Grèbol, Armand (*1958)

Grèbol, Armand (*1958)

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Armand Grèbol was born in Barcelona in 1958. He studied music at the Barcelona and Badalona Music Conservatories, where he specialised in composition and conducting.
He began working as technical secretary of the ACC (Asociació Catalana de Compositors - Catalan Association of Composers) in 1990, and subsequently took up a position at the Fundació Música Contemporània (Contemporary Music Foundation) in 1993. Since that time, he has devoted his career to promoting and popularising contemporary music by means of organising series of concerts, publishing scores, books, records and CDs, courses, etc. He was the first conductor of the instrumental group Sitges 94 (1994/1996), which was created by Albert Sardà, the Foundation’s manager, with the main aim of premiering the works of young composers.
In terms of creativity, attention should be drawn to the relationship that usually exists between his music and the day-to-day world, often expressed through humour, as is the case of Història d’una cigarreta (The story of a cigarette - 1991), La noia (The girl - 1996), Vols fer el favor d’escoltar-ho! (Would you mind listening to it! - 1997) and Quina nit! (What a night! - 1999), among others, and occasionally through the use of sound to invoke extra-musical feelings, as in Aquàtic (Aquatic - 1991), for example. Equally noteworthy is a relationship with pure music in Tepeca (1993), which was recorded on CD by the Orquesta de RTVE (Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra). A conception of composition as more than an exclusively scientific task and a systematic avoidance of transcendentalism constitute elements of his compositional style that seem to be present throughout his work.

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