International Solo Festival

Ephemeral traces

Cine-Teatro Garrett, Sala de Ensaios (Rehearsal Room)

Synopsis

Ephemeral traces is a sonic journey from the hands of the pianist and improviser Jordina Millà. The music will be improvised and the trace of it unrepeatable.
Jordina has extreme sensibility in the treatment of sound using extended piano, she develops a unique musical language focused on the research of how we can express and connect outside of the limits of musical tradition. Delicacy, strength and forcefulness leads to a specific sound quality & technical control that characterize her.
Ephemeral trace is a must see for enthusiasts of sound and passionates of now.


Biography

Jordina Millà, pianist and improviser has been influenced by music since the early years. She graduated as a classical pianist in CODARTS University of Arts in Rotterdam, there she continued her studies and obtained the Master in piano performance. During that period she was awarded with the Huygens Scholarship Program by the Ministry of Education Culture and Science of Holland. After her time in Holland, she moved to Paris to continue her studies in Ecole Normale de París. During that period she has been very active offering recitals as a soloist and chamber music in The Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Italy.
Through the time the artistic need developed her interest towards other approaches to music. On the way meets Agustí Fernández who guides her into the paths of improvisation. Nowadays free improvised music and contemporary language are her main interests.
In spring 2018 she debuted with her Solo album “Males herbes” that had a beautiful impact on the passionates and critics of that genre of music.
In the last two years she has been collaborating with the Doctor Alonso Dance Company at the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. With dancer Iris Heitzinger presenting the Kaleidoskop improvisation project at Posthof in Linz and at ARGEkultur in Salzburg. And has been part of Investigations, a work by the artist Christian Marclay presented at the MACBA Barcelona. And has been creating the music for the project Our own room for the dancer Natalia Jimenez. She has collaborated with international improvisers such as Berlin trumpet player Axel Dörner, singer Almut Kühle, drummer Yorgos Dimitriadis, guitarist Andreas Willers and Barry Guy.
She currently resides in Germany and has recently released “When forests dream” a two pianos Album with Agustí Fernández, that has been awarded by Enderrock de les Illes Balears, for the best Jazz album 2020.

Artistic and technical sheet


Duration ≈ 50 minutes ● > 6

© Photo Petra Cvelbar

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