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.
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
21 OctoberConcerts Sabiwa
Sabiwa produces, records and synthesises sounds influenced by traditional Asian folk music and mixes them with the (…)
22 OctoberScreenings, Films 'Ecstasy’ by Moara Passoni
A dreamlike, autobiographical portrait of a young woman who finds ecstasy in the anguish of food deprivation, set (…)
22 OctoberConcerts 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 OctoberFor kids, Concerts Free Jazz with RRUCCULLA
Free jazz, rave tradition, PC music, polyrhythm, piano samples, distorted vocals, 3D animation and many more elements (…)
23 OctoberLa Casa On, Concerts Scintii
This year, the She Makes Noise festival introduces a new vermouth session and consolidates the online format which, (…)
23 OctoberScreenings, Films Session: ‘Gestures, Memories, Invocations’
A session of short films in which the significance of gestures, family cosmologies, magic, spells and extra-terrestrial (…)
23 OctoberConcerts Awkward Moments + Dis Fig
Awkward Moments presents their new audiovisual show A Strange Time in collaboration with visual artists Ana Piquer (…)
24 OctoberFor kids, Concerts 'Hallucinoscopia’ with Anatomía Humana Desmontable
An audiovisual concert where multidisciplinary artist Laura Höldein presents her entire futuristic universe, brimming (…)
24 OctoberLa 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 OctoberScreenings, 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 (…)