Barcelona Modern Ensemble
Founded in 2004 and completely renewed since in 2013 the composer Demian Luna assumes his artistic direction.
The task of recent years is based mainly on contemporary, actual and new creation music, and the interpretation and subsequent dissemination of young emerging values of contemporary Spanish and world music, as well as established composers: Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Martin Matalon, Hèctor Parra, Raphaël Cendo, Kaija Saariaho, José Manuel López López, Jonathan Harvey, Benet Casablancas, Philippe Hurel, Alberto Posadas, Ramón Lazkano, Cristóbal Halfter, Gabriel Erkoreka, Luis De Pablo, etc.
Since 2014, is the resident ensemble of the Barcelona Modern International Composition Course, working on the work of the guests composers Martin Matalon (2014/15), Héctor Parra (2015/16), Raphaël Cendo (2016/17), José Manuel López López (2017/18) and premiered 15 works by young composers every year, among them: Diego Jiménez Tamame, Frédéric Le Bel, Ariadna Alsina, Jeremías Iturra, Demian Rudel Rey, Pablo Andoni Gómez Olabarría, etc.
The ensemble has performed in prestigious venues and festivals, among them: Sampler Series of the Auditorium of Barcelona, the Spring Festival of Tarragona, Josep Carreras Auditorium of Vila-seca, Palau Robert of Barcelona, Auditorium 400 MNCARS of Madrid, Auditorium of CatalunyaCaixa at La Pedrera, Sala Mompou (SGAE/Barcelona), Modern Spanish Festival 2009 and 2011 in Vienna, Arnold Schönberg Center, Institute of American Studies of Barcelona, Joan Miró Foundation of Barcelona, Cervantes Institute of Bremen, Festival Aujord'hui Musiques of Perpinyà, National Theater of Catalonia, Museum of the University of Navarra, Institut Français-Barcelona, Fundació Phonos, Mostra Sonora of Sueca, ME_MMIX Festival of Mallorca, Turbulences Sonores Festival of Montpellier, etc.
Composed of elite performers specialized in contemporary repertoire, the ensemble evolves and advances at a steady pace, being already a reference of the country's contemporary music.