Winner of the 2017 MIGF Composition Competition

February 20, 2017
7:30 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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Hache Costa (1980), also known as Borja Costa (born Borja Carou Costa) is a Spanish composer and producer, better known for his musical works closely related to the poetry and video creation but cinema & TV also. He has been also trained in Literature and Philosophy.

While he is best known for his works for cinema, Costa has also written a large amount of avant- garde music, contemporary-classical. As classical composer of chamber music & choir, he is closely related to the spectralism and the sacred-minimalism, through graphical-notation music scores and improved passages often based in the natural resonance of the overtone series and physical basics on sound, all of them combined with traditional music writing and a strong counterpoint feeling.

He has put into music words of classical poets such as Sappho, Federico García Lorca, Arthur Rimbaud or Allen Ginsberg in concerts than often has also conducted with the collaboration of famous writers such as Manuel Rivas, Fran Alonso or Xoán Abeleira, while his solo guitar music is considered more relevant due to its technical innovations in the classical guitar writings that often includes some guitar techniques taken from flamenco music from Spain or strumming guitar from Ireland music.

Omaggio 3 || next premiere, 2017, by IllussTRIO, Amsterdam (Holland).
Omaggio 2 || next premiere, 2017, by Fernando Olmeda & Hachè Costa, Madrid (Spain).
Elegy || next premiere, 2017, by Jose Mena, Madrid (Spain).
Õ – Omaggio to F. G. Lorca || winner of the 2017 Miami International GuitART Festival  Composition Competition, next premiere, 2017, by Mesut Özgen, Miami (Florida, US).

Fugue on a Theme by Mark Rothko || premiere 2016, Montreal (Canadá) by Andrè Pappathomas & AOM Choir.
Secondo Pater Noster || premiere, 2016, Montreal (Canadá) by Andrè Pappathomas & AOM Choir.
Fuga de Uma Nota Só || premiere 2015, Campinas (Brasil) by Thiago Tavares & Ricardo Santos.
Anima for solo guitar || premiere 2015, Lisboa (Portugal) by Raúl Héctor L. Matos.
On Cuba || premiere 2014, Barcelona (Spain) by Mar Poveda & ensemble.
Sappho || premiere 2014, Lisboa (Portugal) by Hachè Costa.
Premonición (suite) || premiere 2014, Madrid (Spain) by Carlos Santos & Haché Costa.
Music for || premiere, 2013, Lisboa (Portugal) by Haché Costa.
Song for the Mother || premiere, 2012, Lisboa (Portugal) by Haché Costa.
A Pollock Review || premiere, 2011, Baltimore County (Maryland) by Anna Rubin (curator).
Song for the Father || premiere, 2011, Lisboa (Portugal) by Haché Costa.
Elisheva || premiere, 2011, Madrid (Spain) by Haché Costa.
Premonición (stage score) || premiere 2010, Madrid (Spain) by Haché Costa.
Música para un Aullido after Ginsberg’s HOWL || premiere 2009, A Coruña (Spain) by Haché Costa & ensemble.

Isaac Albéniz: Rhymes by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Complete Edition.
Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
Benjamin Britten: Cello Sonata
Adolfo Mejía: Bambuco
Heitor Villa-lobos: Valsa da Dor
Norbert Leclerq: Arlequim
Carcassi: 25 Etudes in Early Romantic Guitar
Vanhal: Chamber Music

Costa has worked in Spanish TV & Cinema for the last twenty years. While many of this works are TV spots, stage productions, short-films, he is better known for the music of documentary films such as “Madrid Siglo XXI” about modern Spanish architecture or cultural ones such as “Rafael Azcona” about the famous screen-player, and also for his music about social change and Human Rights in films as “El Viaje de Carla” or “Camino” by Javier Fesser (as orchestrator). Costa is also the composer for independent filmmakers as Fernando Olmeda or Jerónimo García Castela.

Writing the booklets of the classical records produced with some technical approaches to the works of composers such as Isaac Albéniz or Matteo Carcassi, Costa had also collaborated as author in so many technical books about classical music, being known in Spain for his collaborations in papers such as SUL PONTICELLO Magazine, Diario SIGLO XXI or Nueva Tribuna with works and interviews to other authors mostly related to contemporary-classical music.