Nocturna Discordia #33, 8th July 2015

Amazing concert at Nocturna Discordia #33.

We were lucky to have Miquel Jordá bringing Christer Bothén to Barcelona, to work on a project called Laboratorio del Silencio. Then, there they were, that 8th July 2015 , at Soda Acústic playing with Vasco Trilla and El Pricto at Nocturna Discordia #33.

I got there early to watch the concert when I was suddenly threatened to go back home and bring my clarinets. What I promptly did.

The quintet was:
Christer Bothén– bass and contrabass clarinets;
Miquel Jordá – sopranino saxophone;
El Pricto – clarinet and alto saxophone;
Vasco Trilla – drums; and me,
Luiz Rocha – soprano and bass clarinets.

Those nice phone photos were shot by Roberto Domínguez.

Jam Session @ Robadors 23, 2nd July 2015

El Pricto y Luiz Rocha at Robadors Sessions

Great! Two consecutives jam sessions of Free Improvisation.
You can find some photos of the Robadors Sessions jam at Dani Álvarez’ blog The Way You Look Tonight


Evilhorse at Rocksound Music Bar – 3rd July 2015 – Barcelona
Listen to their music at

Heavy gifs, sorry… but no other way to describe this concert. Doom!!

Pianoforti – NED – Nostra Etichetta Discografica @ Alfonsi Pianoforti

Sono Pazzi Questi Romani – They’re crazy, these Romans

The guys from NED – Nostra Etichetta Discografica, went to the biggest piano shop in Rome (around 250 exhibited pianos), gathered together many musicians, set up some microphones and started playing. Loudly. I was there to witness many grand pianos producing an avalanche of sounds, waves of harmonics moving around that old basement that once was part of the Domus Aurea, the house of Emperor Nero himself.

The crazy visionary behind the mixing desk was Paolo Sinigaglia and the players were Luca Miti, Benedetto Fanna, Giovanni Guaccero, Marco Olivieri, Roberto Dogustan, Dario Nitti, Lorenzo Lustri, Kapitan Mikonos, Anna Guidi, Marco Ariano and, at the second round, myself.

I’m late publishing it. It all happened the 19th January 2015.

Jam Desterro post MIA, May 2015

Many musicians that came to MIA attended the Desterro‘s Jam Session the following Tuesday.
Here’s a gallery of some of those inspiring performances.

May 19th, 2015

The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra live @ Centro Cultural da Malaposta

MAY 23 The Rive Gauche Mid Range Orchestra live @ Centro Cultural da Malaposta

Filthy Habits Ensemble @ Liceu, Nov. 29th 2014

Filthy Habits Ensemble plays Igor Stravinsky – Free Jazz/Rock
Some (not so old) photos from last years’ concert at Liceu.
Listen to the music