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"Compositors Independents de Catalunya" 

The Independent Composers in Catalonia, born around 1900, were grouped following a request made ​​to the composer Manuel Blancafort in 1927 to coordinate a special issue of the new magazine devoted to music of Catalan composers highlights time. This project or consolidated, but constituted the embryo of Composers Independent Catalonia, also called Group of Eight, the initiative of the Roads and pianist John Gibert-made ​​Blancafort Manuel, Roberto Gerhard, John Gibert Civil Augustine Smith, Richard Lamote de Grignon, Frederic Mompou, Baltasar Samper and Eduard Toldrà.
The group, heterogeneous and aesthetic trends varied, ranging from nationalism to experimentalism, was born the idea of a deep Catalan roots music and international, with a clear grouping of generations that would nineteenth-century bridge between the generation and the generation lost because of the Civil War. There were a number of features that bring musically, as the knowledge of European composers as Stravinsky, Bartok and Schoenberg, a proposal for deep aesthetic renewal, the amalgam of neoclassical features, and nineteenth-century twelve-tone, and an assessment of
tradition that led them to fuse avant-garde elements and folk.
Intellectually the group felt closer to the poets of the Generation of 27 (in fact was called Catalan in the same group).
The Civil War brought about the final dissolution of the group, but nevertheless most of these composers kept his imagination after the war

The group was formally organized in 1931 as the Association of the "Compositors Independents de Catalunya" (CIC) and counted Joan Gibert, Manuel Blancafort, Robert Gerhard, Agustí Grau, Ricard Lamote de Grignon, Frederic Mompou, Eduard Toldrà and Baltasar Samper as members.

the "Independent Composers of Catalonia" (the so-called Group of Eight), emerged on the initiative of the pianist Joan Gibert, and included Joan Gibert, Manuel Blancafort, Robert Gerhard, Agustí Grau, Ricard Lamote de Grignon, Frederic Mompou, Eduard Toldrà and Baltasar Samper. The group, heterogeneous and diverse aesthetic trends (from the experimentalism of nationalism), was born in order to make a music rooted in Catalan and international. Encouraged by a group calling for generations, became a bridge between nineteenth-century generation and generation "lost" post-Civil War. The public presentation of the group took place in a concert of Chamber Music Association on 25 June 1931 in the Sala Mozart in Barcelona.

The Group of Eight had a number of traits that characterized musically, as knowledge of European composers (Stravinsky, Bartok and Schoenberg), a proposal for renewal aesthetic deep joint neoclassical features, twelve-tone and nineteenth-century, and an appreciation of traditional culture which led to join the avant-garde and folk elements. Intellectually the group felt closer to the writers of the Generation of 27 (they were baptized as part of the Catalan Group). The Civil War caused the permanent dissolution of the group, although its members continued their creative work finished this.