Carmina Escobar: Pura Entraña

Carmina Escobar: Pura Entraña

"Astonishing!" Los Angeles Times

“Escobar’s work is important, beautiful, and untranslatable.”
Artillery Magazine

“Her voice, which contains multitudes, comes at you both claw-like and soft, as if it has its own intentions...as physical as it is musical.” Los Angeles Times

An elaborately prepared piano hovers above the stage for Pura Entraña, a hyper-sounding textural performance by experimental vocalist and intermedia artist Carmina Escobar, who activates the installation Piano Suspendido (Suspended Piano) by Jerónimo Naranjo. Their collaboration with the Mexican improvisation ensemble Der Bauch (José Pablo Jiménez, Deborah Silberer, Jerónimo Naranjo) and experimental luthier Carlos Chinchillas, explores the subject of vulnerability in its poetic sense. A magic sonic/visual surrealist realization, Pura Entraña (Pure Gut) follows a route of perceptual narratives in a performance that seeks to connect the audience to the essential sounds/gestures from the bodies and voices of the performers, and the piano and its entrails.

Invited artists include Dorian Wood, Roxanne Steinberg, Oguri, Yulissa Maqueos and the Maqueos Family.

This performance includes nudity.

PIANO SUSPENDIDO, DER BAUCH + CARMINA ESCOBAR from Carmina Escobar on Vimeo.

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
FRI 11/9
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
SAT 11/10
8:30 pm
$20$16$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff