Neus Plana and Maria Camahort present an eclectic and captivating music proposal. The originality of this duo is characterized by their expertise in classical music in combination with their mutual desire to enhance creativity beyond the score. Their program includes works by classical and contemporary composers in contrast with musical themes and songs expressed through original arrangements, body language and improvisation.
“Poema Harmónico” (1694) is the best-known work by Spanish composer Francisco Guerau. Forty beautiful musical jewels for baroque guitar are divided into Spanish dances and Pasacalles, all within the genre of variation. In their debut together as a duo, Carles Marigó & Maria Camahort experiment with their favourite pieces from the book, devising different re-creations from a contemporary perspective. Musical improvisation will be an essential element, just as in the Baroque era.
Laura Ruhi-Vidal and Maria Camahort have been working together since 2011 in many different occasions. In February 2015 they premiered their project as a duo, exploring repertoire formed by classical compositions and traditional songs both in Spanish and Catalan languages. Their journey, involving passionate flavours from the Iberian Peninsula, explores the touch of seductive love, revenge and sorrow.
Maria Camahort focuses an important part of her professional career collaborating with other artistic disciplines as theatre and dance. She has experience collaborating as a musician on stage, MD and composer.
Maria’s collaborations within the artistic disciplines of theatre and dance include the the dance project Tango Magnètic (Auditori Barcelona), Guildhall production of Blood Wedding (F. García-Lorca, directed by C.Burgess), Little Soldier Productions’ Don Quixote of la Mancha and Liminal Space Productions Olives and Blood. She most recently collaborated in June 2016 in a cross-arts project focused on Frost’s artwork inspired by Lorca and in January 2017 with the Spanish Theatre Company (London) on Lorca’s conference “On Lullabies.”
“We are a fresh and vibrant ensemble that brings new life to traditional music of Spain and Latin America. We try to present our music with honesty hoping to capture the stories that are told in each song. We focus particularly on a form of traditional spanish music called COPLAS. Outside of Spain this form of music is not know, but inside Spain they carry large significance. They reflect the passion and dreams of the Spanish people after the Spanish Civil War (1940s), during the dictatorship.”
Through the beatiful sound of the guitar, profound and powerful vocals and many different latin percussion instruments, Farsa Moneda offers a very personal and contemporary approach of Spanish and Latin traditional music.