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Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny
Quartet de catroc
Quartet de catroc
1962
Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny treated his scores as a work of art. Retaining their formal beauty and highly conceptual and experimental nature, they were referred to as ‘visual music’. Such is the case with Aronada (1971) – a word derived  from Sanskrit and referring to the ‘circle of audible sounds’ –, a targetshaped score that can be played by any instrument for an indefinite length of time. Written by his friend Joan Brossa, Suite bufa (1966) is a theatrical action of linked sequences between a piano, a soprano and a dancer. In Quartet de Catroc (1962) – the title is again by Brossa –, a graphic score in three movements can be played at different tempos chosen at random by the musicians, thus providing an infinite combination of sound textures. Tres cànons en homenatge a Galileu (1965) uses live electronic media, in which the performer plays a piece that is recorded on tape, and which is then played back introducing different delays, so creating a perfect threevoice canon. Doble Concert per a Ones Martenot (1970) is the first work in Spain – and one of the first in the world – to be written entirely by computer.
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original title
Quartet de catroc
year of acquisition
2010
type of object
Graphic material
dimensions
4 elements: 53.4 x 79.2 cm c/u
Copyright
© Heirs of Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny
registration number
R.4194
date
1962
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Letraset and printed ink on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
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