). PhD in "Esthétiques, Sciences,
Technologies des Arts - Spécialité Musique" under the direction of Anne Sedes at University of
Paris 8 (2012). IRCAM (Summer Course) and master clases of Gilles Racot, Philippe Leroux,
Denis Dufour (CRR Paris), François Bayle and Rebecca Saunders. I've received scholarships of
formation and commissions of creation/composition of different institutions and foundations such
as Generalitat de Catalunya, the Phonos Foundation UPF Barcelona, Duran Martí Foundation in
Tortosa, Denistés93 in Paris, INAEM-CDMC in Madrid, and SACEM in Paris.


Xavier Gelabert (Manacor, 1976). Graduated in composition by the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears.
Master in composition by the European Musical Creation Workshop (2009 – 2014).
Masterclass in avant-garde composition with Alberto Posadas, Aureliano Cattaneo, Xavier
Carbonell, José Luís Torà, Pierluigi Billone, Bernard Lang, Uli Fusseneger, Voro García and
Stefano Gervasoni. Conductor of the Chamber choir Ars Antiqua from 2001 to 2016.
Member of the artistic committee of the Area Encontres of the ACA Foundation from 2000 to
2009. Productor and musical director of the operas Els Pirates, El Mikado, Ai Quaquín que has
vengut de prim!, La floristeria del pànic, Libera me and E lucevan le Stelle. Winner of the
composition contest Art Jove 2001 with Quartet de cordes num. 1-Digue’s foll.
Awarded with the debut of Les Jeunes Mamelles in the 7th Mostra Sonora de Sueca.