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The Palau Robert proposes a sound and documental immersion in the feminine musical universe of the Catalan Countries to the exhibition “OF ONES: (R)evolució of the women in the music”, played the lead in by more than 1,000 feminine artists along the last century through compositions, songs and video clips.

The sample, which can be visited of the 10 November in the 23 April in the Room 3 of the Palau Robert of Barcelona, the Generalitat de Catalunya organizes, with the commissariat of the group Enderrock and the support of the Institute Català de les Dones.

 

“OF WAVES: (R)evolució of the women in the music” is a graphic and sound exhibition played the lead in by more than 1,000 feminine artists from all over the Catalan Countries along the last century that it visibilitza and at the same time a recognition towards its contributions makes in this cultural area. For the first time in our country an itinerary for the different musical genres is brought up with voice of woman through singers, composers and instrumentalists.

The itinerary sonor and visual it goes from the songs of cradle and the folklorists in the classical music, the opera and the contemporary, passing for the popular musics and of root, the poetry, the song of author, the jazz and the blues, the rock and the punk, the pop and the musics urban. In total, they will be able to listen him to themselves and view a thousand songs in the selectors of each of the stylistic areas of the exhibition; he owes spaces where the persons who visit them will be able to discover an original and unedited sound landscape with the most significant dates of the history of the Catalan music from a feminine viewpoint.

The evident sample an evolution for the quantitative as well as qualitative growth of voices of women through the propagation of musical styles in the last 100 years. In this period new positionings have appeared for the creators and the interpreters after a long time in which so many feminine voices have been silenced. The sample is a recognition towards the empowerment of the women in all the social, political and cultural spaces. And his vibrating points out its contributions as the vertiginous spiral and he bursts into melodies and songs.

The challenge of the exhibition is to offer a compromised journey, sonorous and graphic, for ten styles where the main ones echoe voices of Catalonia, the País Valencià and the Balearic Islands in a vital journey that originates from the songs of cradle, is educated in the classical one and drinks of the music of root, penetrates for the song and the jazz, bursts with the pop, the rock and the punk and leads to the urban musics of our streets full of energy.

As the referential poem deals with Maria-Mercè Marçal, the title “OF ONES: (R)evolució of the women to the music” remits to the sound revolt of the feminine panorama, which has not been gestated in a single day, but fruit of an evolution of centuries. This is the speech that is articulated in the exhibition, as it defends the commissioner and musical journalist in Enderrock, Helena Morén Alegret, and that the last years it has sped up and has been amplified with new formed and horizons.

“there was a period in which the women remained relegated to a paper secondary, as mothers who transmitted the songs for oral route or that studied the music under the shadow of a dark, authoritarian and patriarchal society. He arrived the moment which the songs of women made themselves listen with the projection to their deserving, coinciding with the feminist claims. The moment was from establishing canons and referents. Knocks of rock that routines, myths and symbols broke went, but also a revival to the scene of the current popular music that it did not have points the total recognition of the work of the women.

The prestige of the women in the music has been won and has been deserved by work, beyond the fashions and the styles. The evolution of the feminine genre has to do with coming out of the domestic egg in which it has been labeled and seeing that the laying hen was already there before and will be there afterwards. Some will beat with “The black eagle” adapted by Maria del Mar Bonet, others will make it with the flight of “The nightingale” of Lídia Pujol or Joan Baez, and there will be that they will agitate the wings with those “Bird Eyes” of Núria Graham. They are the women who raise the flight in the 21st century.”

 

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The exhibition has points of listening for each area that allow to sail for a thousand songs and video clips of the several musical genres, besides viewing the biographies and referential data of the main artists of the Catalan Countries.

The record production in Catalan led by women has multiplied by 10 in the last 50 years. If in all the decade of the sixty about 200 LP were published and simple sung, only the year 2016 more than 150 disks that play the lead in feminine voices in Catalan have been shown. At the sixties to the Catalan music there was more active little of half a hundred of soloists and feminine duets and only ten groups with feminine presence. At present, to the second decade of the 21st century, the figure represents half a thousand of projects led by women.

Distributed by genres, we find that the paper of the Catalan women in the jazz limited to the sixties at half a dozen of duets and sets of jazz. After 50 years, the figure of Catalan jazzistes with active projects exceeds a hundred vocalists and instrumentalists.

The explosion of the women to the scene of the Catalan pop-rock was produced from 2014, when the figure of groups with outstanding feminine presence has increased considerably. The average of emergent groups led by women represents at present 22% in the last five years (9% of soloists and 13% of groups).

The presence of women in the Catalan formations of music of root is superior to the average and already represents an average of 30% in the last five years among the emergent groups. The highest figure has been registered in 2017, with 30% of soloist voices and 25% of groups with women.

The figure of feminine voices in the main Catalan festivals represented in 2016 an average of 26%, adding up 11% of soloists and 15% of mixed groups, according to data of the Yearbook of the Music. The average of the Anglo-Saxon market is 17% of groups led by women. The Catalan contests of major equity, in its two last editions, are Strenes, To Kick Festival and Cap Roig, while those of major discrimination they Are Camped Young, Canet Rock i Vida.

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Women and songs 2017. Magazine and Cd of the new generation

To complement the exhibition a special number of the musical magazine Enderrock has been edited in format of catalog, which broadens the contents with a collection of witnesses and interviews through reports and conversations. Moreover, with the support of the Institute Català de les Dones, the fifth album of the collection has been published Women and songs: We will be five hundred, we will be a thousand (EDR Disks, 2017), a taste of the soundtrack of emergent and current feminine voices, which he distributes to itself with the monthly publication of the month of November, Enderrock 267.

The compilation of the CD goes of the folk music of Joana Gomila and Maria Arnal to the angler of Pupils and he Tesa, the fusion of The Flood, the reggae of Candela Roots, the pop of author of Lakaste, the poetic song of Mireia Vives, the pop-folk music of Renaldo & Clara, Màia and La Folie, the trap of Bad Gyal i Mueveloreina, the song of Gemma Humet i Intana, the rock of Núria Graham i Edurne Vega, the punk-pop of Mourn, the makinera rumba of Ladilla Rusa, the electronics of author of Museless, Pavvla and Júlia or the jazz of Andrea Motis. In short, a button of the explosion of diverse novelties and of quality in feminine key of year 2017.

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10 areas, for genres

Songs of cradle

The first songs are gestated in the transmission of mothers to children, through popular and traditional tunes.

 

Folklore and formation

The musical formation at the school combined with the songs that subsist in the oral tradition and those that are part of the festive rituals and monks.

 

Classical and opera

Beyond the divas of the opera, we discover big composers, instrumentalists, directors of choral orchestra and formations. 

 

Musics of root

The soundtrack of the popular imagination roots and gets involved as the musics were climbed for the wells of the houses. 

 

Music and poetry

The musicalization and the adaptations of poems are a space of freedom that it joins and it promotes the music and the literature. 

 

Song of author

The singer-songwriters take the public space to be visible to the recitals of theaters and festivals and to make voice hear his.

 

Jazz and blues

The own and foreign aculturització arrives from the Anglo-Saxon market with the voices of the black music and the culture of improvisation.

 

Rock and punk

The self-esteem and the energy that the electric guitars generate empowers the rocking ones of the modern musical scene.

 

Pop

Kaleidoscope of songs, melodies and visual to offer new ways to rise to the stage and to offer a total show.

 

Musics current urbanesL'escena has placed the peripheries in the center, and the rhythms and the feminine rhymes are part of the cultural transformation of the society.

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The 1,000 feminine artists

Along the exhibition “OF WAVES. [R]evolució of the women in the music” are the names of a thousand women among singers, artists and professionals of the world of the music. If you find that your name is lacking there, or that there is one which it would be necessary to add, please, address us a correu-e to: palaurobert@gencat.cat

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