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CASA SEAT kicks off September with the opening of a new exhibition on women who changed the history of the automobile and a varied programme that will include sessions on film, music, cars and literature, among others.

Automotive pioneers

On 6 September, CASA SEAT will open a new exhibition entitled "Pioneers". The exhibition pays tribute to those women who, between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, contributed to the development of this sector that transformed horizons and economies and gave rise to a multitude of associated professions, as well as offering new perspectives of freedom.

Through photographs, film extracts and other documents, visitors can learn about the biography of some thirty pioneering women and their contribution to the history of the automobile industry. As part of the exhibition, the space will also display the work "Dona del volant", a painting by Ramon Casas that forms part of the Fundació Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música Catalana collection.

Music premieres in preview

The month's musical performances at CASA SEAT will begin on the 9th with the premiere of "SEDA", the latest creation by Silvia Nogales Barrios, the renowned guitarist and creator of interdisciplinary shows. With her guitar and the fusion of different styles and disciplines, the artist will offer a sensory journey through the history and music of great female composers such as Claudia Montero, Clarice Assad and Anna Segal.

On the 21st, CASA SEAT will host the exclusive presentation of Julieta's new album. After Juji (2021) y Neither light nor moon (2022), the Catalan singer is releasing her third solo album, which she will present with a live performance. The Barcelona performer, composer and producer has established herself as one of the references of the new Catalan pop scene, mixing electronica and urban rhythms.  

On Saturday 23rd, the trumpet player David Pastor will present the premiere of Timelapsehis latest musical project to be published at the end of the year. Accompanied by Francesc Capella (piano) and Pere Loewe (double bass), he will offer a repertoire of classical pieces such as Schubert's "La Serenade" and Satie's "Gymnopedie" adapted to jazz.

On the 29th, the musical duo VorAigua, formed by poet and singer Muntsa Moral and pianist Pau Perera, will present their second studio album at CASA SEAT, Boscúria. After his debut with Meandres (2022), will offer the public a song to the earth and water through intimate and vital melodies and sonorities reminiscent of the aromas of the forest.

To close the month, the violinist Miquel Muñiz and the pianist Federico Gianello will give a recital on the 30th that will include tunes such as Sonata n.2 in G Major Op. 13by Edvard Grieg, Spanish Popular Suiteby Manuel de Falla and Paul Kochanski and Concerto for violin and orchestra Op. 47by Jean Sibelius. Miquel Muñiz was the winner of the 96th edition of the Juventudes Musicales de España competition at the age of 18 and Federico Gianello won the Grand Prix of the International Piano Competition "Compositores de España" in 2002.

Cycles return to CASA SEAT

On the 4th, a new edition of the "Moments Estel-lars" cycle of talks will be held with the participation of Mike Blackman, executive director of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) audiovisual fair, and Miquel Rutllant, president of the Clúster Audiovisual de Catalunya (Audiovisual Cluster of Catalonia). Moderated by the journalist Toni Aira, the meeting will focus on the projects that are making Barcelona the audiovisual capital of southern Europe.

On 8 September, CASA SEAT will host a new session of "The Making of DAMA" with the new Movistar+ series, Little faith. The creators of the series, Pepón Montero and Juan Maidagán, and its two leading actresses, Esperanza Pedreño and Julia de Castro, will visit the space to delve into the ins and outs of a comedy where the absurdity of everyday life takes centre stage.

In keeping with the theme of the "Pioneers" exhibition and bearing in mind that many of the safety systems incorporated in today's vehicles were devised by women, the CARNET Insights meeting on the 19th will focus on new technologies and trends in road safety. Javier Luzón, Head of Vehicle Safety at SEAT S.A., Nuria Pérez, head of Aesleme's Traffic Victims Assistance department, and Jesús Monclús, director of the Prevention and Road Safety area at Fundación MAPFRE, will answer the main questions about the future of road safety.

On the 26th, the "Literary Coffees" cycle returns after the holidays with the writer Aitor Romero and his book The art of writing standing up (Candaya, 2023). The work is made up of eight chronicles on the idea of the great vital journey and the different typologies of the postmodern traveller. The literary critic Jorge Carrión will talk to the author about this series of pieces that begin as travel chronicles and mutate into cultural essays, non-fiction stories or autobiographical texts.

All cultural activities at CASA SEAT are free of charge and must be booked in advance at www.casa.seat.

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