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Neopercusión repeats in La Cárcel, in Segovia, the concert with nine world premieres that they gave on Monday at the MNCARS.

The Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM) and the Festival de Música Española de Cádiz Manuel de Falla commissioned the contemporary percussion Spanish group Neopercusión to create a specific programme for the female composers’ workshop of the aforementioned festival in Cadiz, a proposal co-produced with the Festival Madrid Actual. The programme, entitled Retablo. La maldición de los algoritmos, took place last Monday in the Auditorio 400 of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and consisted of nine world premieres of pieces composed in 2023 by nine Spanish women composers of different generations: ¿Quién teme al algoritmo feroz? [Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Algorythm], by Anna Bofill (Barcelona, 1944); Saturno devorando a sus hijos [Saturn Devouring His Son], by Marisa Manchado (Madrid, 1956); Ínsula entrelazada [Intertwined Insula], by Rosa Rodríguez (Porto Cristo, 1963); Taupaka, by Isabel Urrutia (Algorta, 1967); Vértigo digital [Digital Vertigo], by Pilar Jurado (Madrid, 1968); Whispers of Destiny, by Iluminada Pérez (Gerona, 1972); Embrace & Breathe, by Sonia Megías (Almansa, 1982); On the Tightrope, by María José Arenas (Isla Cristina, 1983), and Decoding C, by Carolina Cerezo (Málaga, 1993).

This same programme will be performed again today, at the invitation of the Fundación Don Juan de Borbón, within the framework of the XXXI edition of the Jornadas de Música Contemporánea de Segovia, organised by the aforementioned foundation, and will take place tonight, at 20:00, in the Sala Julio Michel of the Centro de Creación Cultural La Cárcel, located in the former provincial prison of Segovia.

© Photograph of Neopercusión taken during their performance at MNCARS and provided by Nerea Vera, member of the trio.