Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
Cecilia's songs encourage us to shun intermediaries -whether they belong to the media, culture, politics, family or religion- in order to ask ourselves who we really are, what we think, and what our deepest desire is. When Lídia Pujol listened to some of those songs, she felt she just had to offer up a personal response to the questions they raise by striking up a conversation with the author.
On the 3rd of October 2017, quite miraculously, a song that Cecilia had composed in 1974 found its way into Lídia Pujol's life and connected to a situation that has repeated itself time and time again throughout natural history: the big fish eats the small fish. Listening to Cecilia, Lídia felt that she was talking directly to her and she decided to establish a conversation with the life and the artistic project of the singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Madrid. With the collaboration of musicians and producers, she has stripped away the songs’ outdated arrangements to allow the lyrics to rise to the surface and to rediscover all the concerns and the great depth that Cecilia poured into them.
Some of these lyrics were mutilated (and some were even prohibited altogether) by Franco's censors: Lídia Pujol recovers the original versions, just as they were composed by Cecilia.
Creator and director: Lídia Pujol
Music: Cecilia, Oscar Roig
Lyrics: Cecilia, Valle-Inclán, Teresa de Jesús, Jacint Verdaguer, Maria Mercè Marçal
With Lídia Pujol (vocals) y Pau Figueres (guitar)
Musical direction: Dani Espasa / Carlos Monfort
Lighting design: Paco Ariza
Sound: Josep Tresserra
A production by Iter Luminis