CARLOS CIPA is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He currently studies contemporary classical composition in Munich. During his teenage years he started playing drums and gained experience as a member of various bands. Experimenting with different styles of music, he turned back to piano as his main instrument, which facilitates to find his way towards composition and improvisation, before releasing his debut ‘The Monarch and the Viceroy’ on Denovali Records in 2012. Over the last three years CARLOS CIPA played over 60 concerts all over Europe and shared the stage with like-minded musicians like HAUSCHKA, ÓLAFUR ARNALDS and VALGEIR SIGURDSSON.
‘All Your Life You Walk’ is his long awaited second solo album. Carlos Cipa created unique contemporary compositions fraught with beauty, tension and emotional intensity, clearly presenting the unique voice of a composer, who is fascinated by classical and contemporary composers ranging from MOZART, DEBUSSY or RAVEL to STEVE REICH and DAVID LANG, but is also inspired by modern bands like THE NATIONAL or MOGWAI.
‘All your life you walk’ is a contemporary piano album. Though each piece is framed as a coherent song, it’s all pieces combined that create a musical flow, spanning over the whole album, with pieces converging and so-called fragments, that either lead over or build a contrast to the surrounding pieces. This might be seen as a consequence of the writing process, a combination of modern songwriting and classical composition that approaches the idea of writing an album as a musical form. Conceived as concept album ‘All your life you walk’ should be listened to as a whole.
21.11.14 Utrecht (nl) – Le Guess Who Festival
10.12.14 Münster (ger) – Westfälisches Landesmuseum
11.12.14 Hannover (ger) – Feinkost Lampe
12.12.14 Dresden (ger) – Scheune
13.12.14 Berlin (ger) – Grüner Salon
14.12.14 Karlsruhe (ger) – Jubez
16.12.14 Bristol (uk) – Cube Cinema
17.12.14 Nottingham (uk) – Nottingham Contemporary
20.12.14 London (uk) – Cafe Oto