“We are 6 classically trained guitarists, and the question we asked ourselves when we formed CRAS Ensemble was…HOW CAN THE MUSIC OF TOMORROW INTERACT WITH THE WORLD OF TODAY? That was in 2017, and since then we have presented a string of projects that explore the intersection between contemporary music, people, society, global events and political and historical themes. Collaboration is at the core of what we do, and we work continuously with composers from all over the world in order to expand the repertoire for 6 guitars.”
CRAS Ensemble: Uffe Carl Hansen, Jacob Nørrelund, Mikkel Egelund Nielsen, Henrik Bay Hansen, Søren Eriksen, Peter Oldrup.
A. Castilla-Ávila’s “Hex” played by CRAS Ensemble.
A. Castilla-Ávila’s “Sechs für Sechs” (Six for Six) played by CRAS Ensemble.
A. Castilla-Ávila’s “Geminiden” played by Mikkel Egelund Nielsen.
Agustín Castilla-Ávila has worked as a composer in Europe, Asia and America. His music has been directed by D. Russell-Davies, J. Kalitzke, T. Ceccherini, A. Soriano, H. Lintu and H. Schellenberger, among others. He has written solo, chamber, orchestra, theater, choreography and five chamber operas. He has published for Doblinger Verlag, Bergmann Edition, Mackinger Verlag, Da Vinci Edition, Verlag Neue Musik and Joachim Trekel. In 2013 he received the Musik Jahresstipendium from the Salzburg Region.