DE MVSICA HVMANA
If the recent and dramatic emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has taught anything, it is both the high level of global interdependence between people and the new dimension acquired by typically human values, such as responsibility, solidarity and professionality. The FeMAUB 2020, marked by the spread of the virus, also aims to put people at the centre by means of the evocative title “DE MVSICA HVMANA” (human music), a concept used from the early Middle Age in order to refer to the inner harmony that links the soul with the human body (as opposite both to the “mvsica mundana” or that of the cosmos, and to the “mvsica instrumentalis” or the music produced by musical instruments).
The notion of “mvsica humana” exerted an important influence on the Renaissance –a flourishing period in Úbeda and Baeza– and crystallised in the humanist thought, which put the human being at the centre of both the universe and the knowledge, as it was considered a privileged creature. From this more humanised and anthropocentric philosophical perspective, the FeMAUB 2020 is dedicated to the group of people who has made it possible the celebration of the festival for nearly a quarter of a century: artists, audiences, organisers, sponsors, suppliers and, ultimately, all those who in a direct or indirect way have participated and continue to participate in the festival, as an ideal and expressive, small-scale metaphor for universal harmony. Nor is it overlooked that the most characteristic element from the creation of the festival has been the recovery and dissemination of Hispanic musical heritage in exceptional artistic settings such as those provided by the cities of Úbeda and Baeza.
Javier Marín López
General and Artistic Director of FeMAUB
IMPORTANT NOTE: All the activities of the festival will follow the COVID-19 safety protocol that is in force in the venue cities and towns at the moment of their celebration.