Isidor Marí

  • (Eivissa, 1949)

He is a musician, writer and sociologist.

He holds a degree in Catalan Philology and is a university lecturer. In 1989 he joined the philological section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans, which he chaired between 2010 and 2014. He was deputy director of Linguistic Policy (1989-1996) in the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

He is the author of numerous studies on culture and language, including the books Un horitzó per a la llengua: aspectes de planificació lingüística (1992), Conocer la lengua y la cultura catalanas (1993), Plurilingüisme europeu i llengua catalana (1996) and Una política intercultural per a les Balears? (2002).

As a musician and singer-songwriter, he was part of the Nova Cançó movement. He has published alone the works Eivissa (1968), Voldria fer una cançó (1969), Si tu vols (1969), Senyoreta felicitat (1971), Ansa per Ansa (2006) and Serà molt fort (2013). He was one of the founders of the Ibizan group Uc, with whom he made the records of traditional songs Cançons d'Eivissa (1974), En aquesta illa tan pobra (1976) and Una ala sobre el mar (1979). In addition, with Falsterbo Marí, he published Salta un ocell (2000) and Cor de crom (2002). He is the author of the poems Sonets a Orfeu (1995), a translation of poems by Rilke, and Illes a trenc d'alba (1997). 

In 2003, he received the Ramon Llull Prize in recognition of his work in favour of Catalan language and culture.


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