Free/Public Events at the Zapateados Conference

Our conference, Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance, begins this Thursday, April 6th, at UC Riverside. The entire conference is free and open to the public and we hope that friends in the area will join us, but there are several multimedia events in the program that may be of more general interest.

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Benet Casablancas 60th Anniversary

Our dear colleague, composer Benet Casablancas, recently celebrated his 60th birthday with a retrospective of his career in his hometown of Sabadell. The event at Teatre Principal included a round-table discussion moderated by conductor Santiago Serrate, followed by a monographic concert of works for large ensemble. The concert was recorded Catalunya Música for release (date TBD) on Columna Música.

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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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Pre-conference Party with Grammy-nominated Guitarist, Raúl Rodríguez

If you are attending our upcoming Zapateados conference at UC Riverside, or if you just happen to be a Spanish guitar fan who lives in or near Riverside, don’t miss this intimate pre-conference show with Raúl Rodríguez!

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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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The Lost Soundtrack of “Redes”

In 1935, Mexico’s new progressive government commissioned a film and the result was Redes, written and directed by New York-born Paul Strand, with a score from Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. Though “one of the most beautifully photographed films ever made,” Redes has remained little known, owing in part to the poor quality of surviving prints. Revueltas’ score, too, is […]

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Zapateados Conference Program Now Online

The full program for our upcoming conference at UC Riverside, Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance is now available!

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Sound Art Festival Next Week

Next week, the AMEE’s (Asociación de Música Electroacústica y Arte Sonoro de España) sound art festival begins in NYC!

The festival opens March 16 with a round table discussion and concert at the Graduate Center. At 6 pm, Foundation director Antoni Pizà, Daniel Neumann (artist), Jaime Oliver (NYU Waverly Lab), Ferrer-Molina (AMEE, president), and Douglas E. Geers will discuss “The Challenges of Transatlantic Sound Art.”

A concert, with performances by Neumann, Oliver, and Ferrer-Molina, and Pau Vila will follow the discussion at 7 pm.

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