Palau Güell at SonarExtra
For the first time, Palau Güell is included in the Sónar Festival programme and forms part of SonarExtra, a tour with three sound interventions in different buildings in the centre of Barcelona.
Sónar and Palau Güell present exclusively in Spain a unique composition for hyperorgan conceived by the Berlin-based group Gamut Inc. made up of Marion Wörle and Maciej Śledziecki.
Today, Gamut Inc. are the leading international composers of hyperorgan works. They specialise in innovative musical installations, electroacoustics and machine music. Since 2011 they have been working in the field of instrumental computer music.
Gamut Inc. has worked with the organ of the Palau Güell to create Aggregate #10, a composition that will be played continuously from 15 to 19 June during the Palau’s opening hours (from 10 am to 8 pm).
Hyperorgan is a new concept that defines organs played by means of a computer which, through the MIDI system, allows the mechanisms and sonorities to be activated, in such a way as to achieve interpretations impossible for a human organist.
Palau Guell organ is an instrument built in 2011 by the prestigious Blancafort OM workshop, which has 1,386 pipes, two 56-note manual keyboards and a 30-note pedal keyboard. It is one of the few organs in Catalonia equipped with MIDI technology and a replay system that allows it to be played automatically.
This sound experience has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of Sónar Festival, Palau Güell, the group Gamut Inc, the organist Albert Blancafort (Blancafort OM) and Santi Vilanova (Playmodes).
Art, science and technology come together to take music and the arts to the most advanced fields of creation.
During the Palau’s opening hours. From 10am to 20pm
From 15 to 19 June (included)
Included in the ticket price