What is The Fascinating World of Music?
It’s a series of listening sessions where, after setting the chosen music in a context, we listen to it collectively.
Bearing in mind social and economical factors, as well as clarifying anecdotes, we establish genres, historical periods and geographical spaces. Trying to move away from a one and only history and chronology, we explain subjectively the past to understand the present, but, above all, we want to enjoy fascinating music!
How are the listening sessions organised?
In these, which can last between one hour and a half to three hours, we use a turntable, a CD player, one amplifier and two loudspeakers to listen and enjoy music with all our senses, not only with the hearing.
Where can the sessions be held?
In any room with capacity for between fifteen to one hundred people, where the assistants can sit and start a listening journey with the help of some introductory explanations.
Libraries, community centres, cultural associations, classrooms… are ideally suited for these listening sessions.
Choose your adventure
This is one of the ways that “The Fascinating World of Music” can be carried out.
Although there is a series of more or less set modules, which include from two to three to ten listening sessions, “The Fascinating World of Music” modules can be adapted to various needs and enjoyed in a different order.
To date, we offer “The Fascinating World of Electronic Music” (ten episodes), “The Fascinating World of Caribbean Music” (three episodes) and “Colonising the Colonist: Jamaica in the UK (two episodes), which are complete courses whose episodes can also be held individually.
Below these lines you can find sound samples and a brief explanation of every listening session’s contents.
“The Fascinating World of Music” has already been held in public libraries from Barcelona like Biblioteca Vapor Vell and Biblioteca de la Sagrera (six episodes about electronic music), in the Convent de Sant Agustí community centre as part of the Recorreguts Sonors series (a one-off special listening session about female pioneers of electronic music).