September 19th. CONTEMPORARY FESTIVAL OF ALICANTE 2021. OccupyYourSelf
ALBERTO BERNAL AND FRAMES PERCUSSION
Alberto Bernal, sound artist
Carlota Cáceres, percussion
Daniel Munárriz, percussion
Feliu Rivera, percussion
Miquel Vich Vila, percussion
Avearge performance duration: 12 hours Free outdoors, at the door of the auditorium
#OccupyYourSelf is a project conceived at the intersection point between newly created music and other areas such as performance or public space engagement. In the latter, four individuals will camp in four respective false homes from which they will perform different actions throughout a day. These actions will oscillate between the (new) individual daily life – virtual communication, telecommuting, entertaining…- and a growing desire to inhabit the public space and communicate in person, which will dissolve the work in an intense and percussive final phase after 12 hours of daily life .
The work aims, through this situation of voyeurism of the private, to become a kind of transparent mirror in which visitors can contemplate (as well as themselves), making public the same way what is public (communication, activism, leisure and games, art, culture…) is currently taken to the harmless realm of the domestic and private.
Composer or sound artist of classical education and several influences, with works located near the turning point between traditional concert situations and other disciplines like installation, performance of videoart.
He starts his musical education in Spain, moving later to Germany, where he studies with Mathias Spahlinger, Peter Ablinger and Mesias Maiguashca.
His work is being defined in the last time as a deconstruction of several musical “a-prioris” that root in the socio-political reality. This leads the discourse into an area where the borders of music are questioned through several procedures: irruption of scenic, spatial and visual elements into the musical realm, amalgams with language or with recordings of the “outside”…
He has been represented in a number of places among Europe, America and Asia, and laureated with several prizes and grants: Darmstadt Summer courses, Humboldt Foundation, DAAD, La Caixa, Academia Europaea, SWR Stuttgart, Spanish Culture Ministry, Residencia de Estudiantes, Casa Velazquez…
Besides his activity as a composer, he carries an intense labor as lecturer and writer, with regular publications in several media and numerous lectures and courses in different institutions. Presently, he works as co-director of the Masters in Electroacoustic Composition (CSKG, Madrid) and teaching at the University of Music of Zaragoza.
A percussion group focused on new music, represents the talent and commitment to music of its time. Formed by a new generation of percussionists from our country, the group was born with the intention of facing the most demanding programs in the current repertoire, with careful preparation and the utmost respect for new compositional languages.
The impact of their presentation in 2014, with the performance of an ambitious American post-minimalist music program, has led the group to carry on incessant activity around this repertoire until the current season. Linked in its beginnings to Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya and ESMuC, the group has participated in the Sampler Series and Escenes series of L’Auditori de Barcelona, OUT.SIDE Cycle, Mixtur Festival, “Young Performers” of the Fundación Juan March and ENSEMS International Festival of Contemporary Music of Valencia among others.
FRAMES Percussion’s repertoire includes some of the most iconic works of music for a percussion ensemble as well as collaborations and premieres of works by composers such as Luís Codera Puzo, Nuria Giménez-Comas and Sirah Martínez, Yukiko Watanabe, Cathy van Eck, Ruud Roelofsen and Pablo Carrascosa. The group has also created shows such as 5,100 (m/s) with Joan Català or Out of the [CAGE], a staged concert of an educational nature.