The singer Laia Cagigal was born in Barcelona in 1979. In 2006 she finished her higher music studies, specialising in jazz singing at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya). During the 2005-2006 academic year she studied at the University of Berlin der Kunste, taking part in the European exchange programme ERASMUS. She has taken courses of Voice Craft Estill: level 1 and 2 and a course with Blandine Calais-Germain “Periné, Jocs de Pressions i Veu” of the method “Anatomy for the movement”.
Beyond her studies as a performer, she is also interested in composing and creating music through electronic and computer media. Along this line, she has completed the Master SMC (Sound and Music Computing) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2008-2010).
In the artistic field, she participated in projects such as APNEA (her own compositions on a poetry book by Núria Martínez Vernis), YLEMA (compositions by David González), J.U.L.A.I. (mini-pop-electronic duo with Juliane Heinemann), Una Música de Cavalls Negres (compositions by Jordi Gaspar on poems by Albert Roig). In these and other projects, she shared stage with Joel Moreno, David Soler, Oriol Roca, Martín Leiton, Alfred Artigas, Roger Mas, David González, Ramon Prats, Dani Pérez, David Xirgu, Ismael Dueñas, David Mengual, Jon Robles, Elisabet Raspall, Aldo Caviglia, Giulia Valle, Jaume Llombart, and Publio Delgado.
She participated in the recording of several projects, among which the following stand out: Menta, by David Castillo (poetry) and David Mengual (composition), in which Ion Robles, David González and Dani Domínguez also participate; APNEA (edited by Fresh Sound Records), the album and, of Project Ylema (self-edited) with David González, Roger Mas and Ramon Prats. With Martí Ventura Quartet and Cor de Cambra i Cor Jove de Granollers she recorded Després del Jazz.
With more than 15 years of teaching experience, she has given singing classes and other related subjects, such as vocal combo or vocal improvisation, in several schools, the most recent ones being Escola Municipal de Música d’Igualada, Escola Frederic Mistral (Fundació Collserola) Conservatori de Música de Reus, Eòlia ESAD (Escola Superior d’Art Dramàtic) and Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears.
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