Vicent Minguet

Minguet, Vicent

He studied Music Performance, Composition, Philology and Musicology in Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany, receiving a PhD in Musicology from the University of Valencia with the thesis “The construction of meaning in the work of Olivier Messiaen”.

As a performer he has been member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt and has personally worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez, giving many national and international premieres, and collaborating with ensembles such as the Klangforum Wien, the musikFabrik and the Ensemble Modern, with which he has appeared in recordings and concerts in Europe and Asia with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Enno Poppe, Johannes Kalitzke, Lucas Vis or Beat Furrer. He has been scholarship holder of the Kulturfonds Rhein-Main, the Darmstadt Internationales Musikinstitut and the German Federal Foundation for Culture, among others.

As a musicologist he has been invited to give lectures and courses at universities such as the Sorbonne in Paris, Menéndez Pelayo International University or the Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. He has published articles in specialized magazines on history, literature, aesthetics, semiotics and music analysis and has translated into Catalan and Spanish several volumes of literature on music for the publishing houses Quaderns Crema - Acantilado and Riurau Editors. He taught at the Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands and he is currently lecturing at the IEA Oriol Martorell in Barcelona. In 2019 he joined the ESMUC Faculty.

Last publications

Books (as a a co-translator):

  • Walsh, Peter, Claude Debussy. Barcelona, Acantilado, 2020. Translated in collaboration with Francisco López Martin.
  • Beer, Anna, Armonías y suaves cantos. Las mujeres olvidadas de la música clásica. Barcelona, Acantilado, 2019. Translated in collaboration with Francisco López Martin.
  • Debussy, Claude, Monsieur Croche, antidiletant. Barcelona, Riurau, 2019. Translated in collaboration with Sebastià Moranta
  • McDonald, Hugh, La música en 1853. Barcelona, Acantilado, 2019. Translated in collaboration with Francisco López Martin.

Book chapters:

  • «A la recerca de la disciplina en la llibertat: la crítica musical de Claude Debussy», in Debussy, Claude, Monsieur Croche, antidiletant, Riurau Editors, Barcelona, 2018, p. 7-17. 
  • «Entre Surrealismo, “Renouveau Catholique” y no conformismo. La crítica musical de Olivier Messiaen (1936-1939)», in Ballester, J. i Gan, G. (eds.), Music Criticism 1900-1950, Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2018, p. 199-216. 
  • «Pierre Boulez: del temps de les utopies», in Boulez, Pierre, Per voluntat i per atzar. Converses amb Célestin Deliège, Barcelona, Riurau Editors, 2014, p. 7-19. 
  • «Memoria y erosión: la herencia de la revolución espectral y su vigencia en la música de hoy», in Marín, J., et al. (eds.), Musicología global. Musicología local, Madrid, SEDeM, 2013, p. 279-289. 

Articles:

  • «La crítica estética y social de Adorno al determinismo serial: la forma musical, el material y su función social». Journal of Music Criticism, 2, 2018, p. 1-19. 
  • «Las reglas de la música y las leyes del Estado: la Entartete Musik y el Tercer Reich». Quodlibet: revista de especialización musical, 69, 2018, p. 9-29. 
  • «La práctica de la cita y la paráfrasis en Olivier Messiaen: Saint François d’Assise, la forma que revela lo indecible». Liceo Franciscano, 209, 2017, p. 109-140. 
  • «El Journal du voleur de Jean Genet. Una experiencia literaria sin voluntad de recepción». La Torre del Virrey. Revista de Estudios Culturales, 21, 2017.