- Madrid, Spain
- Joined on January 5, 2014
new music (Marc Monnet : Ensemble 2E2M - Paul Méfano, Alain Meunier, Quatuor De Cors, Quatuor De Paris - Patatras! - Chant Rigodon - Les Ténèbres De Marc Monnet)
and minimalist music (Philip Glass - Satyagraha),
but also baroque (Bach*, Gardiner* - St Matthew Passion), classical music (Antonio Vivaldi, Federico Guglielmo, Francesco Galligioni, L'Arte Dell'Arco - Complete Cello Concertos), and more stuff (Pink Floyd - The Division Bell);
you will recognize my predilection for Chamber music (Francisco Guerrero (2) - Grup Instrumental De València, Joan Cerveró - Chamber Music),
especially the String Quartets (Morton Feldman - Ives Ensemble - String Quartet (II))
and the Cello (Uitti* - Uitti 2 Bows (Improvisations)) as my favourite instrument.
You may also wonder why one would still be accumulating Cd’s in the digital age; the first part of the answer is that I don’t buy songs. I use to buy works rather than compilations (unless it is a compilation of works, of course (Kronos Quartet, Terry Riley - One Earth, One People, One Love: Kronos Plays Terry Riley).
A Work is a Whole, it includes the music piece(s), the layout, the design, the artwork, the liner notes, the credits... all in one. The second reason is that I don’t listen to music as a service as you run a playlist; I own the content; I buy it for life, and I’m not keen to externalize this ownership to an algorithm. It is also the row material for an absurd intellectual game of mines: as CD’s are classified in chronological order of composer’s birthdate, when I randomly select one to listen out of the whole collection database, its exact location may become a kind of research (fun), and occasionally a search (not fun)
While reviewing these lines, I was listening to: Bruno Maderna, Arditti String Quartet* - For Strings, which I finally found through an auction on ebay..
I´m here to discover, find discontinued items, being open to the unexpected, have good fun, for the sake of my love for good music.
Feel free to browse my Collection and my wish list, send me offers about material you think I can be interested in, or simply contact for a chat.