Discordian Community Ensemble

The Discordian Community Ensemble, endeavouring to provoke collaboration, cross-cultural exchange and the proliferation of new musics worldwide, is a mutable traveling ensemble based on a cooperative model that connects with local interpreters/improvisers for recitals and recordings, using scores that permit free and controlled improvisation.

Based in Barcelona, DCE’s modus operandi consists of composing for the performance and coordinating immediately beforehand a short rehearsal of the compositions, the scores and conducting techniques of which are designed to be swiftly assimilated by newcomer musicians.

As a communitarian collective, DCE also hosts workshops for improvisers, interpreters, composers and musicologists, both in Barcelona and abroad.

Discordian Community Orchestra

Since its inception in 2012, the Discordian Community Ensemble has realized recitals and recordings with the following interpreters/improvisers and composers:

Composers
El Pricto
Owen Kilfeather
Francesc Llompart Pons
Pablo Rega
Carlos “Orvonton” Edelmiro
Pablo Carrascosa
Agustí Martínez

Vocals
Ilona Schneider – soprano
Owen Kilfeather – tenor
Iván “El Negro” García – bass

Winds
Pablo Selnik – flute
Almudena Vega – flute
Santi Caballero – flute
Fru Frú III – flute
Tom Chant – soprano & tenor sax
Liba Villavecchia – soprano sax
El Pricto – alto sax & clarinet
Agustí Martínez – alto sax
Ged Barry – alto sax
Don Malfon – alto & bartitone sax
Luiz Rocha – tenor sax & bass clarinet
Albert Cirera – tenor sax
Pep Pascual – tenor sax
Miguel “Pintxo” Villar – tenor sax
Paulina Owczarek – baritone sax
Xavier Díaz Herrera – baritone sax
Lluís Vallés – baritone sax
Ferrán Besalduch – bass sax
Naná Rovirá – bass clarinet
Natsuko Sugao – trumpet
Pol Padrós – trumpet
Andrés Acebes – trumpet
Marc García – French horn
Clara Canimas – bassoon
Frédéric Filiatre – trombone
Aram Montagut – trombone
Joan Palacio – contrabass trombone
David Parras – tuba

Strings
Pablo Rega: electric guitar
Diego Caicedo – electric guitar
Lucas Suarez – electric guitar
Carlos Rodenas – electric bass
Miguel Serna – electric bass
Martin Leiton – electric bass
Sarah Claman – violin
Francesc Llompart – violin
Paloma Carrasco López – cello
Pau Sola – cello
Christian Pérez – contrabass
Johannes Nästesjö – contrabass

Keys
Joanna Miramontes – piano
Jordina Millá – piano

Percussion
Vasco Trilla – drums
Javier Carmona – drums
Enric Ponsa – drums
Joni Garlic – drums
Quicu Samsó – drums
Patxi Valera – drums
Núria Andorrà – percussion, marimba
Paula Pinero – percussion