NÚRIA ANDORRÀ AND STUDENTS OF DOCTOR PUIGVERT HIGH SCHOOL
In collaboration with Ajuntament de Barcelona, Consorci d’Educació de Barcelona, Fabra i Coats-Fàbrica de Creació and Institut Doctor Puigvert.
Festival Mixtur starts a collaboration with Fabra i Coats-Fàbrica de Creació de Barcelona and Doctor Puigvert High School of Sant Andreu to develop a pedagogical project. With the selection of a composer, improviser or professional sound artist, a resident composer will develope the creation of an artistic project that will be carried out by pupils of a center of secondary education and its presentation during the Festival Mixtur. The selected artist is the percussionist and experimental improviser Núria Andorrà, who will work with the students of 2n of ESO of the Institut Doctor Puigvert.
Núria Andorrà is a percussionist specialized in contemporary music and chamber music. She obtained the Percussion Degree in the ESMuC and later she studied in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. After these studies, she studied the Master Degree on Contemporary Music in the same university with the teachers I. Nakamura, J. Brener and Thomas Höffs. Nowadays she completes her studies of PhD on free improvisation in the contemporary music and has been a resident artist in Ateneu Barcelonès, Antic Teatre and Fundació Phonos. She is also artistic director of Improject, resident ensemble in ESMuC.
Núria Andorrà will work with Secondary School Puigvert of Sant Andreu’s students of music and dance optional subject for four months -two groups of 13 students between 13 and 14 years old- with the aim of encourage their interest in art, creativity and contemporary language from individual and group practice and experience.
Andorrà will focus in developing tools to strengthen the self-confidence, emotional work, creativity, the exploration of their own resources, the seek of skills to develop, active listening, presence, self-knowledge and group dynamics. Throughout a weekly session, students will improve their knowledge of contemporary language and the creation of sound and movement from their own experience, creating new elements from the group practice.
During this period, in which the most important will be the creative process, students will create a site-specific work wrote by the group, using real-time composition techniques and promoting listening as a creative element. Students will explore their individual capabilities to achieve an efficient group, to step outside the comfort zone and expand the individual and collective abilities. The creative process will use sound movement as the unifying element and gesture as a generator of sound, sentences and form.