Biography

Born in Valencia in 1979, Pablo Carrascosa graduated in composition at ESMUC and architecture at ETSAV. Having established in little time as one of the most active composers in Cataluña and with a higher future projection of his generation, his most recent professional achievement had been being guest composer during the 2019/2020 season at L´Auditori de Barcelona. As a result of this collaboration, the composer was commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC), a piece for two ensembles and electronics and a pedagogical work emerged from the cooperation between Departament d’Ensenyament de L’Auditori and  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

 

Regular composer in contemporary dancing projects, Pablo Carrascosa has been finalist on the last three editions of the Premis de l´Institut del Teatre, having obtained the first prize with the choreography “Handle With Care” (thanks to which he premiered at Festival Grec in 2017) and the second prize with “The Milk”. In the audiovisual music field, in 2015 he won the first prize for the best short film music at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards.

 

Since 2019, Pablo Carrascosa is the artistic director of the contemporary music ensemble CrossingLines, one of the most important Spanish groups that has unprecedentedly developed the new music of the country during the last years. The forthcoming projects of the band include national and international projects where the composer will bring his particular vision both scenic and musical.

 

Pablo Has also developed his professional career writing music on audiovisual projects, as an electronic improviser and professor at Taller de Músics Escola Superior d´Estudis Musicals. His commitment with teaching and pedagogical aspects in music has led him to take part of the project ‘Els compositors entren a l’aula’, a project born by the collaboration between the UAB and Servei Educatiu de L’Auditori de Barcelona where the composer has been working without interruption from its 2015-2016 edition.

 

His music deals with silence, musical objects and space -all from an architectural perspective- but also the relation between what is considered educated music and popular one (mostly extreme Metal and electronic).

 

Awards/Commissions:

2019: "Answer" Commissioned by L´Auditori´s Servei Educatiu.

2019: "(Un)certain Journey" finalist at Institut del Teatre´s contemporary dancing competition.

2019: "L5DD" selected for ScoreFollower´s Youtube platform.

2019: "Acto II" selected for SGAE´s first choreographic laboratory. 

2019: "L5DD" finalist in Prix CIME competition.

2019: Composition of soundtrack for Rijks´Museum booklet.

2019: "L5DD" selected in Somelgrup ensemble´s call for works.

2019:  Season guest composer at L´auditori (Barcelona).

2019: "L5DD" commissioned by Mixtur contemporary music festival (Barcelona).

2019: Composition of soundtracks for Decorté cosmetics.

2019: Composition of soundtracks for Lladró ceramics.

2019: Guest teacher at "Els compositors entren a l´aula".

2019: "Handle with care" selected for the XXII Max Prizes for scenic arts. 

2018: Composition of the soundtrack for the short film "kill Santa".

2018: "The milk" second prize at Institut del Teatre´s contemporary dancing competition.

2018: Composition of the soundtrack for the film "House of sweat and tears".

2018: Composition of soundtrack for Starbucks.

2017: Guest teacher at "Els compositors entren a l´aula".

2018: Città di Udine composition competition finalist.

2017: Guest teacher at "Els compositors entren a l´aula".

2017: Composition of soundtrack for KEF LS50 speakers.

2017: "Handle with care" commissioned by Festival Grec (Barcelona).

2017: "Handle with care" winner of Institut del Teatre´s contemporary dancing competition.

2016: "Històries Elèctriques" commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music festival (pedagogical).

2016: "Birds Food" selected in Mostra Sonora´s call for works (Barcelona).

2016: "Birds Food" selected in Festival Fácyl´s call for works (Salamanca).

2016: "Slicing" selected in Reconsil ensemble´s call for works.

2016: "Of objects and spaces" selected in Somelgrup ensemble´s call for works.

2015: "Black" commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle. 

2015: "After Duke Ellington´s Prelude To A Kiss" selected in New Made ensemble´s call for works.

2015: "Windup Maker" winner at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards (short animation film category).

2015: "Of objects and spaces" selected in Lucilin ensemble´s composition summer school.

2015: "Less is more" commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle. 

2014: "From guitar" winner of CrossingLines ensemble´s call for acousmatic works.

2015: Selected in CrossingLines ensemble call for student new pieces.

2014: "From guitar" winner of Somelgrup ensemble´s call for acousmatic works.

2013: "Writing" winner of Somelgrup ensemble´s call for acousmatic works.

2013: "Composition for voice" selected in Nonsense vocal ensemble´s call for works.

 

Recordings:

 

";bd" (Joan Jordi Oliver, sax / Laura Picó, piano / Pere Antoni Bujosa, bass)

"After Duke Ellington´s Prelude To A Kiss" (Rubén Parejo, Guitar).

"II-V" (Discordian Comunity Ensemble).

 

Editions:

 

"After Duke Ellington´s Prelude To A Kiss" (Piles Ed.).

Forthcoming projects:

 

2020: “A”. Techno EP.

2020: Music for Marcel Wanders design company.

2021: "The Milk". Electronic music for Daniel Fernández´s contemporary dancing company.

2021: "XY". Orchestral piece commissioned by OBC orchestra.

2021: "White". Techno music reinterpretation project commissioned by Sampler Sèries contemporary music cycle.

2021: “L4DL4”. Solo piano piece commissioned by Lluïsa Espigolé.

 

 

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