Four Elements (M. Egea) 44 :27
Marc Egea: viola de roda preparada, viola de roda processada, electrònica
PHOTO: Isabelle Garcia
This electroacoustic piece was composed using two basic materials: the acoustic sound of a prepared hurdy gurdy, recorded in a room 6m2 longer, and processed sound since this first recording.
sometimes in this sound intermingle sinuidal sounds like perfect complement.
this is the stereo version. it's available the quadraphonic version using two tracks with prepared hurdy gurdy and two for electronics.
the sound could be the expression of the four basic elements wich created life.
Marc Egea, Barcelona, 1973
At the age of eight he began studying the flabiol (Catalan whistle) and music theory. He graduated in philosophy at the Central University of Barcelona in 1997. As an instrumentalist, since 1996 he has specialised in the Hurdy Gurdy. He attended two courses organised by the Asociación Ibérica de la Zanfona (Hurdy Gurdy) with Gilles Chabenat (1997) and with Valentin Clastrier (1999) and one organised by the Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius with Pascal Lefeuvre (2001). He studied harmony in a private academy.
He began his career as a professional musician in 1992 with the trio Músics de Safeu. He has collaborated as a performer on recordings with various groups and artists in the worlds of traditional, ethnic and experimental music. He has been a founder member of a number of traditional, ‘re-invented' or experimental music groups. On a number of occasions he has worked as a musician with dance groups. He is an ex-member of El pont d'Arcalís, one of Europe's most prestigious folk groups, with whom he recorded four discs. He has performed on stages across worldwide.
He currently forms part of the BIB (Improvisers Band of Barcelona). He is the director of the fanfare Big Bang Valona of Sant Pol de Mar. He is member of the ethno-jazz quartet Kaulakau (with whom he has recorded three CD’s, Bernoiver, DISCMEDI, 2008 and In Fabula, DISCMEDI, 2010, winner of the best folk album of 2010 by the magazine Enderrock), and Mare Uut, with the Cobla Sant Jordi – Ciutat de Barcelona, DISCMEDI, 2013), of the acoustic Trio Maram, with Mariona Sagarra (voice) and Marina Albero (psalterium). He form duo with the pianist and keyboard player Peter Skuce, with the acordionist Cati Plana and with the percussionist Mauricio Molina. Member of the trio Dindùn, with Alessandra Patrucco (voice) and Angelo Conto (piano).
He was a resident member of the Contemporary Music Festival LEM (2002-2003), whose director Víctor Nubla, commissioned him to write a composition for the Banda Municipal of Barcelona (premiered 31st October 2003).
He works in the contemporary dance world with Alexis Eupierre (for whose show Amarduele he has written the music), Àngels Margarit, Vika Kleiman and Isidre Rebenaque.
He works in the world of poetry with the poets and rhapsodes Anna Maluquer and Salvador Giralt.