Ensemble Iles Sonores of the Illes Balears Symphonic Orchestra will premiere at Fira B! with Metropolis of Martin Matalon

Comunicació Fira B!

The Argentine composer will direct in Mallorca the interpretation of the score he wrote for the restored copy of the film by Fritz Lang

Fira B! plans to hold 34 concerts and 18 stage performances  

The complete program can now be consulted at www.firab.org/en/programacion

The Argentine composer, Martin Matalon, will direct the premiere of the Ensemble Illes Sonores within the framework of Fira B!, which will be held in Palma (Mallorca) between November 11 and 14. This new musical group of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra (OSIB) will make its first concert on November 13 at 21:30h. in Son Amar. On this occasion, Ensemble Illes Sonores will perform Metropolis, Matalon's composition for the restored copy of the Fritz Lang film.

Matalon's work on Metropolis encourages a reflection on the superposition of narrative time, visual rhythm and musical agogic. During the concert, the public will be able to enjoy a great show and sound experience with the projection of the film. 

With Ensemble Illes Sonores, the OSIB bets on the challenge of expanding its repertoire beyond the traditional symphonic one. Thus, Ensemble Illes Sonores will interpret contemporary pieces of the 21st century and will also cover their relationships and influences with the 20th century.

Martin Matalon was born in Buenos Aires in 1958, he studied at the Juilliard School of music in New York where he obtained a master's degree in composition. Its catalog includes a large number of chamber and orchestra works. Between 1989 and 1996, he founded and is the musical director of the Music Mobile assembly based in New York and dedicated to the contemporary repertoire. In 1993, he settled permanently in Paris where IRCAM commissioned him to do the music for the newly restored version of Metropolis by Fritz Lang. In 2001 he received the Ciutat de Barcelona award for this composition. 

The celebration of this great concert within the framework of Fira B! professional music and performing arts market of the Islands has been possible thanks to the collaboration of IRCAM Center Pompidou, the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics and the OSIB.

Fira B! was born in 2015 with the aim of making known and promoting the latest and most representative creations of Balearic artists through an attractive program aimed at programmers, artists and the general public.

In this 6th edition, Fira B! It will feature 34 concerts, including those of the Voodo Children Project, JANSKY, Yoav Eshed Duo, Highlands Project, Joan Miquel Oliver and Albert Pinya, Carlota Cáceres, Anna Ferrer and Salvatge Cor, among others. 5 showcases will be differentiated according to the different styles: pop / rock / indie, jazz, electronic, classical, world music and contemporary. 

The program of Fira B! It also includes 18 performances of performing arts with proposals for text theater, dance, new languages, physical theater, performance, circus and street. Among the performances are: P-Acte Idiota, by Hermanas Picohueso; Nua (Radiografia d'un Transtorn), by Ann Perelló; Las Muchísimas, by companyia Mariantònia Oliver; Fils de vida, by Iguana Teatre; Bravura, from Movimients; Aquell Carrer, from Produccions de Ferro; and Paradís, from El Somni Produccions, among others.

You can now consult the complete program of Fira B! at www.firab.org/en/programacion

The organizers of Fira B! are l'Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics (IEB) and the conselleria of Fons Europeus, University and Culture of the Government of the Balearic Islands, with the collaboration of the Ajuntament de Palma and the Consell de Mallorca, Teatre Principal, Cofae, Es Baluard Museu, Institut Ramon Llull, FiraTàrrega, Mercat de Música Viva de Vich, Fundació Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears, European Music Exporters Exchange, Trovam, Generalitat Valenciana, Institut Valencià de Cultura, Ircam Center Pompidou, Indie Week, Focus Wales, Future Echoes, Arts Coumcil Luxemburg, CulturaBuzz Israel, Windmillls Jazz Festival and MiRRCollectif de Musiques Creatives.



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