Vicente Parrilla (recorder, direction), Raquel Andueza (soprano), Fahmi Alqhai (viola da Gamba), Jesús Fernández-Baena (Theorbo), Miguel Rincón (lute), Javier Nunez (harpsichord), Álvaro Garrido (percussion)
Yr a oydo is an old Spanish expression meaning "going by heart" and is the name of MORE HISPANO’s latest innovative project lead by the recorder player Vicente Parrilla. The young Spanish Ensemble presents Ancient Music of early 17th century Spain and Italy, completely improvised but not without cherishing the skills of historic performance - a goal that is as ambitious as it is unique.
Among the musicians are Fahmi Alquai, Viola da Gamba and the soprano Raquel Andueza who also sings with L ’Arpeggiata under Christina Pluhar.
"Whereas for most period-instrument bands improvisation means judiciously adding ornaments, Mr. Parilla and company go all out. Raquel Andueza sings the vocal pieces with an appealing, earthy and almost vibrato-free tone and adds inventive vocalise to some of the instrumental workouts. Álvaro Garrido’s vigorous percussion underpinnings have a world-music quality that suits these works. And Mr. Parilla, on recorder, takes turns with the other instrumentalists elaborating on the composers’ melodies, often adding modal touches and varying the rhythms, much as a virtuosic jazz band would do with a group of standards."
A. Kozinn - New York Times - 20 February 2011
"MORE HISPANO comprises some of the most talented Spanish musicians of their generation… Yr a oydo is one of the most exceptional and powerful contributions that any Spanish ensemble has made to the discography of Ancient Music."
Pablo J. Vayón - Scherzo Magazin - June 2010