Workshops Mixture 2019

Festival Mixtur, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's Col-lectiu Mixtur was founded to promote contemporary music and sound art. Since 2012 its main activity has been the organization of Festival Mixtur that features concerts and sound installations, round-table talks, workshops and conferences. Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació, an old factory converted into a cultural center by the City of Barcelona, will be the venue for the 2019 festival, running from April 25 to May 5. Workshops with different focal points will be held within this framework: an improvisation workshop is aimed at young musicians between the ages of 12 and 16. Spanish improviser Iván González will work with these young players – 70 members of the orchestra at the music school in Sant Andreu. Already since November 2018 the musicians have been meeting every week to rehearse. During Festival Mixtur this young ensemble will showcase its work as part of the official program. Three further workshops for composition and sound experimentation, for improvisation and for musicians are aimed at international university students. Musicians will be offered a workshop by guitarist Tillmann Reinbeck of the Aleph Gitarrenquartett and by cellist Pierre Morlet of the Quatuor Diotima string quartet. The workshop for composition and sound experiments will be divided into two modules scheduled on different dates: invited to the first workshop are the composers Agustí Charles (ES), Tristan Murail (FR) and Michael Obst (DE) as well as the musicians of the Aleph Gitarrenquartett (DE), the Ensemble TM + (FR) and the NAMES Ensemble (AT). Teaching participants at the second workshop will be the composers Agustí Charles (ES), Stefano Gervasoni (IT), Silvina Milstein (AR/UK), Stefan Prins (BE/DE) as well as the musicians of the SONOR Ensemble (ES), the duo Zöllner/Roche (DE) and the Ensemble Container (CH). The improvisation workshop will be led by the renowned saxophonist Evan Parker for 20 selected students. All workshop participants also enjoy free admission to all festival events giving them access to comprehensive information and networking opportunities.

November 2018 – April 2019
Escola Municipal de Música Sant Andreu, Barcelona, Spain

April 24 – 27, 2019
Taller de Músics – Escola Superior d'Estudis Musicals, Barcelona, Spain

April 25 – May 5, 2019
Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació, Barcelona, Spain

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