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Barcelona, Spain is my home, I breathe it´s art and it´s culture. I am a musician. This city makes me feel good about life and others. My music is a reflection of my life in this city and sharing with you things to do to make you feel the same as I do is the objective of this blog.

Melbourne Guitar, Live band

Melbourne Acoustic Guitar. Concert, Frankston Performance Center

Tomás Lorenzo, Acoustic Flamenco Guitarist in Concert:  “Memories de Barcelona” April 5th , 8 pm. Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia.

 “Memories de Barcelona ”
A series of compositions based upon Minimalistic contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop.  8 compositions that reflect upon values that bond our community.

The Suite

  1. Sunset on the Garraf, (Post del sol al Garraf)

  2. Treason and Courage, ( Traició i coratge)
  3. Children at Pla , (El riure de nadons)
  4. Mediterranean Ripples and Kipples
  5. Sweetness with Rage, (Duclura amb rabia)
  6. Buleria a les Rambles

  7. My Soul (La meva anima del dimoni)

  8. Nostalgia
  9. Dance with me( Bailas)

Thomas will be performing on spanish classical guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity.

Performers

Tomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars: Alphonso Johnson , Bruce Sugar ( Ringo Star ), Dave Garfield( Benson)
Steve Falk, Percussion ( Melbourne Symphony)
Jordan Murray, Trombone ( Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Monash University)
Wominjika Vocal Quartet
Oscar Neyland: Upright Bass

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490)
Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
E: thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: thefac.com.au

Date: April 5th at 8 pm.
Ticket:  $30

CONTACT DETAILS: Tomas Lorenzo, 0448348701,  info@dreamlandmusic.com.au

 

Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 

 

Passadis del Pep Restaurant

Staying in Hostal Residencia Australia, we went to Passadis del Pep restaurant, espensive but good fine food.

Tucked away at the end of the passage, beside a cash machine, you can find EL PASSADÍS DEL PEP, exactly where it has been for more than 30 years, at number 2, Pla de Palau.

Our restaurant, decorated with a combination of stonework reminiscent of the old inns, adorned with paintings by respected artists, offers a relaxed atmosphere created to a large extent by the personalised, friendly treatment given to our customers, most of whom regularly dine with us.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try a different kind of cuisine, whose simplicity and good taste are based on fresh, top-quality products; no menu, no rush.

Passadis del Pep

Pla del Palau, 2, 08003 Barcelona, Tel. +0034 933101021

Passadis del Pep restaurant

Nice japanese cuisine in Barcelona

Today enjoying arround Hostal Residencia Australia nice and japanese cuisine with train of abundant sishes with fix price! TOYO Japanesse restaurant “Sushi train”,Since 2002 Toyo offers you a wide selection of delicious and authentic Japanese food, prepared on the spot.

Among the youth it´s the most sought Sushi Train Restaurant in Barcelona.

It´s the absolute place to be if you´re in with the in crowd and always packed five minutes after opening.

It has a quality buffet with super fresh food prepared daily, Toyo is the place to go.
Not only Toyo have a huge amount of different type of dishes, but you can also eat as much as your heart desires.

Toyo Restaurant Japones
c/ Torrent de l´Olla, 10
08012 Barcelona

Melbourne Guitar Concerts, Lessons, Ensembles, Spanish Culture

Thomas Lorenzo  music teacher and composer will premier his suite Memories de Barcelona on October 6th at the Toorak Uniting Church. He will be accompanied by Jeremy Alsop on Bass, Steve Falk on Percussion, Jordan Murray on Trombone and the Wominjika Vocal Quartet.

Thomas will be performing on guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity. Please follow the link for further details  on location, time, tickets. We are looking forward to sharing the event with you all.

 

Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 

 

Melbourne Guitar, concert, workshops, Eastern Suburbs

On October 15th  and 22nd from 5 till 7pm The Creative Guitar School located in Melbourne´s Eastern Suburbs and the TOORAK UNITING CHURCH will host a series of workshops targeting well being through music.


Contemporary lifestyle can limit personal interaction within the community there fore rendering a lack of expression and personal satisfaction.

I believe we all have a creative potential that can be expressed through music. When we express we feel better. When we interact with others as a team we feel better, when we accomplish a common goal with others we feel better.

These workshops target the stated outcomes. Participants will engage in a structured improvisation based on diatonic motif development striving to express through vocals, guitars percussion and other instruments they can produce at the workshop.

Please read more

Melbourne Creative Guitar Lessons

Barcelona famous and excellent seafood restaurant, near to barcelona port

Staying in Hostal Residencia Australia we went to famous and excellent seafood restaurant, near to barcelona port( Barceloneta)

Originally called “Cafè de les 7 Portes“, this establishment opened in 1836. Today is the most classic of Barcelona’s eating-places.

This is certainly the city’s most famous paella, which is always perfect. Try also seafood and rice dishes prepared in traditional way like Fideuà with prawns, Barcelona rice with ham and cheese, assorted grilled inshore fish or the Zarzuela with lobster…

Very large place but regularly full. 

http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/restaurants/fish_and_seafood/7_portes

Restaurant 7 Portes

Address : Passeig d’ Isabel II, 14
Zip code : 08003
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Ciutat Vella
Email : reserves@7portes.com
Website : 7 portes – Barcelona 
Opening hours : from 1pm to 1am
Prices : 35 €
Phone : 93.319.30.33
Metro/Bus : Barceloneta (L4)

 

barcelona seafood restaurant

Barcelona Ginger Bar

GINGER BAR
from Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, we went to Ginger Bar, nice and special place, very good service and food!
With its hanging disco ball, plush leather seats and wooden tables, many Ginger fans have coined this trendy wine and cocktail bar as an ‘airport lounge’. It is however, rather known for it’s innovative cocktails, wide selection of amazing wine and high quality tapas. This is a Barcelona gem, ideal for weekend adventures, intimate drinks and lively evenings on the town. Ginger is nestled behind Plaza Sant Jaume, in Plaza San Jus a little hard to find if you don’t know where to look, but once you stumble upon it you’ll be sure to mark the spot; if you’re up for dinner after a few drinks, check out Pla restaurant which is right around the corner. 
 
C/Palma de Sant Just, 1, 
C/Lledó, 2, Barcelona
Phone: 933 10 53 09
Barcelona Ginger Bar

Quimet i Quimet, nice barcelona tapas bar !

From Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia I went to looking for good beer and have good food, I found Quimet i Quimet, nice tapas bar !
Quimet i Quimet
Lined from floor to ceiling with wines and spirits from across the globe, this lively bodega is justly famed for its unique and exquisite montaditosmodelled from wicked combinations of salmon with truffled honey, tuna dotted with caviar and balsamic syrup, and plates of pungent cheeses served with transparent fruit jelly, glazed chestnuts and pickles arranged like artworks. And, there’s mojama (salt-cured, air-dried tuna), canned seafood and croquetas. Can’t make up your mind? Ask the maestro behind the bar to assemble you a plate. Intense flavours create an unforgettable experience. Don’t expect fried fish, or fried anything. Blonde, brown and black beers on tap. They serve their own-label Belgian beer, excellent wines and cavas. Standing room only.

• Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes 25, Barcelona

 Tel+34 93 442 3142

Open Mon-Fri noon-4pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Sat noon-4pm, closed August

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/jun/08/top-10-tapas-bars-barcelona

Quimet i Quimet

 

The Flamenco Sound

Generally since I have lived in Spain for over 32 years  I am considered  a flamenco guitarist. I must say that I love the flamenco melodic and harmonic colors but this is only one style of music that I thrive on.

I have learnt flamenco coming from a western background so I have had to relate to previous knowledge for it´s understanding.

Let´s make it real simple , you get the blues sound by playing the blue notes. Flamenco is very similar You get the flamenco sound by playing the flamenco notes. In Blues if you do not play the blues sound often then it sounds strange. In Flamenco if you do not play the flamenco sound, the notes that sound flamenco then it also sounds strange. Check out the following post . Advanced Flamenco, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons

My Creative Guitar School  Courses develop on skills to achieve positive outcomes in all learning objectives.

Volando Voy, Volando Vengo

Melbourne is finally coming closer to home, Barcelona. La Rumba Catalana has arrived and is taking it by storm to help keep the cold away.

Please take a a peak the new track from The Spanish Flamenco Latin Guitarist Thomas Lorenzo and Jarrod Rojo.

Jarrod is Australian bone but of Spanish descendants former lead vocalist of the famed Melbourne Group La Rumba.

Thomas and Jarrod join forces to further enrich the cultural diversity of Melbourne.  The Spanish Guitar can be such a melodic but also a powerful groove driving element in acoustic bands. Please enjoy the premier.

 

Los Toreros Barcelona Tapas bar

From Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia I went to Los Toreros bar nice and spanish typical place.
Bullfighting is just about over in Catalonia. The current season will be the very last. Then, finally, this quirky throwback will become more of a museum than it already is, with its very traditional offerings served in faded 1960s splendour. Hidden along a side street, this cheap and cheerful spot is replete with old photos, posters, bulls’ heads and Cordobes hats on the peeling walls of connected dining rooms. Tapas, including rabo de toro (bull’s tail, but usually actually oxtail, stew) and full meals served with carafes of house red and sangría. Just off the Ramblas. Very family friendly. Open Sunday evenings. Don’t forget your sombrero. ¡Olé!
• Carrer d’en Xuclà 3-5, Raval/Ramblas, Barcelona
Open Mon-Wed, Sun 6pm-midnight, Thurs-Sat 6pm-1am
Los Toreros Barcelona Tapas bar

Barcelona TOSSA Restaurant

While Staying in Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia, we went to have a nice lunch in Tossa Restaurant, very good food and service !
Given that it’s such a short stroll from the Sagrada Família church, and the quality of the food, I’m always surprised there aren’t more tourists here. Reasonably priced and with very friendly service, it has a terrace usually filled with families, but there’s plenty of room inside. You’ll find a chilled family atmosphere. Try their delicious homemade croquetas, probably the best in the city: mushroom, foie gras, chicken, cheese and vegetable. Extensive range of very fresh tapas, including stuffed eggs, jacket potatoes filled with tuna and topped with cheese, baby clams,navajas (razor clams), salpicón de marisco (seafood salad), chocos (strips of squid in oil and parsley), sausages and cold meats.
• Carrer de Nàpols 291, Barcelona tel +34 93 457 6510www.tossabcn.com. Open Mon-Fri 7am-11pm, Sat 7am-5pm
Barcelona TOSSA Restaurant

Barcelona Restaurant Paco Meralgo

Restaurant Paco Meralgo

Near Hostal Residencia Australia i found a nice and good seafood restaurant, The contemporary establishment located in the Eixample District doles out some of the freshest tapas in Barcelona. Locals flock to the restaurant’s wooden tables for both lunch and dinner to try the seafood-focused cuisine: a seat at the counter will give you a close-up view of the day’s catches. The bombas (meat and potato balls with peppers) and tuna carpaccio are must-tries. 

Barcelona Restaurant Paco MeralgoCalle Muntaner 171, 934 309 027

www.restaurantpacomeralgo.com/

Have a nice barcelona walk, tapa’s bar and flamenco dance !

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommends you to take a nice Barcelona Walk, nice tapa’s bar, and flamenco dance !
Get a “taste of Spain” while you delight yourself with some excellent local tapas, before end up with a live Flamenco show This foodie experience start in an modern & authentic Tapas Bar
 
Once you arrive, our guide will explain about local costumes to get a real understanding about Catalonian way of life and cuisine. During the walk to the Flamenco show the guide also explain you some secrets about the Gothic quarter.
 
Finally and after a short walk we will marvel with a live Flamenco show, our passionate dance!
 
We would like you to have a plenty time, relaxing and tasting exquisites tapas in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. 
 
Price: 38 €
Phone: (34)93 318 10 23
Barcelona Tapas & Flamenco

Barcelona Flamenco Tablao Cordobes

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today´s recommendation is

Flamenco Tablao Cordobes

I enjoy  near Hostal Residencia Australia! nice flamenco show and very good dinner in their nice restaurant, all fantastic !
The intimate and intense language, needed by the pure flamenco, requires a tablao with the ideal settings and dimensions, and Tablao Cordobes offers that in Barcelona. On its stages sensations are guaranteed, caused by an art that has been recognized as intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Its restaurant, since 1970 located in the heart of the Ramblas in Barcelona, is a precious jewel of the craftmanship inspired by the art of the Nasrid, decorated under the supervision of restorers and craftsmen of the Board of Trustees of the Alhambra in Granada. The restaurant is passionately directed by a family of flamenco artists and one of the most important flamenco restaurants in the world.
Flamenco Tablao Cordobes
La Rambla 35
Barcelona
T +34 93 317.57.11

Melbourne Guitar lessons

Please follow this link  to view my latest post on learning how to play the guitar in a creative structured enviroment and the negative consequences of training based only upon imitation of other´s

Creative Guitar School Melbourne , Located in Eastern Suburbs

Ciclo Tour Barcelona by bike !

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia today´s recommendation is

Ciclo Tour Barcelona by bike !

Barcelona’s charm is famous around the world making it the 16th most visited city on the planet. Barcelona Ciclo Tours are designed to show Barcelona in all its glory to visitors, catering to their needs and demands while also serving the city and its inhabitants. There is so much to see in Barcelona: 2000 years of history, urban stories, beautiful streets and squares, golden beaches, boutiques, markets, people and cultures…all contributing to a vibrant city, rich in diversity and experiences.

Visitors to Barcelona discover so much more by bike in 3.5 hours than in 3 days on foot or from the seat of a tourist bus. The Barcelona Ciclo Tour team of trained guides are well versed in the history and the workings of the city and with fascinating anecdotes and memorable stories they show the authentic truth and uncover the secrets to Barcelona, while visitors ride relaxed and free around the city by bike.

Barcelona is a very bike friendly city with more than a 158km of cycle lanes. The city’s mild and sunny climate allow for all-year-long outdoor activities.

All Barcelona Ciclo Tour routes stick to bike lanes and pedestrian streets avoiding traffic wherever possible and always follow the flattest ground. Our tours are designed for all ages to enjoy and stops are frequent and every hundred meters, to discuss the sights or have a drink. Child seats and helmets are available on request for free.

Barcelona Ciclo Tour
C/ Tallers 45 (only 50 mts from Plaça Catalunya)
08001 Barcelona

 

www.barcelonaciclotour.com

Ciclo Tour

 

 

 

Melbourne Guitar School. Lessons on creative rhythmic accompaniments.

Discover how to be more more creative in your guitar playing.

Check out my new video on Melbourne Guitar lessons, Eastern Suburbs , Creative Guitar School

Rhythm guitar can just as fun as playing lead and it can contribute to a more powerful overall band sound.

Just check out Red Hot Chili Pepper, Police, The Eagles Pink Floyd.

On my video I share with you some basic insights on how to become so unique in your playing.

Regards

Thomas

10 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australiabarcelona tapa informs that You’ll find dozens of Basque bars across the city. For quality, variety and overall value, this place is probably the best. Generous portions of meats, cheeses, fish, seafood and tapenades piled on to chunks of bread speared with a toothpick – hence the name pintxo, which means spike. Order a drink and grab a plate from the bar. The young, friendly staff will explain how things work. Every now and then one of the staff will offer you a hot pintxo – perhaps a date wrapped in bacon. Enjoy. Ensure you keep all the toothpicks as these will be counted at the end of your session. Each pintxo costs €1.55. Good selection of wines, including txakoli, ciders and Almogàver beer on tap.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/jun/08/top-10-tapas-bars-barcelona

My experience visiting of Barcelona Sagrada Familia temple

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australiasagrada familia today´s recommendation is if you plan to visit La Sagrada Familia there is no need to wait in line for tickets inside, as we did. It is much easier to buy your tickets for an appointed time at any la Caixa bank ATM machine (these are all over Barcelona). The cost at the door is 18 euros and I believe la Caixa charges the same.

Construction on this building began in 1882. Gaudi got involved a year later. It is expected, with the use of stone-carving machinery and computers to be completed in 2026, the centennial of Gaudi’s death. If work were to continue as it was going in the early 1900′s, without computers and modern machinery, it would not be completed for several hundred more years. When the tallest spire is added, it will be the tallest church in the world.
Gaudi was deeply religious. Somehow he expanded his mind so far outside the realm of normal it could only be described as genius. The fact that he put in motion a plan that was so entirely outrageous and difficult and that it has been followed by thousands of people to create what I saw today is what blows me away. Every tiny detail, and there are thousands and thousands, is so thoughtfully designed. And the intricacy and science behind the construction – it is inconceivable. The last time I felt that sense of awe and total amazement about the ingenuity of man, was when I saw Machu Picchu for the first time.
If you ever have a chance to visit, do not pass it up. It will change you as it did me. Promise
for further information:
http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/

Barcelona Marina Port Vell

barcelona marina port vell

Dear friends, Barcelona Hostal Australia today´s recommendation is to visit , nice gastronomic and funny Barcelona area, next to” Marina Port Vell” near the see.. enjoy !

Food and drink

The diverse neighbourhoods offer an array of local and international cuisine. In close proximity to Marina Port Vell, you encounter the Gothic Quarter, where medieval streets reveal traditional taverns and contemporary tapas bars infused with Catalan charm. A brief stroll in the opposite direction and you’ll discover Barceloneta, lined with sandy beaches and seafront restaurants. Barcelona also has more than its fair share of Michelin awarded restaurants located throughout the city, many of which can be found a taxi ride away in the trendy neighbourhood of Eixample.

For further information:

www.marinaportvell.com/en/content/food-and-drink

Barcelona Port & Beach

Barcelona Flamenco-Tablao del Carmen

barcelona tablao del carmen

Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is:

Flamenco! Tablao del Carmen
Flamenco Show Only (35€) Includes the show and a drink. The price for a child of 4-12 years is 17.50€. Children from 0-3 years go free.
Tablao Menu (69€) Includes the show, 4 course meal, coffee and drinks (mineral water, wine or sangria).
Tapas Menu (45€) Includes the show, tapas, dessert, coffees and drinks (mineral water, wine or sangria).
Children’s Menu (35€) Includes the show and the children’s menu
Notes: Formal attire is not required. Groups of more than 15 people will need to request their meal choices at least one week in advance.

El Tablao is located inside Poble Espanyol in the Montjuic area. Exact address: Avenida Marques de Comillas, Montjuic, Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 93 325 68 95
Fax: (+34) 93 425 46 16

How to get there
Metro: Plaça Espanya It is then a 5-10 minute walk to the entrance.
Bus: Take number 13 or 50 to right outside Poble Espanyol, from Gran Via or Plaça Espanya. Tourist bus: Get off at Poble Espanyol stop Car: There is a car park located close to Poble Espanyol but you have to pay. For more information on access time and prices, call Iglesias on (+34) 934 250 031.

barcelona flamenco show

One of the most known tapas restaurant “Cal Pep” in Barcelona

tapa

Dear friend’s, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is : Cal Pep restaurant

Cal Pep is one of the most known tapas restaurant in Barcelona.
Its reputation goes largely behind the city wall and it’s justified. Everything is freshand fun, the tapas, the people, the service, the wine…
Nothing to say just that you have to be there once otherwise you don’t know what tapas are. While waiting, look the orders and make your menu. Every meal is a delight and every season a new pleasure that follows the market arrivals.
There is also the restaurant ” Cal Pep” next door with notorious fish and seafood dishes as well. Both are crowded, book, book, book at the restaurant or be patient at the bar but go there…

Cal Pep
Address : Pl. de les Olles, 8
Zip code : 08003
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : Ciutat Vella
Email : calpep@calpep.com

Website : http://www.calpep.com/
Opening hours : Monday from 7.30pm to 11.30pm / Tuesday – Friday from 1pm to 3.45pm and from 7.30pm to 11.30pm / Saturday from 1pm to 3.45pm / Closed Sunays and holidays
Prices : Tapas 5€ -15€ Restaurant from 40 €
Phone : +34 933 107 961

BarCalPep

Barcelona best tapa restaurant ‘Tickets’ By Ferran Adria

ferran adria

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is one of the most fine tapas restaurant in Barcelona, managed by Ferran Adria

Tickets Tapas Bar

Ferran and Albert Adrià’s most recent project requires diners to reserve online 60 days in advance to win the chance to taste tapas from the minds behind elBulli. Lucky guests sample from an extensive and intricate menu including sangria-infused peaches and mini airbags stuffed with liquid manchego, and the waiters are quick to provide knowledgeable guidance. The brothers have revamped their adjacent cocktail bar, 41 Degrees, to present a 41-course food “experience.” Together, the two venues are the hottest and most difficult seats to get in town.

Avinguda del Parallel 164, Tel 932 924 253

http://www.ticketsbar.es/web

tickets tapa bar

Spanish Guitar Duo, Unique Latin Flamenco Music

The Spanish guitar allows the performer to reflect mother nature´s  beauty through music.The following blog post shows some insights on how to bring together two harmonic instruments of same or different timbres and have both performers be heard with clarity without the need of much amplification.

I am also a strong believer that all performers should have knowledge of improvisation which slowly will allow society to  move away from the present western  concept of classical music  and possibly restore the true value of composition and music.

 Spanish Guitar Duo, Unique Latin Flamenco Music

 

How to hold the guitar, beginner lessons and tips at Tom´s Studio. Melbourne

I believe we all must start off with the best tips that will assure us joy in our playing for a long time to come.

Guitarists engage in repetitive static positions. It is very common to suffer pains, strains, tennis elbow,cubital tunnel syndrome and many more injuries

THESE WILL NOT OCCUR IF YOU ENJOY YOURSELF AND FOLLOW SOME BASIC TIPS:
Do not play in a manner you do not like as this will cause injury and please follow this link to my Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar Studio for all levels of guitar learning.

 

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recommendation is to visit: Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Opposite the statue Christopher Columbus, in the bottom of Ramblas, the maritime museum is one of the most imaginative museum of the city and one of the most visited too.

Installed in the royal arsenals- date from 1378 and are the biggest and most complete Medieval dockyards in the world- it exposes animated presentations and houses a big exhibition including model ships, drawings, replicas, paintings, figureheads and an interactive exhibition, “The Great Adventure of the Sea”.

Maritime Museum of Barcelona

Address : Av. de les Drassanes
Zip code : 08001
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : El Raval
Website : Museu Marítim de Barcelona
Opening hours : Open every day from 10am to 8pm. Closed 25-26 December and 1st and 6 January
Prices : 2,50€
Phone : +34 93 342 9920
Phone 2 : Fax +34 933 187 876
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Drassanes / Bus: 120
http://www.bcn.cat

Antoni Tapies foundation of Barcelona (art museum)

Antoni Tapies foundation

Dear friends, today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is to visit: Antoni Tapies foundation (art museum).

Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012)
He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles; the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Serpentine and
Hayward Galleries, London; the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; the
Kunstahaus, Zurich: the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the
Jeu de Paume and the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro
de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern,
Valencia; and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, among many
other prestigious institutions.

The Building
The Fundació opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the
former Editorial Montaner i Simon publishing house, the work of the
Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i MontanerRestored and refurbished
by the architects Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech Girbau. Constructed
between 1880 and 1881 or 1882, at an early stage of the evolution of
Catalan Modernism, the building was the first in the Eixample district
to integrate industrial typology and technology, combining exposed
brick and iron, into the fabric of the city centre.

Hours and general information
www.fundaciotapies.org
C/Aragó 255
08007 Barcelona
(t) +34 934 870 315
Opening hours:Museum Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays closed.

Admission to the Fundació Antoni Tàpies until 15 minutes before closing.
Admission:
General entrance: 7.00 €
Reduced entrance: 5.60 €

Melbourne Eastern Suburbs, Creative Guitar Learning

>In an effort to further explore the possibilities of creating accompaniments that allow clarity on our guitar I have created a series of videos that share some insights on how to achieve this outcome in your guitar playing.

It is our objective at Tom-s Music Studio here in Melbourne to help guitar students express themselves and also help guitar students in a manner where they achieve to play with ease .

Learning will never be an easy process as we all have experienced but the results of what we learn must be useful to our every day life.

Please take a look at the guitar video following this link. http://www.thomaslorenzo.com.au/creative-accompaniment-guitar-lessons-melbourne-eastern-suburbs/

 

 

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

MACBA (MACBA)

Today’s Barcelona Hostal Residencia Australia recomendation is to visit the great :

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

Combining straight lines and curves in a continuous dialogue between the interior spaces and the light outside, the building, inaugurated in 1995, is a work by Richard Meier. It’s about what is more interesting in this museum.

Macba – Barcelona In1959 the art critic Alexandre Cirici Pellicer believed in the need to create a Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona.

MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum) is dedicated to works from the second half of the 20th century. There are few works in the permanent collection and once in a while interesting temporary exhibitions.
Between 1960 and 1963, Cirici and Cesáreo Rodriguez Aguilera headeed a group of individuals who began to put together a collection with the objective of constituting the basis for the future museum. In February 1963, the opening of the exhibition El arte y la paz, with a clear political commitment, exposed the narrow limits of what was then permissible.

In 1986 Barcelona City Council, invited the North American architect Richard Meierto take charge of the project for the new museum. The City Council’s Department of Culture commissioned the art critics Francesc Miralles and Rosa Queralt to draw up a report which would serve to define the philosophy of the future museum. In 1987 theMACBA Foundation brought private enterprise into the project. The MACBA was officially inaugurated on the 28th of November of 1995.

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA)

Address : Pl. dels Angels, 1.
Zip code : 08001
City : Barcelona – Spain
Area : El Raval
Website : Macba
Opening hours : From 25 September – 26 June: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11am – 7.30pm; Tuesday (not holidays) closed; Saturday: 10am – 8pm; Sundays & holidays: 10am – 3pm; 25th Desember and 1st January closed.
Prices : General: 7,5 euros (check for reductions)
Phone : +34 93 412 08 10
Phone 2 : Fax +34 93 412 46 02
Metro/Bus : Catalunya Pl. Universitat