Eduard Altaba: Double Bass
Marc Egea: Hurdy Gurdy
Adele Madau: Electric Violin
"The trajectory of Eduard Altaba, Adele Madau and Marc Egea in the field of improvisation is long, collaborating with people like John Zorn, Paolo Fresu, Butch Morris, Tim Hodgkinson... Egea is a renowned innovator of the hurdy gurdy, Madau explores the possibilities of the electrified violin and Altaba possesses a wide expressive repertoire with the double bass. Classical contemporaneous music, lyrical, mysterious and magical, they had an instantaneous connection and an intense communication between them. If you didn’t see them the first time don’t miss this perhaps unrepeatable opportunity." LEM 2013.
In 1973 he formed his first group Bueyes Madereros and has since been , bassist and double bass player in large groups of very diverse type of music: Blay Tritono, Tropopausa, Triomobil, Moisés Moisés, Guen Dai, Lisboa Zentral Cafe.... He has accompanied various singers and musicians like Francesc Pi de la Serra, Pau Riba, Paco Ibáñez, Sisa, Albert Giménez, Lluís Llach, Luis Paniagua, Embryo, Toti Soler, amongst others. He has also participated as a musician in various musical theatre shows. He has served on various experiences of improvised music with Orquestra del Caos, Gràcia Territori Sonor, IBA Orquesta, John Zorn, Butch Morris… As a composer he has made music for dance, theatre, video, and he has participated in TV programs. He has recorded albums with Blay Tritono, Perucho’, Tropopausa, Naif, Jaume Sisa, Lluis Llach, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Big Ensemble Taller de Músics, Toti Soler, Jakob Draminsky, El Llibre de les besties, Cactus, Lisboa Zentral Cafè, Spiral Barred, Les Anciens, Setfree... Now he is part of Setfree, Lisboa Café Zentral and Banda d' Improvisadors de Barcelona.
He studied philosophy, flabiol, guitar, hurdy-gurdy and musical harmony. He began his career as a professional musician in 1990 with the trio Musics de Safeu and later with El Pont d'Arcalís. Since 2005 he has been a freelance musician and has played with numerous national and international artists in many different musical styles. He was a founder member of the quartet Kaulakau, the Maram Trio, the Peter Skuce & Marc Egea Duo, Dindùn amongst others. He is a member of the BiB (Barcelona Improvisors’ Orchestra). In addition he continues to develop his creativity as a musician, composing and performing in the fields of dance, theatre and poetry recitals. Furthermore it is rumoured that he plays in the controversial and polemic group Electrosonic Monk, but this is something he has continually denied. He has recorded more than twenty albums, both as soloist and in collaboration with various bands and artists. He has composed of several works – for brass ensemble, symphonic band, chamber music, choral, etc. He is the author of a method for hurdy-gurdy Iniciació a la viola de roda (DINSIC, 2008).
She plays the electric violin with electronics. She studied violin, contemporary music, jazz and composition. She is also performer and cooker. She has played with Lucio Dalla, Enzo Favata, Paolo Fresu, Bruno Tommaso, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Michel Godard, Tim Hodginkson, Victor Nubla, Alessandro Bosetti, Rita Marcotulli. She composes music and plays live for videos, theatre and dance projects, and has worked with Enrique Vargas, Tery Weykel, Ornella D’Agostino, Gabriella Maiorino, Sol Picò, Vero Cendoya and so on. She performed at several festivals, including the DEUTSCHE JAZZ Festival in Frankfurt, LEM Festival in Barcelona, FESTIVAL 900 in Palermo, TIME IN JAZZ and JAZZ EXPO 2004 in Sardinia, BOLOGNA 2000, I DANCE 2013 in Taipei, SHANGAI EXPO 2010, IRENE K festival in Belgium, a tour in URUGUAY in 2013.
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