Raül Refree

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Raül Fernandez Miró (Barcelona, 1976), better known as Raül Refree, is a Spanish record producer, musician and composer.

Artistic career[edit]

In 1996, Miró joined the melodic hardcore group Barcelona Corn Flakes, with whom he recorded Ménage (1997). He later joined two groups: Romodance, producing Little Symphonies for the Kids (1998) and Zorras (1999), and Sitcom, putting out a self-titled album in 1999. A new adventure, the Élena group, which aimed at a more experimental style of pop, produced Porelamordedios (2001) and Present (2003). He directed and arranged a concert, The Rockdelux Experience, to celebrate issue no. 200 of Rockdelux magazine. He repeated the experience in 2004 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the magazine. Both concerts were later published on CD.

Also in 2002, he began his more personal career, Refree, more intimate, with the album Quitamiedos, followed by Nones (2003), La matrona (2005), Els invertebrats (2007), Matilda (2010), Tots Sants (2012), Nova Creu Alta (2013), Jai Alai vol. 01 (2017) and La otra mitad (2018) works in which he alternates Spanish and Catalan, and enjoyed wide international recognition and projection. In 2007, he created the show Immigrasons, inspired by migratory flows between Catalonia and Argentina, with the Argentinian musician Ernesto Snajer, commissioned by Mercat de Música Viva de Vic. He began an artistic relationship that will last a long time and bear great fruit with Sílvia Pérez Cruz). Also commissioned by the MMVV works in 2008 with the Mexicans Cabezas de Cera and Juan Pablo Villa in the album Vientos y lugares. That same year he directs and arranges the show OJO con la Mala, with Mala Rodríguez and the Original Jazz Orchestra del Taller de Músics, and obtains the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona. 2009 begins with the composition of soundtracks with the music for the series Infidels, from TV3, and fruit of his collaboration with the American singer-songwriter Josh Rouse toured several times in Europe and the United States.

Refree, 2018 (photo by Àlex Rademakers)

In 2014 he released with the Sílvia Pérez Cruz the album Granada, and in 2017 presents, along with Rosalía Vila, Los Ángeles. Both albums have been a duo where he has worked as a guitar player and signing arrangements and production.

In final of 2018 he released the soundtracks signed by him of the films Entre dos aguas, by Isaki Lacuesta, and Black is beltza, by Fermín Muguruza.

His musical productions combine experimental rock, flamenco, author song and pop with occasional jazz influences, according to the project. He interprets his compositions in Catalan and Spanish.

He has produced albums by artists such as Lee Ranaldo, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Rosalía, Rocío Márquez, Roger Mas, Nacho Umbert, Senior Brutal Cor, Christina Rosenvinge, Las Migas, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Josh Rouse, Kiko Veneno, Mala Rodríguez, Els Pets, among other musicians.

Discography[edit]

Raül Refree - Raül Fernandez Miró - Refree[edit]

Productions[edit]

Soundtracks (BSO)[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

  • Miedo, interactive musical in 3D, with Albert Pla(2018-)
  • Guerra, interactive musical in 3D, with Albert Pla and Fermin Muguruza (2015-2016)
  • Ukulele on the song Last Night on Earth of Lee Ranaldo (2013)
  • Rèquiem, with Enric Montefusco (2012)
  • Collaborations in recording of Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations, of Josh Rouse (2011)
  • Cançons de bandolers i molt mala gent (Songs of bandits and bad people), show with Maria Rodés. Musical direction and arrangements. (2010)
  • Brindando con José Alfredo Jiménez with the song "Cuando vivas conmigo". (2010)
  • Doubles with Josh Rouse for Europe and USA (2009/2010)
  • Ojo con la Mala. Musical director of the concert of Mala Rodríguez with the Original Jazz Orquestra del Taller de Músics. (2008)
  • Refree & Standstill interpret E.Varèse, R.Strauss, G.Ligeti, S.Reich y J.Adams. Festival Digressions of Auditorio de Barcelona (2008)
  • Vientos y lugares. Co-director of the project; with Juan Pablo Villa y Cabezas de Cera. (Sonoesfera, 2008)
  • 15 anys del Teatre-Auditori de Sant Cugat (15 years of the Auditorium Theater of Sant Cugat). Direction and arrangements for orchestra. Together with the Orquestra Nacional Clàssica d’Andorra. (2008)
  • Immigrasons. Co-director of the project. (Discmedi, 2006)
  • -String and metal arrangements in El tiempo de las cerezas, of Nacho Vegas and Enrique Bunbury. (2006)

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