Refractio Vol. 1
CLASSICAL / CONTEMPORARY
COLUMNA MUSICA (COM0422 02)
“Refractio” is a project that generates a dialogue between the performance of a work and an
improvisation in response. Just as light transforms its appearance when it changes medium, the musical
work is also diluted within the improvisation, which in a certain way deconstructs what the listener has
just heard and builds it up again using a contemporary language.
In this first volume of Refractio, published by Columna Música, music by Frederic Mompou is played
because of its strong connection with the instrument. In Mompou's music, the piano is the absolute
vehicle of an intimate, tender, enigmatic, dark, simple and, above all: free universe. It is this freedom
combined with his unique artistic personality that has created a space in which to begin this musical
adventure. The two young Mallorcan musicians Diego Hervalejo and Magí Garcías embark on this journey with a desire to continue, and on this occasion, they have the collaboration of the artist Clara Fiol, who with her voice and Diego's arrangement reinvents the mythical song "Damunt de tu només les flors".