The SGAE celebrates its one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary with concert events all through Spain and a convention on the affect of AI | EUROtoday

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The commemorative occasions will begin this January 15 with a recital on the Palau de la Música in Barcelona

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The commemoration occasions of the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of the General Society of Authors (SGAE) will begin on January 15 with a free live performance on the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, ​​devoted to the founders of the establishment, as reported this Tuesday by the president of the entity, Antonio Onetti.

Under the path of Miquel Ortega, the Orquestra Simfónica del Valls will carry out works by Ruperto Chap, Sinesio Delgado, Tomás López Torregrosa, Joaquín Valverde Sanjun, Carlos Arniches, Vital Aza, Miguel Ramos Carrín, Jacinto Guerrero and Federico Moreno Torroba, amongst others. What might be probably the most well-known Catalan zarzuela has additionally been included, Song of affection and warfareby Rafael Martnez Valls, and two composers, Narcisa Freixas and Mara Rodrigo.

“With this concert dedicated to the pioneers we inaugurate a year of commemorations and take the opportunity to reclaim our legacy. SGAE continues to protect the work of those creators who are no longer among us, but breathe today with the talents that emerge in a digital and connected world. Therefore, looking back is fair and imagining the future is necessary,” Onetti highlighted.

There will even be a six-hour marathon of music actsl, which might be held in mid-April in Seville, freed from cost. “We want to include in this birthday a celebration of our present through one of the currents that arouses the most interest in the youngest layers of our society,” mentioned the president of the SGAE.

The copyright administration entity launches seven inventive faculties for this anniversary that search social integration by way of music, theater, dance and audiovisual. This initiative, which is able to start to be developed in the course of subsequent February, might be carried out within the La Mina neighborhood of Barcelona (with the collaboration of Casal Cvic i Comunitari Sant Adri de Bess), within the Bilbao neighborhood of San Francisco (with the Norai Association and the Begirune Foundation), within the Vallecas neighborhood of Madrid (with the Voces Foundation), in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (with the Barrios Orquestados Association), in Conxo de Santiago de Compostela (with the Itnera Association), within the Tres Barrios-Amate middle (La Candelaria, Nazaret, Madre de Dios and Los Pajaritos) in Seville (with the AES Candelaria Association) and within the Nazaret neighborhood in Valencia (with the El Arca Association).


There will even be two worldwide conferences. One, devoted to synthetic intelligence (AI), and the opposite, on the collective administration of mental property. The president of SGAE assured that he urges a worldwide reflection, which incorporates the worldwide affect of AI, in relation to mental property. “It is time to listen to those who are on the front line to answer questions about how artificial intelligence is currently used in the cultural industry, what should be the ethical and sustainable use of AI in the future, how we protect intellectual property rights, how to promote cultural diversity and ensure that AI does not perpetuate existing inequalities.

The entity also prepares some tributes, such as the one dedicated to Spanish audiovisuals in Los Angeles (USA), whose objective is to consolidate and increase the presence of screenwriters and directors in the US market belonging to the Spanish management company.

The other tributes will be to the dancer Carmen Amaya and stop the jazz saxophonist Pedro Iturralde, both in the month of April. In both, some of the most representative choreographers, flamenco and jazz musicians on the current scene will participate.

Coinciding with the International Dance Day The exhibition 125 years of dance in Spain will take place at the SGAE headquarters in Madrid, which will cover some of the milestones of choreography in its different expressions, whether classical ballet, flamenco dance or contemporary.