New Samper Documentary on Spanish Television

A new documentary by Victòria Morell Salom, Baltasar Samper: El Ritme Amnèsic, will premiere at Mallorca’s Evolution Film Festival, then be shown Tuesday night on the Spanish networks IB3 and TV3. The Foundation for Iberian Music’s Antoni Pizà was among the Samper experts interviewed for the documentary and he appears briefly in the film.

From Evolution’s program:

Baltasar Samper is the protagonist of this film that uncovers the cultural vacuum caused by one of the worst armed conflicts of Europe’s recent history: the Civil War and the subsequent exile of more than half a million Spaniards. Samper was one of the most recognized musicians of his time.

You can watch the trailer and find more information about airtimes on IB3’s webpage about the documentary. Mallorca’s Diario also published an article on the documentary.

On a related note, Pizà has been working on a new book on a series of lectures that Samper gave on jazz in 1935, which includes transcriptions of the lectures themselves. The book will be published this coming December. (Details forthcoming.) For more information on the lectures, see our previous post, which includes a delightful YouTube playlist of the music covered in Samper’s lectures.