We open DeProp with one of the surprises acts of 2014, Beach Beach, who will perform accompanied by images from one of the most interesting young producers on our audiovisual scene, Roger Guàrdia. Aesthetics and melody combine to offer us one of the most refreshing cocktails of the moment.
Beach Beach have spent two years swimming a frantic crawl. Fast and uncompromising, the Majorcans escaped from the island of their birth and squeezed the last breath out of all the songs from their first album, Tasteless Peace (La Castanya, 2012). Now they present The Sea, on which, as well as Pau Riutort and Tomeu Mulet, they add the participation of Àngel Garau on drums and Lluís Cabot on guitar. Fast rhythms, saturated bass and stylised backing vocals. They’ve been bold with everything: percussion arrangements, guitar solos, instrumental parts and vocal interplay. The Sea greets you and takes its leave, giving you twelve tunes with the air of radio jingles, as refreshing as swimming from the rocks in the late afternoon.
Roger Guàrdia is a young film-maker currently represented by the Canada production company in Spain and Canada London, associated with Riff Raff, in the United Kingdom. His audiovisual work focuses on pop videos and advertising, as well as artistic or experimental pieces. He has created works for Furguson, Mourn, Delorean, JWT/Fabrikant, Día de la Música, Sony Music, Havas Sports, UNICEF and Rosàs, among others.
Casa Milà, popularly known as «La Pedrera» (the stone quarry), an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value has received major recognition and in 1984 was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List, for its exceptional universal value. Nowadays is the headquarters of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and houses a cultural centre that is a reference in Barcelona for the range of activities it organises and the different spaces for exhibitions and other public uses it contains.