participant
Llorenç Barber
birth
València, Spain, 1948
last update
13-06-2024
Proposing sound interventions and spatiotemporal compositions of great magnitude led him to create the concept of Plurifocality, and to enter into the interstices of cultural communities and sound art in public spaces, which led him to conceive of "The city as an orchestra". Llorenç Barber is a musician, composer, writer, poet, researcher, performer, pioneer in the conception of sound art in Europe and innovator of minimalism in Spain. He studied composition in Siena with Franco Donatoni, in Darmstadt with Stockhausen, Ligeti and Kagel, in Bayreuth with Boulez and in London with Christian Wolff. After learning the vocal technique of diphonic singing "Khoomi" with Trân Quang Hai, Kosugi and Charlie Morrow, he created the portative bell, a unique instrument with which he developed a proprietary vocal and instrumental technique. In 1986, he created the Flatus Vocis Trio with Fátima Miranda and Bartolomé Ferrando, a group focused on creating spoken music with an emphasis on the sounds, intonations, gestures and phrases of common speech in numerous everyday situations. They have performed city concerts with bells in more than 200 cities in twenty countries, serving as the closing sound framework for three cultural capitals (Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm), Art Biennials (Japan, France, Thailand, Brazil), as the inauguration of International Summits of Heads of State and Government (Salamanca, Rome) and for other civil and religious commemorations. His work has been the subject of reflections, filmographies, books and doctoral theses. In 2017, along with Carles Santos, he received the first Bankia Prize for Musical Talent of the Valencian Community. In the same year, his work "SOUND RITES, An utopian 'City Concert' of Rotherham as Example for the humanity" for bells, tubular bells, children's processional choir, and five Muazzin Nasheed, received the Guinness Award for its "exceptionality and beauty". His work "Som cos, som foc, som" again received the Guinness Award for the largest body percussion ensemble (20,000 band musicians) in 2018. In 2018, together with Montserrat Palacios, he was conferred the title of Doctor by the Liberis Artium Universitas with an outstanding Cum Laude. Since 2005, he has been an Académic Correspondent of the Catalan Academy of S. Jordi. Since 2011, he has been a visiting professor on the Master's Degree in Sound Art at the University of Barcelona. In 2023-2024 his sound and visual work will be exhibited at the Centro del Carmen Cultura Contemporanea and the IVAM in Valencia.
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Quaderns d'àudio 02. Cuaderno de Yokohoma [Publicació]
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2009
Sons d'epifania : instruccions corporals del [sic] aire per a una ciutat a trenc d'alba : encàrrec del [sic] IVM amb motiu del naixement del rei don Jaume I / de Llorenç Barber
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2008
Breu esfera sònica i acció directa : un assaig visual per a banda simfònica / de Llorenç Barber
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2008
Carta : La Canyada, al Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, 2008 maig
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2008
Liverpool symphony of bells and ships' sirens : (symphony for St. George) / of Llorenç Barber
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2007
Archivo sonoro para Desacuerdos 08
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2005
Archivo sonoro para Desacuerdos 07
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2005
El jove jardí de Joanot : andante sorpresiu amb variaci[ons] i esferes per estrenar un [sic] Palau de les Arts de València / per Llorenç Barber
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2005
El sueño del emperador : concierto para 21 campanas y una pantalla / por Llorenç Barber
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2004
Naumàquia : un combat sonor de sirenes , llunyanies, campanes i focs per al port de Barcelona amb ocassió [i.e. ocasió] del Fòrum-04 [sic] / de Llorenç Barber
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2003
Música per uns déus intermitents per a la banda i les campanes de Bocairent / Llorenç Barber
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2003
Sant Blai : un concert festiu per a focs, percussions, la banda i les campanes de Burriana / Llorenç Barber
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2003
[Per Djamila sempre amiga de Llorenç Barber]
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2003
Vieux-Nice en resonance : ouverture pour un festival / de Llorenç Barber
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2000
Mare magnum : una peça de circunstancies [i.e. circumstàncies] per la banda d'Aielo / de Llorenç Barber
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2000
Déu diu deu dins del dau : una proposta per al grup Amores al aplegar al dècim aniversari de Llorenç Barber
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1999
[Conjunt de partitures i carta de Llorenç Barber]
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1998 - 2008
"Músicas subterráneas" : (ecolália) para voz difónica y campanas / de Llorenç Barber
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1996
Los escritos I : la ciudad y sus ecos / Llorenç Barber
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1996
Les pierres qui chantent : château de Cadenet : cloches / Llorenç Barber
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1995
"A nonsense talk of bells"
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1994
"Turris" : pieza incidental para campanas y dos voces difónicas
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1991
"Pórtico" / Llorenç Barber
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1991
"Manjar" : un homenaje campanero a Conlon Nancarrow
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[199-]
"Paradiso" : música incidental para una meditación sobre el edén / de Llorenç Barber
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1990
"Manjar" : un homenaje campanero a Conlon Nancarrow
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[199-]
A pneumatic concert / Llorenç Barber
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1989
Gloken / Llorenç Barber
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1989
El filoflamencampanero
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1989
Auto sona(n)te
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1989
Intus
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1988
"Yo pecador" : (cello, fta [sic] y voz) / de Llorenç Barber
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1986
Monte tallado
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1984
Música nuda
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1980
Amnessienne(s) : (un homenaje a Dn. Erillo)
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1979
Amnessienne(s) : (un homenaje a Dn. Erillo)
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1979
Demà com abans / de Llorenç Barber
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[1977?]
Música para Onán
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1976