Spanish composer and pianist Álvaro Torres has interest in dialogs and possibilities between jazz and free improvisation. His work has deep roots in western classical music, but always maintains a particular focus on building unique improvisational aesthetic.

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Specious present is a philosophical term which invites us to reflect on our perceptions of the now. It implies that we live in an illusory present; what we believe to be the present is in reality a very recent past.
It is in this marginal space that our conscience situates when we improvise, making decisions in real time while perceiving the most recent past. The music of this album is essentially constructed in those moments. I wrote pieces with a wide space for interpretation, with the intention of discovering them during the recording session.
The result is 9 brief compositions; different premises from which mainly improvised music is built, music that reflects our relationship with and perception of the present.

"Specious present es un término filosófico que nos invita a reflexionar sobre nuestra percepción del ahora. Explica que vivimos un presente ilusorio; lo que creemos presente es en realidad un pasado muy reciente.
Es en este margen tan pequeño donde se sitúa nuestra conciencia a la hora de improvisar: tomamos decisiones a tiempo real, percibiendo a la vez el pasado más reciente. La música de este disco se construye esencialmente en esos instantes. Los temas fueron compuestos dejando mucha libertad para interpretar, con el objetivo de ir descubriéndonos en la sesión de grabación.

El resultado son 9 composiciones breves; premisas diferentes sobre las que se desarrolla musica en gran parte improvisada, y que refleja nuestra relación y percepción del presente."

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Take a closer look to the recordings of "Specious Present" by the Álvaro Torres Trio.

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