Banda Municipal de Barcelona / Santiago Auserón / Ricardo Casero
Performing solo or in front of his own group, under his real name or as Juan Perro, Santiago Auserón’s good reputation as a musician has been growing since the 1980s. Despite being an especially respected professional, he still thinks of himself as a "street musician", the reason for the title of a show that leads him to revisit sounds originally created in different parts of the world. We know him as the leader of Radio Futura, one of the seminal bands of the movida madrileña of the 1980s; he created a personal project with a canine name with which he has explored the many connections between Iberian sounds and black American music, and now he relives the finest moments of a rich artistic life accompanied by a symphonic ensemble. This Philosophy and Arts graduate, who studied under the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, one of the most influential of the last century, has collaborated with arranger Amparo Edo Biol and guitarist Joan Vinyals to transform numbers that began life as pop, rock, blues and son into symphonic pieces, ranging from Río negro and Reina zulú to Annabel Lee and La negra flor.
Charged with the task of converting Santiago Auserón’s compositions into symphonic music is the Barcelona Municipal Band, over 130 years old and which is in fact one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. Totally involved in the city’s cultural life, versatile and always open to new musical experiences, the band performs regularly at Barcelona’s Grec Festival.
One of the major figures on the Spanish music scene of our time symphonically reinterprets some of his best-known compositions, accompanied by the Banda Municipal de Barcelona (Barcelona Municipal Band).
A production by the Barcelona 2017 Grec Festival and La Huella Sonora
How to get there
- Composed by
- Santiago Auserón
- Conductor of the Banda Municipal de Barcelona
- Ricardo Casero
- Performed by
- Santiago Auserón (vocals), Joan Vinyals (acoustic guitar), Banda Municipal de Barcelona
- Arranged by
- Amparo Edo Biol
L1 (Espanya), L3 (Espanya; Poble Sec)
França Xica, 42; Av. Rius i Taulet /Lleida
55, 150, N0, N6
Accessible venue for people with reduced mobility. Seating reserved at the rear of the theatre. Accessible toilets. Reserved parking.
Induction loop throughout most of theatre
- This activity is part of the Grec_ Summer nights
- Teatre Grec
- 10 p.m.
- 16-28 €