Oreka TX: Koklea
Harkaitz Martínez de San Vicente (txalapartas in wood, stone and bamboo, barrel), Mikel Ugarte (txalapartas in wood, stone and bamboo, barrel), Mixel Ducau (alboka, wood clarinet, soprano sax), Juanjo Otxandorena (bouzouki), Iñigo Egia (percussion).
The band created by Harkaitz Martinez de San Vicente and Igor Otxoa in 1997 has enthusiastically continued to research and disseminate the possibilities of the txalaparta, experimenting with its musicality and innovating with different materials (from the original wood to stone, tiles, bamboo… and even ice). The band has presented its works on all five continents, winning audience and public acclaim wherever they go.
Oreka TX loves mixing with other artists, genres and projects. Proof of this are their collaborations with Phil Cunningham, Ara Malikian, Manu Dibango, Aziza Brahim, Motoko Hirayama, Silvia Iriondo, Carlos Núñez, RAI National Symphony Orchestra and Hakon Kornstad. As well as musical fusion, they also enjoy staging shows with other artistic disciplines such as dance, circus, audiovisuals, rural sports and different elements from which they take their inspiration to create suggestive universes. But more than all of their collaborations, awards or acknowledgements, for Oreka TX their greatest pleasure is to share their passion for the txalaparta and the universe of Basque culture with the world.