Music Featured in 1935 Jazz Lecture

In 1935, Spanish composer and musicologist Baltasar Samper presented a series of groundbreaking lectures on jazz at l’Ateneu Polytechnicum de Barcelona and Discòfils at Associacio Pro-Música. Antoni Pizà is preparing a print edition of these lectures from Samper’s own notes. As a teaser, we have prepared a YouTube playlist of all of the recordings referenced in Samper’s talks.

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Recordings from Benet Casablancas’s Birthday Concert

Our frequent collaborator, composer Benet Casablancas, recently celebrated his 60th birthday in his hometown of Sabadell, as we previously posted. Casablancas has composed and premiered several new works with the Foundation for Iberian Music and Perspectives Ensemble, and he received a monographic spotlight from the Columbia University’s Miller Theater in 2010.
Casablancas has shared with us two recordings from one of the anniversary concerts.

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Zapateados Conference Video

We are very happy to video of almost the entire Zapateados conference at UC Riverside (April, 2017) available online. The videos are on our YouTube channel (IberianMusic), which you can watch via the handy embedded playlist.

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“The Challenges of Transatlantic Sound Art:” Video

Last week’s symposium and exhibition of Spanish sound art is now up in our YouTube channel! Thanks to our presenters and performers for their fascinating talks. The presentations were followed by a brief discussion on some of the issues and difficulties facing sound art and contemporary composition (including academia’s continued failure to promote study of electronic […]

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Great Reviews for “Escuchar Con Los Ojos”

As we announced last fall, Foundation director Antoni Pizà contributed materials to Fundación Juan March’s recent exhibit, “Escuchar con los Ojos: Arte Sonoro en España (1961-2016),” including an essay in the exhibition catalog. The exhibit has received numerous accolades, but we would like to highlight a couple of radio programs featuring the exhibit.

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Video of Taruskin’s 2016 Lloyd Old Lecture Now Online!

Good news for any who were unable to attend our 2016 Lloyd Old Lecture, with Richard Taruskin and Prof. Scott Burnham! Video of Taruskin’s thorough and provocative lecture is now online.

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Enrique Granados in New York: Full Concert Online

Full video of the March 10th concert, “From Barcelona with Passion: Enrique Granados in New York,” with Perspectives Ensemble joined by Douglas Riva and Anna de la Paz, is now available online!

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New Granados Features with Pizà, Casablancas on Ràdio Catalunya

The Ràdio Catalunya program Notes de Clàssica recently had a feature (click for full audio) on our ongoing Granados Celebration. The broadcast included interviews with the Foundation for Iberian Music’s director (and festival co-organizer) Antoni Pizà and committee member and renowned music journalist Mònica Pagès. Frequent Foundation collaborator Benet Casablancas, who most recently premiered a new work in homage to […]

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