Jaume Darbra is a multidisciplinary & independent artist based in Amsterdam, working at the juncture of sound & visual. He combines visual art, music composition and physical approach of sound art by performing in advanced programmed installations and audio/visual live compositions.
As a freelance flutist and electroacoustic performer, Jaume is active internationally in the field of contemporary music, sound art and visual arts. Engagements have taken him to all over Europe, performing in the most important venues, festivals and institutions such as, WienModern, Klangspuren Schwaz, IRCAM, Impuls. His dedication to contemporary music led him not only to cooperations with composers such as George Benjamin, Sofia Gubaidulina, Rebecca Saunders, Trevor Wishart but also to an intensive activity in the field electronic music, computer-generated audiovisual composition, interactive installations and intermedia art.
Born in Linyola, Catalonia, Jaume started his musical education at a very early age. He studied flute in Barcelona at the Conservatori del Liceu with Júlia Gàllego and in Rome at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Andrea Oliva. Jaume currently studies the Masters in Live Electronics in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the tutelage of Jos Zwaanenburg, Jorge Isaac, Hidde de Jong, Frank Baldé, Marcel Wierckx, and finishing the specialization and program “Contemporary Music through Non Western Techniques” ward by Rafael Reina. He is member and co-founder of En’Ekas, a group that makes use of digitally generated sounds while utilizing a unique set of acoustic instruments: violin and kamancheh, flutes, voice and homemade instruments to create meditative transcending soundscapes.