Genres:Kids/Quirky, Classical - Modern/Avant-Garde, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Specialty - Early/Renaissance/Medieval, World - Spanish, World - Other, World - Middle Eastern, World - Asian - Mainland
Marc Egea (Barcelona, 1973)
At the age of eight he began studying the flabiol (Catalan whistle) and music theory. He graduated in philosophy at the Central University of Barcelona in 1997. As an instrumentalist, since 1996 he has specialised in the Hurdy Gurdy. He attended two courses organised by the Asociación Ibérica de la Zanfona (Hurdy Gurdy) with Gilles Chabenat (1997) and with Valentin Clastrier (1999) and one organised by the Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius with Pascal Lefeuvre (2001). He studied harmony in a private academy.
He began his career as a professional musician in 1992 with the trio Músics de Safeu. He has collaborated as a performer on recordings with various groups and artists in the worlds of traditional, ethnic and experimental music. He has been a founder member of a number of traditional, ‘re-invented' or experimental music groups. On a number of occasions he has worked as a musician with dance groups. He is an ex-member of El pont d'Arcalís, one of Europe's most prestigious folk groups, with whom he recorded four discs. He has performed on stages across worldwide.
He currently forms part of the BIB (Improvisers Band of Barcelona). He is the director of the fanfare Big Bang Valona of Sant Pol de Mar. He is member of the ethno-jazz quartet Kaulakau (with whom he has recorded two CD’s, Bernoiver, DISCMEDI, 2008 and In Fabula, DISCMEDI, 2010, winner of the best folk album of 2010 by the magazine Enderrock), of the acoustic Trio Maram, with Mariona Sagarra (voice) and Marina Albero (psalterium). He form duo with the pianist and keyboard player Peter Skuce, with the acordionist Cati Plana and with the percussionist Mauricio Molina. He is member of Tarannà-Cobla.
He was a resident member of the Contemporary Music Festival LEM (2002-2003), whose director Víctor Nubla, commissioned him to write a composition for the Banda Municipal of Barcelona (premiered 31st October 2003).
He works in the contemporary dance world with Alexis Eupierre (for whose show Amarduele he has written the music), Àngels Margarit, Vika Kleiman and Isidre Rebenaque.
He works in the world of poetry with the poets and rhapsodes Anna Maluquer and Salvador Giralt.
He was composer of musical pieces for theater (La disputa de l’ase, directed by Albert Mestres). In addition he was composer for poetic and musicals performances: Les ratlles del món, with the poet Francesc Ten, with whom he has produced a CD called Les ratlles del món (AUDIOVISUALS DE SARRIÀ, 2003), Sonets de Shakespeare per a viola de roda, actor i actriu (premiered in April of 2004), Coromines i els poetes (premiered in November 2005), Salvatge cor of Albert Roig (2002-2007), Salflorvatge of Ester Xargay (premiered in April of 2001).
With Peter Skuce he composed the music for the Diocesan Museum of Lleida (opened in December of 2007).
He has composed of several works – for brass ensemble, symphonic band, chamber music, choral, catalan cobla, etc.
As a soloist he has recorded the CDs: D'aquí, d'allà i de més enllà (TECNOSAGA, 2002), Melanocetus (Producciones Efímeras, 2005), Karagöz & Hacivat (Petxina, 2005) and Helionora, (in the netlabel COSTELLAM, 2008), Chuveirinho (as yet unrelease, 2007), Glimpse (AUTOEDITION, 2009), Four Elements (AUTOEDITION, 2011).
He was professor of hurdy gurdy at Barcelona's Centre Artesà Tradicionàrius and he was professor of Flabiol (catalan whistle) for childs in the "Tallers Arrels" of the Catalan Government. He has written a hurdy-gurdy method, called Iniciació a la viola de roda (DINSIC, 2008).