The conference will be held from 1 to 27 June and will be opened by the musicologist Rosa María Fernández with a talk on 'Vocal dramaturgies outside opera', which will be completed with a second conference on 14 June 'Vocal dramaturgies in opera', both to be held in the Sala Mozart of the Auditorio de Galicia.
The voice will be the guiding thread of a conference that will begin musically with the Santiago Municipal Music Band, with a concert 'Opera in the street' that will take place in the Plaza de las Platerías, and has the support of the Asociación de Amigos de la Ópera de Santiago (Association of Friends of the Santiago Opera).
Lúa Mosquetera and Javier Otero will present 'El poder de las palabras', an artistic project that mixes poetry and music, in the Bonaval cemetery on 2 June. In case of rain, both concerts will be held at the Auditorio de Galicia.
A 'Ópera de peto' written by Francisco Rodríguez, for lyrical voice and instrumental ensemble and performed by the BilbaoSinfonietta, will interweave different traditional stories collected in the anthology Euskal Baladak by Jabier Kalzakorta.
For their part, the Trio Preseli, under the name 'Del mar y la noche' (From the Sea and the Night), will premiere in Spain two works by the Welsh composer Anthony Randal, Three Poems, based on verses by Geraint Jones and Del Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, the poem by Dylan Thomas, a masterpiece of the English language, and will present the world premiere of 'Nao de sangre', a work that the Trio has commissioned from the Galician composer Fernando Buíde.
The concerts of the BilbaoSinfonietta and the Trío Preseli will be held in the Sala Mozart of the Auditorio de Galicia on June 9th and 13th respectively. Also at the Auditorio de Galicia, on the stage of the *Ángel Brage hall, Pulso Ensemble will present 'Patio de juegos. Una gramática del cuidado', a world premiere with new instrumentation and text in Galician; a participative piece of musical theatre for 30 people that will have two performances on the 16th of June at 17.30 and 19.00.
The Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC) will host the concert by Ensemble Libertad on the 20th, which will bring us closer to the sound of Galician avant-garde music in the 21st century. We will end the conference with two concerts at the Teatro Principal on 22 and 27 June: 'Papagena', a contemporary electronic opera by Galician composer Iago Hermo and 'Insomnia', the world premiere of Vértigo Sonoro, with a musical performance, a contemporary opera about our current condition of being subjected to algorithms (in collaboration with ChatGPT and other artificial intelligences).
The Jornadas de Música Contemporánea are organised by the Auditorio de Galicia-Compostela Cultura, Santiago City Council, the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC), the University of Santiago de Compostela and are financially supported by the Diputación de A Coruña. All activities are free of charge until the capacity of the venues is reached.