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Jorge Grundman at UNESCO headquarters in Paris

UNESCO celebrates the International Day of the Victims of the Holocaust with Jorge Grundman’s piece “Shoah”. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has chosen the work Shoah for Solo Violin and Sacred Temple Op.87, by the Madrid composer Jorge Grundman, for the events celebrating the International Day…

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts himself

The famous Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts today in Paris his “Sinfonia concertante for organ and orchestra”. A few years ago, organists Iveta Apkalna and Olivier Latry separately approached the famous Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen to write an organ concerto for them. It was no mistake: Salonen began…

Centenary of Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt.

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Dutch minimalist composer Simeon ten Holt. Exactly 100 years ago today, the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt (Bergen, 24 January 1923 – Alkmaar, 25 November 2012) was born. He is perhaps the most popular Dutch composer, ahead of even Louis…

MoDo Kollective at Eko Carabanchel

On Saturday January 21st MoDo Kollective performs at the EKO space in Carabanchel-Madrid with its multidisciplinary free improvisation project (music, image, dance, performance). MoDo Kollectiv is a space for collective experimentation where the aim is to develop a common language halfway between happening and action art. The multidisciplinary nature of…

Bryan Ferneyhough is 80 years old today

Today is also the eightieth birthday of the English composer Bryan Ferneyhough, the leading figure of the “new complexity”. In addition to Gavin Bryars’ birthday, today also marks the eightieth birthday of the English composer Bryan Ferneyhough (Coventry, 1943), although their paths have taken completely different musical directions, to the…

Gavin Bryars turns 80 today

English composer Gavin Bryars turns 80 today. The English composer Gavin Bryars (Goole, 1943) celebrates his eightieth birthday today. Although he took his first steps as a musician as a jazz double bass player, Bryars became one of the leading exponents of the minimalist musical movement in the UK. Among…

Ligeti’s centenary will be celebrated in 2023

2023: the year in which the centenary of the birth of Hungarian composer György Ligeti is celebrated. 28 May 2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of György Ligeti (Dicsőszentmárton, 1923-Vienna, 2006). After the year Xenakis in 2022, this year will pay tribute to the Hungarian composer, one…

Sánchez-Verdú enters the Academy of St. Fernando

The Spanish composer José María Sánchez-Verdú enters the Royal Academy of San Fernando. Yesterday Monday 19 December, the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando appointed the Spanish composer José María Sánchez-Verdú (Algeciras, 1968) as a full member of the Music section of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts…

World premieres by J. Valent and A. Pelayo

World premieres by Spanish composers Joan Valent and Alejandro Pelayo. The Spanish composers Joan Valent and Alejandro Pelayo will premiere their most recent compositions live tonight. Valent’s Concerto de Tramuntana, for guitar and orchestra, will be performed at 8:00 pm in the Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca by the Orquesta…

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