Carlos Cipa

Carlos Cipa is a Munich and Berlin-based composer and pianist. He has been classically trained on the piano and studied contemporary classical composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts 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 the piano as his main instrument, facilitating him to find his way throughout composition and improvisation, before releasing his debut The Monarch and the Viceroy and sophomore record All your life you walk on Denovali Records in 2012 and 2014. In 2019, Cipa released Retronyms, his third studio album that expanded his artistic approach as well as his colour palette, bringing together his background as a classically trained pianist and composer with his interest for pop, jazz and electronic music in all its diverse facets. In 2020, he released Correlations (on 11 Pianos) , yet again a return to the piano. It is an intuitive collection of piano solo works recorded on 11 very different sounding pianos, an album which boldly blurs the boundaries between composition, performance and procedure. His most recent projects let him to visit and work with several different piano manufacturers to try out and record on their idiosyncratic pianos resulting in the EPs Munich Session, Redesigns and At Klangmanufaktur.

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