FLATUS VOCIS TRIO (Spain )
Llorenc Barber (Aielo de Malferit, Spain) – lingua-artist, composer, performer, musicologist. Since 1980 he has been involved in the overtone singing, improvisation and phonetic poetry; in the field of music he realises the principles of multi-focal arangement (city concerts using bells, non-stop concerts-marathons, etc.). Since 1990 he has been a professor at the Instituto de Estetica in Madrid, since 1991 he has been director of the concert series “Paralelo Madrid,” that regularly takes place in Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) and is dedicated to the alternative musical trends. He is the author of a number of theoretical publications on J. Cage, M. Kagel, J. Hidalgo-Zaj’s creative activities. As a solo performer and as a member of various groups Barber participated in numerous tours about the European countries, in North and South America. In the past years he has focused on conducting large scale musical projects with the use of cannons, sirens, ships, orchestras and others, for instance, “Naumaquia” – concert-battle in which 19 ships of the Spanish fleet took part, or “Concert of the Senses” – the intermedia spatial composition in which1700 musicians participated. Since 1972 Barber has lived and worked in Madrid (Spain).
Fatima Miranda (Salamanca, Spain) – vocalist, phonetic poet. In her creative activities she covers a wide range of contemporary music and vocal performance. She is one of the organisers and participants of the perform-group of object music “Taller de Musica Mundana” (members are: L. Barber, F. Estevez, M. Breuss, B. Ferrando) and of the phonetic-poetic group “Flatus Vocis Trio.” In 1987-88 she studied oriental vocal techniques under the supervision of Yumi Nara, Mongolian singing with Tran Quang Hai, since 1987 – North-Indian classical music. She has produced a number of solo CD-releases, including such as: Las Voces de la Voz (1991), Concierto en Canto (1995), Arte Sonado (2000). In 1996 Miranda received a DAAD-grant for working in Berlin. She participated in a large number of festivals of contemporary music and experimental poetry in Paris, London, Madrid, Zurich, New York, Sao Paulo, Montreal, Mexico and others. Since 1973 she has lived and worked in Madrid (Spain).
Bartolome Ferrando (1951, Valencia, Spain) – poet, performer, lingua-artist. See individual bio-bibliography .
Its first performances the phonetic-poetic group “Flatus Vocis Trio” conducted in 1987, participating in the festivals of experimental music in Valencia, Paris and Munich. Since then the group has held a large number of concerts in various cities in Europe, and participated in numerous festival and poetic programs in the 1980-90s. The group produced a number of recordings, including the ones in the LP-format: Spagna, Messico, Italia (Ferrara: 3ViTre Ed., 1988), Grosso Modo (Castello: Xiu-Xiu Ed., 1989). The “Flatus Vocis Trio”’s creative activities were described in a number of articles in musical and experimental poetry magazines, including such as: Kanal (#31-32, Paris), Lotta Poetica (#2, Verona) and others. The last performances of the group took place in Berlin in 1996. At present the group members are involved in solo activities.