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Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:11 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
Oviedo University and Asturias Prince Foundation have anounced the creation of the new Leonard Cohen Cathedra.
As you all remember, Leonard Cohen donated the 50.000€ award to found the cathedra.
Most Spanish press reflect the announcement on their paper or internet newspapers.




http://www.europapress.es/cultura/notic ... 21737.html

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:14 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:24 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
....."   Como primeras actividades relacionadas con la cátedra, el vicerrector ha destacado la posibilidad de proyectar el concierto en homenaje a Leonard Cohen."



...."As first cathedra related activities the Vice Chancellor highlighted the possibility of projecting the tribute concert to Leonard Cohen."


Very excited about the idea of watching the Gijon tribute concert again :D :D :D

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:40 pm
by jarkko
Google translation of the Europapress article

OVIEDO, Apr. 24 (EUROPA PRESS) -
The University has presented Thursday by the Prince of Asturias creating the Leonard Cohen Chair, Prince of Letters in 2011 Prize Foundation.'s Professorship will be funded by the artist with the € 50,000 prize he received the sign of his "thank you" to treatment in Asturias when they gave the award.

For the director, Teresa Sanjurjo Foundation creating this chair is "one more step" to strengthen the relationship with the winners and is "a sign" that the awards are not only a reward, but "leave a mark Asturian benefiting society. "

The chair, Sanjurjo explained in the press conference of presentation, was born "to push the poetic and musical creativity among students Asturian", besides contributing to the knowledge and dissemination of the work of Canadian artist.

The rector of the University, Vicente Gotor, considered a "milestone" for the University momentum because this chair has said, is "very special and unique."

This subject will report directly vicerrectorado University Extension and Communication, and will feature an address that will be occupied by a member of the teaching staff of the University appointed by the rector, besides having a governing board approve the annual program.

The Vice Chancellor of University Extension, Vicente Dominguez, has advanced to the chair is destined to continue, and that the money contributed by the artist, can be made "many activities for three years." Apart from the contribution of Cohen, the University will seek collaboration with other entities for the continuity of the chair, plus the contribution of the university.

As first chair-related activities, the Vice Chancellor highlighted the possibility of projecting the concert at the auditorium of the University in honor of Leonard Cohen playing the festival and starring Fernando Beltran and Niall Bins in which Cohen read poems.

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:11 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
Thank you for the translation, Jarkko. It was difficult from my phone ;-)

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:20 pm
by casaperon
Many thanks Beatriz for your mail. I'm from Oviedo and we are very proud of Leonard. Thanks Leonard for your generosity and greatness not only as a musician but also as a person! :) :)

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:31 am
by lizzytysh
The gift that keeps on giving.
So pleased to see Leonard receive so many honours and how he blesses so many others with them.

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:31 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
"Prince's tears"

Principe de Asturias award memories


http://vimeo.com/92956812

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:02 pm
by holydove
BEATRIZ SALLES wrote:"Prince's tears"

Principe de Asturias award memories

http://vimeo.com/92956812
What a beautiful video! Thank you, Beatriz, for posting the link here, & thank you to Eloy Alonso for sharing it on vimeo.

It is so immensely gratifying that Leonard was given this award, which was clearly so meaningful for him. And it looks like he really loved the tribute concert. This video brought back the wonderful memory of a very joyous day for Leonard, & therefore, a very joyous occasion for many of us. So thank you again for re-arousing the joy of that very special day.

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:46 am
by ursula48
Hi, Beatriz, que fotos fantasticos!!!!! What a great video!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!! What concert are you talking about? I watched the Premio Principe De Asturias ceremony and Leonard's speech. But don't know anything about a tribute concert Could you please fill me in! Ursula 48

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 1:58 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
ursula48 wrote:Hi, Beatriz, que fotos fantasticos!!!!! What a great video!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!! What concert are you talking about? I watched the Premio Principe De Asturias ceremony and Leonard's speech. But don't know anything about a tribute concert Could you please fill me in! Ursula 48

You'l find all the reports, videos and pictures here:


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26945&hilit=Prince+ ... d&start=75

There were two tribute concerts:

The first one attended by Leonard himself with the musical direction of Javier Mas at Teatro Jovellanos in Gijon.
Webb sisters, Glenn Hansard, Duquende, Nacho Vegas, Javier and Mario Mas (his son) and Alex Bubinstchi and Lorca and Cohen poems recitation.

The second one was held at the Oviedo University (Milan campus) by old students now musicians and deeply touched by LC work. It was called "First we take Milan".

Both were filmed but never been released, hope we can now watch both!

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:45 am
by BEATRIZ SALLES
Writer and Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the University of Oviedo Javier García Rodríguez has assumed the direction of the new Leonard Dohen Catedra, Oviedo University informed today.


http://www.europapress.es/asturias/noti ... 13225.html

http://www.asturias24.es/secciones/cult ... 1399542764

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:53 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES
Looks that hard work has already been done!! :) :)
The Leonard Cohen Chair begins its offer with a series of documentaries and a workshop on the creative process


http://www.uniovi.es/comunicacion/notic ... 2Fnoticias

"The Leonard Cohen Chair of the University of Oviedo begins its offer by approaching the keys of the creative process through writing, movies and music, and it will do so by transforming the creators into the protagonists. A series of documentaries, a workshop on poetic creation and an approach to the first contacts of Cohen, winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters, with Spain open the offer for this academic year.

A series of documentaries entitled Crea.doc will set in motion the activities scheduled for the Chair on October 21st. Crea.doc will project at the Cultural Center for University Extension LAUDEO (Historical Building) three works that immerse themselves into the universe and the process followed by creators in the world of cinema, music and poetry. The audience will also be able to meet and speak with the creators of each documentary.

Writing heads: hablan los guionistas, by Alfonso S. Suárez, will be the first pieces that will be projected on October 21st. The documentary narrates the creative experiences of screenwriters and offers testimonies of people such as Agustín Díaz Yanes, Gonzalo Suárez, Juan Tébar, Lola Salvador, Ignacio del Moral, Alicia Luna, Jaime Chávarri or Daniel Sánchez Arévalo.

The second work projected by Crea.doc is Auto, by Luis Alfaro, a musical documentary on the rise of musical self-publishing, starred by Jero Romero, Vetusta Morla, Amaral, Nacho Vegas, Fernando Alfaro, and Joaquín Pascual, among others. It will take place on October 28th. The cycle will be closed on November 14th with the projection of Se dice poeta: una mirada de género al panorama poético español. The work by Sofía Castañón approaches the labor of 21 female poets, born between 1974 and 1990, who shed light on the creation, dissemination, criticism and reception of their poetry.

Poet and narrator Juan Bonilla (Jerez, 1966) will be in charge of directing the Workshop on Poetic Creation promoted by the Leonard Cohen Chair that will take place between October 29 and October 31 at the LAUDEO Cultural Center. The workshop is proposed as a meeting point between the creator and their audiences, and as an opportunity to exchange creative forms and formulae. Those who are interested in participating will have to pre-register at the Office of the Vice-Rector for University Extension and Communication (3 Principado St.) before October 22.

The knowledge and dissemination of the works byt he Canadian musician and poet will be focused on the conference by Gloria Crespo McLennan entitled Seis acordes: el hombre que enseñó a Cohen a tocar la guitarra. Una investigación en marcha. Cohen himself acknowledge during his speech at the Campoamor Theater, while receiving the Prince of Asturias Award, that many of his chords are based on those played by a young Gypsy man who played near his home during his first stays in Spain. The conference that will take place on October 28 will retrace those first steps by Cohen in our country.

The University of Oviedo set in motion the Leonard Cohen Chair, winner of the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters, during the past April with the goal of contributing to the knowledge and dissemination of the works by the Canadian artist and to promote the poetic and musical creativity of our society, both from the point of view of dissemination and from the point of view of education.

This Chair has been made possible thanks to the willingness of Leonard Cohen of donating the economic part of the Prince of Asturias Award (€50,000) to a cultural initiative, and the support of the Prince of Asturias Foundation so that this money was transform into this proposal. The project, unique in Spain, aims at being "a meeting place between poetry and music, between creators and audiences, between art and society", as it is postulated in the agreement signed by the Rector of the University of Oviedo, Vicente Gotor, and artist Leonard Cohen."

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:57 pm
by BEATRIZ SALLES

Re: Leonard Cohen Cathedra at Oviedo University

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:04 am
by HelenOE
I translated a piece on the inaugural program of the Leonard Cohen Chair for Dr. Showalter also.

BTW, am I the only person who thinks it's funny to read "la cátedra... empieza a caminar"? (literally, "the Chair... starts to walk")