Institute Ramon LLULL. Catalan Language and Culture abroad. Newsletter New York


Staged readings of Guillem Clua's MARBURG and PROMISED LAND, this April in NJ and NYC

"Guillem Clua is considered one of the most innovative and versatile theatre voices in Barcelona and member of a new generation of playwrights born in the seventies that are transforming the Catalan scene with their plays." 

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Marina Albero and Chano Dominguez perform in Seattle and Portland

Barcelona based Latin jazz pianist Chano Dominguez makes post-bop, fusion, and flamenco influenced music that often references his Andalusian roots.Marina Albero has interpreted many differents music styles such as jazz, flamenco, early music, andalusie, persian, latin (son & latin jazz). They now perform together in an upcoming US tour, in April in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. 

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MUSIC.  NEW YORK,  14/04/2014

Chicago based Catalan composer Joan Arnau Pàmies: featured composer at the MATA Festival

The music of Joan Arnau Pàmies is concerned with the problematization of issues related to text, notation, sound and the distinction between composition and performance as categorically different activities. His most recent explorations deal with the possibilities of unconventional notational strategies to develop rich formal processes. 

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MUSIC.  NEW YORK,  18/04/2014

Catalan-born jazz guitarist Oscar Peñas, at BAMcafé Live

"Peñas creates a soulful style that can best be described as transnational cool." 

—Alana Harper, WNYC 

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Public space? Lost & Found — a symposium and accompanying exhibition at the MIT celebrates the legacy of artist Antoni Muntadas

The MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) and the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) present Public Space? Lost & Found, a two-day symposium and accompanying exhibition to celebrate the living legacy of artist and educator Antoni Muntadas and collectively redefine ideas of public space and its multiple functions. Convening scholars, artists, architects, and planners from MIT and beyond, the symposium will engage contemporary critical discourses and practices on public space. 

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LITERATURE.  US,  23/04/2014

American universities celebrate Sant Jordi

One can study different aspects of Catalan language and literature and culture at many American universities. This year, in celebration of Sant Jordi, Day of the Book and the Rose, University of Chicago invite Catalan photographer Francesc Torres to give a lecture on collective memory; UMass and Harvard feature film director Judith Colell and have programmed screenings of two of her latest films, while UCLA invite their students to take part in a creative writing contest. In Catalan, of course! 

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Catalonia at the 19th Annual ASN World Convention

The Association for the Study of Nationalities will hold its 19th Annual World Convention April 24-26 at Columbia University in New York featuring Laia Balcells (Duke University), Erika Casajoana (Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona), and Agustí Colomines (University of Barcelona), among other speakers. 

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LITERATURE.  NEW YORK,  29/04/2014

Catalan writer Francesc Serés at the 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature in New York City

More than 150 writers from 30 nations will gather in New York City for the 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: On the Edge, April 28-May 4, 2014. 

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LITERATURE.  NEW YORK,  03/05/2014

Monika Zgustová on "Bad Women" at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York City

Bad Women: When Women Break the Rules”, with Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Monika Zgustová, Amy Scholder, Bridgett Davis, and Victoria Redel. 

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MUSIC.  NEW YORK,  30/04/2014

Composer and bassist Alexis Cuadrado presents POETICA, with Rowan Ricardo Philips and Melcion Mateu

POETICA is a multi-disciplinary new work by Catalan jazz musician Alexis Cuadrado crossing languages and poetry in collaboration with authors/poetsRowan Ricardo Philips and Melcion Mateu. Featuring: Alexis Cuadrado – Composer & double bass, Rowan Ricardo Philips – Poetry, Melcion Mateu – Poetry, Miles Okazaki – Guitar, Andy Milne – Keyboards, Tyshawn Sorey – Drums. 

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