Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 93


New York

Cinema.  Utah,  31/01/2019

Sundance Film Festival features Knockstrike, directed by Marc Torices, Pau Anglada and Genís Rigol

Two men accidentally exchange briefcases. One contains a videotape that will lead the new owner to embark on an unexpected journey to figure out what is in it.

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Music.  New York,  11/02/2019

Call for Scores Mata Festival 2020

MATA seeks submissions from composers in the early stages of their careers for their 2020 Festival of New Music in New York City and additional concerts during their 2019-2020 season.  MATA has no aesthetic bias: they welcome all types of music from fully notated to improvised, sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, and everything in between.  Composers are selected on the strength of their overall portfolio, and will receive either a performance of a pre-existing work or a commission to write a new piece.  Performers featured by MATA have included leading chamber ensembles and soloists from New York and the world as well as installation works and other time-based arts that defy categorization. 

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Literature.  New York,  01/03/2019

Marina Garcés, visiting professor at the Graduate Center CUNY

Prof. Marina Garcés was invited to teach a course for graduate students this Spring semester at the Mercè Rodoreda Chair, at the Graduate Center - CUNY. The course under the title "Condición póstuma y emancipación. Una mirada desde el sur de Europa" will be taught in Spanish. The Mercè Rodoreda Chair was established in 2003 and is co-funded by Institut Ramon Llull.


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Music.  Canada, US,  03/03/2019

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations: Tous les matins du monde

Viol legend Jordi Savall revisits Alain Corneau’s 1991 film Tous les matins du monde in a stunning program of music from the French Baroque. The award-winning motion picture explored the often tense relationship between viol master Marin Marais and his mentor Sainte-Colombe, with Savall and Le Concert des Nations providing the crucial soundtrack. Over 27 years after the movie’s premiere, Savall has assembled some of the world’s finest musicians for an evocative program featuring music by these extraordinary composers and other French Baroque masters, including Jean-Baptiste Lully, François Couperin, and Jean-Marie Leclair.

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Visual Arts.  St. Petersburg, FL,  19/05/2019

Magritte & Dalí at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Magritte & Dalí is a first-of-its-kind special exhibition dedicated to the world’s two most celebrated surrealists, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dalí. Showcasing carefully curated, exemplary pieces from Magritte’s and Dalí’s works, the exhibit pushes back the curtain to reveal what lies beyond the simple appearance of painted images. These two preeminent surrealists opened minds to an alternative view of the world, constantly challenging reality.

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Visual Arts.  New York,  06/07/2019

Joan Miró: Birth of the World

“You and all my writer friends have given me much help and improved my understanding of many things,” Joan Miró told the French poet Michel Leiris in the summer of 1924, writing from his family’s farm in Montroig, a small village nestled between the mountains and the sea in his native Catalonia. The next year, Miró’s intense engagement with poetry, the creative process, and material experimentation inspired him to paint The Birth of the World.

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