Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 70


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Cinema.  LA,  24/01/2017

Catalan short film "Timecode" among Academy Award nominees

Short film Timecode, directed by Catalan filmmaker Juanjo Giménez, is one of the five nominees for the Best Live Action Short category at the 89th edition of the Academy Awards. The full list of nominations for the upcoming Oscars, which will be held on February 26, were announced on Tuesday January 24.

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Music.  USA,  27/01/2017

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: The Musical Europe 1500–1700

Catalan gamba player Jordi Savall returns with a characteristically lovingly researched program, exploring the vibrant exchange of culture and ideas between Italy, England, Spain, France, and Germany in the 16th and 17th centuries. Savall's remarkable musicality is matched only by the facility of his versatile Hespèrion XXI ensemble. 

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Music.  New York,  02/02/2017

La Serenissima: The Millenarian Venice, A discussion with Jordi Savall at Columbia University in New York

Early-music legend and forensic musicologist Jordi Savall discusses the myriad musical styles and influences at play throughout the thousand-year lifespan of the Venetian Republic. This talk comes on the eve of the opening concert of the Serenissima series which will feature Savall, his ensemble, and other guest artists.

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Music.  New York,  02/02/2017

Spain and Catalonia: Granados, De Falla, & Modernisme

Voices of Ascension celebrates the centenary of Enric Granados, one of Catalonia’s and Spain’s major composers, in collaboration with the CUNY Foundation for Iberian Music, The Hispanic Society, the Government of Catalonia, and the Sorel Organization. Granados’s long-lost choral fantasy for three choruses, piano, and organ, Song of the Stars, is the focal point of this concert, balanced by the piano version of de Falla’s El Amor Brujo – both epic tales of love and death, yearning and freedom.

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Music.  New York, Montreal, Washington DC,  03/02/2017

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East

Jordi Savall leads this intriguing musical tour through the 1,000-year history of the Venetian Republic and its far-flung territories. Ensembles formed and directed by Savall are joined by a diverse lineup of guest singers and instrumentalists. Together, they perform music that ranges from the Medieval to the Baroque from around the Mediterranean rim, extending through to Persia, the eras of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and of course to Venice itself: a vibrant musical capital, center of innovation, and home to groundbreaking composers like Willaert, Monteverdi, and Vivaldi, among others.

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Music.  Harvard University,  06/02/2017

A round table with Jordi Savall at Harvard University

Jordi Savall, director of Hesperion XXI and one of the world’s finest performers on the viola da gamba, will discuss his cross-cultural collaborations with musicians from across the Mediterranean diaspora in an evening roundtable moderated by Kate van Orden, Dwight P. Robinson Professor of Music, with Prof. Virginie Greene, Chair of the Committee on Medieval Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and Maria Dasca Batalla, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

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Performing.  New York,  06/02/2017

Aina Lanas' No Room for Doubt featured at the Dance on Camera Festival in New York

Dancer and choreographer Aina Lanas's No room for doubt, winner of the Barcelona dance film festival Choreoscope’s Young Talents of Catalonia competition, will screen at Dance Films Association's Capturing Motion NYC program during the Dance on Camera Festival in NY.

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Music.  New York,  09/02/2017

Voices of Ascension Spain: Granados, de Falla & Modernisme

The turn of the 20th Century saw the flowering of the Modernisme movement in Barcelona and a flourishing of music across Spain. Much of this concert will be entirely new to listeners, but will captivate the ear upon first hearing. 

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Performing.  Minneapolis, MN,  17/02/2017

Not a moment too soon in Minneapolis

Making its North American premiere at The Cowles Center, Not a moment too soon, directed by Catalan artist Ferran Carvajal, uses dance and theater to transport us into the image and voice of Merce Cunningham using unseen footage and tapes shot by Cunningham himself.

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Thought.  Washington DC,  24/02/2017

The 2017 Georgetown University McCourt Policy Conference debates on Regional Independence Movements

Each year, the students of the McCourt School of Public Policy organize a conference to discuss pressing and complex policy issues. The conference attracts prominent academics and policymakers as speakers and a diverse audience from the nation’s top policy schools, non-profits, and government organizations.

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