BUFA & SONS
Have you ever tried to play a broom?
BUFA&SONS presents a concert and conference hosted by the multi-talented, telegenic Xavi Lozano, who introduces us to his personal relationship with objects.
A show in which emotion, magic and laughs are guaranteed, a show whose performers’ amazing musical talent takes its audience by storm.
Musical instruments do not exist until someone brings them to life. A trumpet lying on a table is nothing more than a still life, like a beautiful piece of plastic fruit or a stuffed animal. The same occurs with all the other instruments; or rather, those we think of as not musical, or simply objects or things. If nobody awakes them musically, we will never know how they sound. Making music with objects is as old as the hills. But the idea is absolutely state of the art.
Marc Vila, Guillem Aguilar and Xavi Lozano offer us an extravagant concert, with exquisite musical compositions. An inevitably comic but educational journey, using everyday objects we habitually see yet rarely hear, the performers demonstrate that music lies wherever we choose to find it.
DURATION: 60 minutes
AUDIENCE: General public, from 6 years old upwards
AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: Catalan / Spanish / English / French
SPATIAL REQUIREMENTS: Indoor or outdoor space
Stage: 6 × 4 m.
SET-UP TIME: 2 hours (including sound check)
STRIKE TIME: 1 hour
TRANSPORTATION: Van or aeroplane
Performers travelling: 4 or 6, depending on the version
MUSIC: Original compositions and covers
Quartet version available with the Beat-Boxer “Dani Pulmón”
- Original idea
- Xavi Lozano
Handmade flutes, brick, crutch, chair, wheel, bottle, watering hoses, olive, gate,…
- Guillem Aguilar
Basses, mandola, mocello (“mop”+”cello”), lap steel cigar box guitar and square pandero.
- Marc Vila
Ethno-quotidiophonic drums and kalimbas.
Bufa & Sons
- Original music
Bufa & Sons
- Set and costumes
Bufa & Sons
- Expo 2010 (Shangai / China)
- KülturBorse Freiburg (Arts Fair / Germany)
- Bardentreffen Nuremberg (Germany)
- KulturPalast Anwanden (Germany)
- O Gesto Orhelludo (Music Festival / Portugal)
- Festival Pirineos Sur (WM Festival / Spain)
- Festival de Interpretes e Instrumentos Insólitos (Music Fest./ Spain)
- Festival La Mercè (Arts Festival / Barcelona / Spain)