Artist

Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny

Data i lloc de naixement:
MANRESA, Espanya — 1929
Data i lloc de defunció:

Biography

Born in Manresa, Catalonia, in 1929, Josep M. Mestres Quadreny has been one of the most important reformers and promoters of contemporary music in Catalonia. His active interest in revitalising culture in the fifties and sixties led him to take part in private cultural activism initiatives such as La Ricarda and Club 49. Meanwhile, his creative affinity and friendship with artists such as Joan Brossa, Joan Miró, Pere Portabella, Carles Santos and Moisès Villèlia led to the creation of collective works. Quadreny’s music is characterised by the constant renewal of sonority and the use of new composition techniques and instruments. His work encompasses many different areas, from conventional scores to graphic scores, the use of computers, compositions based on mathematical algorithms and theories of chance. Aside from being one of the first musicians in Spain to use computers to generate compositions, he was also a pioneer in the construction of graphic scores that explored possibilities beyond the traditional staff. He premiered his first composition at the 5th Bayreuth International Youth Music Festival in Germany in 1953. Since then, his compositions have been performed on stages around the world. He has also published books with Joan Brossa and Perejaume, and composed music for filmmakers. He has written numerous essays on music, including Pensar i fer música (2000).

Works

  • Títol:
    Suite Bechtold
    Data:
    1994
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Antiodes
    Data:
    1982
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Canviera
    Data:
    1982
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Tocatina
    Data:
    1978
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Molèstia
    Data:
    1977
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Homenatge a Robert Gerhard
    Data:
    1976
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Espai sonor V
    Data:
    1976
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Self-Service
    Data:
    1973
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    L'Estro Aleatorio
    Data:
    1973-1978
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Homenatge a Joan Prats
    Data:
    1972
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Aronada
    Data:
    1971
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Perludi
    Data:
    1971
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Variacions essencials
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Doble Concert per a Ones Martenot
    Data:
    1970
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Quadre
    Data:
    1969
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Tres peces per a violoncel i piano
    Data:
    1968
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Tres cànons en homenatge a Galileu
    Data:
    1966
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Suite bufa
    Data:
    1966
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Homenatge a Schumann
    Data:
    1962
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Quartet de catroc
    Data:
    1962
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
  • Títol:
    Invencions mòbils
    Data:
    1961
    Tipus d'obra:
    Graphic material
    Procedencia:
    MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
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