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Joan Bagés i Rubi (1977)

Sound artist _ composer_pianist from Flix born in Lleida (Catalonia)

I'm based in Paris-Flix-Barcelona.

Languages: Catalan-Spanish-French-English-IItalian

Instruments: piano, percussion, gralla, dung chen, e-organ, pipe organ (hammond), trumpet, alto saxophone


As a pianist I worked with Vladimir Karpov (Russia/Spain), Àngel Soler (Spain) and Jean-Pierre Dupuy (Spain / France). I received lessons and advices from Gian Franco Ricci and Andreas Kemenes.

My pianist work covers different generes and aesthetics making extensive use of the instrument and playing a large repertoire : free improvisation (with my project in solo "From the ruins" for piano and electronic music), minimalist, neoclassical, contemporary music with or without electronic music and video, jazz, new age, classical music.

I played at La Pedrera, CCCB, Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Primavera Musical de Flix, Primavera Musical de Mora d'Ebre, Palau de la Musica Catalana, FESTIVAL TERRER, etc...


Afterwards to obtain the Title of piano teacher at the Music Conservatory “Liceu” of Barcelona (I've studied piano with Àngel Soler and Jean-Pierre Dupuy).  I carried out the Master of Digital Arts - Music at the U.P.F. of Barcelona. I studied musical composition and electroacoustic music with Eduard Resina, Gabriel Brncic and Jose Manuel Berenguer. In a parallel way I obtained the Title of Pedagogy at UAB in Barcelona.

Later I moved to Paris to carry out the DEA-Master of "Esthétiques, Sciences et Technologies des Arts - Specialité Musique" at the University of Paris 8 under the direction of Horacio Vaggione. This allowed me to study musical composition with José Manuel López López, Mario Mary, Horacio Vaggione, Anne Sedes.

I obtained the DEM of Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of Pantin with Christine Groult and the DEM of Musical Composition at the Conservatory "d'Aulnay-sous-Bois" José Luís Campana and Mario Mary.

Later I obtained the Cycle of Musical Perfection (Composition) at the CRR of Reims with Daniel d'Adamo and Tom Mays (2011).

I obtained  my PhD in "Esthétiques, Sciences, Technologies des Arts - Spécialité Musique" under the direction of Anne Sedes at the same University of Paris 8 (2012).

In a parallel way I've received lessons of other composers in Paris at IRCAM (Summer Course) and I've received lessons of Gilles Racot, Philippe Leroux, Denis Dufour (CRR Paris), François Bayle and also in Berlin with Rebecca Saunders.

I've received scholarships of formation and commissions of creation/composition of different institutions and foundations (Generalitat de Catalunya, the Phonos Foundation UPF Barcelona, Duran Martí Foundation in Tortosa, Denistés93 in Paris, INAEM-CDMC in Madrid, SACEM in Paris, etc…).

My works have been performed in several countries and have been rewarded in several international competitions (Spain, Andorra, France, Belgium, Argentina, etc...).