“you’re bound to discover something unique and unexpected”

Times Ledger

Founded in 2013 by pianist Josefina Urraca and flutist and composer Guillermo Laporta, CreArtBox is a NYC-based music organization that builds platforms to generate live art performances and collaborate with world-class artists and ensembles.


Two Roads (Manhattan Premier)

February 2020
Opera/Dance Production
The Tank Theater

Two Road materializes the inner thoughts of Elle, scrutinizing the choices that she made throughout her life in an apocryphal attempt to write a letter to a future self, a reincarnation or a future generation.

Brandenburg

December 2019
CreArt Music Series
Renee Weiler Concert Hall

CreArtBox collaborates with the Arte String Quartet to present a program based around Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

Awave in Japan

November/December 2019
Internatioal tour
Ryogoku Monten Hall

Live production of Awave in Japan. In collaboration with the costume and set designer Mizuko Kaji. Awave is a multimedia concert experience for flute, piano, video, and electronics written by Guillermo Laporta. Rooted in the influences of the symphonic sound, classical chamber music, theatrical sound design, and soundtrack composition. Awave blends sound and space through Guillermo’s own music, words, and images.

Bilitis

October 2019
CreArt Music Series
Renee Weiler Concert Hall

CreArtBox and Parhelion Trio join forces to kick off their 2019/20 concert series in an evening inspired by Claude Debussy’s Songs of Bilitis.

CreArt Music Festival

August/September 2019
Plaxall Art Gallery

The festival strives to present classical and contemporary music in a modern way, using eclectic programming and a strong visual component to engage and enthuse audience members. This edition was presented in collaboration with LIC Artists and supported by the Queens Council on the Arts and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain.

Memories

March 2019
CreArt Music Series
Renee Weiler Concert Hall

Music by Pulitzer Award winner, Ned Rorem, Mendelssohn, and Haydn, performed by CreArtBox.

Awave Within

January 2019
CreArt Music Series
Renee Weiler Concert Hall

Greenwich House Music and CreArtBox music group, supported by the Amphion Foundation, presented a performance with music by Meredith Monk, Guillermo Laporta, Copland, Poulenc, Mompou, and Telemann, with the collaboration of the Italian-American actor, Jacopo Rampini.

CreArt Music Festival

August 2018
Plaxall Art Gallery

Taking advantage of its ideal location in trendy LIC, this festival presents classical music in a modern way, incorporating other disciplines into the concerts.

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Martin Bresnick, Ransom Wilson and Le Train Bleu

March 2018
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture

While a full orchestra usually performs Mahler’s most popular symphony, Erwin Stein helped bring it to life for chamber orchestra in this unique arrangement. We were thrilled about the opportunity to collaborate to perform this masterpiece with Le Train Bleu, and conductor Ransom Wilson.

Joshua Penman, Lewis Lockwood, Beethoven, Debussy and Bryce Dessner

January 2018
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture

CreArtBox continued its mission working with living composers presenting a new piece written by the American Composer, Joshua Penman. The performance included a brief pre-concert talk by the Beethoven scholar and biographer Lewis Lockwood.

JP Jofre, John Cage, Florent Schmitt, David Lang, Telleman, Guillermo Laporta and Rachmaninoff

October 2017
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture

CreArtBox collaborated with JP Jofre who has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center.

Timo Andres, Anna Clyne, David Lang, Dvorak and Telemann

May 2017
CreArt Music Series
New York Society for Ethical Culture

The New York Society for Ethical Culture and CreArtBox presented a new edition of the CreArt Music Series. In this third edition, CreArtBox performed music by David Lang, Meredith Monk, Anna Clyne (New York premiere of Just As They Are), Timo Andres, Joshua Penman (World premier of Dawnlight), Dvorak, and Telemann.

Visuality VII

December 2016
Dance/Theater Production
Queens Theatre

Visuality is a music and theater production which develops a narrative inspired by studies by Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers, where a psychoanalyst explores the deepest thoughts of his mind through music, poetry, and observation. Written by Guillermo Laporta and Jacopo Rampini and choreographed by Marissa Maislen, this production, fuses the music of Sebastian Currier, Joshua Penman, Debussy, Paul Moravec, Jacob TV, Joan Tower, Marcos Fernandez, and Frederic Rzewski.

Todd Reynolds, Luke Dubois, Meredith Monk,Messiaen, Marcos Fernandez and Frank Martin

November 2016
CreArt Music Series
DiMenna Center

CreArtBox presented the second edition of the CreArt Music Series with two guests: violinist and composer Todd Reynolds and video artist Luke Dubois. On these performances, audiences of all ages gathered together to experience a unique event where classical music meets visual art creating an exceptional experience.

Debussy and Respighi flute sonatas

October 2015
Chamber music concert and recording

This CD, with its ardor for the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, reimagines the music for violin and piano of Claude Debussy and Ottorino Respighi, expanding it into the repertoire of the modern flute. The recordign was made in the Summer of 2016 at Oktaven Studios, New York City.

Visuality VI

May 2015
Dance/Theater Production
Clemente Soto Velez Center

VISUALITY 6 was almost an identical production to Visuality 5. CreArtBox was a resident ensemble at the Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente Soto Velez in New York City. This project is the last one before shifting into a scripted production the following year.

¨A is for Aye Aye¨

May 2015
Soundtrack recording
Michiko Studios

CreArtBox recorded the soundtrack for this short film. A young girl named Iris is transformed by her encounter with an engraving from a nineteenth-century book. Tired of the offerings of the virtual world, nine-year-oldd Iris wanders down Fifth Avenue and into the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection.

Visuality V

March 2015
Dance/Theater Production
The Tank Theater

VISUALITY 5 continued the evolution of a multimedia concert that explores the visual aspects of music. Each piece explores how light and sound can intersect in their purest form. Visuality was considered an ongoing series that explored the concert of “Visual Concert”.

Visuality IV

November 2014
Dance/Theater Production
Touring production (NY and DC)

VISUALITY is a multimedia concert that explores the visual aspects of music. Each piece explores how light and sound can intersect in their purest form. Visuality was considered an ongoing series that explored the concert of “Visual Concert”.

Visuality I, II and III

May 2014
Dance/Theater Production
Cervantes Institute, DiMenna and Spectrum

The three first productions of Visuality were the genesis of a music series that explored the visual aspects of music with a narrative voice guiding the audience through and almost meditative journey. This project evolved into a new scripted production during a total of 7 productions from 2014 to 2016.

Paris a.m.

December 2013
Chamber music concert with poetry
Gershwin Hotel and Cervantes Institute

Paris a.m., a production that explores how the city of Paris and its artists inspired the age of Impressionism. The show interweave visual projections and actors reciting French poetry within the chamber music of Debussy, Roussel, and Pierne.

NYC Debut

August 2012
Chamber music concert
National Opera America Center

"A new ensemble devoted to multidisciplinary events makes its debut with a concert designed by flutist Guillermo Laporta, who gathers a handful of very sharp freelance musicians—including cellist Yves Dharamraj and bandoneon virtuoso J.P. Jofre—as well as choreographers and visual artists. The group's maiden voyage is set to works by Mussorgsky, Duruflé, Jofre, George Crumb, Jacob ter Veldhuis and Marcos Fernández." (TimeOut)

Noctum

October 2011
Chamber Opera
Touring production (Spain)

A chamber opera with music by Marcos Fernandez and libretto by Guillermo Laporta and Tagore Gonzalez, co-produced Cre.Art Project, Audiencia Theater (Soria, Spain), Barakaldo Theater (Bilbao, Spain) and San Francisco Concert Hall (Huesca, Spain).

London

2009/2010
Musical Theater/Film
Touring production (Spain)

A musical theater production with more the 100 artists involved. Combining cinema and live theater with live jazz, drum & bass, indian, classical music, contemporary dance, acrobats, video mapping and narrative. A show that makes the city of London, its frenetic pace and its people from all over the world, their common thread. Cinema, theater, ance, circus and live music come together in this show with 18 artists on stage.

"A shocking staging" (El Pais)