The CNDM co-produces the XXIV Cycle of Contemporary Music of the Vostell Malpartida Museum

Vostell Malpartida Museum

Miriam Garcia Heads, General Secretary of Culture of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Junta de Extremadura, next to Francisco Lorenzo, director of the National Broadcasting Music Center (CNDM), Jose Antonio Agúndez, managing director of the Vostell Malpartida Museum Consortium, Y Alberto Flores, Art technician of the Vostell Malpartida Museum and coordinator of the cycle, presented at the Carvajal Palace in Cáceres the twenty-fourth edition of the Contemporary Music Cycle of the Vostell Malpartida Museum, activity focused on international sound art and experimental music diversity.

The CNDM co-produces for the sixth consecutive time this cycle as part of the commitment of this institution to promote and promote musical creation through extensive programming in 25 Spanish cities and 2 foreign cities, in addition to promoting the composition of new works (48 new sheet music this season 2022/2023, 21 of which they are custom CNDM). The cycle, which will take place in the unique setting of the Vostell Malpartida Museum, in Malpartida de Cáceres, It will be the starting gun of the season 22-23 CNDM, welcoming four concerts and three educational activities of the 16 al 24 of September.

during the presentation, Francisco Lorenzo, It noted: “This cycle is the spearhead of the most avant-garde music, of music that goes beyond, of music that fuses tradition with the most contemporary creation. That's why we must be here, to diversify the dissemination of our rich musical heritage throughout the Spanish geography”.

Meanwhile, Miriam Garcia Heads, has highlighted that the cycle "is the combination of nature with sound art" and that "the key to any contemporary music cycle lies in its ability to show us other ways of understanding music".

Crossing borders between art and music

In the first week, the link between music, contemporary art and the moving image is promoted. The inaugural concert will be held on Friday 16 of September and will pay tribute to the memory and radical work of Ernesto de Sousa, Jorge Peixinho and Clotilde Rosa. It will have the participation of Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, historic formation founded by these of the last Portuguese composers that will present the absolute show of the concert “Great for deprivation and for excess”, with which he will vindicate the validity of the avant-garde practices promoted by these three major names of Iberian creation. On the next day, he Saturday 17, we will live the premiere of the concert "Generations", of the musician from Cáceres Carlos Cotallo Solares and the American filmmaker Timothy David Orme. Various collaborations will be presented -including a work created specifically for the occasion- as well as their separate work.

in his second week, the cycle will focus its attention on the sound object and small percussion in two well-differentiated concerts. First, he Friday 23 of September will be the debut on a Spanish stage of O YAMA O, London-based formation led by Japanese Keiko Yamamoto and Rie Nakajima, who will be joined by the French percussionist Marie Roux and the British violinist Billy Steiger. They promise to use improvisation and Japanese folk song to explore the rhythms of everyday life.. He will also refer to the latter, in another context, the concert that the Barcelona formation FRAMES Percussion will offer the Saturday 24 of September. Rightly titled “Context”, will raise a (of the)contextualization of the musical phenomenon that, again, will be used outside its usual context, and together with more orthodox percussive instrumentation, traditional instruments and everyday objects, in order to accentuate its sonorous and expressive possibilities.

All concerts will take place at 20.30 hours with free admission until full capacity. As it's usual, The cycle includes a program of educational meetings which will start the 19:30 hours. A) Yes, as a prelude to the concerts of the days 16, 17 Y 24 of September, Carlos Cotallo Solares and members of the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa and FRAMES Percussion will explain the details and contents of the musical proposals that they will later defend live.
This edition is a co-production of National Dissemination Center Musical (dependent on the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Ministry of Culture and Sports), he Vostell Malpartida Museum Consortium, the Cultural Advisory, Tourism and Sports of the Junta de Extremadura, he Municipality of Malpartida de Cáceres and the Provincial Council of Cáceres; and has the collaboration of the Camões Institute, the Lisbon Contemporary Music Group, the Association of Friends of the Vostell Malpartida Museum, the Cabinet of Cross-Border Initiatives and the Restaurant of the Vostell Malpartida Museum.