Aspen España Fellows Debate: «Arts and Society»
The Aspen España Fellows Program hosts a series of debates moderated by members of this program, offering them a space for dialogue with other Aspen Alumni and across many disciplines to reflect on ideas that shape our societies and challenge our times.
The next meeting, moderated by Iñaki Sandoval, pianist, composer and Aspen España Fellow, will provide participants the opportunity to reflect on the relation between Arts and Society through a series of materials (musical pieces, podcasts and readings) selected by the moderator.
Aspen Institute España selects each year from its network of Alumni those who have excelled during their participation in its seminars and debates to become candidates for the Aspen España Fellows Program. This Program gathers an engaged community of people who actively participate in our debates, providing important input for our activities, and help sustain our mission to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.
Iñaki Sandoval (Pamplona, 1974) is one of the top jazz musicians of the Spanish music scene. Pianist, composer, and producer, he is PhD in Art History and Musicology by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and graduated from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, USA). He currently resides in Estonia, where he is the director of the Tartu University Viljandi Culture Academy. Previously he was the founder director of the jazz department at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, from 2003 to 2015, and Dean of Graduate studies from 2013 to 2015. He is a former council member of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and a board member of the International Association of Jazz Schools (IASJ).
Parallel to his duties as administrator, he develops an active artistic career, having performed all over the world, and collaborated with musicians such as Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Bob Mintzer, Carles Benavent, Marvin Stamm, Tom Warrington, Rudy Aikels, Stefan Karlsson, Sizao Machado, Greg Badolato, Walt Weiskopf, Peer Wyboris, Joan Albert Amargós, David Mengual, Llibert Fortuny, and Jordi Bonell, among others. He has published 4 albums as a leader (Sausolito, 2005; Usaquén, 2008; Miracielos, 2011; Electric Trio Live, 2015). In 2009 founded his own record label Bebyne Records, having produced over 25 albums for world-class artists, and 8 as a leader. Recommended discography:
Harmonic Etudes (2018, Bebyne Records)
Mimesis (2018, Bebyne Records)
Winter Poems (2017, Bebyne Records)
Estonian Suite: Live in Tallinn (2017, Bebyne Records), CD&DVD
Electric Trio Live (2015, Bebyne Records, with Carles Benavent and Roger Blàvia), CD&DVD
Miracielos (2011, Bebyne Records, with Eddie Gómez and Billy Hart)