Ferran Savall INSTANT
Ferran Savall composition, voice and guitar
Antonio Pages Sors percussions
Isaac Coll Prudencio bass
Lucia Ana Fumero Pignat voice and keyboards
INSTANT, the new Ferran Savall project, is the result of the present moment, small portraits of everyday life, covering and describing precise and intense emotions.
INSTANT is a compendium of songs, styles and experiences that Ferran Savall has had in recent years. After “Mireu el nostre mar” (2008) and “Impro” (2014), this new project is an eclectic, attractive, fresh and intimate collection that, for the first time, features compositions and lyrics by Ferran Savall himself. Lyrics that contain present and past experiences, that capture moments that survive in these new melodies and pieces that harmonize poems by several contemporary poets. INSTANT also takes another step towards interpreting improvisations, which are enriched with a more extensive musical ensemble that includes keyboards, guitar and bass. Finally, the new project also recovers music of Mediterranean and traditional origin, offering new harmonizations and versions of unpublished melodies in Savall's repertoire.
Basel (1979). Son of Montserrat Figueras and Jordi Savall, since childhood Ferran Savall has maintained regular contact with the musical world of study, rehearsal and concert at his home. He studied guitar and later specialized in old instruments at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Xavier Díaz-Latorre, in Trossingen with Rolf Lislevand (tiorba), and with Andrew Lawrence-King in Sant Feliu de Guixols. Ferran Savall is a self-taught singer who privileges the naturalness of the voice. He explored the musical knowledge of various cultures in the world: Pakistan, India and Armenia, among others, but always avoiding any specialization of style, in search of fragments of the most varied techniques assimilated in order to incorporate them in a judicious way in his improvisations. To reinforce his vocal training, he attended vocal technique classes with Dolors Aldea. The first places where he performed as an interpreter were the squares and streets in the Gràcia neighborhood in Barcelona, and the “Sino” bar by Venezuelan writer Armando Luigi Castaneda. In 2004, Ferran embarked on the adventure of performing professionally on projects with Montserrat Figueras, Jordi Savall and Arianna Savall. The recording of the album “Du temps & de l'instant” was followed by shows around the world. Since 2005 he has worked with Indian dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa on a series of projects with musicians such as Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Thodur Madabusi Krishna, Subash Chandra, Prabhou Edouard and Wassim Soubra. In 2008 he recorded “Mireu el Nostre Mar” with collaborations with Mario Mas, Jordi Gaspar, Javier Mas and Dimitris Psonis, among others. After a warm reception from the album in France, Ferran Savall performed regularly in France, in a trio with Mario Mas and Jordi Gaspar. Ferran has also worked with musicians such as Driss El Maloumi, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Razmik Amyan, Gaguik Mouradian and Hakan Gungor, including recent concerts in Turkey, with the group Pandora for TRT Muzik. Ferran Savall is also involved in projects such as "Gêmeos l'espectacle de poesia" and "Una música de cavalls Negres', as well as in duo with Jordi Gaspar.