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The Magnetic Terrace 2017. Enter the Party Zone


The Magnetic Terrace 2017. Enter the Party Zone

From 01 July to 27 August 2017

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2

This summer, from 1 July to 27 August, the Magnetic Terrace returns to La Casa Encendida with more rooftop films and concerts at sunset. Enter the Party Zone!

It's probably happened to you. You go out partying to escape from reality and, without really knowing how or why, you find yourself helplessly caught up in the momentum of the night. A party is much more than a gathering to celebrate something or have fun. Desires surface at parties, the desires of a society that briefly reveals its shortcomings in both the emotional and political arenas. The party is that longed-for moment of freedom, a place to lose yourself and perhaps never find your way back.

This year's Magnetic Terrace kicks off with a utopian simulation of a festive evening by Beaches. PARTY is an immersion in dance and sound art where the audience is the sole subject and protagonist.

On Saturday nights we will offer a film cycle that dissects the party in its various eras and forms, as diverse and unexpected as its denizens. Sometimes the party experience, supposedly a form of escape and liberation, can end up becoming a trap from which revellers cannot break free. This happens in Jan Němec's political satire A Report on the Party and the Guests, a film that was "banned forever" by communist Czech authorities, in which a group of bourgeois citizens are subdued by strangers while enjoying a country picnic. The same idea underpins the suicidal gathering in The Big Feast by Marco Ferreri, the love triangle in Millennium Mambo, the dead end where Uli Edel's Christiane F. finds herself trapped, and the wild fling of four bikini-clad teens that spins out of control in Spring Breakers by Harmony Korine. Debauchery and discipline collide at endless after-parties in the modern-day Warsaw portrayed by Michal Marczak in All These Sleepless Nights, on the competition nights at Harlem ball houses captured in Jenny Livingston's Paris Is Burning, and in the Cardiff club scene of the 1990s depicted in Justin Kerrigan's Human Traffic. We'll also offer the premiere in Spain of Híbridos, a special live cinema session where Vincent Moon, together with Priscilla Telmon, will personally initiate us into the shamanic rituals of Brazil and other world cultures that he has been exploring for the past several years.

This year's Sunday concerts are characterised by diversity and the fusion of styles. Join us for a taste of sublime ambient music with ethnic influences by Suso Saiz and Inducing the Pleasure Dreams; the dub- and jazz-infected electronic music of cutting-edge German legend Burnt Friedman; the exotic, avant-garde techno sounds of Japanese artist Kyoka (signed with the Raster-Noton label); the hypnotic rhythms inspired by African tribal music of Tolouse Low Trax (an active member of Kreidler); the amazing, mind-blowing combination of rhythms and styles mixed on three turntables by prestigious Dutch DJ Marcelle van Hoof (who records with the legendary Faust label Klangbad); and Niet!, John Gómez, Manu Louis and Jose Rico with the exclusive presentation of his latest album, Dubvolution 2.

Thanks to a diverse programme of events, this year the Magnetic Terrace is poised to be the most eclectic, appealing summer party in town.

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Activities Cycle The Magnetic Terrace 2017. Enter the Party Zone Open/close Cycle
  • From 01 to 02 July 2017
    "PARTY" by Beaches
    Performances "PARTY" by Beaches

    PARTY is an immersion in dance and sound art for an audience of ten (…)

  • 01 July 2017
    "A Report on the Party and the Guests" by Jan Němec
    Films, Screenings "A Report on the Party and the Guests" by Jan Němec

    In this surreal fable told by Jan Němec, a picnic becomes a lesson in political hierarchy when the main characters are (…)

  • 02 July 2017
    Inducing the Pleasure Dreams & Suso Saiz
    Concerts Inducing the Pleasure Dreams & Suso Saiz

    The Magnetic Terrace opens this year's programme with a deluxe collaboration between two living legends of the Spanish (…)

  • 08 July 2017
    "The Big Feast" by Marco Ferreri
    Films, Screenings "The Big Feast" by Marco Ferreri

    A film that brings together four legendary European actors to offer a provocative reflection on consumer society.

  • 09 July 2017
    Concerts Kyoka

    After performing at CTM-Transmediale, Volt, Sonar Tokyo and other top festivals and mesmerising celebrities like (…)

  • 15 July 2017
    "Paris Is Burning" by Jennie Livingston
    Films, Screenings "Paris Is Burning" by Jennie Livingston

    Documentary film that chronicles the "ball culture" of New York City in the 1980s and the African-American, Latino, gay (…)

  • 16 July 2017
    Burnt Friedman
    Concerts Burnt Friedman

    First solo performance in Madrid for Burnt Friedman, one of the biggest and most respected names in avant-garde German (…)

  • 22 July 2017
    "Christiane F." by Uli Edel
    Films, Screenings "Christiane F." by Uli Edel

    With a soundtrack and appearances by David Bowie, this film based on the autobiographical book Zoo Station: The Story (…)

  • 23 July 2017
    DJ Marcelle – Another Nice Mess
    Concerts DJ Marcelle – Another Nice Mess

    Surprise, adventure, entertainment and education (…)

  • From 29 to 30 July 2017
    "Híbridos Live Cinema" by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon
    Films, Screenings "Híbridos Live Cinema" by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon

    La Casa Encendida is hosting the Spanish premiere of Priscilla Telmon and Vincent Moon's audiovisual performance (…)

  • 30 July 2017
    Jose Rico
    Concerts Jose Rico

    In concert on the Magnetic Terrace, the exclusive premiere of Rico's upcoming release Dubvolution II.

  • 05 August 2017
    "Millennium Mambo" by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
    Films, Screenings "Millennium Mambo" by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

    Millennium Mambo is a portrait of contemporary Taiwanese youth, lost in the neon haze of Taipei's clubs and nocturnal (…)

  • 06 August 2017
    Concerts Niet!

    Niet! will blend dark ambient, electro, abstract techno and what some call IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) in an elegant (…)

  • 12 August 2017
    "Human Traffic" by Justin Kerrigan
    Films, Screenings "Human Traffic" by Justin Kerrigan

    The story of five people connected by clubbing and how their lives are constructed, destroyed and rebuilt (…)

  • 13 August 2017
    Manu Louis
    Concerts Manu Louis

    Manu Louis describes his own music as "a mountain of plastic glasses in the streets the morning after, a tropical (…)

  • 19 August 2017
    "Spring Breakers" by Harmony Korine
    Films, Screenings "Spring Breakers" by Harmony Korine

    No morals or messages, just bare flesh and brute force (…)

  • 20 August 2017
    Tolouse Low Trax
    Concerts Tolouse Low Trax

    In his live performance at the Magnetic Terrace, Tolouse Low Trax will show us why he's earned the praise and respect (…)

  • 26 August 2017
    "All These Sleepless Nights" by Michal Marczak
    Films, Screenings "All These Sleepless Nights" by Michal Marczak

    Sex, electronic music and raves until dawn in this Polish movie, a hit at the 2016 Sundance Festival.

  • 27 August 2017
    John Gómez
    Concerts John Gómez

    John Gómez presents Electronic and Contemporary Music From Brazil, a fitting Love Boat-flavoured conclusion to the (…)

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