Revealed the program of the Festival of Visual Music of Lanzarote 2019

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The Lanzarote Visual Music Festival has already unveiled the program of concerts of contemporary music that make up the 16th edition of this event and whose development will take place in natural and unique scenic areas of the island, such as the auditoriums of the Jameos del Agua and the Cueva de los Verdes, as well as in the convent of Santo Domingo and in the Center for Cultural Innovation El Almacén.


The concerts start, on Saturday, October 12, at the Jameos del Agua Auditorium with Warp, a proposal by the pianist Jon Balke in which, in addition to the main role of the piano, it is complemented by a visual universe carefully created for this project by the artist Audun Kleive and that is projected around the public, creating a subtle architecture of “soundscapes”.

On Thursday, October 17, in the Cueva de los Verdes, it will be the turn for the flutist Julián Elvira and his Expiral project, an author show that involves a rigorous exploration of some secrets that hide the flute and in which, in addition to what purely musical, it integrates several scenic elements with different textures of light and choreography of movements. Julián Elvira has become a reference musician in the field of experimentation and avant-garde for transverse flute being, in addition, one of the most versatile and transgressive interpreters of our country. Their projects exceed any type of expectations for their performance component.

The next day, on Friday, October 18, again at the Jameos del Agua Auditorium, the FMVL will receive Falla Ensemble, perhaps the most interesting contemporary music training that has recently emerged in Lanzarote. Under the direction of Nino Díaz, one of the most relevant composers of the contemporary Canarian panorama, this specialized training in the interpretation of music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will offer a repertoire that will include the piece Some small, little, tiny thoughts, composed formerly professed by Samuel Aguilar for this training and that will be released at this Festival.

At the end of this Festival, on Saturday October 19 at the Convent of Santo Domingo de Teguise, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the project called Rooms & Rituals by Trondheim Voices, an innovative Norwegian vocal improvisation group, composed of twelve solo singers, that, since 2001, they develop projects in which they challenge the limits and the conventional format of a vocal concert, in constant search for new ways of interaction between singers, audience, environment and new technologies, providing the public with a unique listening experience.

Documentary film

The Festival program is completed with the screening, on October 15 and 16 at the CIC El Almacén, of the documentary film Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA, by Stephen Nomura Schible, in which Sakamoto, one of the most important musicians of our It was, he reflects on the camera about his artistic life and social concerns. The result is both the portrait of an artist who continues to enjoy as a child before each sound finding as a poetic reflection of the creative act.

Ticket Sales

Tickets range between 15 and 20 euros, and the screening of the film will be free and open access. They can be purchased through this link.

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