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'El gran teatro del mundo' by Calderón de la Barca, directed by Calixto Bieito and with music by Carles Santos (by Grec 2012)

23 June 2012 12:34 AM

Barcelona’s Summer Arts Festival 2012 more international, more contemporary and more multidisciplinary

This year’s ‘Grec ‘Festival offers 68 plays, dancing, music and circus performances from July 1st to the 31st, 30 of them from international artists. Ramón Simó, the new director of the event, considers that this year’s Grec is more...
Austra played at the 2012 Sónar (by P. Cortina)

18 June 2012 05:44 PM

Record attendance at 2012 Sónar electronic music festival

Lana del Rey, New Order and The Roots star at the three day advanced music festival attended by almost 100,000 people. Visitors from 80 different countries filled the festival with a thousand different colours as Sónar Barcelona was the...
Norwegian Geir Jenssen (by CosmoCaixa / ACN)

16 June 2012 02:47 PM

Hearing the sounds from inside a storm or from Antarctica’s change of season at CosmoCaixa

Sónar 2012 electronic music festival is underway and Barcelona’s CosmoCaixa has invited its visitors to hear the sounds of meteorology at the ‘METEOlab’ exhibition. It is a selection of works by some of the most prominent artists in the...
One of 2012 Sónar's posters (by Sónar 2012 / ACN)

14 June 2012 01:45 AM

Sónar 2012 turns Barcelona into the world capital of electronic music culture

The festival offers more than 150 proposals in its program, including music, exhibitions, screenings and activities for professionals based around the technology applied to artistic creation. For three days, from June 14th to the 16th, Sonar...
Lluís Llach and Pep Guardiola (by O. Campuzano)

12 June 2012 01:55 AM

Pep Guardiola participates in a charity concert in Barcelona against AIDS

This weekend, 14,500 people rocked at the Palau Sant Jordi, in Montjuïc, in a charity concert that brought together the most famous Catalan singers and bands. Singer songwriter Lluís Llach interpreted a poem with former F.C. Barcelona Manager,...
Presentation and screening of the documentary at Doc's Barcelona (by Castellers de Vilafranca)

09 June 2012 01:12 AM

‘The Human Tower’, a story of passion and tradition

How can you reach out and touch the sky with your fingers? Is it better alone or together with others? Ram Devinevi and Cano Rojas give a clear answer to this question in their documentary which shows how three different cultures -the Catalan, the...
Robert Smith, singer of The Cure, at the 2012 Primavera Sound (by P. Francesch)

04 June 2012 05:35 PM

2012 Primavera Sound shines one more year with a top programme

Band such as The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, Wilco, Beirut, Saint Étienne or The XX play in a consolidated music festival with the Mediterranean as a backdrop. The most international music festival in Catalonia came to an end this weekend after three...
Jordi Savall playing viol at Santa Maria del Mar, at the concert he offered in memoriam of his wife, Montserrat Figueras (ACN)

01 June 2012 01:43 AM

Catalan Jordi Savall receives music’s ‘Nobel Prize’, awarded by the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation

Savall is awarded the world’s most prestigious prize, offered by the Léonie Sonning Music Foundation in Denmark, for his entire artistic career. The jury recognised Savall as “one of the most important forces behind the renaissance of early...
The SonarKids festival last year was quite popular (by ACN)

26 May 2012 03:46 AM

SonarKids Festival to be held outside Barcelona for the first time

The family version of the Sónar music festival will take place this year in El Port de la Selva, 170 km north of Barcelona on the 26th and 27th May. In this fourth edition, the audience will be able to enjoy the music of Miqui Puig, the Pioneer...
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