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CrossingLines · biography

CrossingLines has established itself as one of the most important new music exponents in Catalonia, through commissioning, premiering, promoting and recording a new generation of artists’ works. Its particular instrumental formation, its current musical vision, and its exhaustive preparation of each programme, places the group amongst the most innovative Spanish cultural contributors.

Since its formation, CrossingLines has experienced exponential growth and artistic recognition, as well as audience appreciation thanks to the care invested in their musical performances and attention to detail in every aspect of artistic activity. The ensemble dedicates a huge part of its resources to enriching the cultural network of new music creation, convinced that their activity should not be limited to just playing concerts. In its involvement in spreading new music, CrossingLines incorporates unusual educational proposals into its projects. They introduce contemporary music to the audience by various methods, such as analysis and explanation of their repertoire, master classes in schools, educational activities for diverse audiences and the production of its own media campaign.

CrossingLines has participated in numerous festivals and seasons of national and European concerts such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Sampler Sèries of L’Auditori in Barcelona, OUT.SIDE, NEU new music program, Festival Mixtur, The Sound of Stockholm, MEMMIX, Interval sèries of Placa[base or Mostra Sonora de Sueca, among others.

In 2015, CrossingLines recorded Bass clarinet and Percussion, a monographic CD of the American composer Morton Feldman, with the label Neu Records. The group has also participated in the recording of Multiplicidad, a portrait CD of Luis Codera Puzo for the Austrian label Col legno, appearing alongside prestigious groups such as the Ensemble Modern and the ensemble recherche, in addition to several recordings produced by INJUVE.

Their upcoming projects include projects with important institutions, both nationals and internationals, such as the season Summer in Stuttgart in a concert with the renowned group Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart or the program Spanish Paradox with Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM) at Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. CrossingLines takes part this season in the series of contemporary music concerts of BBVA Foundation in Bilbao and OUT.SIDE series in several art galleries in Catalonia. The ensemble is also present regularly in Sampler Sèries, the prestigious season devoted to the new music of L’Auditori de Barcelona, and is the main new music group of L’Auditori exchanges with other European venues and festivals. CrossingLines has received, both in 2014 and 2015, the support of the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung foundation, one of the most important European institutions for XXI century music promotion.

Since its formation, CrossingLines has experienced exponential growth and artistic recognition, as well as audience appreciation thanks to the care invested in their musical performances and attention to detail in every aspect of artistic activity.

The ensemble dedicates a huge part of its resources to enriching the cultural network of new music creation, convinced that their activity should not be limited to just playing concerts. In its involvement in spreading new music, CrossingLines incorporates unusual educational proposals into its projects. They introduce contemporary music to the audience by various methods, such as analysis and explanation of their repertoire, master classes in schools, educational activities for diverse audiences and the production of its own media campaign.