In 2009 the CSMA percussion group/tendencies conducted by César Peris performed in the 5th anniversary concert in the YOESTUVE cycle with DJ Chelis and video jockey Yago de Mateo, receiving five stars for excellence  from the specialist music critics of the Heraldo de Aragon newspaper.

Heraldo de Aragón, 2009 November 28th, by Luís Alfonso Bes


Drum beats

The Eduardo del Pueyo Auditorium was full to the rafters last night, mostly with youngsters, showing once again that some types of music are still capable of filling concert halls. Right from the start, when electronics emerged from the total darkness, with images conceived, controlled and projected on to a large screen  by video jockey Yago de Mateo the show was electric.The deafening drum beats of the Taiko, the enormous red Japanese drum, dimly lit, formed the background for the twenty four musicians to enter onto XXX stage strewn with an intricate web of large oercussion instruments.

Cesar Peris, the conductor, was presenting a scenic concept close to that which the London Sinfonietta brought to Zaragoza in 2005. This show, by the students of the Percussion Group of CSMA/Tendencias, made up of higher level students of the Conservatory, gave a truly professional display. The interpretation of Lou Harisson’s  “The drum of Orpheus” ewas surprising for the degree of connexion attained between the gongs, bells and metal irons with the projected images. Some of the real time images projected during the work “Proteus” by Jesús Torres could have been better illuminated and defined -which would have contributed to the splendour of the soloist, highlighting him from  the four metal and  four wood instruments, along with six percussion skin instruments and corporal percussion.

In Varèse’s “Ionization” the took advantage of the greats instrumental variety of this XX century classic. They were excellent in  Steve Reich’s "music for malletes, voices and organ", where voices, marimbas and glockenspiels rang out with great quality of timbre. They premiered “7.S.D. seven stimulated dimensions” by  Alberto Etxeberría in wich synthetic sound was harmonised with sound mixed at the desk by DJ Chelis and the percussionists in a convincing performance which was roundly applauded.

A spectacular encore and an overwhelming fortissimo.

CSMA Auditorium Eduardo del Pueyo, Zaragoza-Spain  

November 26th, 2010

Percusiones del CSMA / tendencies

dj Chelis + vj Yago de Mateo

conducted by César Peris

percusiones del csma;

Germán Agulló, Diego Aldonza, Luís Manuel Cuartero, Ignasi Doménech, Rubén García, Eduardo Hinojosa, Actea Jiménez, Hector Marqués,  Elena Martínez, Alfonso  Salar, Daniel Salanova, Sergio Sempere.

work tendencies;

voices; Sara Almazán, María Sala, Pno and voice; Mariana Palacios ,Pno; Mónica Presno Ruiz, Cln; Javier Zamora Flut; Juan Val Baños, Trompet 1; Alberto Salesa Trompet 2; Raúl Ramos Fernandez, Tenor Trombon tenor; César Roig bass Trombon ; Adrián Cleries, Horn 1; Francisco Gómez, Horn 2; Beatriz Martínez Horn 3; Miguel Ángel Molina, Thereminn: Alberto Etxeberría, camara operator; Victor Fornies; video creation Reich y Álvarez; Juan Luís Campoy.

  works 2009  7.s.d. seven simulated dimensions