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Participation in Empordoneses

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Empordoneses is a project that starts in 2010 and wants to give voice and create a community of female artists in Empordà. Now it embraces all artistic and visual disciplines, and it is a meeting point between artists and public.

Due to the lockdown in march 2020, we were asked to briefly explain how this particular time has been creativity-wise.

(Catalan audio)

Interview for “Vivir desde la esencia”

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We got the chance to have a little talk with journalist and communicator Glòria Montasell about the creative process of the “Sound Portraits”, the custom music we compose on commission.

We are very grateful to Glòria and her sensibility towards our work. At the end of the interview there’s a fragment of the piece we composed for her.

(audio in Spanish)

Music for Otaduy’s fashion film 2020 collection

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Bridal Fashion Firm Otaduy asked for original music for their new collection “Inspiration” 2020 fashion film.

“Fantasy, strengh and an oniric universe is the combination that pays tribute to all women changing history, the free ones, the fearless”, says Carolina the designer.

Here is a blog entry with the interview where we explain the creative process (in Spanish).

MAGAM pone música a la nueva colección de Otaduy

 

Soundtrack for Fiona Morrison’s art documentary “Once Upon a Territory”

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Last year, artist Fiona Morrison asked us to compose a soundtrack for footage she had made during a trip through North America. The piece, Once Upon a Territory, is an “on route” filming from East to west North America, and West to East Canada, showing all the names of Native American Territories, as a deep homage to Native American Indian people and their land.

Video was part of El Joc, exhibition at Fundació Valvi in Girona (Catalonia, Spain).

We got some inspiration from tribal melodies but from an electronic sound perspective.

Vocals – Nerea de Miguel

Synthesizer Moog Mother 32 – Vega Montero

Piano – Marta Vila Boy

Editin and production: MAGAM

Soundtrack available here (free streaming):

 

Art instalation that shares space with the video. Photography ©Rafel Bosch

 

Explaining part of the creative process with artist Fiona Morrison (left). Photography ©Rafel Bosch

 

Next to one of the photographies of Fiona Morrison’s exhibition. From left to right: Montse Mias, Fiona Morrison, Vega Montero, Marta Vila Boy and Ester Xargay. Fotografia ©Rafel Bosch

 

 

 

Music for video opening

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“Zen, simple and minimal” were the premises given to creat this music for the video opening of speaker Sergi Torres’ conferences. Moving logo already made and a web home image that summarized the feelings they were looking for in the music as well:

home page Sergi Torres’ site

We decided to use an instrumentation as simple and clean as possible: acompanning oval and a melodic instrument playing the melody, clarinet in this case.

Watch and listent to the final result here:

Finalistes del concurs de cançó infantil Bellaterra i SGAE

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A principis d’estiu ens vem presentar a la “1ª Edició dels Premis Música i Infància” de composició de cançó infantil, on vem quedar entre els 10 finalistes triats entre les 130 cançons que es van presentar amb el tema “Cançons per estar feliç”.

La nostra composició es diu UN SOMRIURE, i està dedicada a la mestra d’infantil Pilar Torner, que ens va engrescar a començar a escriure cançons amb lletra dirigides als infants.

 

LLETRA I MÚSICA: MAGAM

VEU: Nerea de Miguel

GUITARRA: Josep María Martí

 

Estem molt contentes de haver sigut finalistes, esperem que aquesta proposta tingui continuitat els proper anys! Gràcies a l’SGAE i a l’Escola “El Musical” de Bellaterra i Bellaterra Edicions per l’organització. Moltes felicitats als guanyadors i molta música pels infants!!

Música para fotografía: colaboración con Mercedes Werner

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Recientemente hemos colaborado con Mercedes Werner en un proyecto que no sólo suma sus partes, sino que las multiplica. La artista nos pidió que pusiéramos música a sus fotografías en blanco y negro. Después de verlas quedamos impresionadas por ese chiaroscuro que lo impregna todo y decidimos darle una vuelta de tuerca a una de las formas musicales más conocidas del período barroco que ha llegado hasta nuestros días: la passacaglia.

Aquí quedan plasmados los cuadros que ahora son fotografía y la música antes acústica y ahora electrónica:

Project with Umami Video for Spoonik restaurant in Barcelona

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Kitchen noises: dishes, boiling water, a pan, knives chopping vegetables… Endless samplers that Umami Vídeo and Spoonik wanted to use to make music for a gastronomic experience of the reknown restaurant located in Barcelona.

With all those noises we composed latin jazz ground, adding piano, trumpet and doublebass at the recording studio. This video of the making of shows the creative process and part of the final result. The whole show for gourmets to enjoy at Spoonik!

 

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CREDITS

Umami Vídeo: idea, production and project management.

Marc Abad Vilella, sound recording.

magam: composition.

Ismael Dueñas: piano and musical direction.

Curro Gálvez: doublebass.

Ivó Oller: trumpet.

Lluís Molas: percussion and studio recording.

 

ViGiLIA – videogames Girona’s first meeting

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Last june we attended the first meeting of “ViGiLIA” (videogames of Girona). We could present our music to our colleagues. There were developers, artists, programmers and we could knowledge the latest news and projects.

That was the first of hopefully many more to come, so everyone is informed and there is total communication and ideas shared between all of us.

Thanks to the organizers and see you on the next one!

Trying the new Oval

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We have a new instrument! Some time ago we contributed to Kickstarter campaign of OvalSound, a project that was developing an electronic handpan. It’s a MIDI controller as well, with a huge amount of sounds and functions. New sounds, new inspiration and the possibility to play it live.

Soon we’ll post the results!

 

 

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