Coriolà & Cinema en Curs & Bruno Zaffora & Andrés Pino
Thursday 26 March (8pm)
This is a very special show, in which one of last year’s best new bands will play accompanied by collective images from the Cinema en Curs teaching project and, in the second half, by images from two film-makers, taking us into the emotional and aesthetic world of Coriolà.
Coriolà was born in January 2011, when Carles Chacón returned to his home village in El Maresme. After being hidden for years, the songs bubbled up and Chacón decided to phone old friends and colleagues from the groups of his youth: Mikel Oró (drums) and Xabier Oró (guitar), Ismael Viru Valero (keyboards, guitar) and Xavier Oró (bass). So, Coriolà began as a flight from the weight of everyday habits. During 2013, the group concentrated on composing new songs and consolidating their stage approach in the twenty or so concerts they gave at some of the best-known festivals in Catalonia. In November 2013, the band went into the Bucbonera studios, with Miqui Puig as producer and Tomàs Robisco as sound engineer, to give form to Debut, an eclectic album full of energy and joy, telling of the sea, airports, the perfumes of the east, scarves waving in the wind, capes and swords, hurricanes and far-off cities.
Cinema en curs
This is a film teaching programme for schools and colleges begun in 2005. This year, current and former students were asked to film sequences and scenes inspired by Coriolà’s songs as part of the programme of experimental cinematographic work done during its workshops. Their sequences will accompany the first part of Coriolà’s concert.
Bruno Zaffora (Waking Films)
Bruno Zaffora studied image and sound at the University of Buenos Aires. He has lived in Barcelona since 2007, working as a film-maker, scriptwriter and editor. In 2014, he completed his first full-length documentary, Shih, filmed in Catalonia, France and Taiwan and produced by Waking Films. His second full-length documentary, Cae, Altazor, is currently in the middle of post-production and he is now developing his first full-length fictional film: Es ahora.
His idea for DeProp is to translate the emotional states in Coriolà’s songs using the four elements – air, water, earth and fire – and transforming them or bringing them together. A universe of colours, shapes and textures that will flood the La Pedrera auditorium.
Andrés Pino (Conjunto Vacío)
Andrés Pino is creative director of Conjunto Vacío and maker of pop videos, adverts for music festivals, live clips and visual projections for musicians. He is self-taught and, above all, eclectic. That’s why, setting principles aside, he can choose certain styles, points of view or ideas for his visual creations.
Although narrative is a constant in his pop videos and video creations, this time he will leave it behind, to accompany Coriolà in a purely aesthetic way, without links to any story.
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.