Casablancas: The Art Of Ensemble
19th January 2018
Except for Octeto all works have a subtle connection with other arts, namely a reference to: Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko, Cees Nooteboom, Georg Büchner and Xavier Montsalvatge. A dialogue along with other artistic influences is a recurring theme in Casablancas’ music. For Casablancas, all arts share the same striving towards poetry. The means he uses to explore a creative idea are subordinate to the poetry he shares with these other artists.
The Spanish author Antonio Muñoz Molina notes as an essential feature that defines the works on this album Casablancas “ability to examine the richness that is contained in each specific form” and appraises “the concrete challenge that his inner codes formulate for the invention.”