Taracea creates bridges between the past and the present. The Madrid-based trio’s artistic project is to play early european music with a contemporary focus that includes jazz and folk elements and lots of improvisation. Taracea’s repertoire includes pieces by renaissance and early baroque composers such as John Dowland, Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Desprez, Giulio Caccini and Juan del Encina, as well as arrangements of some spanish traditional melodies.
The group was founded in 2018 by Rainer Seiferth, a multifaceted German guitar and early plucked instruments player who lives in Spain. Belén Nieto is a flute and recorder specialist and a regular member of Jordi Savall’s ensembles. The double bass player Miguel Rodrigáñez is at home in jazz, flamenco and classical music.
In 2019, Taracea recorded their first album “Akoé”, for which they invited to colaborate outstanding international musicians: the french serpent virtuoso Michel Godard who is one of the pioneers in the fusion of old and new sounds, the young spanish folk singer and percussionist Isabel Martín and the spanish percussionist David Mayoral, a well – known collaborator in many european early music projects. The album was recorded on a beautiful remote farm in the spanish countryside. It was published by the french label Alpha Classics in march 2020.