flutist, performance designer, producer, founder and artistic director of CreArtBox.Contact
Guillermo Laporta is a New York City-based flutist, designer, director, and producer. He is currently the executive and artistic director of CreArtBox, a music organization whose programs present wide-ranging multidisciplinary connections between music and other art forms.
Guillermo Laporta has a master’s degree from the Royal College of Music of London and a Master’s in Arts Management from Alcala University in Madrid. During his career as a flutist, he has performed a broad repertoire of symphonic, opera and chamber works, with BBC Concert Orchestra, Asturias Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Symphony Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, sharing the stage with renowned 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.
Guillermo has written and directed full scale shows, such as the musical London The Show, the opera Noctum, and Visuality. His project Cre.Art Project 1 showed at leading venues and festivals across Europe and America, with reviews commenting on its "an explosion of rhythm, color and sensitivity" (El Diario del Alto Aragon) and "shocking staging" (El pais).
As a projection designer, he has worked on many Off Broadway productions and festivals in the United States and Canada, such as the New York International Fringe Festival, Pedro Pan, Boogie Stomp, Seven Worlds, and The Baltimore Waltz.
Video projections design and interaction represent important creative components in the staging of Guillermo's work. He utilizes live interaction, video mapping, and projection as light instruments.
Guillermo has directed five festivals, including the 10x10 Music Festival in Zaragoza, Spain, PlayLoud Music Festival at the New York Cervantes Institute, and the 2018 CreArtMusic festival. He also directed Jazz in Blue, working with EMI Music to present worldwide artists such as Avishai Cohen, Joe Lovano, and Chano Dominguez, among many others.
As a composer and sound designer, he has also worked on numerous games and VR experiences with companies like Iberia, Mozilla, Sage, Unboring, Barrabes Internet, and Ivanovich Games.
He is also producing his debut solo album AWAVE, with his own music written for flute piano and electronic.
CreArtBox is a chamber music organization that performs, and records the greatest works in the classical chamber repertoire and presents innovative works by established and emerging composers, incorporating theatrical and multimedia elements.www.creartbox.nyc
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.Read more View photos Watch trailer
A Classical Music Festival lanunched in Long Island City, Queens. Presented by CreArtBox, the festival merges classical chamber music with contemporary dance, theater, and immersive sound, light and projection design. In collaboration with Long Island City Artists (LiC-A) @ The Plaxall Gallery and supported by the Queens Council on the Arts
CreArtBox’s classical music festival heads to Long Island City" QNS MagazineRead article
"CreArt Music Festival offers unique take on classical music" (Times Ledger)Read article
Guillermo Laporta’s Awave blends years of opera, symphonic and chamber music performances with multimedia sound design and sound track composition. The performance presents a collection of pieces written for VR experiences, theatrical sound design and video games. It also features the world premiere of 10 new pieces for flute, piano and electronics.
"You should check out this amazing presentation of Guillermo Laporta’s AWAVE” (Times Ledger)Read article
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.Listen on Spotify
CD release of Moments of Solitude an integral of solo piece by american composer Greg Karnilaw.Listen on Spotify Amazon
Visuality is a full-scale music and theater production which develops a narrative inspired by studies by Sigmund Freud, Carl Rogers where a psychoanalyst, explores the deepest thoughts of his mind through music, poetry, and observation.
Written by Guillermo Laporta and Jacopo Rampini and choreographed by Marissa Maislen, this production, fuses the music of Sebastian Currier, Joshua Penman, Debussy, Paul Moravec, Jacob TV, Joan Tower, Marcos Fernandez, and Frederic Rzewski.
The main chracter, Dr. Reyn narrate a meditation on a human mental exploration. Gradually discovering his own bipolar disorder exposing his self-consciousness in the physical universe and unveiling complex, mysterious, visceral stories that outcrop beyond the reality.
Dr. Reyn inner mind is reflected in the commutable set design where cubes surround the scene, the musicians and the audience, utilizing video mapping techniques to bring to life this captivating world.Watch Video View Photos Behind the scenes
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.Watch Video View Photos
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, ance, circus and live music come together in this show with 18 artists on stage.
"a shocking staging" (El Pais)Read Interview (Google Translation) Read original interview in spanish View Photos Watch Video
An journey through science, technology, food and nature.
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.
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.View Photos
INSPIRIT 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.
• Selected by Google as WebGL VR experience at Chrome Experiments.
• Highlighted by Mozilla as one of the first VR featured projects for the web.
• Honored with a FWA Site of the day Award ( Our 2nd FWA SOTD Award in a week with Iberia - Flying the world )Read More Play Game See Google Experiment
Puzzle Rain is a musical journey published for HTC Vive headset in collaboration with the Mozilla FOundation and Unboring Studio. 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!
"impeccable sound design by Guillermo Laporta" (Mozilla Blog)Read More Play Game Watch video