As the years go by an artist acquires experiences and stylistic influences of all kinds. S/he may become interested in the music of other cultures and develop new instrumental techniques. All of this constitutes a unique combination in each case, and this is the reason why it is so interesting that artists fuse with others in free improvisation, without pre-established rules, and in which the most important thing is to listen and react. According to who the individuals are, the result can be completely different. Consequently this kind of improvisation is for me a way of getting to know my colleagues through sound, the word and body movement.
This proposal around Ambient Music and Free Improvisation is made up of clarinetist Santi Mabad and guitarist Mark Hewins. From a wide variety of clarinets such as the Soprano, Bass or Contrabass and, guitars such as Acoustic, Harmonique or Digital, among others, this duo fuses both styles adding to the Ambient the condition of Acoustic, a greater improvisational character and a relief of the sound atmosphere above other musical parameters such as structure or rhythm.
From the combination of these individual styles and languages, a sound experience emerges on each occasion that can and should be different. For this, the concert space, whenever possible in places with natural acoustics, is considered a living being musically speaking since it will be deeply sensitive in what it will sound and will interact with the musical performers and also with the public.
The duo formed by Santi Mabad and Mark Hewins has performed in recent years in Málaga concert cycles such as the Free Improvisation Cycle of La Polivalente in Málaga or that of the Tr3s Puertas de Torre del Mar Association. The result of this work is their last album "The Well" recorded in the Moorish cistern of the Iglesia Santa María La Mayor in Vélez-Málaga, which has been very well received by the public.
“Martínez Breuss Project”
This project, based around Free Musical Improvisation, comprises the Swiss trumpeter Markus Breuss and the clarinettist Santi Mabad. Influenced by a very eclectic combination of styles such as contemporary music, cool jazz, abstract language and pointillism, they use a wide variety of instruments from the trumpet and clarinet family, as well as other instruments of their own invention. This project usually interacts with multi-disciplinary events, fusing music with dance, performance art, photography, painting …