Place: Medialab-Prado. Plaza de las Letras, C/ Alameda, 15 · Madrid
Final session of the Martes Experimentales series, after over twenty performances throughout the year at Pepa Tencha. To celebrate, the Piovra Colectivo has organized a very special session with audiovisual screenings of the work of some of the series' protagonists: Vaz Oliver, Skeamo and Dank Zappa & Jeldrik Schmuch.
Seijiro Murayama is a hard-to-classify Japanese artist. A percussionist, drummer and composer, he combines his melodies with other artistic disciplines such as photography, design and poetry.
In this video piece, Murayama is joined on stage by musicians Miguel A. García, Daniel del Río and Jorge Vicario, who contribute magic to the improvisation, and to top it off, a contemporary dance show with Daan Vervoort, Javier Monzón and Allan Falieri from the Compañia Nacional de Danza (National Dance Company).
His music combines acoustic and electronic elements. In his performances, he uses loops recorded randomly to build songs and textures, always leaving room for improvisation, which makes each performance unique and different. In spite of his “one man band” format, he does not aim to sound like a complete band but rather to highlight the live creative process in each of his songs, and for the audience to enjoy it as well. This way he offers audiences the chance to enter the artist's personal universe, not only through his compositions but also through their creation and evolution live.
This artist with a unique, ambitious background focuses the performance on a search for emotional textures and landscapes where a base of loops created in his own laboratory serve to lend complete freedom to the improvisation.
Skeamo is accompanied by two special collaborators: Miguel Espada, whose generative visuals create a world full of geometric complexity, and choreographer and performer Ana Kuntzelman, who dialogues with this audiovisual collage through movement.
All performances will be recorded and broadcast on Piovra TV.