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Annual Report

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    MUSIKAGILEAK is a non-profit association which aims at developing and promoting Basque music from all epochs with a particular emphasis on contemporary creation. In order to achieve the general goals defined in its rules, MUSIKAGILEAK promotes activities such as concerts, competitions, workshops, panel discussions, publications and has established agreements with Basque institutions and musical agents. MUSIKAGILEAK is a member of ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) and Musika Bulegoa (Basque Country Music Office).

    The main activity of MUSIKAGILEAK is an annual festival called Musikagileak Contemporary Music Circuit. In 2019, the Musikagileak Circuit reached its tenth edition with a more extensive and ambitious program than ever. Between September 27th and December 10th, the Musikagileak Circuit presented twelve proposals ranging from symphonic concerts, choirs, chamber music, outstanding soloists as well as the presence, for the first time, of highly prestigious international groups, such as the Ensemble Court-Circuit of Belgium or the Japanese duo Sato & Kimura.

    -Bilbao Symphony Orchestra
    -Ensemble Court-Circuit
    -B3: Brouwer Trío
    -Roberto Casado & Francesca di Nicola
    -Norio Sato & Maya Kimura
    -Mario Prisuelos
    -Trío Salzedo
    -Leioa Kantika Korala
    -Xare Laborategia
    -Iñaki Alberdi & Stephan Hussong

    Basque music performed in these concerts was relevant: 54 works by 33 Basque composers (17 of them premieres) alongside numerous works from the international contemporary repertoire.

    Every year MUSIKAGILEAK also organizes a composition course with a consecrated figure of European music. In 2019, the guest composer was Hèctor Parra, whose work "Infall" was performed at the end of the course by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. MUSIKAGILEAK, in collaboration with MUSIKA BULEGOA, also organized two other courses devoted to the contemporary chamber music and harp repertoire, with the Trio Salzedo and Sylvain Cambreling.

    2019 held a new edition of "Wake up the sound!", a project that involved more than 150 children from different schools of the Basque Country (at both the Spanish and French territories) and three young creators of contemporary music. Throughout a whole school year, the children got to know and experimented with many aspects of the "non-conventional" music styles, with the aim to awaken their inner creativity. The ideas that came up during various games and exercises were collected and later used to write, in collaboration with the composers, six new pieces that were performed at a big final concert by the children themselves together with a chamber orchestra. The 2019 year’s project had as points of reference the composers Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806-1826) and Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847), who started to write music in their childhood and who died young.

    In addition to these activities, MUSIKAGILEAK carries out constant consultancy work for its members, catalogs its music, promotes the internationalization of Basque composers and maintains collaborations with different musical institutions in the area.



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