The Mixtur Festival aims to promote the creation, pedagogy and dissemination of music and sound art of our time, from the point of view of research on sound itself and its interaction with the other arts. The tenth edition of the Festival Mixtur, the festival of interdisciplinary research and creation music in Barcelona, is held at Fabra i Coats - Fabrica de Creació (main venue) and other venues. It will be twelve days of festival in which we will enjoy concerts, lectures, round tables, installations, pedagogical activities and master classes. An essential event for music lovers and restless minds.
The 2023 edition of Mixtur
This year, the Mixtur festival presents an impressive lineup of internationally renowned ensembles. Among them, the virtuoso Trio Catch (Switzerland, Slovakia, Croatia) will give an exciting concert in the new Mixtur space of the Palau de la Música. In addition, the Ensemble LUX:NM(Germany) will offer a program entirely dedicated to female composers, while the Sondarte Electric Ensemble (Portugal) will surprise with a multimedia show combining music, electronics and video. We cannot forget the Kompopolex Ensemble (Poland), which will present a very special concert-performance. There will also be collaborations with L'Auditori de Barcelona, including a concert by the Ensemble O Vos Omnes (Spain).
This year, the festival has a special occasion: the centenary of György Ligeti's birth in 2023. As a tribute to this outstanding 20th century composer, a conference and a series of pedagogical activities inspired by his music will be held. In addition, some of his most iconic works will be performed, such as the Cello Sonata, the String Quartet No. 2 and the fascinating Symphonic Poem for 100 Metronomes.
Mixtur's program will also include reference works of the 20th century, such as Helmut Lachenmann's Allegro Sostenuto, along with more contemporary compositions such as Hanna Hartman's "Termite Territory" and "Miró's Constellations", which will be a world premiere and a poetic-musical cycle recited by the actor Pere Arquillué.