CONCIERTOS MÍNIMOS V - PATIO For the fifth edition of our acoustic-oriented musical encounters, our friends at AC Mediodía Chica kindly offered their tenement courtyard. A warm Sunday afternon, 2 October 2011, we programmed a sunset with four very different shows combined and an invitation for the attendants to share their snacks.
Once again, we left the invitation open to whomever would like to share the experience. Much to our surprise, over a hundred and twenty people showed up! And we all enjoyed the music the way we like the most: very close and live. As always, we asked people to come freely but to participate in the special conditions of the event: punctuality and silence to fully enjoy the sound possibilities of the collective and intimate.
Le Porc Épic lighted the fuse with his distorted crooner balladas, laments and crunches expertly executed from his array of machines. Salto de Cama continued with their mini-songs of love, sex, life and cows. Variedades Azafrán rescued tradition and nostalgia with their stories of Madrid, Sunday's at the Rastro and the eternal struggle of love. The sun set and Animateddog began to hipnotise those present with his stories and songs. His powerful footsteps on the tiled floor and echoes of past music in his voice gave the final notes to a wonderful evening. Or so it seemed: an unexpected song, dozens of hidden flares and two birthday cakes surprised the unsuspecting and moved Christian.
Video: Daniel Goldmann and Ainara Pardal. Sound: Peter Memmer.