Emiliano Gavito - flutes / plastic box
Niamh Bradbury Dell - oboe / plastic box
Adam Starkie - clarinets / plastic box
Christian Lozano Sedano - guitar / electric-guitar
Léa Legros Pontal - viola
Lola Malique - cello / plastic box
Santiago Díez Fischer - composition
Christophe Egea - recording and mixing
Murat Çolak - mastering
Working with composers on new and exciting works that will enrich the musical world is at the heart of what we do. This means collaborating with artists who wish to create new music together in which both the composer and musicians are actively involved in the creative process. We want to dismantle the patriarchal and hierarchical systems engrained in the new music world, creating a safe and inclusive environment in which musicians can decide for themselves how they contribute to each project, the music they want to perform and the composers they wish to work with.
The members of lovemusic have diverse backgrounds and tastes which nourish the choices of the music we perform. We welcome the multiplicity of aesthetics that new music today offers and our programmes are the result of extensive research which allows us to programme creatively, bringing new voices to new audiences. Diversity is important and we strive to programme music that takes into consideration ethnicity, gender and sexual identity.
The way in which we present music on stage is always taken into consideration. We perform un-conducted, which creates not only intimate bonds between the musicians but also an active and exciting connection with the public. We like working with lighting, video and scenography which contribute to creating an immersive listening experience. lovemusic concerts are colourful, fun and innovative drawing the public into our diverse musical world.
His music has been performed by ensembles including collective lovemusic, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Distractfold, Eunoia Ensemble, Ensemble SurPlus, KNM Ensemble, Ensemble Soundinitiative, Vortex, Le Balcon, TM+, BIT20, CAIRN, L’imaginaire, amongst others. As a composer he has participated in residences and festivals such as IRCAM – CURSUS, Schloss Solitude Akademie 2011, Darmstadt Summer Course, Impuls Academy, Festival Borealis and many others.
He has been recipient of several commissions and awards from Siemens Foundation, Pro Helvetia, Borealis Festival, the French Embassy in Argentina, Argentinian Mozarteum, Cité Internationale des Arts, Clang Cut Book Berlin, Mixture Festival, and Joan Guinjoan Prize.
Díez Fischer is a professor of composition at the Conservatory of Pantin in Paris. For five years, he was assistant professor in composition at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland. He studied in Argentina, Germany, and France with Philippe Leroux and Rebecca Saunders.
Santiago Díez Fischer was born in Argentina and has German and Argentine nationalities. He has lived in France since 2009.
The essence and joy of creating music with Santiago is simplicity. The starting point isn’t a complicated or intellectual idea the music then tries to emulate or uphold, but something simple that changes and evolves as we go through the creative process together. The première of plastic love was a plastic party - plastic clothes, plastic cubes, plastic curtains and, of course, Santiago’s beloved boxes. During a rehearsal break, we began improvising using the instruments like pressure valves, creating air sounds. Santiago got involved exploring the possibilities and parameters of what we were doing - this became the album's intermezzo. This proved to all of us the obvious mutual appreciation of working collaboratively and the value of creating more projects together.
From this first collaboration, a creaive process was established - Santiago proposes an initial idea and asks us to record samples. Sometimes it is a timbre; sometimes a particular pitch that he wants to see how we can manipulate with effects or blend with other instruments; sometimes a sequence of events. From these recordings, Santiago begins the work of moulding the music. It really feels like moulding rather than “writing”: something that belongs to the world of Plastic Arts rather than a written form, not rigid but curved and organic - malleable. The title and concept of this album also refers to this, fitting the philosophy behind this project, which we considered more as an object than a collection of pieces.' (lovemusic)
2. plastic love (2019) *
bass flute, oboe, contrabass clarinet and plastic boxes
3. intermezzo i
4. sólo verás ahora (2014)
flutes, cello and plastic box
5. intermezzo ii
piccolo, oboe and clarinet
6. someone will remember us (2021-22) *
bass clarinet, e-guitar, cello and electronics
7. intermezzo iii
electric guitar, viola, cello and 3 plastic boxes
8. Loud Voice (2011)
alto flute, guitar, viola and cello
9. intermezzo iv
Piccolo, oboe, clarinet, viola, cello and e-guitar
10. love fragments (2022) *
flutes, clarinets, e-guitar, viola, cello and electronics
e-guitar and contrabass clarinet
* Commissioned by lovemusic
Recorded at GRAME (Générateur de ressources et d'activités musicales exploratoires) in Lyon, France, the last week of September 2022. Cover art by Niamh Bradbury Dell based on a watercolour by Santiago Díez Fischer.
Electronic press kit available for reviewers from Ulysses Arts.
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Lovemusic is supported by DRAC Grand Est, la Région Grand Est and la Ville de Strasbourg.