Arist Bios – Institut Ramon Ilul Residency June 2017

Mateu Malondra

[b. 1977; Palma de Mallorca, Illes Balears, Spain] Mateu Malondra studied BAMus and MMus in composition at Maastricht Conservatory, under the guidance of Robert HP Platz. He also holds a BAMus in classical guitar from Den Haag Royal Conservatoire. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Kingston University under the tutelage of Paul Archbold. He has attended master classes with Daniel D’adamo, Richard Barrett, Brian Ferneyhough, Beat Furrer and Wolfgang Rihm.

From 2013 to 2015, he was the artistic director and coordinator of the ME_MMIX Festival in Palma de Mallorca. Founding member of the network ZeNet. Founding member of the cultural non-profit organization Placa[base. In 2016 has been appointed member of the programming team of Vertixe Sonora ensemble.

Malondra’ s music has been performed in such forums as Cairo Contemporary Music Days, Dark Music Days, Donaueschinger Musiktage-Next Generation, Forum Wallis, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, IDAF Festival- London, IMD-47- Internationale Ferienkurse fur neuen Musik-Open Space, MISE-EN Place, Mixtur, Mostra Sonora de Sueca, Musica Sacra Maastrciht, Musikprotokoll, Nact der neuen Musik-Dusseldorf, NUNC2!, Perspectivas XXI, Síntese, SIRGA, Sperctrum and Unerhorte Musik among others.

He has had the fortune of working with musicians such as Arditti String Quartet, Bcn216, ClapTON, Ensemble dissonArt, Ensemble Exposé, Insomnio, Jan Gerdes, Mdi Ensemble, Morphosis, Palomar, Plural Ensemble, QuLacoza, Riot Ensemble, Takao Hyakutome, UMS’nJIP, Vokalensemble NOVA, Vertixe Sonora and conductors such as Gerry Cornelius, Beat Furrer, Yasuaki Itakura, Taco Kooistra, Fabián Panisello, Robert HP Platz, Ulrich Pohl, Roger Redgate, Sánchez Verdú and Michel Tabachnik.

He has been the recipient of a commission funded by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Recordings of Malondra’s works includes Takao Hyakutome solo debut CD, at label Chanpd’Action. Tomeu Moll solo debut CD for piano and electronics, at lable Sonoteque. “Dei Logiek der Engel” by VokalensembleNOVA, collective CD at label ORF. Netherlands national Radio-4, and Relevant Tones-USA have broadcasted Malondra’s music. His pieces have been performed in Egypt, around Europe, Iceland, Japan, México, UK and USA. Malondra’ s works are published and distributed by BabelScores®-Paris. For more info visit

JOAN BAGÉS I RUBI, Sound artist/Composer/Electronics

Afterwards to obtain the Title of piano teacher at the Music Conservatory “Liceu” of Barcelona I carried out the Master of Digital Arts – Music at the U.P.F. of Barcelona. I studied musical composition and electroacoustic music with Eduard Resina, Gabriel Brncic and Jose Manuel Berenguer. In a parallel way I obtained the Title of Pedagogy at UAB in 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.

Later I obtained the Cycle of Musical Perfection (Composition) at the CRR of Reims with Daniel d’Adamo and Tom Mays (2011).

I obtained  my PhD in “Esthétiques, Sciences, Technologies des Arts – Spécialité Musique” under the direction of Anne Sedes at the same University of Paris 8 (2012).

In a parallel way I’ve received lessons of other composers in Paris from IRCAM (Summer Course), Gilles Racot, Philippe Leroux, Denis Dufour (CRR Paris), François Bayle and also in Berlin from Rebecca Saunders.

I’ve received scholarships of formation and and commissions of creation / composition of difference institutions and foundations (Generalitat de Catalunya, the Phonos Foundation UPF Barcelona, Duran Martí Foundation in Tortosa, Denistés93 in Paris, INAEM-CDMC in Madrid, SACEM in Paris, etc…).

JOAN MARTÍ-FRASQUIER, Baritone Saxophone

I consider myself a dynamic musician. I feel most involved in new music and I am always open to new artistic experiences.

After graduating in Barcelona I continued my studies in France with Christophe Bois (ENM Bourges), Philippe Braquart (CNR Montpellier) and, some years later, Damien Royannais (CRR Limoges) with the best marks. This experience has very much marked my professional career.

I have premiered more than thirty works by several composers as Joan Bagés, José Luis Campana, Sergio Fidemraizer, Timothy Harenda and Enric Riu.

My solo projects include new compositions and other outstanding pieces for baritone saxophone: COLOURS (music and visual arts), 21th CENTURY MUSIC FOR BARITONE SAXOPHONE and SCRATCH (with Morphosis DUO).

I recorded three albums with SAX 3+1 Saxophone Quartet and collaborated with different sorts of musicians. Furthermore, I issued my first solo album BELIEVER in Spring 2015.

I have performed in different festivals and outstanding events in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Estonia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland.

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