He Àgora Actual Percussion Festival kicks off its fifth edition this Tuesday, July 5. The contest held in Xàbia will revolve around the figure of Iannis Xenakis, a musician acclaimed for being one of the great composers of the music of the 20th century and to which this year recognition is given on the centenary of his birth.
From Tuesday to Saturday, every night there will be a concert, all with free admission, on the CEIP Port sports court (with entrance on Avenida dels Furs). On Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 p.m., the Neopercusión & Projecte SoXXI festival opens, with works by Xenakis and Pérez. Wednesday and Thursday you can enjoy Neopercusión and Projecte SoXXI at 8:30 p.m., respectively. On Friday, at 8:30 p.m., Jorge Motos, Sisco Aparici, Fco. Santiago, Alejandro Fenollosa will share the stage, while on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. the Synergein Project will close the contest.
The Festival, organized by the Department of Culture and which is sponsored by the Institut Valencià de Cultura and the INAEM, has as a training complement the European Meeting of Contemporary Percussion, a forum for learning and debate through which some of the main national and international performers, composers and percussion ensembles have attended. from countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, the USA, Italy, Australia, Mexico, China, Portugal, Switzerland, among others.