On Thursday 15th September, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, the group BCN 216 will perform three short pieces by the French composer Edgard Varèse.
Varèse, who spent most of his life in the US but studied in Paris and Saint Petersburg, lived from 1883 to 1965 but during his career only produced 17 musical pieces. However, with these few works, he became a pioneer of electronic music and became an inspiration for a veritable who's who of 20th-musicians including Frank Zappa, John Cage and Pierre Boulez.
The programme, which will be played three times at 5pm, 5.45pm and 6.30pm, is made up of three pieces: Poème électronique (8 min 5 s), performed by Carlos Gómez
Density 21 (5 min 4 s). Flute solo by David Albet
Un grand sommeil noir (the name of a poem by Paul Verlaine), 3 min. Guitar and voice, Enric Montefusco
Duration: 20 min (aprox.). Price: €5