Switch on your Wi-Fi: The Magnetic Terrace is taking its programme online
Spirituality has returned to our lives. We’re living in an era when technology and wellbeing converge in apps that promise to elevate us, help us ascend to nirvana. Techno-magical bracelets offer the assurance of holistic wellness based on data, heartbeats and hours of sleep. Ultimately, promises of finding a bit of peace and introspection in the midst of the tension and stress of urban life. In an age of contradictions, we waver between irony and magical thinking, not absorbing all those mystical nutrients yet still longing for something remarkable to happen to us.
In this atypical year, The Magnetic Terrace, Madrid’s irresistible pole of attraction in the summer months, will become an astral gateway to other latitudes and altitudes. An invitation to unite our vibrational frequencies through technology, to prove that we’re still connected despite our physical separation, thrilling to the vibes of nature through music and film.
On the Filmin channel of La Casa Encendida, you’ll find a selection of eight films that explore new spiritualities, the search for answers, the bond with nature or the vulnerability of human existence.
On the musical plane, Spanish and international artists will gather at La Casa Encendida, striking up dialogues between concerts at La Casa and astral connections with Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, Cayenne and Copenhagen.
Rising stars of meditative electronic music like Sofie Birch and Dømochevsky join legends of mystical improvisation such as Carlos Niño and Laraaji, who will guide us through a session of laughter therapy and tonal immersion. La Casa has also invited back old friends like the Japanese Synth Sisters, who will present a live audiovisual show, and guru Suso Sáiz. Reflect on individual decolonisation by connecting with Tabita Rezaire for a yoga session, or on how the Anthropocene affects the perception of plants at a concert of the Institute for Postnatural Studies with special guest José Venditti. Anthonius, Tidiane and Syla & Schwartz will offer us a fusion of Guinean folk and 80s beats. If you’re in the mood for meditation, join Oklou and her musicians in a brand-new ambient session. Or discover unexplored corners of The Terrace with the dance moves of Inés Escaned and the music of Estades. The final ascension will be orchestrated by Sonido Tupinamba, our very own Andean shaman, who will guide us through a sequence of wild and festive sounds in the final session of this year’s Magnetic Terrace.
Music cycle curated by Silvia Bianchi and Jacobo García López de Araujo
08 and 09 AugustLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “About Endlessness” by Roy Andersson
A sequence of everyday scenes in Roy Andersson’s finest tragicomic style (…)
08 AugustLa Casa On, Concerts Oklou
Ranging from avant-garde pop to intimate ambient, Oklou has prepared a surprise set with a meditative mood, where bits (…)Free
22 and 23 AugustLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “Juliet of the Spirits” by Federico Fellini
A surreal, dreamlike story that draws us into the subconscious mind of a woman who manages to shake off old ghosts and (…)
22 AugustLa Casa On, Concerts Dømochevsky + Sofie Birch
A live show from The Terrace 3D, revisited by artist Dømochevsky—who has worked with musicians like Skrillex, Arca, (…)Free
29 and 30 AugustLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “The Ornithologist” by João Pedro Rodrigues
A surprising mystical drama where an adventurous ornithologist becomes a modern-day Saint Anthony of Padua.
29 AugustLa Casa On, Concerts Sonido Tupinamba
Sonido Tupinamba will be the final gateway, a wild spiritual ascension leading us to total connection.Free
04 and 05 JulyLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “The Wonders” by Alice Rohrwacher
Magical neo-realism that shows the conflict between two incompatible worlds: the natural and the artificial, the rural (…)
04 JulyLa Casa On, Concerts Laraaji
Laraaji has prepared one of his famous meditation sessions based on laughter, opening the door to the Astral (…)
11 and 12 JulyLa Casa On, For kids, Screenings, Films “The Red Turtle” by Michael Dudok de Wit
A love song to nature composed by Studio Ghibli that won the Special Jury Prize in the Cannes Festival section Un (…)
11 JulyLa Casa On, Performances, Concerts Synth Sisters + Estades and Inés Escaned
The session will open with a link to Japan for the live premiere of the Synth Sisters, who've prepared an AV show that (…)
18 JulyLa Casa On, Concerts Suso Sáiz
A performance at an unusual time of day, using the morning light to offer a natural perspective on Suso’s music.
18 and 19 JulyLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “Fxck for Forest” by Michal Marczak
A Berlin-based neo-hippie collective takes free love to the next level as a way of saving the planet.
25 and 26 JulyLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “Particle Fever” by Mark Levinson
Just as transcendental meditation attempts to reach the unified field in the deepest recesses of the mind, so CERN (…)
25 JulyLa Casa On, Concerts Institute for Post Natural Studies with J. Venditti + C. Niño & Friends
A performance/concert of music for plants by Jose Venditti and the Institute for Post Natural Studies (…)
01 and 02 AugustLa Casa On, Screenings, Films “<3” by María Antón Cabot
This film offers a pure, unadulterated response to a universal question in puberty: What is love?
01 AugustLa Casa On, Concerts Tabita Rezaire + Anthonius feat. Tidiane, Sylla & Schwartz
A live connection with Cayenne, French Guiana, where artist Tabita Rezaire will be leading a yoga class (…)