Electro-Prepared Piano: The Sound of Tomorrow

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Gefinancierd op 04 / 12 / 2020
$ 8,726
$ 4,361
$ 8,722
122 Co-financiers
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Fabra i Coats
Completado ($ 2,180)
  • Bijdragen $ 11

    Unreleased Tune + Thanks.

    By donating 10 euros you will receive an unpublished song by Juan J. Ochoa, and your name will appear among the patrons of this project.

    > 18 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 22

    Concert + Bag

    At the end of this campaign, a special concert will be held at Fabra i Coats in Barcelona on December the 16th. Ochoa will play songs from his previous albums Longing for Breath and In Progress, and he will present his new album Without Orpheus, with unreleased songs that fuse electronics and prepared piano. It will be a very special evening with guest artists and it will be followed by a Q & A and drinks.

    In addition, on the same day of the concert you will receive this exclusive cloth bag designed by Ochoa in collaboration with the illustrator Jaume Marco and a link to download a new unreleased song in a limited digital edition.

    Limited seats available.

    In case of change in the date due to the current regulations on capacity and live performances, the new date will be announced well in advance, and the possibility of streaming will be offer for those who can not attend.

    > 50 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 38

    Mask + Streaming Concert

    Get your handmade mask designed and stamped by PEDRA - Art and Costume Company in collaboration with Juan J. Ochoa. High-quality, washable and organic cotton, with double side and filter pocket. Choose your favourite design.


    In addition to your mask, this reward includes the download of an unreleased song and an exclusive online concert, followed by a Q & A where you can participate with your questions and suggestions. Do not miss it!

    Shipping costs included.

    > 13 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 44

    Prepared Piano Workshop

    Do you want know how to play a prepared piano? How do you make it sound like a percussion or a string instrument, or even a synthesizer?

    Two online sessions of 2 hours each, address not only to musicians or music students, but also to all of you who are interested in learning about the prepared piano.

    During the first session we will talk about the history of this way of playing. We will discuss the materials and techniques that can traditionally be used and how to use them properly, so that they do not harm the instrument. Materials such as scores and recordings will be shared, and small improvisations and exercises will be proposed to practice.

    In a second session, your own compositions will be shared, and modern techniques and their fusion with electronics will be studied in depth, proposing new actions and possibilities that we can design together for future compositions.

    > 04 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 55

    CD "Longing for Breath" + Concert + Bag

    Get a signed copy of Ochoa’s first album Longing for Breath in CD. Shipping costs included.

    This album was the author's definitive immersion into the universe of the prepared piano and contains music inspired by Spanish folklore, Middle Eastern music, French Impressionism and North American minimalism. It also includes a photo compilation of the show directed and choreographed by Manuel Badás, for whose soundtrack this album was composed.

    With this contribution you will also receive an invitation to the concert that will take place on December the 16th in Barcelona, where you will receive an exclusive cloth bag and the download of an unreleased song by the composer.

    In case of not being able to attend the live concert, the album and bag will be sent to you by post, along with the unreleased song, and you will have exclusive access to a streaming concert with a Q & A.

    > 14 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 1,635

    Private Concert

    A private concert with the artist's repertoire for piano solo, including works such as Crystalline, Mediterraneum, Longing for Breath or In Progress.

    You will also receive the entire merchandising kit, which includes:

    Unreleased theme.
    Possibility of attending the recording of one of the videos from Ochoa's new album.

    Remember that by making this donation through GOTEO, the amount will be deducted in your next tax return. Check here the tax calculator: https://en.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

    > 01 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 2,726

    In Progress Live

    In Progress private concert, where Ochoa, along with Marta Azparren, Pau Escutia and other guest artists, will present a repertoire of previous albums and new songs taking from his upcoming new album. An opportunity to see and hear a unique anthology of music from the present and the future on a small stage.

    In addition, this reward makes you an official sponsor of the presentation video of the next album, with the right to product placement and special mention.

    Remember that by making this donation through GOTEO, the amount will be deducted in your next tax return. Check here the tax calculator: https://en.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

    > 00 Co-financiers
  • Bijdragen $ 4,361

    Prepared Piano Rave

    A soirée with an exclusive atmosphere. The live performance of the artist new project, with a scenography adapted to the place of your choice among the eligible rooms or locations.

    With this reward, you will become the main patron of Electro-Prepared Piano, official sponsor of the presentation video of the next album, and you will be able to promote your brand through product placement or other advertising modality.

    Remember that by making this donation through GOTEO, the amount will be deducted in your next tax return. Check here the tax calculator: https://en.goteo.org/calculadora-fiscal

    > 00 Co-financiers

About this project

We are transforming the piano into the instrument of the future. Are you prepared?

Behoeften Materiaal Minimum Optimum
Material Sonido
Se necesita adquirir nuevo material para la transformación del sonido en directo. Este consistirá en actualizar con nuevos micrófonos, pedales de efectos y loops, así como una tarjeta de sonido adecuada.
$ 3,271
Behoeften Infrastructuur Minimum Optimum
Marketing, distribución, gastos y comisiones de campaña.
Como coste básico se contempla la grabación de un material de promoción (audio y video) que sirva para su futura venta y distribución, así como una inversión en publicidad digital y contactos con posibles programadores.
$ 1,090
Grabación y Producción
Como ayuda a la grabación, ensayos y puesta en concierto del nuevo album extraído del proyecto.
$ 4,361
Totaal $ 4,361 $ 8,722

General information

Having spent six years in London, I got acquainted with some of the latest trends in electronic music. They have been inspiring me to merge different ways of playing and composing with the piano ever since, by experimenting with materials and objects inside the instrument, and charting a world of sound whose existence was barely acknowledged. Back then I began to wonder, how could I bring this new world to your senses?

We are transforming the prepared piano into a new kind of synthesizer where the analog and the digital meet and stretch their acoustic and visual boundaries, inventing a sound for the future, in harmony with our memory. In Barcelona, I have spent the past two years investigating new ways to expand these techniques and sounds, merging them with electronics, but a microscopic object, which we all already know, came to change our plans.

The continuity of this project makes even more sense now if I share my experience with you, and if you take part in this innovation that goes beyond the musical; whose didactic, therapeutic and social potential is worth developing. I am actually inviting you to join concerts, workshops, videos and live streamings to support the recording of a studio album, and the creation of a library of prepared piano sounds shaped by your own feelings and ideas.

The music of the future is in our hands!

Belangrijkste kenmerken

For the prepared piano sound studio located in the Fabra i Coats Creation Factory in Barcelona, we need microphones, amps, special pedalboards and other devices to fully enhance the sound of the prepared piano live and combine it with electronics.

With the help of several collaborators, this space will allow us as to compose, rehearse and design:

  • A studio album featuring a number of artists from the world of electronics and dance music.
  • Streaming performances, creating audiovisual works that you will be able to follow no matter where you are.
  • A tour designed for resized theatres, adapted to the current circumstances, where you can enjoy the live performance.
  • Workshops where I can explain and bring to all of you, initiated or newly interested, the secrets and techniques of the prepared piano.
  • A prototype of a prepared piano digital sound library, yours to use with your own computer, at home, live or on studio, in your compositions.

However, the great challenge will be to put on a real Rave of Electronic Music with Prepared Piano, for open stages. A spectacular display of audiovisuals and light design to party to the sound of the future, a unique opportunity to reinvent social proximity and vibrate together again.

Waarom is dit belangrijk

Cancelling most concerts and imposing critical restrictions certainly hit our project hard, but we know that every little support counts to make it rise. If you tune in to this initiative, you will be helping me and all the artists who have been spending years to finally reveal this breakthrough that I am so excited to share now.

I want to thank you in advance by offering you the result of joint creations with artists and artisans: these are truly personalized rewards, some are indeed exclusive:

  • Live concert where you will receive an cloth bag among other suprises.
  • Handmade face masks by Fabra i Coats resident art collective Pedra Design.
  • HD download of an unreleased theme.
  • A prepared piano workshop to explain how it works.
  • Interactive sessions to propose new objects or actions to unveil even more possibilities of the prepared piano.

Team en ervaring

Since 2012 I have worked in Spain and England, collaborating as a pianist and composer for shows and dance companies such as English National Ballet, Rambert Dance, Dana Raz Dance Company, Adrían del Arroyo or Inquiquinante Danza, with the prepared piano as a hallmark.

My two albums Longing for Breath and In Progress were born after those collaborations. These are some of the accompanying videos, directed by Marta Azparren, Albert Carreras and Mariana Palacios.

Film music has also a very special place in my career. Among several shorts selected and awarded in International Festivals such as Poland’s Short Waves, this is the soundtrack I composed for Steve Cutts’ short movie Happiness, 2018 Finalist in the Zurich International Music Competition.

Comment, share or simply enjoy my work on YouTube, Spotify and Instagram, and drop me a line jjmusic8a@gmail.com.

I love getting feedbak from you! Places where you would like me to come and play, sounds that you think can be triggered from a prepared piano. Let us free our minds!


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