An unusual self-produced show Friday February 12, at 7pm and 8.30pm, specially designed for La Pedrera and directed by Xavi Bové, in which pieces by Enric Granados are visually represented by analysing the sound of the instruments played live and the movements of the conductor. A show on the façade of La Pedrera harmoniously linking light, music and architecture. It is also tribute to the great Catalan composer Enric Granados in the context of the celebrations for the centenary of his death. The spectacle is a participatory interactive experience too, as, after each show, the audience can take the conductor’s place and make La Pedrera “move” with the interaction of the movements of their bodies and the light projected on the façade.
An amazing, innovative interactive and artistic experience using technology that also plays with the physical textures of Gaudí’s architecture. In this way, for the second year running, Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation is joining in with the LLUM BCN Festival, a circuit of light installations bringing together tradition, art and technology taking place during the festival of Saint Eulalia. The show is being organised with a view to putting an artistic event that makes the most of the heritage Barcelona has from Gaudí back on the city’s calendar of cultural activities. This ground-breaking show is in line of the foundation’s projects to promote creative research and support musical talent.
CASA MILÀ “LA PEDRERA”
Passeig de Gràcia, 92. 08008, Barcelona.
XAVI BOVÉ Artistic director
Xavi Bové, Lleida, 1978. With a technical education as a telecommunications engineer he very soon made the leap to artistic expression, always seeking to build bridges between artistic disciplines, largely visual and musical ones. In the process he has directed many live opera performances, concerts and recitals at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona; artistically directed stage shows music groups (pop, rock and electronica); created advertisements, videos and pieces of video art and directed showings live projections for musical events on unconventional surfaces, such as trees, light aircraft, cars, balloons, etc.
He is artistic director of FIMG, the Girona International Mapping Festival. Besides this, he is constantly researching the relationship between emotions and mathematics, as well as stimuli and the senses: the well-known synesthetic effect.
His projects have brought him a long list of prizes and awards, like best international DVD of the year for the opera Le Grand Macabre, presented by the French critics. He has recently been awarded second prize at the Girona International Mapping Festival for his work “El cicle de la vida” (The life cycle) of music and images in real time.