In order to publicise its activity and strengthen the position of the Museu de la Música within Barcelona’s rich cultural fabric, the institution has launched the Un museu que sona (The Sound of a Museum) campaign, that associates the museum with being a ‘living museum’, a ‘museum where sound can be heard’, where the public can come and listen to concerts and conferences, take part in workshops related to music, or enjoy inspirational themed visits.
All this takes place inside an unrivalled setting within the great music complex that it shares with L’Auditori and the ESMUC.
The main focus of the campaign is a recorded spot showing four musicians in sequence inside the museum’s display cases, playing instruments that are representative of the range in its collection. The musicians are Pere Nolasc, who plays the horn violin, Isaac Rodríguez on clarinet, Ekaterina Zaytseva on guitar and Cora Vergara on a gamelan instrument, with links to the Barcelona music scene.
Showcasing these musicians inside display cabinets playing Museu de la Música instruments reinforces the message of the museum as an institution where instruments are not only to be viewed as exhibits, but where they can also be used for the purpose for which they were originally created, which enhances the interactive nature of its rooms.
The Museu de la Música, an international benchmark
The Museu de la Música in Barcelona is anactive museum, offering a substantial and extensive programme of concerts, conferences, special guided tours and family activities.
With a collection of great international significance, the Museu de la Música is unique in that several of the instruments in its permanent collection can be played and used in concerts, some being veritable historical gems that transport us back to bygone times and distant cultures through their original sound.
The institution has a collection of more than 2,500 instruments, of which more than 500 are on display. The institution’s work as a museum is accompanied by an intensive series of conferences and concerts aimed at all audience types.
Here, mention should be made of the La Música del Museu. Instruments Originals en Bones Mans cycle (The Music of the Museum. Instruments in Good Hands), with the museum's historical instruments and the season of family concerts.