One more summer, Las Terrazas del Thyssen host the series of concerts Momentos Alhambra / Aperitivos Thyssen, combining music and painting every Saturday morning from the 18th of June to the 30th of July.
This new edition proposes a contemporary review of a theme very present in the classical painting: the deadly sins. Wrath, gluttony, pride, lust, sloth, greed and envy are human aspects as present in the contemporary world as they have always been, but in our collective imagination we tend to associate them with classical pictorial representations.
Therefore, linked to each musical performance, a series of works have been selected that represent all the deadly sins from a modern aesthetic, from the expressionism of George Grosz or the futurism of Giacomo Balla, to the hyperrealism of Richard Estes or the symbolism of Balthus, among others.
As an innovation, this year, in addition to the places with free entrance until full capacity is reached, available on a first-come, first-served basis, a number of seats can be reserved in advance to enjoy a tapas menu prepared for the occasion while you enjoy the concert.
RAYO x Objects for leisure time (Sloth)
RAYO is a band from Madrid that defines its sound as “dream pop noise rock”, built from a powerful base of guitars, bass and drums, counterbalanced by intense melodic vocal lines. A mixture of sound influences to which they add a strong interest for lyrics of vindicative and social nature.
Lao Ra x Nude nº 1 (Lust)
Lao Ra integrates in her music a mixture of musical and artistic influences that go from Debbie Harry and FKA Twigs to Frida Kahlo and Madonna. The result is a sound collage in which the energetic rhythms, characteristic of her native Colombia, and the strong lyrics are the centre of her staging. Collaborator of C-Tangana and produced by the prestigious Dillon Frances, Lao Ra is one of the most promising artists on the current scene.
Hnos Munoz x Metropolis (Greed)
Hnos Munoz are Nacho Zayas and Ale Rosano, two musicians who combine styles in a natural and organic way, from R&B and rap, to urban trends and touches of sound experimentation. The result is an environment of evocative voices in dialogue with electronic textures.
Uji x Patriotic demonstration (Wrath)
Uji is one of the most unique producers in the international scene. For years, he has been researching the South American ancestral traditions, as an ethnomusicologist and documentarian, and creating electronic music from his findings. He has presented his music in extensive tours through Europe, United States, Asia and Latin America, playing in festivals such as ADE in Amsterdam or Mutek Montreal.
Family Time x Self-portrait with raised hand (Pride)
Family Time is a musical duo that started out in London, influenced by artists such as Mac Demarco or Foxygen. After coming back to Spain and spending some time in Majorca to compose, they now present their first album, The Great Abismo, a complex work that combines cinematic and “opera rock” influences, with psychedelic tendencies.
b1n0 x Nedick's (Gluttony)
B1n0 was born out of Malcus Codolà and Emili Bosch shared admiration for James Blake. From this reference, they have found their own way to a sound based on electronic experimentation, but that has a more stylistically open vocation. In a short time, they have become one of the most important bands in the Catalan scene, collaborating with artists such as Joan Pons, Núria Grahan, Pau Vehí or Adriano Galante
Cristina Len x The card game (Envy)
Cristina Len has established herself as one of the Spain’s leading urban pop and R&B artists. In 2021 she presented her first album, Alma Charra, a work that claims the folklore of Salamanca, inspired by artists such as María Arnal or Rodrigo Cuevas, and where she explores the relationship between the urban and rural culture, bringing to the present the sounds of the land where she grew up.