Música y cambio. A new aesthetic paradigm in the last quarter of the twentieth century.


Casino de Alicante. Paseo de la Explanada de España, 16. Alicante

"Música y Cambio" is held as a parallel course to the programme of the twentieth edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Alicante, thereby allowing alternating attendance at sessions of the course with the schedule of concerts and performances. The course aims to explain the period of the seventies, fundamental years for music creation and for the cultural and political climate of Spain. A time for contemporary music that has perhaps been kept too blurry and undoubtedly has been subject to too many simplifications.

The confluence of several anniversaries, including 50 years of prestigious Spanish and international musical figures (José Ramón Encinar, Alfredo Aracil, Maria Escribano, Judith Weir, etc.), and even the 20th anniversary of the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Alicante, have it made necessary that this event reflects on the historical period that covers the development and maturity of a generation: the beginnings in the composition of those born in the fifties.

Coinciding with the establishment of democracy in Spain arrived an aesthetic transformation that marked the end of the heyday of the vanguard and the emergence of the so-called "postmodernism". This meant, among other things, the recovery of certain aesthetic plurality, the revival of genres such as opera, and the beginning acceptance of the presence of female composers.

Direction of the course:
Jorge Fernández Guerra and Ramón del Castillo

Organizes: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Centro para la Difusión de la Música Contemporánea y hablarenarte:

With the help of: Ministerio de Cultura and Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música

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