“Casus Belli”, is the first orchestral son ofEx Abrupto produced for the MAU 2018 contemporary creation festival in Roca Umbert, Granollers.
Making the war was the theme that “Roca Umbert Fábrica de les Arts” proposed to all the participants in the show, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the bombing that during the Spanish Civil War suffered several cities among them Granollers.
With this premise, we designed and produced a sound track of four moments before the outbreak of a war. The intervention was designed especially for this festival and specifically for “La Tèrmica”; old building that houses the electric and steam generator that had the textile factory of Roca Umbert when it was in operation between the 50s and 90s.
The piece was performed by the Orquestra de Cambra del Moianès, which emerged from the “Espai Musical de Moià” and the Orquestra Electrònica del Vallès. The first, directed by Daniel Vallejo, is a newly created band with musicians from other chamber orchestras and premiered in public for the first time with CASUS BELLI. The multi-disciplinary musicians Dènys Sanz and Marco Domenichetti form the Orquestra Electrònica del Vallès, with a renowned musical and experimental career, were responsible for putting the electronic accent of the composition.
Photos by Arian Botey