RESEARCH INTO IMPROVISATION
Jerónimo Martín has shown since his musical beginnings a deep interest in improvisation, developing knowledge based on personal experimentation on the piano that has led him down different paths.
Intrigued from a very young age by the fortuitous phenomenon of improvisation, and encouraged to discover its most remote secrets, he embarked on a constant search that led him to investigate the subject.
He thus began to make contact with and train in different improvisation techniques with the aim of finding answers to his deepest preoccupations.
All this has been the breeding ground for a continuous learning process based on multiple shared experiences, which has served to broaden his particular vision of the matter and to find answers, certainties and musical rewards, such as those found in two of his recordings: Capturas (2012) and Durango Concert (2020).
Some of these techniques, moreover, represent different musical genres, with their particular approaches to the practice of improvisation, be it applied in a professional or educational setting.
They are listed below, in chronological order, as the author has incorporated them into his activity:
Violeta Hemsy de Gaínza
Music for People
On the other hand, it is worth mentioning his participation in the project Terranova, led by Venezuelan composer Julio d’Escriván (2012) and his participation in the conference of the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM), in Switzerland (2015).
His research still continues, focusing on the interaction between improvisation – individual and collective -, composition, and randomness. The research mainly focuses on the field of musical creation, without being ascribed to any particular style or language.
In addition, it aims to open doors for collaboration between classical and jazz musicians, and is always open to being shared in the field of music education.