Category: Music

Hatched 2015 – A Journey to the Heart of South Africa

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The award-winning South African performance artist and choreographer Mamela Nyamza is the solo dancer in Hatched 2015, a three-screen film installation that she co-directs with the video artist and painter Robyn Denny. The piece is on display at Madrid’s SlowTrack Gallery (9th June to 15th July) in an exhibition curated by Beathur Mgoza Baker, that… Read more »

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Review: Tauberbach – les ballets C de la B / Munich Kammerspiele

It’s dark and something’s buzzing. Lights up, except they’re literally down, a big bar of them rests on a mass of old clothing… so much to choose from but who needs any of it? Nice to play dress up, at least, the idea has occurred to a small team of scavengers who wade through it all, selecting,… Read more »

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REVIEW: Un Enemic del Poble, by Henrik Ibsen, dir. Miguel del Arco

As wikipedia tells it, so incensed was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen at the public uproar following his new play Ghosts (a haunting account of a charitable mother whose son, a nice young man, goes bonkers having inherited syphilis from his slutty father), that he then wrote … … An Enemy of the People (1882), a… Read more »

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WHAT’S ON? À la ville de … Barcelona, dir. Joan Ollé

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REVIEW: Don Giovanni – Teatro Real (Madrid)

A mafia-esque setting for a Teatro Real (Madrid) co-production of Mozart’s blinding opera, Don Giovanni, raises disturbing questions about the alleged ‘virtue’ of the other characters… Don Giovanni is based on the old morality tale of the inveterate womanizer, whose past catches up with him with supernatural drama. The play version was first plumed by Spaniard Tirso de… Read more »

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REVIEW: The Great Theatre of the World – Calixto Bieito

Catalan director Calixto Bieito’s The Great Theatre of the World is a lavish contemporary baroque opera based on 17th century playwright Calderón de la Barca’s (1600 – 1681) textual “experiment” Life is a Dream (1635/6): an epic contemplation of fate and free will, fact and fiction and the meaning of life in general. Pedro An almost-contemporary of… Read more »

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WHAT’S ON? Camp Magnético

To purge its dark soul, through this month and next the plaça Catalunya placed, cultural space of Spanish bank Caja Madrid hosts a series of concerts by weird experimental music artists. It seems that the same light-sensitive sound manipulators that probed our minds with LEM now seek to amass us like iron-filings to a mysterious ‘Magnetic… Read more »

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BEEN & GONE: LEM end – Institut Fatima nibble the fingers that feed them, Cargo go safari.

  Can music experiment and engage at the same time? Can it remain individual and also reach a public without compromising that? Does it matter? LEM festival uses its experimental tag very liberally, but if there’s one thing that struck me this year it’s that it all depends on the space. La Fontana is a very ‘public’… Read more »

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La last night at LEM

The problem with multi-band experiences is: if bands are similar in genre, they bleed into each other; if they’re not, as Cargo, Graves and Institut Fatima (see photo) definitely weren’t last night, you have to emotionally adjust, which is work for a Saturday night, let’s be honest. Still, the venue La Fontana is cool. It’s enormous, and lies… Read more »

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