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Premiere of the new opera by Proyecto OCNOS.

The Sevillian group Proyecto OCNOS premieres tomorrow Friday at the Espacio Turina of the ICAS (Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Sevilla) its experimental opera proposal “Chillar todo el día”. It is a work of improvised musical improvisation based on a reading of Franz Kafka’s short story “Josephine the Singer or The Mouse People”, a work from 1924 in which the author questions “the roles of art in the panorama of contemporary conflicts and systemic crises”. For this unique performance – which will be recorded entirely on audio, to be released as an album in 2022 – the founders of Proyecto OCNOS, the guitarist Pedro Rojas-Ogáyar from Jaén and the clarinettist Gustavo Domínguez Ojalvo from Jerez, have counted on the collaboration of the French singer Isabelle Duthoit, the pianist and harpsichordist Alejandro Rojas-Marcos, the violinist Luz Prado, the double bass player Marco Serrato and the drummer Borja Díaz, as well as the dramaturgy and scenography by Ana Sánchez Acevedo and the audiovisual creations by Alfonso Camacho.
OCNOS, whose name comes from the poetic prose book of the same title by Luis Cernuda, develops a musical proposal that breaks the stylistic boundaries of contemporary music, working with numerous collaborators of all kinds, from jazz musicians to composers like Germán Alonso (with whom they worked on the opera of this “Marie”, programmed at the beginning of 2021 in the season of the Teatro Real) or the ex-flamenco singer Niño de Elche…