FMUC proposes for Tuesday ˋAround de soundˊ, a project by Joan Castelló inspired by the Fluxus art movement


The Auditorio de Tenerife hosts the programme of the Tenerife Contemporary Music Festival FMUC next week. The first concert, Around the sound, takes place on Tuesday [14th] at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium's Chamber Hall with the percussionist Joan Castelló and the guitarist Iván Valdés

Around the sound......y el ruido en silencio se volvió (.... and the noise in silence came back) is a project by Castelló which he founded in 2020 and is focused on the study, performance and dissemination of the music of the 20th and 21stcenturies. The last concerts organised by the musician encouraged a closer collaboration with fellow composer, producer, guitarist and electroacoustic music expert Iván Valdés. 

It is a multifaceted show, created and developed by Castelló, inspired by the echoes of the Fluxus movement. This Latin word, fluxus, which means the flow, is movement in the visual arts and music and literature. It had its most active moment between the decades of the sixties and seventies in the 20th century. It declared itself against the traditional art objects as goods and proclaimed itself as anti-art. 

Several of the artists of Fluxus were pioneers in the use of video and television devices in their works, resulting in the start of video art, video objectsvideo performanceshappening and installations, including Wolf Vostell or Yoko Ono. Around the Sound is a contribution, through the eyes of 2021, to the wake left by this artistic movement.

This project, artistically directed by the composer Castelló, is a specific commission by the National Centre of Music Dissemination (CNDM) within the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport and was released for the first time at the Vostell de Malpartida Museum (Cáceres, Spain). According to Castelló, the work was composed through feeling, emotion and passion. 

"They are moods that have been reflected in the score, in fact, there are parts that were composed where it isn't necessary to play what is really written on the score, but rather they are performed and made on their own", the musician explains and assures that "this results in high performative content, therefore each performance of this work makes it unique and unrepeatable".

From a compositional perspective, this is music that is constantly evolving and developing. The rules that obliged composers to write something that they didn't feel had been ignored. There is no established composition system or rules although it contains reminiscences of the aforementioned Fluxus movement. It is a concerto that is devised and written for live performance, where the aim is to convey a sense of non-conformity towards society.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

The next performances of FMUC continue on Wednesday [15th] with Homenaje (Tribute), which pays tribute to the development of percussion teaching in Tenerife; on Thursday [16th] with Afrocán, Première of new work by composer Francis Hernández; and on Friday [17th] with the meeting of music composers which ends with a concert including works by these creators. The information is available at