Raül Refree

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Raül Fernandez Miró (Barcelona, 1976), better known as Raül Refree, is a Spanish record producer, musician and composer.

Raül Refree in 2020

Artistic careerEdit

In 1996, Raül joined the melodic hardcore group Barcelona Corn Flakes, with whom he recorded Ménage (1997). He later joined two groups: Romodance, producing Little Symphonies for the Kids (1998) and Zorras (1999), and Sitcom, putting out a self-titled album in 1999. The Élena group, which aimed at a more experimental style of pop, produced Porelamordedios (2001) and Present (2003). He directed and arranged a concert, The Rockdelux Experience, for issue no. 200 of Rockdelux magazine, and a second concert in 2004 for the 20th anniversary of the magazine. Both concerts were later published on CD.

Also in 2002, he began the solo project Refree, with the album Quitamiedos, followed by Nones (2003), La matrona (2005), Els invertebrats (2007), Matilda (2010), Tots Sants (2012), Nova Creu Alta (2013), Jai Alai vol. 01 (2017) and La otra mitad (2018) works in which he alternates Spanish and Catalan. In 2007, he created the show "Immigrasons", about migratory flows between Catalonia and Argentina, with the Argentinian musician Ernesto Snajer, commissioned by Mercat de Música Viva de Vic (MMVV). He also worked with Sílvia Pérez Cruz). He contributed to works commissioned by the MMVV in 2008 with the Mexicans Cabezas de Cera and Juan Pablo Villa in the album Vientos y lugares. In the same year he directed and arranged the show OJO con la Mala, with Mala Rodríguez and the Original Jazz Orchestra del Taller de Músics, and was awarded the Premi Ciutat de Barcelona. In 2009 he composed soundtracks for the series Infidels, from TV3, and toured several times in Europe and the United States with the American singer-songwriter Josh Rouse.

 
Refree, 2018 (photo by Àlex Rademakers)

In 2014 he released with Sílvia Pérez Cruz the album Granada, and in 2017 presented, along with Rosalía Vila, Los Ángeles. Both albums as artist, producer, guitar player and arranger.

In late 2018 he released the soundtracks for the films Entre dos aguas, by Isaki Lacuesta, and Black is beltza, by Fermín Muguruza.

His last works of his own, in which he has worked as a music player and signing arrangements and production, have been a duo releasing albums with Richard Youngs (All Hands Around The Moment, Soft Abuse, 2019), Lina (Lina_Raül Refree, Glitterbeat, 2020) and Lee Ranaldo (Names of North End Women, Mute, 2020).

His musical productions combines experimental rock, flamenco, author song and pop with occasional jazz influences, according to the project. He interprets his compositions in Catalan and Spanish.

He has produced songs and albums for Ricky Martin, Rodrigo Cuevas, Luisa Sobral, Lee Ranaldo, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Rosalía, Rocío Márquez, Roger Mas, Nacho Umbert, Senior Brutal Cor, Christina Rosenvinge, Las Migas, Josh Rouse, Kiko Veneno, Mala Rodríguez, Els Pets, among other musicians.

DiscographyEdit


ProductionsEdit

Soundtracks (BSO)Edit

CollaborationsEdit

  • Miedo, interactive musical in 3D, with Albert Pla(2018-)
  • Guerra, interactive musical in 3D, with Albert Pla and Fermin Muguruza (2015-2016)
  • Ukulele on the song Last Night on Earth of Lee Ranaldo (2013)
  • Rèquiem, with Enric Montefusco (2012)
  • Collaborations in recording of Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations, of Josh Rouse (2011)
  • Cançons de bandolers i molt mala gent (Songs of bandits and bad people), show with Maria Rodés. Musical direction and arrangements. (2010)
  • Brindando con José Alfredo Jiménez with the song "Cuando vivas conmigo". (2010)
  • Doubles with Josh Rouse for Europe and USA (2009/2010)
  • Ojo con la Mala. Musical director of the concert of Mala Rodríguez with the Original Jazz Orquestra del Taller de Músics. (2008)
  • Refree & Standstill interpret E.Varèse, R.Strauss, G.Ligeti, S.Reich y J.Adams. Festival Digressions of Auditorio de Barcelona (2008)
  • Vientos y lugares. Co-director of the project; with Juan Pablo Villa y Cabezas de Cera. (Sonoesfera, 2008)
  • 15 anys del Teatre-Auditori de Sant Cugat (15 years of the Auditorium Theater of Sant Cugat). Direction and arrangements for orchestra. Together with the Orquestra Nacional Clàssica d’Andorra. (2008)
  • Immigrasons. Co-director of the project. (Discmedi, 2006)
  • String and metal arrangements in El tiempo de las cerezas, of Nacho Vegas and Enrique Bunbury. (2006)

AwardsEdit

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