Yamila: Visions

September 23
Nave 16. Matadero

Yamila reveals her most intimate catharsis in Visions, a show that gathers and provokes the hallucinatory powers of music. Like an ancient herald, she announces the profound feminine mystique as she traverses epic melodies full of pleasure and pain. This work is a journey that prodigiously unites baroque accents, Spanish folklore and contemporary electronic music.

Her voice and music – at times heartbreaking and at others buoyant – could at times resemble a score to a biblical passage. Her songs brim with physical ecstasy and sounds that can be touched. Throughout the performance an aural chiaroscuro with beautiful vocals and choirs melds deeply with bold drones. It is in this set of moments where Yamila’s conceptual axis becomes solid. Pain and glory, lacerating religiosity, feminism cauterized by power and hallucinations as a source to be heard.

The stage will become a ritualistic space in which collective listening has the ambition to repair old wounds.

Yamila

Spanish composer, cellist, singer and producer Yamila lives between Brussels and Madrid. Looking over the precipice of pure emotion, she dances between electronic and analog music, tradition and experimentation. She has performed at festivals such as Sonic Acts Festival, Arts Electronica, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Rewire and Rotterdam Film Festival, and has created music for contemporary dance productions at venues such as Gothenburg Opera, Nederlands Dans Theater and Dance Forum Taipei. In a permanent search for new languages that push the boundaries of pre-established formats, Yamila has collaborated with visual artists, choreographers and filmmakers, among others.