Bárbara Held

(American, resident Barcelona) Flutist and composer. Her work is the result of collaborations with choreographers (Nancy Zendora), visual artists (Francesca LLopis, Francisco Abad, Pedro Noguera), composers (Yasunao Tone, Jin Hi Kim, David Behrman, Robert Ashley, Ron Kuivila) and the Spanish National Orchestra, in the Concierto pastoral by Joaquin Rodrigo. She has recorded for numerous radio shows in America and Europe, and a new music CD for solo flute, edited by Lovely Music, and a CD ROM with Adolf Alcañiz and poets such as Carles Hac Mor and Esther Xargay.
Selected works: Overtime (2011) Soundproof Festival, London, photography and video by Yapci Ramos, music by Barbara Held, Matt Davis, Rhodri Davies, Angharad Davies, Tom Chant; A Dream (2011) video installation by Share the Applause. Yapci Ramos, video, Barbara Held, sound, Na Solyanke Gallery, Moscow within the first festival of Spanish Video Art "Jokes and Nightmares", between July 03 – Aug 30. Spain-Russia year 2011; 7 Channels, India (2011) installation by Share the Applause, Yapci Ramos, video, Barbara Held, sound; The Time in Tokyo (2010) with Francesca Llopis, live video. HUM Festival, Barcelona; State of the Sea (2010), flute & 15 channel sound. Issue Project Room, NYC; Al Barzaj_2010_ Marrakesh_13 min, video by Toni Serra, sound design by Barbara Held; Drums, Desire, ... (2008) Francesca Llopis, video, Barbara Held, music. Performance Z-A, Storefront for Art and Architecture and Screen Compositions, NYC.
Awards: "Paraparèmies; Desplaçaments; Cosificacions", was given the first prize for multimedia art by the 1999 Concurso de Creacion Audiovisual, Navarra, Spain, and the CD rom version of "The Well", a piece by Barbara Held and Adolf Alcañiz for flute and live video was awarded a mention at the Concours International de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustique de Bourges 2000.

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