16th EDITION

12th at 19th de October

“Nowhere else shall we see such a clear creative process like the one we can see in Lanzarote. The island promotes artistic behaviour and a physical approach to pure creation”. Brian Eno, 1996

This quote, written by the great musician Brian Eno in 1996, shows how the landscape of Lanzarote encourages creativity and the senses. It is a clear fact that the extraordinary character and beauty of its natural spaces touches everyone who sees it. A landscape whose sounds and silence can be heard, showing its own personality. These are the reasons why this Festival was created. An annual contemporary music event in perfect harmony with the landscape of the island, with avant-garde music, aiming to pass on new emotions in the natural spaces of the island.

These days, commercial music is taking over our time. The use we make of it is superficial and fast paced, among other reasons, due to the ongoing and overwhelming flow of musical information available thanks to new technologies. It is therefore necessary and desirable to feel emotions with other musical proposals that can provide us with a deeper musical knowledge, in tune with the landscape on the island. The settings transform concerts into an outstanding musical experience, able to fulfil and stimulate our senses further.

Like in previous editions, the concerts, contemporary dance performances and film screenings will be held in the Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes Auditoriums, Convento de San Francisco and the Cultural Innovation Centre “El Almacén”.

Welcome to contemporary culture.

Ildefonso Aguilar de la Rúa, Festival Director

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