Disidencies II. Labyrinths of our Time

A series of hybrid concerts, music, text, ideas, paradoxes...
16.03 - 14.12.2021

7:30 pm
Free Entry until full capacity is reached

Dissidences is once again the centre of attention of this new concert series. Between live music and the spoken word and through a variety of themes which, despite their diversity, speak essentially of the difficulty of music and, especially, of the complexity of public performance, these eight monthly sessions seek to divert that attention elsewhere. Sometimes the two expressive perceptions seem to converge, at other times they turn their backs on each other. Yet they both explore the contemporary difficulty of making their own both the act of listening to music and reflecting on uncomfortable issues. And that very alternation constitutes the simplest way of giving one’s attention a break.


The Collapse

Ana María Alonso, viola
Works by Mario Carro, José Mª Sánchez Verdú, David del Puerto, José Luis Turina, Fabián Panisello, Santiago Lanchares

Talking Again, Singing Again

Manon Chovin, soprano, Mónica Campillo, clarinet
Jorge Fernández Guerra: Un tiempo enorme, monodrama

Dúo Arcadia, Avelina Vidal, Pilar Rius, guitars
Works by Cláudio Tuninambá, Agustín Castilla-Ávila, Ramón Barce, Édith Canat de Chizy, Marisa Manchado, Ricardo Tacuchian

Childhood and the City
Iberian & Klavier piano duet. Laura Sierra and Manuel Tévar, piano
Works by Hans Werner Henze, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bela Bartók, Dmitri Shostakovich, Anton Arensky, Ottorino Respighi, Igor Stravinsky

Beltrán Calderón, cello, Andoni Andrada, piano

Closed Spaces

Mónica Campillo, clarinet, Juan Luis Gallego, violin
Works by Eugène Ysaÿe, Jorge Fernández Guerra, Tom Johnson

Nothingness and Beyond
Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano

Homage to Guadalupe Grande

Trío liaçon: Lola Bosom, contralto; Irene de la Hoz, guitarra; Alfredo Calvo, acordeón; Antonio Crespo Massieu, recitador


Jorge Fernández Guerra is the curator of this series. Born in Madrid in 1952, he is one of the most outstanding Spanish composers of his generation. In addition to his work as a composer, which earned him the Ministry of Culture's National Music Award in 2007, he has excelled as a music manager and as an essayist on musical subjects and he has assumed important responsibilities in the press and in leading institutions in the world of music. As a composer, his work is framed within the problems relating to the change in the aesthetic paradigm that arose from the 1980s onwards. Later, during his prolonged residence in Paris in the 1990s, he broadened his vision of the transformations that creative music needed to undergo at the turn of the century, including a lucid review of the avant-garde heritage and a new strategy to socially validate European musical composition. From February 2001 to September 2010 he was Director of the Centre for the Diffusion of Contemporary Music and the Alicante Music Festival, organised by the INAEM (Ministry of Culture). From 2001 to 2009 he was a member of the Music Council of the Ministry of Culture.