Year

Category

Work

Place

2015

Concert

Remembering  Antonio Machado

L'Arxer

 

 

Within the   "Grand Tour" organized by the Coclea Foundation, this concert was presented in a very curious circumstance. The public were reassembled at a meeting point in a little village at the foothills of the Pyrenees, 4 km away from the place where the event was to be held.

The previous conditions were to arrive on foot via a rural path, leaving shoes and mobile phones behind before entering the space. Once everyone was inside, there was a concert dedicated to "El loco" and "A un elmo seco", which are two famous poems by Antonio Machado.

 

A long research process of almost 2 years ended up with this style of "cante antiguo (old style song)", which as you will hear, denotes some resonance with Sufi music and the  "quejíos (laments)" and melismas (short melodies) of cante jondo (flamenco).

 

This song can be considered a natural evolution of more than 20 years of dedication to telluric singing, albeit in its open voice mode. The lute of Boughaleb Laarif and the tumbak of Jordi Rallo accompanied the ancient song in this unusual experience.

 

 

 

CREDITS

 

Old song

Lute

Tumbak

Production assistant

Presentation

Costume designer

Post production

Cameraman

Albert Vidal

Boughaleb Laarif

Jordi Rallo

Joan Simó

Noé Vidal

Oghi Ochir

Oriol Vilaseca

Juan Carlos Vázquez

Oriol Vilaseca