Tomorrow, L’Auditori de Barcelona will broadcast the first instalment of OFFSTAGE, a new series of four interviews with the principal composers working with L’Auditori this season. You can listen to the interviews for free on L’Auditori Digital.
Bernat Vivancos, Joan Magrané, Raquel García-Tomás and Enric Palomar feature in the first four interviews which will be broadcast each Thursday over the next month on L’Auditori Digital.
Journalist Anna Guitart will conduct the interviews, uncovering the more personal sides and artistic concerns of some of today’s most exciting musical creators. The interviews, which have been filmed in several locations, will reveal different aspects of these composers.
The first instalment features Bernat Vivancos (Barcelona, 1973), this season’s guest composer, with a commissioned work that theBarcelona Symphony Band will premiere next weekend. The interview was recorded in Collsacabra, a natural landscape that Vivancos draws inspiration from. His luminescent music fuses the vocal religious tradition with modern sounds.
The composer has very close ties to the Escolania de Montserrat. His time at the monastery has made a mark on his career, resulting in the development of a unique and unmistakable voice. His works brings together traces of the vocal tradition, the search for lively, resplendent harmonies, the natural world, the underlying presence of faith and beauty. These are the backbones of a particular musical world, powerfully human and gleaming, personal and universal.
The 3 February interview, filmed in the Ateneu Barcelonès, features Joan Magrañé, coinciding with the premier of his work with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. On 10 February it is the turn of Enric Palomar, with an interview recorded outside L’Auditori. This first series will close with an interview filmed in El Garraf with composer and National Music Award winner Raquel García-Tomás.
Aleix Palau | 27 January 2022
L’Auditori launches OFFSTAGE, a new series of audiovisual interviews on L’Auditori Digital
Bernat Vivancos, Joan Magrané, Raquel García-Tomás and Enric Palomar feature in the first four interviews with journalist Anna Guitart. They will be broadcast each Thursday over the next month.