Enric Ferrer i Busquets was born in Barcelona in 1958 and has lived in the city of Terrassa since 1991.
He studied piano in the Liceu Higher Conservatory of Music (Barcelona), in the Musical Studies Centre and later with the maestro Albert Attenelle. He studied composition with the maestros Juan José Olives and Josep Soler.
His catalogue comprises over 40 works for various instrumental groups ranging from solo performances to symphonic orchestras with music for the cobla (traditional Catalan brass band) with the occasional foray into band music. Amongst his compositions, vocal music appears throughout the length of his career, employing the words of poets such as Federico García Lorca and Àlex Susanna, and has also collaborated with writers such as Bernat Puigtobella and Antoni Perarnau.. He also composed several incidental pieces such as cantatas, two small-scale operas, Els contes de Sade (Sade’s tales) and Pentsilea (Penthesilea) with librettos by Pau Guix and Feliu Formosa respectively, as well as an opera in three acts entitled El dubte de Leonora (Leonora’s doubt), all of which have been performed. His first recognised work was Peça per a Cobla en Sol menor (Piece for Cobla in G minor), dating back to 1977, although it was not officially performed until 2002 in Barcelona. Nevertheless, we can say that nearly all his later work has been performed regularly in concert halls in Spain and all over the world, in the Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, the Palau de la Música in Valencia, in Majorca, Andorra, in the International Festival of Rosario (Argentina) and in Olomuc (Czech Republic), amongst others.
Enric Ferrer is the director of the Tactum Chamber Group and is specialised in performing contemporary music, having carried out several tours around the Spanish state.
Some of his compositions have been recorded by the Discmedi, Picap, VVM and La Ma de Guido labels.
Clivis Publicacions started including the works of Enric Ferrer in its publishing catalogue in 2009.
Wow, what a tone! is a little musical joke or Humoreske on the melody of the beginning of the Sardana.
These pieces written in a crystal clear language, offer a clear and transparent music.