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Saturday 17 of  September, 7pm

Pepi Lloret & Lucentum XVI : Dolcissimi respiri

Sunday October 3, 8pm


Friday September 22 , 8:30 pm

arbeau project

batteries de tambours

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Pere Olivé, tambourine, carillon of bells, riq, redoblant, castanets, tambourine and baroque timpani and direction.

Onofre Serer, tambourine, psaltery,
redobling, castanets, baroque timpani and tambourine


Marc Vall, tambourine, riq, redoblant, castanets and tambourine

Albert López, darbuka, tambourine, redobling and castanets

Josep Mateu, organetto, harpsichord and wheel viola


Batteries de tambours
A musical journey from the Middle Ages to the present day

West Naima, Hossam Ramzi (1953-2019)

Inperayritz de la ciutat joyosa, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th c.)


La Bionda treçça, Francesco Landini (1325-1397)

Mariam Matrem, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat (14th c.)

Mirage, Norman Scott Robinson (20th c.)

Batteries de tambours, Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) - Philidor brothers (17th c.)

Fandango, anònim basc (18th c.)

Sonata in A major K113, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Variacions on a theme by Johann Ernst Altenburg (1734-1801), Ben Harms (20th c.)

Marche des timballes, Philidor brothers (17th c.)

Bufons, Pere Olivé (1979)

Programme notes

Batteries de Tambours, which gives the title to this concert programme, is a piece by the Italian-born French dancer, choreographer and composer Jean-Baptiste Lully. Lully's two nations, France and Italy, during the 17th century, were radiant centres of fashions that influenced the art of courts in all corners of Europe and its colonies. Lully's Batteries de Tambours, therefore, are at the centre in space and time (17th century) of the musical journey proposed to us by the Arbeau Project percussion quartet and keyboardist Josep Mateu, travelling through medieval monasteries, Renaissance and Baroque courts and the the theatres and auditoriums of our times.

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pere olivé, direction 

Percussionist who brings together the freshness of the oral musical tradition of his country and the academicism of classical percussion. Pedro graduated in historical percussion and traditional Catalan music from the ESMUC, where he studied with Pedro Estevan. He furthered his training at the Schola Cantorum Basilensis (Switzerland). As for his professional activity, he combines teaching as a repertoire percussionist in the traditional music department of the ESMUC with his life as a performer, forming part of the groups Quintet Montsant, Tañer, Cobla Catalana dels Sons Essencials, So Nat Grallers de Tarragona and Lucentum XVI. He regularly collaborates with internationally renowned ensembles such as Le Poème harmonique, Ensemble Correspondances, La Grande Chapelle, Forma Antiqva, Vespres d'Arnadí, Concerto 1700, Hespèrion XXI and Le Concert des Nations. He has recorded some thirty CDs ranging from traditional and early music to contemporary music.

arbeau project ​ 

The Arbeau Project, directed by Pere Olivé, is a quartet of percussionists who have turned their "historical" instruments into tools for expressing themselves in the 21st century. Its members have been disciples of the maestro Pedro Estevan, who has brought a fresh and carefree vision to accompany medieval, renaissance and baroque repertoires. The group tackles repertoires from before the 19th century where percussion plays a predominant role, as well as current repertoires from the neighbouring popular traditions of the Mediterranean, where many of their percussion instruments are closely linked to the instruments of historical percussion.

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