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Sampler Series, new music programme

The programme will be held in the Auditori de Barcelona, and it includes new rhythms, with support from the Banco Sabadell Foundation, in order to promote avant-garde artistic expressions and encourage young emerging talents.

Sampler Series supports new music through a series of events that incorporate R&D elements: from written music to free improvisation, from acoustic instruments to electronic devices, from performance music to sound installations or videocreation. These concerts offer a varied vision of current musical productions.

Notable emerging artists

Various notable artists have and will take part in the programme, including:

Simon Oteen-Andersen, the prestigious Danish composer and artist, with his show ‘Inszenierte Nacht’ (Staged Night), a musical and scenic reinterpretation of various classical works on the theme of the night, Oteen-Andersen reinvents music by Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Chopin and Ravel from a contemporary perspective.


Hèctor Parra directs the bcn2016 Ensemble with ‘Caressan l’Horizon’, a musical translation of gravitational waves that deform space-time.

Esquema de caressant de Hector Parra
Esquema de caressant de Hector Parra

Raquel García-Tomás offers us ‘liquid-speeches’, an audiovisual installation whose central theme is liquid.Raquel-tomas-samplesseries-barcelona

Ensemble Crossinglines, the reference group of contemporary music in Catalonia, will give a concert by young emerging composers from various nationalities.


Ensemble Recherche, with Hans Abrahamsen and Héctor Parra, two of the most renowned composers in the current European arena, together with one of the best ensembles in the world, will interpret a series of canonical movements of varying degrees of complexity played by various sub-groups of musicians.Ensemble-Recherche-sampler-series-barcelona

Oslo Sinfonietta, the oldest musical ensemble in Norway offers a programme of music for orchestral and electronic ensembles from Nordic countries.oslo-sinfonietta-sampler-series-barcelona

Otomo Yoshihide, the Japanese multi-instrumentalist known for his free improvisations with an electric guitar and turntables offers us a free jazz session together with the renowned Norwegian percussionist Paal Nilsen Loveotomo-yoshihide-paal-nielssen-sampler-series-barcelona