The ensemble Proyecto Ocnos, the dancer Juan Luis Matilla and the artist Cachito Vallés present their performance this Sunday.


The Auditorio de Tenerife offers this Sunday (3rd), at 7:30 p.m., at the Chamber Hall the world premiere of the show Faena. This new contemporary proposal will reflect on the world of work. The Sevillian ensemble Proyecto Ocnos leads this project, with the Salamanca-born dancer and choreographer Juan Luis Matilla, the scenography of the artist Cachito Vallés from Seville, who has already built a sound installation in the hall of the Auditorio.

A historical and cyclical journey through the world of work is proposed by Proyecto Ocnos. Different songs and melodies that accompany the tasks of different cultures, known as work songs, are reinterpreted and modified electro-acoustically. The musicians Gustavo A. Domínguez and Pedro Rojas Ogáyar are the members of this ensemble. For them, "work, like religion and art, stems from a unitary and universal phenomenon that branches into endless actions, attitudes, and motivations. From the farmer to the cyborg, from sunrise to sunset, from cradle to grave”.

The technological revolution represents a paradigm that drives humans to perform as machines and machines to acquire the capacity to think as humans. Those interconnections have led to the installation entitled Anthropometric. Here, Cachito Vallés proposes a three-dimensional space that simulates a peculiar work cubicle that is inaccessible and impracticable.

The work originates from a main structure incorporating a series of mechanisms that are controlled by motors. This way it creates sounds, beats and rhythms based on pieces taken from the archive of the musicologist Alan Lomax on country work songs. Simultaneously, the spectator can be an active part of the work by activating sensors located at specific points of the installation, generating changes to what was programmed beforehand.

Anthropometric also includes a video screen that shows processed images from the archive of Alan Lomax. The speakers are activated in the presence of the spectator, reproducing the different work songs selected. The piece is open for visits in the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife until 3 March and will be the prelude and climax of the show Faena.

Proyecto Ocnos views contemporary and classical music as a set of paradigms that are shifting and in crisis at present. This entails both a responsibility and an opportunity for the performers to participate and redefine the music that is emerging through dissemination and approaching more diverse audiences.

The tickets are available 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 02:00 p.m. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.