Mirades creuades is a new work commissioned by the pianist Roger Illa (https://www.rogerilla.com/) with aid and funding of the Catalan Government. It's a work created at the Artist's Residency Cal Gras at Avinyó (https://calgras.cat/). Premiere will be taking place in Auditori Convent dels Caputxins of Figueres, in April 2023.
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) announces season 2022/23 and a Commission for composing a new Orchestral work.
The new orchestral work by Manel Ribera will be premiered at l'Auditori Nacional de Catalunya by OBC (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra) within its new season, on February 3 and 4, 2022.
Manel Ribera has received the Javier & Marta Villavecchia Fellowships
of the Centre for Aesthetics, Religion and Contemporary Culture and the Haas Library at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra with the project of artistic creation inspired by Hildegard von Bingen. A work full of research for the guitar and neural networks! Very happy to be able to proceed with this project, along with the guitarist Fix Nicolet, Enric Guaus and Fèlix Pastor to the neuronal nets, and Pablo Freres. The project is devised to last from January to July 2023.
New work Co-Commissioned by Festival DME Lisboa and Certamen LLobet for Cello and Guitar
New work for
Eric-maria Couturier (cello) (https://www.ensembleintercontemporain.com/en/soliste/eric-maria-couturier/)
New commission for String Quartet based on Hildegard von Bingen. Premiere June 2023.
The Associació Inspiració 2022 (https://inspiracio2022.cat/) aims to find the links between the processes of inner transformation, spirituality, and the humanities. For this purpose, the Inspira Center, recently created in the Monestir, (Convent de les Caputxines of Manresa (headquarters of the same association)), promotes various activities such as talks, conferences, and workshops, as well as residencies and artistic events. In the next academic year 2022-2023, a residency is planned, to begin during the semester of this year (August 1-December 31, 2022). Manel Ribera (Manresa, 1974), is the chosen composer. He will develop the creation of the work Paracúsies Divines that arose from his study and relationship with the figure of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). This creation, in turn, will be accompanied by a series of activities around the medieval Benedictine nun, as will a concert by the British soprano Grace Davidson. In the course of this concert, with a date to be determined between the months of May-June-July 2023, the aforementioned work by Ribera, will be premiered, thus establishing a musical dialogue between medieval music and music newly created.