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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01 and 02 JulyPerformances "PARTY" by Beaches
PARTY is an immersion in dance and sound art for an audience of ten (…)
01 JulyFilms, 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 (…)
02 JulyConcerts Inducing the Pleasure Dreams & Suso Saiz
The Magnetic Terrace opens this year's programme with a deluxe collaboration between two living (…)
08 JulyFilms, Screenings "The Big Feast" by Marco Ferreri
A film that brings together four legendary European actors to offer a provocative reflection on (…)
09 JulyConcerts Kyoka
After performing at CTM-Transmediale, Volt, Sonar Tokyo and other top festivals and mesmerising (…)
15 JulyFilms, Screenings "Paris Is Burning" by Jennie Livingston
Documentary film that chronicles the "ball culture" of New York City in the 1980s and the (…)
16 JulyConcerts Burnt Friedman
First solo performance in Madrid for Burnt Friedman, one of the biggest and most respected names in (…)
22 JulyFilms, Screenings "Christiane F." by Uli Edel
With a soundtrack and appearances by David Bowie, this film based on the autobiographical book Zoo (…)
23 JulyConcerts DJ Marcelle – Another Nice Mess
Surprise, adventure, entertainment and education (…)
29 and 30 JulyFilms, 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 (…)
30 JulyConcerts Jose Rico
In concert on the Magnetic Terrace, the exclusive premiere of Rico's upcoming release Dubvolution (…)
05 AugustFilms, Screenings "Millennium Mambo" by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Millennium Mambo is a portrait of contemporary Taiwanese youth, lost in the neon haze of Taipei's (…)
06 AugustConcerts Niet!
Niet! will blend dark ambient, electro, abstract techno and what some call IDM (Intelligent Dance (…)
12 AugustFilms, Screenings "Human Traffic" by Justin Kerrigan
The story of five people connected by clubbing and how their lives are constructed, destroyed and (…)
13 AugustConcerts Manu Louis
Manu Louis describes his own music as "a mountain of plastic glasses in the streets the morning (…)
19 AugustFilms, Screenings "Spring Breakers" by Harmony Korine
No morals or messages, just bare flesh and brute force (…)
20 AugustConcerts Tolouse Low Trax
In his live performance at the Magnetic Terrace, Tolouse Low Trax will show us why he's earned the (…)