The composers present here are teachers and are or were representatives of institutions. Today, in my view, little valued. When composing largely from the autism of the digital composition, how do you manage to continue on the crest of the wave, with so much festival, contest, with payment of registration fees ?. The Festivals are a business of exploitation of composers. The attendees are the same composers who are paid for their trips. The general public does not exist.
With: João Pedro Oliveira, composer. Adolfo Nuñez, composer. Daniel Teruggi, composer.
Moderator: Andrés Lewin Richter.
With: Anna Bofill, composer and architect. Luis Codera Puzo, composer and director of OUT.SIDE. Raquel García-Tomás, composer and teacher at Taller de Músics. Manel Ribera, composer and teacher at ESMUC.
Moderator: Magda Polo
What are the challenges that the producer of new creation proposals has to face today? To whom is his work adressed: to the audience, to the creators or to the institutions that support it? How can we ensure the continuity and sustainability of bold proposals? These and other questions will be the guiding principles of a round table that will unite different perspectives and trajectories in the field of programming and cultural management.
With: Tino Carreño, researcher and teacher of Cultural Management Program of Barcelona University. Xavier Carbonell, president of Associació Xàfec, net of music festivals of Catalonia Cataluña and general manager of Vida Festival. Beatriz Liebe, director of Centre Cívic Baró de Viver and Executive Producer of l’Altre Internacional Festival of Escenic Arts and Mental Health. Christopher Williams, artistic director of Festival Kontraklang of Berlin.
Moderator: Jordi Alomar.
This round table will address the controversial and difficult task of introducing and normalizing the contemporary repertoire in concert halls of symphonic music. We will talk about criteria of artistic quality, about the different sensitivities and needs of both the audience and the performers, the promotion of new talents and consolidation of the most established creative values, as well as economic criteria and marketing strategies. We will have the opportunity to hear the opinions of three orchestra conductors who will present and discuss what these difficulties are and their possible solutions. A debate that is expected intense and very interesting for anyone who wants to delve into the fascinating world of contemporary music from the point of view of the conductor and music programmer.
With: Nacho de Paz, conductor. Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, conductor, Honorary Conductor of Navarre Symphony Orchestra (Spain) and co-founder of ensemble BCN216. Michael Brandstätter, conductor and founder of Agency for New Music Orchestral Music Nomus21.
Moderator: Xavier Pagès-Corella.