A voice workshop is a space where voices are worked on, in other words, where air and its soul are sculpted. Voices are a constant product of bodies, and they pass through them in resonance tubes that are also made up of flows, liquids and an endless number of different fluids. Each human being is made up of dozens of voices that constitute a wide variety of identities. So, in this workshop, the “ex-flamenco” musician Niño de Elche proposes that we understand voices more as a facilitating lie than a pure and authentic truth.
There are voices that are broken, torn, clean, dirty, but also tired, sweaty, exhausted, alive. Voices as a dialogue between inside and outside, between the deepest self and what is constructed from the ordinary. Voices as a materialistic phenomenon, but also as a spiritual achievement. The voices that sound and the voices that are imagined can be the same, as long as we recognise ourselves in them. A voice in the distance always implies that we are listening in suspense for what is to come. Do we listen to it?

BIOGRAPHY

Niño de Elche (Elche, Spain, 1985. Lives in Madrid, Spain) is an undisciplined ex-flamenco artist who manages to combine genres such as flamenco, free improvisation, krautrock or electronic, electroacoustic or contemporary music with poetry, performance, dance or theatre in his different artistic proposals.
The hybrid character of his work is revealed in the heterogeneity of the proposals to which he is able to respond as an artist and musician. From his participation in documenta 14 with the show “La farsa monea”, alongside artists Pedro G. Romero and dancer Israel Galván, to his musical collaborations with groups such as Los Planetas or C. Tangana. He has also taken part in films such as “Niños somos todos”, by director Sergi Cameron, and has written autobiographical essays. It’s also worth mentioning the album “Voces del extremo” (2015), the project “Antología del cante flamenco heterodoxo” (2018) and the installation “Auto sacramental invisible” at the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), a sound performance based on the photographer José Val del Omar, which shows the artist’s interest in historical research and reconstruction. He was awarded the Gaudí Prize for Best Original Music (2021), among others.

Next Performances

read more
  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

    +
  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

    +
  • BoCA Summer School: Distortion by Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz

    19 September 2024 — 21 September 2024
    MAC/CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém

    SOFIA DIAS & VÍTOR RORIZ

    In this workshop, Sofia and Vítor present a series of research and improvisation tools that work on the relationship between gesture and movement with the word and the voice – the word, assumed as malleable matter that exists beyond its meaning; and the voice, as the excess that "overflows" the bodies.

    +
  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

    +