BASQUE-NAVARRESE ASSOCIATION OF COMPOSERS
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 EHMBE (Basque Country Music Office).
Among its large scale activities, MUSIKAGILEAK currently offers an annual Festival of Contemporary Music with concerts resorting to a wide range of creative and instrumental ressources. It regularly collaborates with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and the Basque National Orchestra to organize concerts with works by the associated composers. MUSIKAGILEAK also works closely with other local festivals like Smash (Donostia), Bernaola (Gasteiz), Quincena Musical (Donostia), Musikaste (Errenteria). It promotes its educational activities with workshops and seminars, in collaboration with Musikene as well, and has developed teaching actions around José María Usandizaga besides San Sebastian DSS2016 European Capital of Culture. It has established an agreement with the Etxepare Institute that has allowed it to extend its goals on an international level, working with musicians and festivals from other countries. But above all, MUSIKAGILEAK has become a privileged interlocutor of great visibility for many different institutions.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Chairman: Javier Quislant García
Vice chairman: Helga Arias Parra
Treasurer: Gabriel Erkoreka Graña
Secretary: Jagoba Astiazaran Korta
Chair: Ramon Lazkano Ortega
Chair: Zuriñe F. Gerenabarrena
Norio Sato (guitarra) y Maya Kimura (koto) se presentarán ante el público donostiarra con una propuesta que mezcla la música de influencia oriental con la visión que autores europeos tienen de esta peculiar combinación de instrumentos. Durante el concierto, que tendrá lugar el martes 15 de octubre en la sala Kutxa Kultur Kluba de Tabakalera, el dúo presentará obras de Shintaro Imai, Iñaki Estrada, José Manuel López-López y Gabriele Manca, además de dos estrenos absolutos de Juanjo Eslava y Sofía Martínez, escritos específicamente para el dúo.