22 Feb Recording Guix with the London Sinfonietta
Neu Records is working on a digital release of two ensemble works by Catalan composer Josep Maria Guix, recorded at Watford Colosseum with the London Sinfonietta and Geoffrey Paterson in surround and 3D formats.
The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s finest contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on cutting-edge programming and virtuosic performances. Founded in 1968, the ensemble has an extensive back catalogue of recordings made over 50 years.
Guix is one of the most personal and intriguing of Catalan composers. His music, which is delicate and intimate, reminds us of Mompou at his most essential: succinct forms, a subtle treatment of resonance and silence, and a pared-down writing that comes from the careful modelling of sound. Guix’s music –a music of minimal gestures and subtle contrasts of timbre– plunges us into a world of refined sonorities, beauty and contemplation, whose organic nature is extremely evocative.
Here you can see some photos of the recording sessions.