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Guillermo Laporta

Soloist, performance designer, producer, curator, as well as founder and artistic director of CreArtBox.

Alongside his career as a flutist, he has performed most of the major symphonic and opera works with BBC Concert Orchestra, Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonia, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra. For two seasons, Laporta served as Principal Flute with the Oviedo Filarmonia.

Laporta has recorded for labels such as Warner Music, Naxos, and Farao Classic, sharing the stage with world/class musicians such as Sir. Roger Norrington, Andrew Litton, Pablo González, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Truls Mørk, Natalia Gutman, Labèque Sisters, Ainhoa Arteta, Jiri Barta or Heinrich Schiff. He has performed in some of the most recognised European venues, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.

Guillermo Laporta is a graduate of the Royal College of Music of London, and has studied with Jaime Martin, Paul Edmund Davies, Sue Thomas, Aurele Nicolet and Wilbert Hazelzet.

Advocating the expanse of the flute repertoire, he composes original music for flute and electronics and has recently released an album with pianist Josefina Urraca, presenting the first recording of Debussy and Respighi violin sonatas transcribed for flute and piano.

A deeply committed performance designer, Laporta continuously researches and develops new visual ideas to create dialogue between the space and the music.

His projection designs have been presented in Canada, the US and Spain at the Here Arts Center, Fringe Festival, 14th Street Y, Le Poisson Rouge, Queens Theatre, PS122, developing 3d video mapping techniques, real time video interaction with music and augmented reality projects. Recent New York theatre credits include: Boogie Stomp, Not Your Mamas Fair Tale, Pedro Pan, 8 million protagonist, A Christmas Carol and The Baltimore Waltz with review like: “Guillermo Laporta knows how to design for a festival, with minimal set and outstanding projection” (NY Fringe Festival).

He is a self-taught coder, web designer, and graphic designer with a portfolio of hundreds of projects and experiments. Since 2010 he has collaborated with the multimedia studio Unboring, specialized in WebVR where he integrates his music in virtual reality environments and applications for iOS, Android, and Facebook applications and games like The Dreamsons, Alice, Letris, Numtris, Sagecity, Iberia Flying around the world, and Blupt.

Guillermo earned a Master´s Degree in Arts Management from Alcala University in Madrid and has worked for the recording label EMI Music as managing director of the Jazz in Blue Festival in Spain, working with some of the best-selling Blue Note artists such as Avishai Cohen, Joe Lovano, Kurt Elling, and Chano Dominguez among others.


UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Oct 26th 2017, 7.30pm
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th St, New York, NY, 10025, US
JP Jofre
CreArtBox
Established in September 2016 this series is designed to reach new audiences combining classical chamber music, new pieces by living composers, and New York-based ensembles.
Nov 18th 2017, 7.00pm
BAY RIDGE Concert Series 2017
Christ Church Bay Ridge 7301 Ridge Blvd, Brooklyn, NY, 11209, US
Guillermo Laporta,flute
Josefina Urraca,piano
The Bay Ridge Concert Series is a brand new concert series taking place at Christ Church Bay Ridge over the course of 2017. CCBR hopes to enrich and celebrate the Bay Ridge community by sponsoring an eclectic lineup of musicians and musical groups from jazz, classical, Latin, and folk genres.
Jan 26th 2018, 7.30pm
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th St, New York, NY, 10025, US
CreArtBox
Established in September 2016 this series is designed to reach new audiences combining classical chamber music, new pieces by living composers, and New York-based ensembles.
Mar 30th 2018, 7.30pm
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th St, New York, NY, 10025, US
CreArtBox
Established in September 2016 this series is designed to reach new audiences combining classical chamber music, new pieces by living composers, and New York-based ensembles.

RECENT PROJECTS

CreArtMusic Series

Role: Curator & producer
Presented at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Running since September 2016 in Manhattan, this music series presents classical chamber music with new pieces by living composers and visual artists, collaborating with renowed artist such us violinist Todd Reynolds, composer and video artist, Luke DuBois, or LeTrain Bleu Ensemble.

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CD: Debussy and Respighi Violin Sonatas Transcribed for Flute and Piano

Josefina Urraca & Guillermo Laporta
Josefina Urraca, piano
Date: May 5th, 2017

This CD, with its ardor for the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, reimagines the music for violin and piano of Claude Debussy and Ottorino Respighi, expanding it into the repertoire of the modern flute. The recordign was made in the Summer of 2016 at Oktaven Studios, New York City.

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Mikado

Role:flutist
Presented at the DiMenna Center, NYC

Mikado is a piece for flute and electronics commisioned to Spanish composer Marcos Fernandez.It was premiered at the CreArt Music Series on Novemebr 4th 2016.

Moments of Solitude CD

Role: flutist
Publihed on Spotify Amazon and more.

CD release of Moments of Solitude an integral of solo piece by american composer Greg Karnilaw.

Works as writer, director, producer and designer

Noctum

Role: Writer, director, producer and projection designer

An opera commissioned by Cre.Art Project during the artist residency program in Oviedo Asturias. Co-produced by Cre.Art Project, Audiencia Theater, Barakaldo Theater and San Francisco Concert Hall.

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London

Role: Director, designer, & producer

A musical theater production with more the 100 artists involved. Combining cinema and live theater with live jazz, drum & bass, indian, classical music, contemporary dance, acrobats, video mapping and narrative. A show that makes the city of London, its frenetic pace and its people from all over the world, their common thread. Cinema, theater, dance, circus and live music come together in this show with 18 artists on stage.

Visuality

Role: Director, designer, flutist & producer
Presented at the Queens Theater in The Park, The Tank and more

Visuality is a production, combining the music of composers like Sebastian Currier, Joshua Penman, Debussy, Paul Moravec, Jacob TV, Joan Tower, Marcos Fernandez and Frederic Rzewski, with video mapping projections, aerial acrobats, and dance, fused with the story of a psychoanalyst, who explores the deepest thoughts of his mind through the music.

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Works as projection designer

Seven World at Queens Theater

Role: Projection & Set Designer
Presented at the Queens Theater in The Park

An journey through science, technology, food and nature.

Evergreen

Role: Projection & Set Designer
Presented at the City Playhouse Theatre, Toronto

Sempreverde/Evergreen has a pressing and compelling rhythm, a good mix of professionals, among whom two young dancers, who captivated the nearly 3,000 students, and their teachers and parents, from beginning to end. No distractions, attentive eyes, their breaths held tight, all children were fully enraptured and fascinated by the modern scenery, the stunning 3D projections, the choreography and the songs of the musical.

Pedro Pan

Role: Projection & Set Designer
Presented at the New York International Fringe Festival, 14th Street Y Theater, New York

Based on the real life events of Operación Pedro Pan, a young boy, Pedro, is sent alone to the U.S. to escape the dangers of 1962 Havana, Cuba. Once in NYC, Pedro must face learning a new language, a new culture, and a new country without the support of his parents.

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Works as sound designer and composer

Inspirit

Role: Composer & Sound designer
Publised for webVR iOS, Android

I N S P I R I T may seem to be a story about light, but it is really more about people. People who enlighten us and complete us; because I like to think that there are people whose presence lights us up inside.

Puzzle Rain

Role: Composer & Sound designer
Published for HTC Vive headset
Press Quotes: "impeccable sound design by Guillermo Laporta" Casey Yee, Mozilla Blog

Puzzle Rain is a musical journey in which you help awaken and guide mythical creatures back together into happy musical harmony with one another. Only their combined musical chorus can summon life-giving rain to revive the parched and desolate landscape. Though, there isn’t much time. Dangerous predators roam!