Frans Ben Callado

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Frans Ben Callado
Born 1978
Montreal, Canada
Occupation composer, writer, visual artist

Frans Ben Callado (Spanish: [kaˈʎaðo]) is a Colombian-Québécois composer, writer and visual artist, of Spanish heritage.

Biography[edit]

Born in Montreal in 1978, he grew up in Madrid and near London. He studied composition with John Woolrich, Michel Gonneville and Michel Longtin. A pianist and improviser, he is the author of numerous compositions, written for different soloists and ensembles,[1] such as Ensemble Allogène,[2] Ensemble Chorum[3] and Toronto's New Music Concerts.[4] A founding member of the experimental rock collective, Concorde Crash (2001–06), he has organised many multidisciplinary cabarets and events in Montreal.[5] Also a translator and blogger, his literary output is written in three languages: Spanish, French and English.[6] In 2010, he participated in the International Poetry Festival at Colima, México, translating his own poems.[7] He took part in the 40th anniversary of the Nuit de la Poésie.[8]

Publications[edit]

Compositions (selective list)[edit]

  • L'Ange Gauche (1997–99)
  • Neuf Orbites autour de la lune (2000)
  • Symphony no.1 « Résistance » (2001–2002)
  • Échantillons d'un Bestiaire (lieder) (2002–2003)
  • Cantiques d'Hypnos (lieder) (2003)
  • Les Américains Brefs (opera) (2003)
  • Ungesetzliche-lieder (2004)
  • Musique pour une grève étudiante (2005)
  • Le Parcours de Naunet (2005)
  • Circulation des noms, des âmes, des dons et des esprits (2005)
  • Naos (2006)
  • Le Livre Caché (2006)
  • Sanatorium (2007)
  • Black Boxes (2008)[13]
  • Tientos del Guadarrama (2008–09)
  • Symphony no.2 « De Profundis » (2008–09)[14]
  • Concertino for bassoon and strings (2009)
  • Officium pro Defunctis (2010)
  • Punctum Remotum (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ottawa XPress: Review[dead link]
  2. ^ "Biography of 'cellist Émilie Girard-Charest". SMCQ. January 9, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "archive". Ensemble Chorum. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Music Concerts: Program Notes 2007–08" (PDF). Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Les Filles Électriques: biography of Frans Ben Callado". Electriques.ca. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sèrie Alfa: Poetry Translators". Seriealfa.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Trois Poètes Québécois au Festival International de la poésie de Colima". Lojiq.org. April 29, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nuits de la Poésie". Maisondelapoesie.qc.ca. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "University of Toronto Quarterly : Review of ''Visages après l'averse''". Muse.jhu.edu. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Visages après l'averse: excerpts (French)" (PDF). Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Le Libraire: Review of ''Faire Confiance à un animal''". Livresquebecois.com. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Revue Circuit: Musique de création et spiritualité : forum à sept voix". Erudit.org. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Toronto Showtime Magazine: Review of ''Black Boxes''". Showtimemagazine.ca. March 8, 2008. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Voyage Mosaïque". Ensemble Chorum. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 

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