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son[UT]opías 2014
Santiago de Compostela

July, 26 – 31

campUSCulturae is a bet from the University of Santiago de Compostela in favour of the cultures of the world, multicultural understanding and promotion of the diversity and pluralism. Inside this wide project it is placed the International Centre of the Creativity, which developed a space of experimentation with relationships that are established between literature, music, performing arts and new technologies. In this context, campUSCulturae presents the second edition of son[UT]opías, international meeting of musical creation that this year has the pleasure of inviting to Santiago de Compostela to the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa.

son[UT]opías 2014 will take place between 29 and 31 July, three days in which will be a broad musical portrait of the Japanese composer. Solo pieces, Chamber music and orchestral repertoire, music that explores the relationship between Western avant-garde art and Japanese traditional culture. The musical program culminates with the world premiere of a new piece that Hosokawa writes for this project: Drei Engel-Lieder for soprano and harp. For all this, it has sound Vertixe Ensemble as a resident ensemble, as well as with the participation of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia and the presence of two eminent Japanese interpreters: Yuko Kakuta soprano and harpist Naoko Yoshino. The musical composition, transculturation in contemporary music and aspects of new technologies applied to the creation of art of forefront, are issues to be addressed and enjoy the conferences, lectures and concerts of composers, including several world premieres.

On the other hand, the presence of the Japanese artist is an opportunity for new creators who son[UT]opías does not leave unattended, hence the need to organize a specific work session for composers. In addition to the planned Master Class, son[UT]opías opened a call for scores of all ages and nationalities, and registration is free. Besides son[UT]opías opened a call for scores (arrived more than 40 originals from all over the world) from which Hosokawa and the resident ensemble have made a rigorous selection of two works on which creates an extraordinary session of reading and that they will be interpreted in the season 2014/15 of the Galician ensemble.




LISTENERS (no attendance limit, access to all of the activities except for the Masterclass)

The international meeting for music creation, son[UT]opías 2014, is opened to the public in general, it’s not necessary to be a professional musician, a composer or a teacher for participating. On the other hand, and for the first time, this international meeting of music creation, son[UT]opias 2014 is acknowledged as continuous training for teachers by the Galician Government (Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria), comprising 24 hours divided in the following activities:

Masterclass -International Centre of Creativity- with Toshio Hosokawa

Composers participates in a group lesson of 120 minutes with T. Hosokawa. Among all of applications received, the works by Misaki Goto (Japan) and Daniela Terranova (ITaly) have been selected.

Reading Panel – International Centre of Creativity- with T. Hosokawa

Two scores were selected from among the works presented. Vertixe Sonora Ensemble will make an open reading session with Hosokawa and the composers. Duration will be 75 minutes for each piece.

Hela Arias (Spain) “Konturen I” for violin, violoncello and piano
Wei-Chieh Lin (Taiwan-Canada): “Flickering” for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano

In addition, both pieces will be performed in concerts during the 2014/15 season of the Galician Ensemble

International Forum for Music Creation

Three composers were selected from more than 40 applications received. The duration of the presentation should not be longer than 45 minutes per participant.
The selected composers are:

Diana Rotaru (Romania) | Helga Arias (Spain) | Iker Güemes (Spain)

son[UT]opías 2014: Toshio Hosokawa
29-30-31 July

26 Saturday

Main Hall of University

12h. Extraordinary Concert

Beethoven, Chopin, Takemitsu and Hosokawa
Kentaro Koyanagi, piano.


29 Tuesday

Main Hall of University

10h. Opening lectura

Introduction to the son[UT]opía of Toshio Hosokawa
David Durán

Musical snapshot: Alessandra Rombolá
Sen I (1986)
Kuroda-bushi (2004)
Toshio Hosokawa

Main Hall of University

12h. Forum for Music Creation

Federico Gardella, Noriko Miura
– Ramón Souto-

Fundación Granell

17h – 19:30h. Sound & Art

Sound and art performances + electroacustic music concert
Austrian artists from the Project
“Permanent Expedition”

Susanna Flock, Washer (Andreas Kurz), Enrique Tomás, Katharina Loidl, Sun Obwegeser, Doris Prlic, Jakob Dietrich, ekw 14,90 (Marlies Stöger, Andre Tschinder), Leonhard Müllner.

Support: ‘LinzEXPOrt’ program, Linz Kultur, City of Linz’

Main Hall of University


Toshio Hosokawa, Isang Yun, Federico Gardella and Noriko Miura


30 Wednesday

Main Hall of University

10h. Open Forum for Music Creation

Presentation of the works
Compositores seleccionados: Helga Arias, Diana Rotaru, Iker Güemes

12:30h. Lecture

Music in the limits of control: feedback systems
Ángel Faraldo

Auditorio de Galicia | Mozart Hall

18h. Lecture

Recognizing East in West
Paco Yáñez

Instantánea musical: Pablo Coello,
Transitus (2012) for bass saxophone
José Mª Sánchez Verdú

19:15h. Open meeting

El compositor en 1ª persona. Encuentro abierto con Toshio Hosokawa

20:15h. Diálogos

Composer in first-person. Open meeting with Toshio Hosokawa

Auditorio de Galicia | Ángel Brage Hall


Paul Daniel, director. Haruna Takebe, piano
T. Hosokawa & W. A. Mozart


31 Thursday

Main Hall of University

10h. Master Class with Hosokawa

(for composers – Teachers room)

12h. Reading Panel with T. Hosokawa & Vertixe Sonora Ensemble

Wei-Chieh Lin and Helga Arias


Works by Toshio Hosokawa (world-wide premiers), Toru Takemitsu & Claude Debussy.

Program activities, pdf

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

campUSCulturae: Irene García García & Xosé A. Neira Cruz
Direction: David Durán Arufe
Coordination: Haruna Takebe & Vicente García García
Translation: Gloria Senra
Illustrations: Haruna Takebe
Communication: Concepción Bilbao Golpe & Pablo Prados Espeso