Contemporary Studies in Spanish and Flamenco Music
My Culminating Experience is divided in two related areas: Research Area and Composition / Performance / Recording Area. I decided to structure the project this way in order to create a balance between the intuitive and the intelectual aspect of making music. This way of combining theory and practice is quite usual in Classical and Jazz music, but is not in Flamenco Music. For the research project I have written a book titled “Contemporary Studies in Spanish and Flamenco Music”. This book has been written during the 2015-2016 academic year at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and the research process took me also to New England Conservatory, MIT and Harvard University. For the recording project I composed a 20 minutes concert for guitar and chamber group. The music was mainly composed with the piano and the guitar, for which I used five different tunings; the standard tuning, two Irish tunings and two original tunings of mine.
Santos Bengoechea, Jagoba, "Contemporary Studies in Spanish and Flamenco Music" (2016). Global Jazz. 7.