James Andean

Valdrada has been performed in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Crest, Leicester, Leuk and Matera…

“… the traveler, arriving, sees two cities: one erect above the lake, and the other reflected, upside down. Nothing exists or happens in the one Valdrada that the other Valdrada does not repeat, because the city was so constructed that its every point would be reflected in its mirror…”

Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities (1972)

Valdrada is about memory — but, then again, perhaps the same is true of all acousmatic works…


Valdrada was realized in 2018 at the composer’s studio in Leicester (England, UK) and at the Music, Technology & Innovation studios of De Montfort University in Leicester (England, UK). The work premiered on January 16, 2019 during the concert Sweet Anticipation at PACE Studio 1 of De Montfort University in Leicester (England, UK). Thanks to Merja Nieminen, and Marinos Giannoukakis.


  • January 16, 2019, Sweet Anticipation, Studio 1 — PACE Building — De Montfort University, Leicester (England, UK)



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Date Work Program
April 30, 2019 James Andean, Valdrada (2018) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
July 20, 2019 James Andean, Valdrada (2018) One-Hundred and Fifty-One Edition / The Parish News (UK)
August 6, 2019 James Andean, Valdrada (2018) Martian Gardens #986 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)

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