LEM 2014 ENGLISH

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PROGRAMA

 

 

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BARRO (Barcelona / Granollers / Premià de Dalt)
Thursday, 9th October, 20:30 h
La Fontana
Gran de Gràcia, 190­192
10 € / 8€ advanced ticket sales (3 concerts)

An energetic and effervescent starting shot to LEM 2014 with this recently formed power trio that have just recorded their brilliant first record, Gloria Infierno. Barro are three experienced instrumentalists from the Catalan scene, Lluís Cots (drums), Marc Terrassa (bass) and Ramon Marc Bataller (sax) present in many renown projects, like Madee, The New Raemon, Eh! or Tokyo Sex Destruction. Barro’s music is a frenetic stylistic voyage: noise, surf, hip hop, rockabilly, psychedelia, post-rock, blues… genres which the trio interpret with a degree of rawness and a psy-fi atmosphere suggested by the galactic sounds of the saxophone modified by effect pedals. Don’t miss it because there’ll be much to be said of Barro and their impressive live show.

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ZOMBIE ZOMBIE (Paris)
Thursday, 9th October, 21:30 h
La Fontana
Gran de Gràcia, 190­192
10 € / 8€ advanced ticket sales (3 concerts)

Their acclaimed homage to John Carpenter’s horror movie soundtracks attracted international attention over this duo, formed by Etienne Jaumet (synths, analog modular drum machines, effects and vocals) and Cosmic Neman (drums, percussion, vocals). From that initial statement, tours and various individual projects have been undertaken and the publication of a new record: Rituels d’un Noveau Monde (Versatile, 2012). And also a mysterious anechdote: Lady Gaga sampled their cover of Sun Ra’s Rocket Number 9 in her record Artpop (Interscope, 2013). Meanwhile the French duo have been exploring their most ritualistic vein, searching for a magical and hypnotic dimension, based on the sound of analog synths and rhytmic trance.

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DJ MARCELLE / ANOTHER NICE MESS (Amsterdam)
Thursday, 9th October, 22:30 h
La Fontana
Gran de Gràcia, 190­192
10€ / 8€ advanced ticket sales (3 concerts)

Known as the female version of John Peel through her weekly show on DFM radio in Amsterdam, which has been running for 20 years, DJ Marcelle is also resident DJ in various clubs of other European cities like Viena, Berlin, Hamburg and Linz. Someone defined her sessions as the perfect combination between surprise, adventure, fun and education. In her own words “I play any genere that’s fresh, daring, new, shocking, alive, spontaneous, confusing and not too dexterous”. The comparision with the mythical John Peel isn’t superficial: he was her mentor and friend for a long time. Also inspired by the XX Century vanguards (specially Fluxus and Dada) and the absurd art of Monty Python and the experimentation of many and different genres, Marcelle has an exhaustive historical knowledge of underground music.

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RAYO-60 & DAVID SOLER (Donosti/ Barcelona)
WORLD SPACE WEEK
Friday, 10th October, 22 h
Museu Marítim de Barcelona
Av. de les Drassanes s/n
Free admission

Gràcia Territori Sonor is collaborating for a second year in a row with World Space Week, a world-wide event for the divulging of space science and technology. LEM will take place in the Maritime Museum offering a concert of Rayo-60, GTS’s current resident artist, whom we had the chance to see at Sónar a few months ago. Rayo-60 is the one-man project of the Donosti-born artist residing in Barcelona to explore Ambient territory. His work invites us to close our eyes and flow downstream with his ability to evoke: feedback, drones, the power of repetition, manipulation and sampling. Those elements create a space limited only by the listener’s imagination. The music of Rayo-60 invites an emotional dialogue and at the same time a voyage through the geography of imagination. On this occasion he will be accompanied by David Soler, guitarist and prolific investigator of sound languages.

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NOIR NOIR (Mataró)
Saturday, 11th October, 21 h
Hangar
Passatge del Marquès de Santa Isabel, 40
10 € / 8 € advanced ticket sales (3 concerts)

Luckily in our current time there still are meeting points between genres that once shook the (music) world during the seventies and eighties. It isn’t outlandish to think that a victory was achieved when the “industrial” movement fought in the vanguard of a war against the asphyxia of certain conventions-that were more metabolic than the ones fought by punk- and that the victory was metabolized by music-lovers everywhere. We have conquered the sonic universe and noise is a field that has also triumphed over other battles lost to bad taste. Noir Noir is an example: this project started by David Vellvehi Galindo in 2010, of sonic landscapes with dark outerlimits, between power electronics and industrial. Epic, spiritual, with resounding magic and untamed psychedelia. He has recently released V.I.T.R.I.O.L (Triangulum Ígnis, 2011).

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DWELLINGS AND DRUSS (Salford)
Saturday, 11th October, 22 h
Hangar
Passatge del Marquès de Santa Isabel, 40
10 € / 8 € advanced ticket sales (3 concerts)

Dwellings and Druss are Chris Haslam and Paddy Shine, members of the experimental cosmonaut collective Gnod and emerging from the legendary neuralgic centre of artistic creation which is the Islington Mill in Salford, Manchester. Since 2011 Gnod have become the figureheads of the UK’s underground psychedelic/noise scene thanks to the extraordinary reviews of their first record In Gnod we Trust and are one of the 10 bands in the whole world fervently praised by Julian Cope in his final Drudion review in history on the seminal Head Heritage website. With this new project the duo fuses krautrock and psychedelia with trance and ambient which crystalises in a stripped-down minimal tech-noise created with analogue electronics. Their first record Gnod presents…Dwellings and Druss described by Boomkat as “Ike Yard meets Cluster in Mark Ernestus’ studio” was released in february 2013 on the Irish label Trensmat. Their next record Level 3 will see the light this autumn on the same label.

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DJ BLUE (Barcelona)
Saturday, 11th October, 22 h
Hangar
Passatge del Marquès de Santa Isabel, 40
10 € / 8 € advanced ticket sales (3 concerts)

It takes long years of restless musical investigation to build up one of the most important record collections in the city and to educate the taste of two generations. This musician and turntable experimenter is becoming more of a legend each day, especially since he has been playing less live. His past shows in previous LEM editions in the past decade will remain in the memory of those lucky enough to assist. And we have him here once again, this time to close a no-holds-barred and intense night. Dani Blue is a man that breathes music since an early age, and who transmits his passion rigorously and emotionally. His sessions are an emotional space which prove irresistible to enter. Master of textures and densities, he’s an explorer that divulges like no other the hidden mysteries in music.

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NOMDENOIA (Igualada)
EXHIBITION OPENING
Friday, October 17th, 19 h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Free admission

The graphic work of Pau Badia under the alias Nomdenoia is just one of this multidimensional artist’s facets, he’s also an architect, the clarinetist of Canvis Vells and a juggler of words. In his vignettes- which are sudden explosions of sense- Pau Badia’s talent show us the world in a way that is both evident and unexpected. Each Nomdenoia image is formed the moment that an element of everyday life is transformed into an unpredictable dilemma that provides a new emotional sense to what was originally represented. His graphic oeuvre is an infallible exercise of analogic imagination and the happy encounter between the subconscious and the apparent tangibility of things and ideas. Nomdenoia is behind this year’s LEM graphic art.

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ROSALIND HALL + MONTSE COLOMÉ + JOAN VINUESA (Melbourne / Barcelona)
1st ENCONTRES EN L’ESPAI-TEMPS (MEETING SPACE­TIME)
Friday 17th October, 20 h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Donations collection at the end of the show

The Space-Time Meetings are the outcome of the mutations we were talking about in the introduction of this programme. The Impronits, which were born in 2008 as a live laboratory of musical improvisation and which evolved to eventually include dance, have expanded its expressive field: music and dance will meet with writing and voice in a context of instantaneous creation.
To start this cycle the choreographer and dancer Montse Colomé– whom is someone that sees where everyone else cannot see anything-, the saxophonist and performer Rosalind Hall, invited to LEM this year and that questions her instrument with truly unique languages and the painter, writer and disident poet, enamoured of imagination, Joan Vinuesa, will confront the mystery of time and space (open). Added value: they’ll improvise together. Oportunity: unique.

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ÀGAPE (Barcelona)
Sunday 19th October, 13 h
Casa Almirall
c / Joaquín Costa, 33
Free admission

At LEM the celebration of the senses reaches its greates height Àgape: the ritual of cuisine, music, words and images that takes place at Casa Almirall, this time at the hand of Marco Bellonzi, one of the founders of the GulaLab project which investigates the relations between art, science and gastronomy which develops several projects of artifitial intelligence in the field of cuisine. Joining him is Pau Badia, whom we’ve already described as a multifaceted artista and our australian guest Rosalind Hall. They’ve been working together for several weeks to determine the elements that will intervene in the ritual and that we’ll not only see and hear but also taste in a nutritious cosmology of actions and multisensorial transversions, in argumental recipes and ingredients of diverse origin.

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28 INTERNATIONAL AWARD LUIGI RUSSOLOZ
OPEN SESSION AUDIENCE AWARD
Friday 24th October, 20 h
MACBA Auditorium
Plaça dels Angels, 1
Free admission

If you come to the auditorium at MACBA this afternoon you can listen to the pieces of the 10 finalists of the twenty eight Luigi Russolo Award . This selection was made from the 48 compositions presented from 24 countries during the month of June in the Jury’s first deliberation. In today’s deliberation session the Jury will decide this year’s awards and for the third consecutive year we’ll host the Audience Award open session. We invite you to come and listen to the finalist’s pieces and participate in the vote as a special occasion to get closer to electroacoustic music and take part in this veteran and prestigious international award. The awards will be made public this same evening before Théo Martelet’s concert with the projection of Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari in the same auditorium at MACBA.

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THÉO MARTELET (Faverges)
28 INTERNATIONAL AWARD LUIGI RUSSOLO
Friday 24th October, 22 h
MACBA Auditorium
Plaça dels Angels, 1
8€ / 6€ advance ticket sales

Théo Martelet (electroacoustic device, trumpet) is a young composer born in the year 2000 whom upon discovering concrete music decided to create an infernal machine from sound objects with which to create his first composition Nautilus Progradation-an outrageus sonic combat- and to achieve 3rd place in the Luigi Russolo International Sound Art Competition at age 13. On the day which LEM dedicates to the award annually at MACBA, Théo Martelet will perform a live soundtrack to the German expressionist film Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari, by Robert Wiene, which premiered in theatres in 1920, confronting new luthiers with the traditional form of the instrument. Trumpet and concrete music produced with AudioSulpt (Ircam) and Soundgrain (Granular synthesis) and treated with the GRM Tools at Studio Forum in Annecy. A DVD of the performance will be released by the Moscow label Monochromevision.

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JØRGEN TELLER + CARLES MALLOL + SEBASTIÀ JOVANI (Copenhague/Barcelona)
2nd ENCONTRES EN L’ESPAI-TEMPS ( 2nd MEETING SPACE­TIME)
Thursday November 6, 20h
Headquarters GTS
C/Igualada, 10
Donations collection at the end of the show

We find ourselves once more in a disquieting situation. The second Space-Time Encounter of this edition of LEM has been perversely conceived to cause certainty to tumble by uniting three men of many words, said many ways, and that are also owners of silence. Jørgen Teller plays the guitar and manipulates it with electronics- they say he knows some secrets about energy- Carles Mallol manipules time by choreographing it and filling it with the meaning that things which happen don’t have and Sebastià Jovani fills it with the architecture of words long before time has even realised it. All three have published, produced and collaborated in many countries and with many artists. All three know the instant in which things can happen, all three have found it along their fascinating trajectories.

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DIFÍCIL EQUILIBRIO (Badalona)
Friday 7th November, 21 h
La Fontana
Gran de Gràcia, 190­192
20€ / 15€ in advance ticket sales (3 concerts)

A power trio from Badalona formed in 1995 by some of the members of Clan, a progressive band from Barcelona in the 80’s and heir of the King Crimson sound. Joan Santanach (guitar), Juan Francisco (bass) and Lluís Rogrigues (drums and vocals) were educated in progressive rock and sonic experimentation and through Dificil Equilibrio’s discourse they also incorporated other cosmic influences: from minimalism to noise, from ambient to new age, building a powerful and dense sound. Their broad discography (7 records released since 1997) moves through many different forms of musical experimentation and their experience on stage guarantees a high voltage show. At LEM 2014 they will present the songs of their last work, La Pèrdua (Musea, 2013).

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CLAUDIO SIMONETTI’S GOBLIN PERFORM SUSPIRIA (Roma)
Friday 7 th November, 22 h
La Fontana
Gran de Gràcia, 190­192
20€ / 15€ in advance ticket sales (3 concerts)

It’s an honour for LEM to receive the first visit of Goblin to this country, a band responsible for some of the best soundtracks of Dario Argento’s- the master of giallo– films. And the honour is even bigger considering this is a very special show: the soundtrack to Suspiria, performed live with the projection of this classic horror film. Formed in the mid 70’s with bold influences from progressive and symphonic rock of the era (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Gentle Giant…) Goblin stand out thanks to a special sensibility in their soundtrack compositions and for that reason their discography counts collaborations with directors such as the aforementioned Argento, George A. Romero, Michele Soavi, Joe D’Amato, Richard Franklin, Enzo G. Castellari or Luigi Cozzi.

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DJ ZERO (Barcelona)
Friday 7th November, 24 h
La Fontana
Gran de Gràcia, 190­192
20€ / 15€ in advance ticket sales (3 concerts)

Zero is one of the most reputed DJs in Catalan clubbing, a real connaisseur of the history of electronica in all its versions and a restless DJ that has always found an outlet for his encyclopedic knowledge by embarking on as many projects and adventures as possible. Active since 1990, before long he became one of the reference DJ’s in the hip hop scene-he co-founded 7 Notas 7 Colores (the band that changed everything), and abandoned it not long after to become submerged in the emerging Barcelona techno scene of the mid 90’s and since then is active in all sorts of clubs, discos and festivals with sessions which range from acid house to contemporary techno or experimental and vanguard electronica-one of Zero’s passions, which he’ll explore without limitations during his session with us and for us.

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VINFONIES (Barcelona)
Saturday 8th November
First session 19 pm / Second session 20 h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
10€ registration only advanced ticket sales
Two sessions, limited places

The sonic tastings of Vinfonies return to LEM after the success of the first edition in Barcelona during last year’s LEM. This project, created by the collective of the same name takes place in Vilafranca del Penedès since 2009. Five cellars have provider five wines to inspire the five composers that have created their sound-art pieces: the sardinian composer and violinist Adele Madau, Enrique Tomás-the director of Labor Für Elektroakustische Musik und Neue Medien in Linz- from Madrid, Federico Monti, the founder of Discosnoise from Argentina, from Holland, Edwin van der Heide-director of the Spatial Interaction Lab of the ArtScience Interfaculty del Conservatori in The Hague and this year’s resident artist at Gràcia Territori Sonor, Rayo-60, from Donostia, whom we’ve already spoken about in these pages. Their music will be played in two blindfolded deep listening sessions with a tasting of the wines.

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LA MANERA MÉS SALVATGE [The most savage way] (Barcelona)
WORKSHOP
Thursday, 13, 20 and 27 November, 20pm
Headquarters GTS
C/Igualada, 10
Registration for three sessions 20€ only advance ticket sales

There’s much prejudice and apriorisms surrounding the creation of verses and their oral exposition: it from many years of hammering home the same topics of what poetry is and how it has to be recited. This workshop which will take place during three consecutive Thursdays seeks to localise these rigidities and liven them up, preen them and re-think the common ground on which to dismantle them. Rythm, semantic fields, rhyme, the game of theatre, silence, nuances, distorsions, maniouvers of meaning. Three intensive and concentrated sessions that will shake up your verses and rid them of spare excrecenses and will leave them ready to be said in the most savage way. Duration of the workshop: three 2h sessions.

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REPTILIAN MAMBO (Barcelona)
Friday 14th November , 22h
La Fontana
Gran de Gracia, 190­192
8€ / 6€ advanced tickets sales (3 concerts)

A septet from Barcelona created in 2012 that serpents it’s way between jazz improvisation, the fury of punk and hardcore, electronic textures, the discourse of noise rock and… mambo! At their concerts they perform from original material to versions of Pérez Prado or film and television soundtracks. To sum up, Les Baxter drowning in acid. El Pricto (alto sax), Don Malfon (baritone sax), Pablo Rega (electronica and electric guitar), Jo Miramontes (synths), Núria Andorrà (xilophone and percussion), Avelino Saavedra, Joni Gárlic and Vasco Trilla (drums) form a music collective unique in its kind, fun and experimental in equal measure, scatterbrained and bonkers, but also suggestive and dense. One of the jewels of the Discordian Records label with whom they’ve released their albums Reptilian Mambo (2011) and It’s Peeling Time! (2012).

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RADIKAL SATAN (Bordeaux)
Friday 14th November , 23h
La Fontana
Gran de Gracia, 190­192
8€ Advanced tickets sales 6€

A transoceanic duo hailing from Bordeux (França) and originating from Buenos Aires (Argentina) formed by brothers César Amarante (contrabass, guitar, snare and vocals) and Mauricio Amarante (acordion, keyboards, vocals). In their discourse they fuse latin-american rythms -from tango to salsa passing through the caribbean- with electronica, experimental landscapes and poetry. Born in 2003 as a street performing outfit they began to record music where collages, improvisations and ambient textures crystallised in pieces of sonic kraftwerk which they composed, recorded and produced themselves. They’ve released 8 records, the most recent, El Incendio que se Llevo la Ciudad (XXX, 2012).

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DJ SHAK (Barcelona)
Friday 14th November , 24h
La Fontana
Gran de Gracia, 190­192
8€ / 6€ advanced tickets sales

Known to the followers of LEM for her residency at Eclíptica with her electronic music project Lucius Works Here with which she’s recorded several albums, Shakira Benavides is a DJ from Barcelona with over de 15 years experience at the turntables. She’s the co-founder of one of the city’s most venerated music sactuaries, music-lovers paradise: Wah Wah records store. Her musical baggage could compare to the catalogue of Wah Wah, she spins from exotica, lounge, downtempo, r’n’r, r&b, soul, funk, jazz, latin, rare grooves, nujazz, disco to postpunk, garage, drum’n’*bass and electronica. A resident DJ at several clubs in the city over the years (six in the now closed Dot),her tireless activity lhas caused her to be involved in various independent radio projects and TV programmes for BTV.

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ONGAKU 2 (Sàrdara / San Gavino Monreale)
NIGHT DEDICATED TO SARDINIA
Saturday 15th November, 21 h
Jaume Fuster Library
Plaça Lesseps 20­22
10 € / 8€ in advanced tickets sales (2 concerts)

Elia Casu and Paolo Sanna are two Sardinian musicians that move between free improvisation and timbric exploration. Elia plays the electrified electric guitar and Paolo plays the drums and all kinds of percussion (not necessarily instruments, he sometimes uses household items that he instrumentalises to create rhythmical and magic textures). Active as a duo since 2010, but with long solo careers, they have released 5 records, the most recent being Short Stories (La Bél, 2013), an exercise of contained creativity with pieces that extend no longer than 2 minutes and that end up being a good example of the atmospheres that an inspired and imaginative duo like this are able to create. What they will bring to LEM is without a doubt an intriguing mystery.

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FABRIZIO CASTI & ELIO MARTUSCIELLO (Giuspini /Nàpols)
NIGHT DEDICATED TO SARDINIA
Saturday 15th November, 22 h
Jaume Fuster Library
Plaça Lesseps 20­22
10 € / 8€ in advanced tickets sales (2 concerts)

Elio Martusciello is a master of eletroacoustic music and sound design, a guitarrist and digital sound explorer, he works with some of the most unconformist Italian enssembles like Ossatura, Schismophonia, Taxonomy, Bindou Ensamble, Le Pecore di Dante or Xubuxue, and his list of collaborations is almost as long his discography. The most recent of these collaborations is with the Sardinian Fabrizio Casti, a pianist and master of textures from Caligari as restless as Martusciello himself, and as deeply enamoured with the creation of soundscapes and visuals through the interaction between pure and modified sound. A meeting of senses, of free and radical creativity and of unrepeatable audio-spatial rituals.

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JOAN TEIXIDOR (Barcelona)
EXHIBITION OPENING
Thursday 20th November, 19 h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Free admission

Joan Teixidor is a sociologist that transited to photography in 2008. His projects are based on human collectives, nature and the use of analogic techniques. Currently he teaches silver staining photography in his lab in La Garrotxa. The exhibition we’re presenting, Sweaty Musicians, Portraits through Stereotypia, presents us with a visit to LEM 2013 backstage through 6 diptychs. The musicians are photographed at the moment they leave the stage with two cameras that capture the same instant from two points of view. This way a main photo is obtained (intentional, in black and white) and a secondary image (random, in colour). Focus and exposure mechanisms are barely used.

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MARÇAL FONT + GODAI GARCÍA (Badalona/ Vic)
GLOTIS MAGNA
Friday 21st november, 20h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Collecting donations at the end of the show

This cycle of “three for two” curated by Núria Martínez-Vernís and Martí Sales, celebrates that the glottis, the part of the larynx placed in between the folds or vocal cords and the vocal apophasis of the arytenoid cartilage, will be made “magna” (great) in the middle of Gràcia. During this first session also known as “Un cap no rodola mai perquè si” (“A head will never roll without a reason”), the topic will be everyday overloading, useless fighting and over-fighting. Everyman for himself because word is war and everyone is wounded. The performances of Marçal Font– several time Spanish and Catalan champion of poetry slam-and Godai Garcia, that considers himself an amateur stand up comedian even when he’s a professional heterotrophic. This will be the first session of this cycle. And surely won’t leave you indifferent.

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MARC O’CALLAGHAN (Barcelona)
EXHIBITION OPENING
Thursday, 11th december, 19 h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Free admission

We present to you the work of Marc O’Callaghan, the artist behind the lightning-bolt made of cynocephalus that was the image of LEM 2013. In his facet as an illustrator as in his other facets as a musician, poet and performer, he applies the correspondence principle to explore the world from the idea that different orders of reality exist. In this way, O’Callaghan attracts the different primordial symbols that are hidden in between the folds of the time continuum and that take us to a mythical and timeless space. He has exhibited his work in numerous galleries in the city and he has made mural art, posters and numerous covers for several European labels. The exhibition is based on 12 illustrations that correspond to the 12 original squares from Gràcia, applying the Dalinian critical-paranoid method to the urban geometry which defines the squares as psychic entities.

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ORLANDO GUILLÉN + ANDREU SUBIRATS (Acayucan / Tortosa)
GLOTIS MAGNA
Friday 12th december, 20h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Collecting donations at the end of the show

Second session of this guttural and magnetic cycle based on human and inhuman voices. This session also known as “De si anava dret que va néixer pla” (“Although he’s upright he was born flat”), will take place with joy and conscience and has two performers: Orlando Guillén and Andreu Subirats. One doesn’t like Lezama Lima and his poetry is from the fourth dimension of shortcuts. The other likes to walk on foot and he say it like it is. Both have written, have been published, have translated and recited. One has been in touch with Baudelaire and Villon, and the other with Espriu and Vinyoli. To further this jigsaw puzzle one has translated the other and the other frequently collaborates with musicians. Both have been published by several and well known publishing companies, have coincided in poetry readings and other temporarily autonomous territories. Don’t miss them or you won’t see them again.

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AIDA NADEEM (Bagdad)
Saturday 13th december, 21 h
MACBA Auditorium
Plaça dels Angels, 1
8 € / 6€advance ticket sales

Aida Nadeem is a componer, vocalist and instrumentalist born in Baghdad and currently living in Scandinavia. Her music is born as much from the sonic tradition from Irak and Turkmenistan as from current arab poetry and is expressed through special instrumentation: bassoon, vocals and eletronics. With this magic, Aida Nadeem spells and fascinates. Her music atmospheric and enigmatic, crosses geographic and cultural borders. She has been the bassoonist of Irak’s Symphony Orchestra, and has explored the avant-garde and the rythms of Baghdad street music.The New York press describes her as “the Oriental Laurie Anderson”. She has been awarded for her soundtrack works, nominated for the 2007 BBC Awards for her record Out of Baghdad and last year her new album Beyond Destruction (Uruk, 2010) reached third position in the World Music Charts Europe. Being able to present her at LEM is a luxury and guarantees an unforgettable experience.

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FERRAN BESALDUCH + NÚRIA MARTÍNEZ-VERNIS + VICTORIA MACARTE (Badalona / Barceloana / Camelot)
3rd ENCONTRES EN L’ESPAI-TEMPS (MEETINGS IN THE SPACE­-TIME)
Thursday 18th December, 20 h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Collecting donations at the end of the show

Third and last Space-Time Encounter Meeting, friction and crossroads between these three creators whose work leads one to believe that there’s a secret pact with nature who gives them its mysteries with docility. Which magic has touched upon these three miracle workers of the time arts? What pushed Ferran Besalduch to bend the untamed sounds of the bassiest family of saxophones?. Which force assists Núria Martínez-Vernis when she uses words as projectile weapons and emotional boomerangs. Which grimore does Victoria Macarte use to extract the spells that let her dissipate the boundaries of movement? What energy will be expelled from the meeting of these three artists that invent the future of their disciplines?

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JOSEP PEDRALS + ANNA PANTINAT (Barcelona)
GLOTIS MAGNA
Friday 19th December, 20h
Headquarters GTS
Igualada, 10
Collecting donations at the end of the show

Anna Pantinat is a poetess, and also pianist, trombonist, thereminist, singer and actress in multiple projects. She has published her poetry in Catalan and Spanish and has won several awards. She is one of the names that should start echoing with more might in this city. Josep Pedrals is closely related to the recited and written poetry scenes, not only the local one, but the international one. Poetry reader and poet of stages, books and awards, a master of the prosody, playwright and multiple collaborator and even, sometimes, musician. Both will close the Glotis Magna cycle with the session that has been given the name “Contorsiona que fa fort!” (“Contort yourself against the fray”) They will also close LEM 2014 in one of its longest editions ever. And with the aftertaste of all the universes experienced these months we will depart to the more predictable universe of the Christmas holidays.

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