The third edition of Sampler Sèries, the new music festival, continues in Barcelona. Until June, various locations in the city will hold concerts: the Auditorium, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), the Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB), the Antoni Tàpies Foundation and the Santa Mònica Arts Centre.
On Thursday 6 April you can see the Quatuor Diotima. This group is a global benchmark in musical interpretation of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and for the first time they will be playing the Haas string quartet no.7, a 25 minute string quartet with specialised electronics. The programme will also include pieces by two of the most representative composers of the European panorama.
On Friday 7 April, the Catalonia College of Music (ESMUC) and Sampler Series will bring you ‘American Music’, a concert of American music led by the contemporary music ensemble from ESMUC.
And in May: on 6 May at the Santa Mònica Arts Centre, ‘Nou Ensemble, Frames Percussión, Axel Dörner and Ramon Prats’; on 18 May at the Auditorium, Luis Codera Puzo, Sampler Series’ guest composer this season, presents Empor, a lengthy piece for soprano soloist and ensemble, in collaboration with Stuttgart’s ECLAT festival and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Foundation; also on the 18th, Keith Fullerton Whitman, one of the key figures of the modular synthesisers scene will play his critically acclaimed album, Playthroughs, in a unique session.