Aternating between the indie rock scene –with five albums released to great acclaim – and her work in the field of experimental sound, Ainara LeGardon (Bilbao, Spain 1976) has forged a career that is the logical result of an intense personal and artistic distilling process spanning more than two decades.
Wether working with her own band as well as in Archipiel, La Criatura or Colectivo maDam, Ainara aims to strip the music of any accessories to unleash its full expressive potential while bringing new sounds together. Why limit something to being a song when every possible sound can be embodied?
is a Copenhagen-based spanish musician, whose music goes from free improvisation or the first electronic traditions ala BBC Radiophonic Workshop or Elianne Radigue, to current trends like The Caretaker, Oren Ambarchi or William Basinski.
Ignacio devotes himself to "La Caja" (The Box) - an old industrial calibration machine that plays with time like memory does: stretching, slowing and speeding sound, making it appear and disappear a bit different every time. Distant and hypnotic like a black hole, he uses it to get us to underwater sounds, bubbly atmospheres and melancholic mermaid calls through emotional and trance-inducing tunes.
The project has been active in different line-ups (from solo or duo up to quintet) since 2011, with two self-released records, cassette tapes through the labels MAGIA and Punctum, and shows all over Spain and 6 european tours through 17 countries.
BENJA BLUE & THE SCHOOL OF ELEMENTS
SONG FOR THE WATER
A collective performance by local artists.
People of the fjord. We invite you to sing for the water, as being water, the water that inhabits our bodies, molecules whom we have extracted from the ground, whom has fallen as rain many years ago, whom has traveled with the clouds from oceans and mountains far away, some might have inhabited bodies of plants, animals and humans. If we listen inside ourselves, we can feel them sing with the tune of our bodies but also a buzz of the machine and it's sedative dreams. This Saturday night we are bringing water from the springs at Rebild Bakker which we will share in appreciation of it's healing spirit and may it remind us where we come from. Let's sig for the water till it resonates across all the oceans, glaciers, mountain lakes and bodies in the world and become a tingle of love.