MOSTRA “PIONERAS” DONES I EXPERIMENTACIÓ SONORA
The “Museu de la Música” – Center Robert Gerhard presents the screening of Sisters with Transistors, a film that shows, with great success, a narrative that has been ignored by historiography and academic institutions: the one forged by the pioneers of electronic music of the 20th century From Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram or Wendy Carles to Éliane Radigue or Maryanne Amacher, the documentary offers a fascinating journey told by its protagonists based on archive material.
Also presented, in parallel with the screening, is an exhibition that brings together some of the protagonists of the experimental scene in Barcelona. Composers Anna Bofill and Mercè Capdevila mark the starting point as pioneers in the 70s, in the field of electroacoustics. Outside the walls of the sound laboratories, the underground and experimental scene of the city has been nourished thanks to the contributions of creators such as Rosa Arruti (Nad Spiro), Barbara Held or Eli Gras.
From different starting points, each one is the protagonist of ordering and enriching the Barcelona musical fabric. In the same way as in Sisters with Transistors, these creators invite us to get to know a part of the city’s musical history through their own experiences and materials. A story that, traditionally, has not been heard and, consequently, is unknown to the majority of the public. So let’s open our ears and listen.
CURATOR. Haize Lizarazu
Opening event: Thursday 20th at 8pm. Music Museum
Closing ceremony: Monday the 24th at 10am. Music Museum.