Institut Ramon LLull


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Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium comprising the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands, and the Barcelona City Council. Its mission is the support and promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad, in all its forms and means of expression.
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 /  USA 
18/12/2020 Music

Visca l'amor - A new recording of 20th & 21st Century Catalan Art Songs

With focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, this recording showcases six song cycles by Frederic Mompou, Eduard Toldrà, Joan Comellas, Ricard LaMotte de Grignon, Narcís Bonet, and finally a world premiere recording of a new commission by living Catalonian composer, Elisenda Fábregas. This project not only furthers the scholarship in Catalan vocal literature, but also celebrates in song the human journey that is both tender and boisterous.
13/12/2020 paperllull

L’Alguer and its Catalan-language poetry: an exceptional surprise

The small Catalan cultural and linguistic community in L’Alguer, a town in the north-west corner of Sardinia, as well as the poetry written there from the mid-twentieth century onwards, are perhaps two exceptional and surprising singularities. Poet and academic Joan-Elies Adell shines a light on the poetry in Catalan produced in this Sardinian town.
 /  En línia 
11/12/2020 Language

Reading and sharing Marta Orriol’s work

The Center for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University of London has organized, with the support of Pushkin Press, an online reading group on Learning to Talk to Plants, the award-winning novel by Marta Orriols, recently published in the United Kingdom. The event will feature the participation of the author and Mara Faye Lethem, translator of the work into English.
06/12/2020 paperllull

Jordi-Pere Cerdà, a borderland writer

This year, 4 November marked 100 years since the birth of Jordi-Pere Cerdà (Sallagosa, 1920–Perpinyà, 11 September 2011), one of the most unique poetic voices in Catalan literature. And one of the most unknown, hidden under piles of clichés and reductive labels.
22/11/2020 paperllull

Raquel García-Tomás: ‘Today’s music needs to become part of a national repertoire’

We interview Raquel García-Tomás, a young interdisciplinary creator and composer who has just won the National Music Prize for the opera 'Je suis narcissiste' and who has just premiered at the Liceu 'Per precaució', a piece composed during confinement.
19/11/2020 Cinema

Atlàntida Film Fest expands internationally with eight favourites from the last edition and 9 Catalan productions

Atlàntida Film Fest, the biggest online film festival in Europe, organised by Filmin, is expanding internationally and, on top of Portugal, will reach five more European countries this December (Serbia, Greece, Albania, Romania and Bulgaria). Following the exponential growth of its in-person edition in Mallorca and the online version on Filmin – with over 550,000 viewers last year – the ten-year-old festival is making the leap into new territories, thanks to its collaboration ...
17/11/2020 Cinema

Catalan Film Festival returns to Scotland bigger and more accessible

Catalan Film Festival returns to Scotland with a hybrid edition 19 November - 6 December 2020. The festival responds to a challenging year with an expanded format that will bring Mediterranean vibes to Scotland’s local cinemas and households - as the festival adapts to the new reality by offering its entire programme of films, talks and events online.
 /  Barcelona 
15/11/2020 paperllull

Catalan language influencers

In the crucial decades in which the internet has replaced television and books as the main educator and entertainer in all ‘normal’ languages and cultures, there were no influencers communicating in Catalan. What is the current status of the Catalan language on the internet? Joan Burdeus explains.
 /  New York 
10/11/2020 Language

Prof. Miguel Ángel Pradilla Cardona to teach a course in Catalan sociolinguistics at The Graduate Center - CUNY

Prof. Miquel Àngel Pradilla of the Unviersity Rovira i Virgili was invited by The Mercè Rodoreda Chair for Catalan Language and Literature at The Graduate Center - CUNY to teach a course in Catalan sociolinguistics this Fall 2020 Semester. The Rodoreda Chair, created in 2003 and funded by Institut Ramon Llull, each semester offers a course in Catalan literature and culture, or a course in Catalan sociolinguistics, alternatively. 
08/11/2020 paperllull

Women are no longer the exception among Catalan film directors

For the first time ever in Catalan cinema, ‘the chasm between the large proportion of female students on audiovisual studies courses and the lack of women in the industry is finally beginning to close’, explains film critic Eulàlia Iglesias. Names like Carla Simón – winner of the Catalan National Culture Prize – Elena Martín, Lucía Alemany, Neus Ballús and Belén Funes, among others, are proof of this.
03/11/2020 Arts

Institut Ramon Llull and Cases de la Música create an online cycle of commented records

All auditions, which will be held fortnightly, can be followed online through the Cases de la Música website.
 /  UMass Amherst, Virtual 
02/11/2020 Cinema

13th Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival 2020 at UMass Amherst: The Pandemic Edition

Since 2008, Catalan Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Program at UMass Amherst with the support from Institut Ramon Llull have organized a yearly film festival dedicated to the recent Catalan cinema production. In the year of the COVID pandemic, the 13th Massachusetts Catalan Film Festival, UMass Amherst will take place virtually. Four films will be made available for students to stream from home: Júlia Ist directed by Elena Martín, La vida lliure directed ...
 /  OLOT 
02/11/2020 Knowledge
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