Alejandro Román

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Alejandro Román, compositor y pianista madrileño.

Alejandro Román, (1971) is a Spanish composer and pianist. Musician of eclectic style, his works cover both current symphonic composition like jazz or film music.

Biography[edit]

Román is from Madrid. He is an eclectic musician, his works include modern symphonic compositions, jazz and film music.

He studied composition with Anton Garcia Abril, Valentín Ruiz and Zulema de la Cruz at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. From 1991 to 1995 he was awarded scholarships by the AIE (Society of Artists and Performers) for studies of Jazz with Tony Heimer, Jorge Villaescusa and Ricard Miralles (piano), Claudio Gabis, Eva Gancedo and Miguel Blanco (harmony, composition and arrangements, music theater), Bob Sands and Victor Merlo (improvisation and ensemble). He belonged to several Jazz and Rock groups with whom he recorded a dozen albums.

He has composed over fifty works for piano, voice, guitar, orchestra, chamber, electroacoustic, and teaching music, modern (jazz, pop) and film music, theatre and dance. He has scored fifteen short films and three feature films.

In 2007 he obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies in Philosophy from the Department of Aesthetics, UNED, after completion of his thesis "The Musivisual Language, aesthetics and semiotics of audio-visual music", where he analyses the connections between the language of image and musical language.

In 2003 he became a Professor at the department for Audiovisual Composition of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where he launched the Classroom "CINEMA" (Composition and Research in the Audiovisual Media).

Awards[edit]

2004 Award for Best Original Soundtrack by Niño Vudú by Toni Bestard in "IX Festival de Cine Ciudad de Zaragoza"

2005 Award from the I Forum of Young Composers of the Fundación Sax-Ensemble by Argos, for saxophone quintet, two percussionists and piano

2005 4th Prize "Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga" by Ménades for chamber orchestra, the "Young Composers XVI Premio SGAE"

2007 2nd Prize "Angel Iglesias" by Dos Estudios Extraños, for guitar, in "II Guitar Composition Competition Ciudad de Badajoz"

Catalog of works[edit]

1990 Danza Espectral for violin, flute, clarinet, trombone and piano (out of print)

1992 Oniroplastia Eco, electroacoustic (out of print)

Picnic, electroacoustic (out of print)

1997 Tres preludios nocturnos (Miniaturas, Orillas del Manzanares y Zarabanda) para piano

Tres Gymnopedias Satiéricas for piano
Orestes, for prepared piano (out of print)

1998 Dicen que no me quieres, popular song for singing and piano

A pie van mis suspiros for singing and piano (out of print)
Aquí te traigo María, carol for mixed choir
Tres piezas infantiles, for three cellos and piano and cello

1999 Sonatina para piano

Sonatina, version for flute orchestra (out of print)
Suite “Bacantes”, for flute and harpsichord (or piano)

2000 Sonata para clarinete, violoncello and harp

Homenaje a Bartok for violin, oboe, cello and piano
Entre Arrecifes for piano

2001 Cuarteto de Cuerda

Variaciones para Orquesta sobre un tema de Rameau
Tres Sonetos de Amor for singing and piano
La persistencia de la memoria, electroacoustic
Misa Nupcial de los Pianistas, for singing, violin, cello and organ (out of print)

2002 Estudio para Orquesta

El Criado de don Juan, chamber opera in one act, two tables and four scenes
Tríptico for guitar
Black Cage, for prepared piano and electroacoustic
Vid-erunt Om-nes!!!, electroacoustic

2003 Bacantes, suite for orchestra (out of print)

Clavicosmos, educational pieces for harpsichord
Suite Antigua, for small orchestra
Bacantes, version of the suite for instrumental ensemble (out of print)

2004 Nocturno de Luz, for piano

Monólogo de Sancho Panza, for double bass (with or without reciter)

2005 Piezas Extrañas, for guitar

Argos, for saxophone quintet, two percussionists and piano
El Intrépido Soldadito de Plomo, musical tale for flute, piano, tuba, bass and percussion
Ménades, for instrumental ensemble

2006 Don Quixote en New York, for big-band

Ludus Ludovico, for flute, harp and string quartet
Dos princesas for violin and harp
Treno por Gea for violin, clarinet, cello and piano

2007 Tirsos, for flute and harp

Seguiriya, for bassoon quartet
Bacantes, version for flute and harp

2008 Kithara, for harp

Catálogo de elfos y hadas, for harp
Levedad del amor, for flute, cello and harp

2009 Balcania, for five flutes, contrabass and percussion (and optional video)

Iberia, doce perlas de la aeronáutica española, for flute, violin, violoncello, bandurria and guitar
Eterna Juventud, for two flutes and organ

2010 Acuarelas de Irlanda, for full orchestra

Violituras para Lydia, for violin

Film Music[edit]

Director: Zoé Berriatúa

  • Duelo (2010). Short 35 mm

Director: Víctor Pedreira

Director: Miguel Yusty

Director: Nydia García Vacas

Director: Juan Carlos Claver

  • Luces (2007). Animation Short 35 mm

Director: Miguel Yusty

Director: Toni Bestard

Director: Jorge Barrau

  • Electroshock (2005). TV-Movie

Director: Juan Carlos Claver

Director: Miguel Yusty

Director: Juan Carlos Claver

Director: Toni Bestard

Director: Daniel Román

Director: Toni Bestard

  • Gatos (2001). Short 35 mm

Director: Toni Bestard y Adán Martín

Director: Daniel Román

Director: Toni Bestard y Adán Martín

Director: Isidro Carbajal

Director: Toni Bestard y Adán Martín

Director: Carlos Manrique

Director: Carlos Manrique

Discography[edit]

  • 2009 Electroshock, Soundtrack of the movie / CD Mousiké
  • 2008 Ludus Ludovico and Sonata para flauta, violoncello y arpa in "El arpa en la música de cámara española contemporánea", CD Arlu Discos
  • 2008 Music for Shortfilms, compilation CD / CD Mousiké
  • 2007 Ménades, para orquesta de cámara in "XVI-XVII PREMIO SGAE Jóvenes Compositores", CD Fundación Autor

Books published[edit]

  • 2008 El Lenguaje Musivisual, semiótica y estética de la música cinematográfica, Editorial Visión Libros, Madrid
  • 2008 Indeterminación y minimalismo, pop y vanguardias, Lulu
  • 2008 Manuel de Falla y la filosofía española, Lulu

Articles[edit]

  • 2009 Estética de la música cinematográfica, aspectos diferenciadores, in "Reflexiones en torno a la música y la imagen desde la musicología española", edition by Matilde Olarte, Salamanca
  • 2009 Enseñanza de la música de cine en España, in the magazine "Música y Educación", number 78, year XXII
  • 2007 Cine, Música, Arquitectura. Ejercicio Interdisciplinar de percepción del espacio y memoria auditiva, in "Experiencias de innovación docente en la Universidad de Alcalá", Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

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References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.