MIGUEL A. GARCÍA & IBON RG
16 ABRIL 2022 – 19h
Miguel A. García ( aka xedh ) https://xedh.org/
Active for more than two decades, Miguel A. García has become a reference in experimental music and sound art, both for his work as a composer and for his trajectory in the electroacoustic improvisation scene. Both fields in which he usually works with sounds extracted from electronic devices, often interrelated with field recordings or acoustic instruments.
From Bilbao, Miguel A. García has toured extensively throughout Europe, America and Asia, performing at venues such as the Issue Project Room in New York, the Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, the Ftarri in Tokyo, the DOM Cultural Center in Moscow, the Église Saint-Merry in Paris or the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. He has also collaborated with artists such as Jean-Luc Guionnet, Seijiro Murayama, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Francisco Meirino, Francisco López or Ibon RG, as well as directed, organized and curated events and festivals such as Zarata Fest, the Hotsetan program at Azkuna Zentroa or the mythical and extinct Club Le Larraskito, of which he founded.
Currently focused on his own compositional work, Miguel A. García is part of Dopelganger, with accordionist Garazi Navas, and he is working on the series of pieces ‘Eraeran’, with various artists from Euskadi. Sides collaborations, his official and solo discography exceeds ten albums and represents an extensive work to dive into. García’s pieces have an enveloping morphology which belongs to his avant-garde nature -due to experimental processes that he documents and recomposes, to be interpreted again afterwards- but from them it always permeates an attractive and intimate invitation to self-suggestion during our listening, which leads us to the sublime.
recent solo works:
Hailing from the Margen Izquierda region in Nervión, Ibon RG (Sestao, 1978) has been actively involved in the local indie and experimental music scene in Bizkaia as a concert promoter (Kafea eta Galletak), producer, arranger (Mursego, Manett, Xabier Montoia, etc) and, most importantly, musician. Throughout four albums released with his own band, Eten, as well as in his project on vocal improvisations, Gargara, IbonRG has been weaving a repertoire that stands out for its strong message and visceral and intimidating delivery. An opus that also has two studio albums under his own name. A first one, named ‘Hil zara’ (2019), and a second one with Enrike Hurtado, called ‘oMOrruMU baMAt’ (2021), wich is based on the work by Joxan Artze.
By using an accurate language of his own that at times borders on abstraction, Ibon recites a collection of poems that is both restrained and solemn and, above all, moving. Ibon makes a foray into a symbolic dimension where, as if his song served the purpose of exposing the hoax through which time is made rational, the poet in him tries to decypher the calculations we use to measure it. His words point out and highlight, and us readers and listeners make out in nature a deformed reflection of memory.
Contribuição – 5 a 10 euros.
Quem quiser depois do concerto, há jantar (vegano) – 5 euros.
Lotação limitada. Reserva aconselhada.
Contribution – 5 to 10 euros.
Anyone who wants to stay for dinner (vegen) – 5 euros.
Limited seating. Reservation advised.