Go directly to content
She Makes Noise 2021

© Las lindas pobres


She Makes Noise 2021

From 21 to 24 October 2021

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2

She Makes Noise returns in hybrid format to offer a more globally accessible programme. This year we’ve set our sights on Southeast Asia to discover the vibes of cities like Taipei and Shanghai, maintaining our commitment to working with local communities and sharing the experiences of trans artists who channel their practice through electronic music.

The She Makes Noise festival was founded on one clear premise: for decades, women have been made invisible in the history of electronic music. In 2021 we need to go one step further and add a decolonial perspective, think of other latitudes that enrich our audiovisual diversity and make room for more fluid entities in connection with these artistic practices.

There is a need to promote contents from a broader perspective, expanding our focus from gender to a non-binary way of life. Electronic culture is playing a fundamental role in these processes, because it has always existed outside the bounds of the normative.

New experimental rhythms based on coronavirus dystopias that have emerged in Southeast Asia will be presented at this year’s almost post-pandemic festival, with live performances by Sabiwa, Ziúr, Slim Soledad, Awkward Moments and Dis Fig in the courtyard of La Casa Encendida. All are appearing in Madrid for the first time. And Shanghai-based Taiwanese artist Scintii will host our first online vermouth session.

The film cycle will present seven productions never screened before in Madrid, although they’ve already made the rounds at various international festivals: the feature-length films Ecstasy, Moara Passoni’s directorial debut, and The Perpetual Leek, Zoé Chantre's second feature, two works that narrate the directors’ own experiences of coping with serious illness; and the ‘Gestures, Memories, Invocations’ session, with five shorts made by young directors (Eva Giolo, Laura Weissenberger, Valeria Hofmann, Ruth Höflich and Jacqueline Lentzou) in which the significance of gestures, family cosmologies, magic, spells and extra-terrestrial life will offer a multi-faceted overview of the year's most stimulating cinematographic developments.

This year’s online workshop focuses on the urgent need to #DoItTogether with composer and teacher Ainara LeGardon who, on the last day of the festival, will share her sound piece Mixtape: relecturas de un proceso de rescate on the radio station of La Casa Encendida.

The En Familia cycle offers two bold visual and audible experimentation proposals with RRUCCULLA and Anatomía Humana Desmontable for the weekend matinees.

This edition of She Makes Noise is the comeback edition, the edition of hope, where we can all shape new possible futures.

Curated by Playtime Audiovisuales: Natalia Piñuel Martín (Music and Activities) and Enrique Piñuel Martín (Film)

Sponsored by: SON Estrella Galicia

With the support of: Goethe Institut

Activities Festival She Makes Noise 2021 Open/close Festival
  • 21 October 2021
    Concerts Sabiwa

    Sabiwa produces, records and synthesises sounds influenced by traditional Asian folk music and mixes them with the (…)

  • 22 October 2021
    'Ecstasy’ by Moara Passoni
    Screenings, Films 'Ecstasy’ by Moara Passoni

    A dreamlike, autobiographical portrait of a young woman who finds ecstasy in the anguish of food deprivation, set (…)

  • 22 October 2021
    Ziúr + Slim Soledad
    Concerts Ziúr + Slim Soledad

    For the first time, Madrid audiences will have a chance to enjoy the work of Ziúr, a producer, DJ and active member of (…)

  • 23 October 2021
    Free Jazz with RRUCCULLA
    For kids, Concerts Free Jazz with RRUCCULLA

    Free jazz, rave tradition, PC music, polyrhythm, piano samples, distorted vocals, 3D animation and many more elements (…)

  • 23 October 2021
    La Casa On, Concerts Scintii

    This year, the She Makes Noise festival introduces a new vermouth session and consolidates the online format which, (…)

  • 23 October 2021
    Session: ‘Gestures, Memories, Invocations’
    Screenings, Films Session: ‘Gestures, Memories, Invocations’

    A session of short films in which the significance of gestures, family cosmologies, magic, spells and extra-terrestrial (…)

  • 23 October 2021
    Awkward Moments + Dis Fig
    Concerts Awkward Moments + Dis Fig

    Awkward Moments presents their new audiovisual show A Strange Time in collaboration with visual artists Ana Piquer (…)

  • 24 October 2021
    'Hallucinoscopia’ with Anatomía Humana Desmontable
    For kids, Concerts 'Hallucinoscopia’ with Anatomía Humana Desmontable

    An audiovisual concert where multidisciplinary artist Laura Höldein presents her entire futuristic universe, brimming (…)

  • 24 October 2021
    'Mixtape: Relecturas de un proceso de rescate’ by Ainara LeGardon
    La Casa On, Radio 'Mixtape: Relecturas de un proceso de rescate’ by Ainara LeGardon

    A sound performance by Ainara LeGardon in collaboration with Xabier Erkizia for La Casa Encendida Radio.

  • 24 October 2021
    ‘The Perpetual Leek’ by Zoé Chantre
    Screenings, Films ‘The Perpetual Leek’ by Zoé Chantre

    In the manner of a film diary, and with a fresh, intimate style reminiscent of Agnès Varda, director Zoé Chantre (…)

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for our


* When providing your data, check the corresponding box that you want to receive the Newsletter.