Tag: Ferran Fages

PHICUS: Ferran Fages, Àlex Reviriego, Vasco Trilla, March, 13th, 2017

Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – bass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion Robadors 23, Barcelona Why “Phicus”? What is a phicus? A fancy spelling of the plant? Or is the explanation more elaborate? I suppose I’ll have to ask… but in a post-truth society, it’s more fun to guess or fabulate… #phikenews? Well, whatever it means, what it is… is a new trio in Barcelona, comprising three beyond-busy stalwarts of the free improvisation scene. I was already tempted to check them out but when they described themselves as a “Keiji Haino meets AMM” kind of thing, that clinched it. So is it a good description? With a samurai unhesitancy, they plunge directly in – clang, rumble, and clatter – with plenty of power, an absence of fear, and manage to avoid both cliché and repetition. So far, so good. Fages utilises a nice big open, distorted tone, plenty of hollow twang beneath

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PHICUS+1: Ferran Fages – Àlex Reviriego –Vasco Trilla + Joachim Badenhorst. 13-7-2017

PHICUS+1 Ferran Fages – electric guitar Àlex Reviriego – doublebass Vasco Trilla – drums, percussion + Joachim Badenhorst – saxophone Robadors 23, Barcelona july, 13th, 2017 Phicus return to Robadors 23, this time accompanied by Joachim Badenhorst on reeds. Last time, I burbled on about “matching and contrasting tones and textures… layered and discarded in an unstoppable kineticism,” and yes, I’ll stand by those words. Phicus are carving out their own intense brand of precision disorder. Passages of glorious frenzy alternate with more meditative minimalism, and throughout there’s a constant energy, a seething potential being tapped and channelled. With the variety of extended techniques on display from all four musicians, it’s difficult sometimes to identify which alien sound is produced by whom but to give a flavour… Read the complete review at the author’s blog. Text by Dave Foxall, from his blog: http://ajazznoise.com/phicus1-13th-ju…

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“Sediment” de Lali Barrière y Ferran Fages, Crater Lab,, 5-5-2017

Foreword: Interferences that travel from down to top were not visible at the show, and are due to interference with the recording machine. So what you see in the video is not exactly what was seen at the show. I decided to publish the video anyway, because artist speaks about vertical and horizontal lines, and those unexpected patterns are horizontal, ans so do not contradict the artist aim. And furthermore hazard has a role in life, and in this case it left its fingerprint. Sediment es una serie de narraciones abstractas que combinan, con una aproximación claramente minimalista, los visuales generativos de Lali Barrière con la música estática de Ferran Fages. Los visuales hacen servir un único elemento gráfico, la línea, horizontal o vertical. El cambio de color de las líneas, muchas veces enmascarado por su lentitud, se percibe como movimiento y genera un paisaje en transformación continua. El material

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ATOLÓN at TEPEKALESOUND 28-2-2017

ATOLÓN Ferran Fages: acoustic turntable, engines and objects Ruth Barberán: trumpet, amplified objects Alfredo Costa Monteiro: objects and devices at  TEPEKALESOUND  28-2-2017 After more than 8 years playing together in different improvisational contexts, it’s in 2002 that they decided to form the trio. Stable formation from Barcelona, with already 3 records in labels such as: Rossbin, Creative Sources and Esquilo. … Juggling with tension, dynamics and abrasivness, the musicians find their way through instruments like the acoustic turntable, the trumpet, the accordion and found objects. .. – Luis Jacinto

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The Anisotropic Perturbations Ferràn Fages, Tom Chant, Ivo Sans. 23 Robadors Juny de 2016

The Anisotropic Perturbations Ferràn Fages: guitarra Tom Chant: saxo Ivo Sans: batería a 23 Robadors, Juny de 2016 Complement al que ja vaig posar, el concert a Soda Acústic de 15-7-2015 (i que tornaré a posar en el blog a continuació de aquest post, com a recordatori). Dos bolos separats practicament un any en dues de les sales emblemàtiques del free a Barcelona actualment. The Anisotropics Perturbations es un dels grups referència en aquest tipus de música. Sentzillament brutals. Tres monstres. Ferràn és un dels experimentador més actius del moment, tant amb la guitarra com amb altres objectes que ell sonoritza amb micros de contacte. Ha plogut molt des de els inicis amb Cremaster (amb Alfredo Costa Monteiro), però les ganes de recerca i de experimentar estàn intactes. Mireu el catàleg de Hazard Records per a escoltar coses d’aquestes (link a la dreta del blog, decàrrega gratuïta). Ivo Sans és

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Àlex Reviriego-Fernando Carrasco-Ferran Fages.21.06.2016. Sala Fenix

Suma #4. Primer concert. L’Ocell amb Ferran Fages. Àlex Reviriego [contrabaix], Fernando Carrasco [guitarra acústica] i Ferran Fages [guitarra acústica]. Uns minutets del primer concert del Suma#4. En aquesta ocasió el duet L’Ocell (Carrasco-Reviriego) va tenir com a invitat al veterà i prestigiós guitarrista Ferràn Fages, i naturalment la cosa ve funcionar, com sempre quan hi és el Ferràn, guitarrista polièdric, que en aquesta ocasió ens va oferir la seva faceta acústica imaginativa. Magnífics també l’Alex i el Fernando. Amb una mica de retard publico aquest fragment de la seva excel.lent performance.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbi7_FDpByc

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