“Barcelona, Capital Electrònica” discussion and “Voices” concert

The Phonos Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary with a round table and a concert organized by the Pompeu Fabra University, Sónar+D and the Barcelona Museum of the Music.

This will be a meeting about the evolution of electronic music in Barcelona in the last decades.

When it comes to electronic music Barcelona has its own personality, but at the same time, it’s very well connected with all the international trends and scenes that may appear.

In this round table the experiences of Phonos, Sónar Festival and the CCRMA of the Stanford University —a reference center for research and musical creation with digital technologies— will be shared

The round table “Barcelona, Electronic Capital” will have as participants John Chowning, researcher at the CCRMA (Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) at the Stanford University; Andrés Lewin-Richter, composer and member of the Phonos Foundation; Enric Palau, co-founder and co-director of Sónar; and Xavier Serra, director of the UPF’s Music Technology Group will be the moderator.

The concert “Voices” based on ancient Greek mythological literature texts where John Chowning will process the voice of soprano Maureen Chowning with a computer. When performing certain tones, the software will activate different sounds and will spatialize the voice around the venue.

The Phonos Foundation promotes computer research in Music and Acoustics.

This round table and the concert will take place the 16th of June in the Museu de la Música in Barcelona.  

To attend you need to write to: reservesmuseu@auditori.cat