We’re delighted to welcome critically acclaimed Spanish composer and pianist Gustavo Díaz-Jerez to Composers Edition. His works have been performed widely by soloists and ensembles around the world. In 2011 his orchestral work Ymarxa, commissioned by the Festival de Música de Canarias was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit. His first opera La casa imaginaria was recently premiered with great audience success and A CD of his piano pieces Metaludios was released in 2018 on IBS Classical.
“…intriguing and highly original…there always seems to be a lyrical feeling to everything he writes and plays”.The art music lounge
Díaz-Jerez’s compositional language which has been defined as “algorithmic spectralism” combines a fundamental role of timbre with mathematical models such as cellular automata and fractals (he’s also an accomplished computer programmer) in works which are nevertheless imbued with very human emotional character. His initial selection of works for Composers Edition focusses on chamber and piano music, also includes Spectra Fractalis for orchestra and we look forward to publishing more larger-scale works alongside further chamber pieces over the coming months.
I’m very excited to become part of the Composers Edition community. I strongly believe in their philosophy of selling and distributing new music, one that is adapted to our times and gives control to the composer. I really appreciate how easy and fast is to release new works with them.
Thursday 11 April sees the premiere of Nabla for violin, clarinet, horn, piano and electronics by Quantum Ensemble in Tenerife Auditorium, then performed in the Conde Duque Auditorium, Madrid. In September 2019 the Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Eduardo Portal will record seven of Díaz-Jerez’s orchestral works for a double CD release out in February 2020 on Signum Classics.