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Ruth Barberan & Alfredo Costa Monteiro & Ferran Fages
04/12/2013 - 08/12/2013

The trio atolón is composed by some of the most active musicians in improvised music in Spain: Ferran Fages (acoustic turntable), Ruth Barberán (trumpet) and Alfredo Costa Monteiro (accordion).
Formed in 2003 in Barcelona, its members share an intense experience together since 1998.
The music is strictly improvised. The approach of each instrument is made through an atypical use of the instrument itself, but also through extensions which are not especially musical.
There is indeed an apparently contemplative tendency in this music, but the sudden structural changes and frequent cuts also create moments of high tension that take the music out of this state of contemplation and bring it to where sound exists in its own abrupt and immediate presence.

During the Q-O2 residency they will make recordings: “Having recorded 6 cds since 2001, and all of them in Barcelona, we thought of the possibility to take our music out of its habitual context. The idea of recording in another city is not only due to the fact that we will have to create new situations, but also to test the possible influences of the environment in the music. Being able to confront our music with a different milieu will perhaps reveal its permeability, or on the contrary its hermetic nature.”

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Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
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