Juan José Eslava Cabanellas

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TEACHING

Composition and Orchestration in Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón, Spain (currently).
Electroacoustic Composition in Conservatorio Superior de Navarra (until 2019)
and in Conservatorio Superior de Salamanca (until 2013)

CREATIVE WORK

Fulfilled projects

Commissions by the Ensemble Enigma, BBVA Foundation, Li(Luo) dance company, André Malraux cultural center, Fund. Author/AEOS, Fund. Pablo Sarasate, CNDM, Plural Ensemble, ORCAM, Quincena Musical,
“Robar Belleza”, Commissioned by the collective E7.2, (collaboration with the choreographer Bertha Bermúdez and NeoPercusión ensemble)
“Trio”, For English horn, trombone and "prónomo" flute, in collaboration with Patrick Crossland, Julián Elvira and E7.2
“Sin horizonte”, for mesotonic accordion. Commissioned by Ander Tellería
"Scapeland", for piano, cello, gestures and words. Commissioned by Alberto Rosado and David Apellániz

Recently

- "el tercero es la sombra", for ensemble (flute, bass clarinet, violon, violoncelle, piano). Commissioned by Ensemble Enigma. First performance by Ensemble Enigma and Asier Puga, in Madrid (Teatros del Canal)
- “Oteiza”: A work on the sculptor, poet and essayist Jorge Oteiza. For ensemble, basse and electronics. Commissioned by the Collective E72 and Ópera de Cámara de Navarra. First performance by Nicholas Isherwood, Nacho de Paz, Ensemble E7.2, Ángel Faraldo, Pablo Ramos, Ópera de Cámara de Navarra, Museo de la Universidad de Navarra, Spain.
- "máscaras" (solo electronics, octaphonic system)
- "shut down", for guitar and koto

Works in progress

[no title] for voice and electronics. Commissioned by Nicholas Isherwood
"canta madera, grita!", for solo marimba. Commissioned by Juanjo Guillén
"MotoAusculpt": for a Guzzi motorcycle and electronics. For two or three percussionists
"En la piel de la cuerda". For alto solo

FESTIVALS
World New Music Days, Labirinti sonori, Time-of-Music, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, ICMC, World Saxophone Congress, Puentes, Jornadas Argentinas de Música Contemporánea, Résonnances, festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence, Punto de Encuentro, Son, Musikaste, Contemporary Music Circuit of Euskadi, International Festival of Alicante, and concert halls such as the Tokyo Opera City, Kunitachi College of Music, Ircam, La Croix du Nord (Paris), Instituto Cervantes (Paris, Tokyo), Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Auditorio 400, Teatros del Canal and others.

AWARDS
International Computer Music Conference’s prix to the best European work (2008); Finalist in the Transitio International Festival of Electronic art (Mexico)

RESEARCH
Collaborations with Ircam (Paris) and the Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo)
Aid to the International Mobility of the City of Madrid (2008)

PUBLICATIONS
Ritmos infantiles: tejidos de un paisaje interior (Octaedro, 2007)
Ritmos infantis: tecidos de uma paisagem interior (revised) (Pedro % João, 2020)
Horors (fronteras). Ander Tellería (Cezanne, 2020. Melómano de Oro 2020-09)
Truths. The saxophone in the early 21st Century. Ángel Soria (Ibs* classical, 2017)
Utopías. New music for saxophone quartet. Sigma Project (Sigma records, 2013)
Momentos: cantos entre balbuceos. Incidental music for video (UPNA, 2002)

ACADEMIC TRAINING
Composition studies at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris, the High Conservatory of Music of Aragon, IRCAM (Composition Cursus of Computer Music), Royaumont-Voix-Nouvelles Foundation, Centre Acanthes, Veruela, Szombathely, Composition academy of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (France).
Research degree from the Public University of Navarra in the field of musical pedagogy.

MAIN PROFESSORS
Claude Ballif, Emmanuel Nunes, Gérard Grisey, Michael Lévinas, Marc-André Dalbavie, Luis Naon, José Manuel López-López, Philippe Manoury, Philippe Leroux, Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey, Mikhail Malt

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


El tercero es la sombra for quintet (flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano) (2020)
La acústica de la chirimoya Para flauta, clarinete bajo, trompa, cello, percusión y piano. (2013)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Shut Down for 25 strings koto and guitar (2019)
ScapeLand for piano and cello. (2018)
Suave Ubicuidad for flute, bass clarinet and cello (2011)

Voices and Instruments


Nozarashi for 16 voices and three percussionists. (2012)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


El umbral de una línea For saxophones (one player: Baritone, tenor, soprano) and electronics (2006)
El tercero es la sombra for quintet (flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano) (2020)
El umbral de una línea For saxophones (one player: Baritone, tenor, soprano) and electronics (2006)
La acústica de la chirimoya Para flauta, clarinete bajo, trompa, cello, percusión y piano. (2013)
Nozarashi for 16 voices and three percussionists. (2012)
ScapeLand for piano and cello. (2018)
Shut Down for 25 strings koto and guitar (2019)
Suave Ubicuidad for flute, bass clarinet and cello (2011)