On 13 December Mobile World Centre will become the epicentre of innovation in Art and Digital Music with Beyond Music+Arts, an event that will address how the use of digital technologies is defying traditional forms and conventions in Music and Art.
At the forum Davide Quayola (UK/IT), Mira Calix (UK), Felix Faire (UK), Glassworks (SP) and Oriol Rosell (SP) will share with attendees their particular way of exploring the nexus between sound, image and programming. During the different sessions distributed over the course of the morning, these five speakers will present their most recent works and projects.
The day will close with a debate that, in addition to the five invited artists, will feature Pep Salazar, Director of Mobile World Centre, Estela Oliva and Carmen Salasfrom Alpha-ville. This panel will examine how new practices in the digital era will transform the way we create, present and experience the world of Art.
The event is a collaborative effort between Mobile World Capital Barcelona, Alpha-ville and Sonar+D, and forms part of Music+Arts, an international event showcasing new trends in Music, Art and Digital Culture.
Mira Calix (UK)
Mira Calix is an award winning composer, artist and performer based in the United Kingdom. She is signed to Warp Records, on which she has released five albums. In 2012 Mira created her first sculptural work ‘Nothing Is Set In Stone’ .The monolithic musical sculpture was commissioned by The Mayor Of London and Oxford Contemporary Music in partnership with The Natural History Museum and Exhibition Road Group. The installation was part of the London 2012 Festival, Cultural Olympiad program. She is currently working on a collaboration with artist Conrad Shawcross and a large scale cross media installation to premiere at the Sydney Festival 2015.
Mira regularly performs live, touring internationally. The scope of her work has taken her to a diverse range of festivals and venues, from Sonar, Transmediale and Latitude, to the Royal Festival Hall, Mariinsky and Lincoln Center.
Felix Faire (UK)
Felix Faire is a 22-year-old architect, musician and creative coder. His work explores the shared processes between our perceptions of space and music, and aims to create new experiences which seamlessly operate between the two. His recent work questions the current trends and methods of digital “music visualization” and suggests new ways in which we can perceive, touch, visualize and create music through novel multisensory interactions. Felix has currently exhibited as part of the Sensing Spaces Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Davide Quayola (UK/IT)
Quayola is a visual artist based in London. He investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions, tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new. His work explores photography, geometry, time-based digital sculptures and immersive audio-visual installations and performances.
Quayola’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British Film Institute, London; Park Ave Armory, New York; Bozar, Brussels; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Cité de la Musique, Paris; Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille; MNAC, Barcelona; National Art Center, Tokyo; UCCA, Beijing; Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo; Triennale, Milan; Grand Theatre, Bordeaux; Ars Electronica, Linz; Elektra Festival, Montreal and Sonar Festival, Barcelona.
Oriol Rossell (SP)
Oriol Rossell is the Director and Co-Founder of PatchWorks, a technology-based company centring on interactive device R&D and responsible for the development of Conductr, a controller of Ableton Live for iPad.
A musician, businessman, creative consultant, and journalist specialized in electronic, experimental and pedagogical music, Rosell has composed music for dance, theatre and interactive installations, and worked with Roger Bernat, Àlex Rigola, Lanònima Imperial, Àngels Margarit and the Gulbenkian Ballet, among others. In the teaching field Rosell has delivered talks, taught master classes and led workshops across Europe, Latin America and Oceania.
Founded in 1996, Glassworks was launched as a modern post-production facility supplying high-end digital animation and visual effects expertise for the production of creative content, from award-winning commercials to film, promos and digital material.
The Glassworks Group has offices in London, Amsterdam and Barcelona servicing their local and international advertising markets.
Glassworks Barcelona continues the company policy of finding the best creative talent in the world and supporting it with state of the art infrastructure for both its domestic market and for larger projects within the Glassworks Group. David Gomez, Xavi Tribo and Joan Amat all come with a wealth of experience and talent that slot perfectly into the Glassworks family.
Mobile World Centre is a public/private initiative created by Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB) and Telefónica to educate citizens about the world of mobile telephone technologies and the Internet. The Centre is a facility open to citizens, with a permanent exhibition and offering a lineup of activities related to current events and projects focused on the social, cultural, technological and economic transformations driven by mobile technology.
Mobile World Capital presents a global vision that effectively integrates mobile technologies into the fabric of the industries transforming our lives. Committed to expanding the mobile experience throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain with strong support of the public and private sector.
Mobile World Capital is leading mobile transformation through commitments in Competence Centres, local Industry Development, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation programmes.
MWCapital offers an open platform and exhibition showroom where citizens can understand and experience how mobile is enhancing our lives: The Mobile World Centre, located in the heart of Barcelona on Plaza Catalunya.
Image | Quayola Live with Mira Calix #3