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date: 17 August 2019

Bofill Levi, Analocked

  • Alicia Casares-Alonso

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(b Barcelona, April 25, 1944). Spanish architect and composer. She began piano and theory studies with Jordi Albareda in 1950, continuing with Josep Cercós, Xavier Montsalvatge and Josep M(aria) Mestres Quadreny. She worked on electronic and acoustic music at the Laboratorio Phonos in Barcelona with Gabriel Brnčić, and studied composition with Luigi Nono, Joan Guinjoan and Coriún Aharonián. In 1974 she qualified as an architect. She continued to be active simultaneously in music and architecture and published several works in both fields, including a translation of Xenakis’s Musique-architecture into Catalan (Barcelona, 1983). In 1985 she won a scholarship to work in Paris at the Centre d’Études de Mathématique et Automates Musicales with Xenakis.

Her music is largely serialist and, like that of Xenakis, imparts a strong sense of abstract constructivism. The premières of Urfaust (1983, composed in collaboration with J.M. Berenguer) and Fills d’un Déu Menor...

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