Salvador Dalí, Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso and Antoní Tàpies, to name just a few, are among the stunningly original artists who have made Catalonia synonymous with artistic innovation.
Catalonian composers are no exception to this tradition, reveling in boldly expressive works that seek to engage while shattering boundaries and preconceptions.
As part of our ongoing Global Connections series with the International House at the University of Chicago, Access Contemporary Music is proud to present a concert of daring, highly original electro-acoustic music by seven leading Catalonian composers.
We’ll also be serving Catalonian wines!
“Contemporary music in Barcelona is living a moment of intense creativity, a wide range of composers are not only covering very different languages and styles but also building a fertile ground for creativity,” says Maria Lladó Ribot, Music Coordinator for the Institut Ramon Llull.
“ACM’s Global Connections series is an excellent opportunity to increase the active cultural dialogue between Chicago and Barcelona and also the international composer community which only gets richer every day due to the reinvigorating contribution of the new generations.”
“Fetisch” Two (?) Perfect Lovers by Enric Riu
Interactions B by Joan Bagés i Rubi
[IVflbclVIvln/c] by Joan Arnau Pamies
Etres Liquidas by Ariadna Alsina
La Identidad de Diotima by Mateu Malondra
a Chillida en a-ciència by Mercè Capdevila
Trio “Wortschatten” by Hèctor Parra
Eliza Bangert – flute
Alyson Berger – cello
Sebastian Huydts – piano
Joan Bagés i Rubi – electronics
Jennifer Woodrum – clarinet
Jeff Yang – violin