Step two. Thinking from the perspective of ...

Lectures season. January – March 2013

Sessions at 8.15 pm
at bar El Gravat (Sant Miquel, 19 Vic. Tel. 938860276)

Organised by Cafè Central and El Gravat

With collaboration of H. Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies and ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies

How do we think about the world? Each discipline establishes strategies for understanding it, interpreting it, and sometimes also intervening in it, one way or another. The specialisation and compartmentalisation of knowledge and practice mean that, increasingly, this knowledge ends up isolated, often losing distribution, and limiting the possibilities of reciprocal influences.

In these dialogues, loose and accessible, between specialists in the same discipline, an attempt will be made to deal with each discipline in itself, as well as how this knowledge can help us to interpret and learn about the world. - Thursday, 10th of January

Thinking from the perspective of the classics. Joan Ferrer and Oriol Ponsatí-Murlà

- Thursday, 24th of January
Thinking from the perspective of biomedicine. Cristina Pujades and Amadeu Godayol

- Thursday, 7th of February
Thinking from the perspective of literature. Sònia Moll and Víctor Sunyol

- Thursday, 21st of February

Thinking from the perspective of a certain mysticism. Ramon Andrés and Antoni Clapés

- Thursday, 7th of March

Thinking from the perspective of music. Jaume Ayats and Joaquim Rabaseda



Oriol Ponsatí-Murlà (Figueres, 1978) is a doctor in philosophy and Associate Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Girona. Has translated works by Michael Nyman, Denis Diderot, Josep Palau i Fabre, Gianni Vattimo and Igor Stravinski into Catalan. Recently, has edited Gabriel Ferrater's Tres prosistes (Empúries, 2010) and studies on the thought of Eugeni d’Ors and Joan Maragall.

Joan Ferrer Gràcia (Berga, 1965) has a degree in philosophy (1990) and classical philology from the University of Barcelona. Has recently published De Tales a Demòcrit. El pensament presocràtic. Fragments i testimonis. Is currently teaching philosophy at Vic's Escola d’Art and is writing a doctoral thesis about Parmenides under the direction of Oriol Ponsatí-Murlà.


Cristina Pujades is a scientist. Doctor in Biology from the University of Barcelona (1991), she has work for many years in the US and France. Since 2002, has been teaching in the Department of Health and Experimental Sciences (Pompeu Fabra University), and has been leading a research group located in the Biomedical Research Park of BArcelona. Her scientific interests are centred upon studying the mechanisms governing embryonic brain development.

Amadeu Godayol Vila (Vic, 1956) has a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona . Works in the areas of family medicine, internal medicine and oncology. Also works in health management in various institutions. Since 1987, has been Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Welfare Sciences at Vic University.

Sònia Moll Gamboa (Barcelona, 1974) has a degree in Catalan philology and has worked as proof-reader, editor, translator, linguist and teacher. Has published poems in the magazine Caravansari, and in the anthology La catalana de lletres 2005 (Cossetània), various plaquettes of poetry in the Papers de Versàlia (Sabadell), and in the poetic anthology Nou de set, chosen by Susanna Rafart (Heptaseven, 2011). Some of her poems have been translated into French. For Non si male nunc (Viena Edicions, 2008), her first book of poems, she received the 5th Sant Celoni Prize for Poetry. Recently has received the 25 d’Abril de Benissa narrative prize for the book Creixen malgrat tot les tulipes.

Víctor Sunyol (Vic, 1955) is a writer. His work is characterised fundamentally in finding the limits of language and in the search for a possibility of “saying”. Has worked in collaboration with visual artists, either working jointly, or writing writing texts about the work or for the work. Has also collaborated with musicians. With Antoni Clapés, is behind activities and editions of Cafè Central.  Has published translations (Felipe Juaristi, Luigi Manzi, Danielle Collobert...). His works have been included in various anthologies and translated into many languages. His latest books of poetry include: Stabat (2003), Com si Girona (2005), Des d’ara (2005), NO ON (Rèquiem) (2008).

Ramon Andrés (Pamplona, 1955) is a poet, musician, musicologist and essayist. Has written various books and myriad articles about music (such as monographs about Mozart and Bach, or The World in Your Ear), essays (Historia del suicidio en Occidente o No sufrir compañía. Escritos místicos sobre el silencio), poetry books (La línea de las cosas o La amplitud del límite), books of aphorisms (Los extremos), and has translated, among others, Dylan Thomas, Vladimir Jankélévitch and La Bruyère. Has lately published the monumental essay/work Diccionario de música, mitología, magia y religión. His intellectual activity has been rewarded with numerous distinctions. Ramón Andrés lives in Barcelona.

Antoni Clapés (Sabadell, 1948) is a poet, editor and translator. Up until now, has published more than twenty books and numerous texts in art editions, prologues, plaquettes and anthologies. His latest book of poetry was L’arquitectura de la llum. Has translated French poetry (P. Jaccottet, R. Char, N. Brossard, D. Desautels) and Italian poetry (P. Civitareale, Fasani). Has given seminars on Poetry and Mysticism, Poetry and Philosophy, Friedrich Hölderlin, María Zambrano, Catalan avantguardists, John Cage, Màrius Torres, The Black Mountain College, and has given conferences on different themes and creators in art and literature. Is poetry editor at Cafè Central.

Jaume Ayats Abeyà
(Vic, 1960) is a musician and teacher of ethnomusicology. Doctor in Art HIstory (specialising in musicology) and with a degree in Catalan philology. Has studied ethnomusicology at Paris's l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Has investigated Catalan oral music and has edited CDs. Directs projects by Les músiques en les societats contemporànies (MUSC) investigation group at the University of Barcelona, and collaborated in courses from ESMUC. By himself, or in collaboration, has published a large number of studies on Catalan ethnomusicology, including: Córrer la sardana: balls, joves i conflictes (Rafael Dalmau Editor, 2006), Cantar a la fàbrica, cantar al coro, Els cors obrers a la conca mitjana del Ter (Eumo, 2008) and Els Segadors, de cançó eròtica a himne nacional (L’Avenç, 2011). In 2012 he received the Premi Nacional de Cultura Popular. Is currently director of the Music Museum of Barcelona.

Joaquim Rabaseda i Matas (Girona, 1974) is a composer, with degrees in Art History from the University of Girona, in Musical History and Sciences from the University of Granada, as well as a doctorate from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Teaches auditory perception, musical analysis and music history at l’Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. A habitual collaborator with L’Avenç, he has done fieldwork in different countries around the Mediterranean, and is the author, with Jaume Ayats, of the documentary Veus i sons de la Mediterrània. Has collaborated in various collective publications, and is the author of the monograph Himnes nacionals: una primera introducció (Documenta Universitària, 2011). Is currently directing research on l’Orquestra Pau Casals.