Discovering Alfonso de Vilallonga (interview)
Next Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13, the musician, showman and composer of soundtracks, Alfonso de Vilallonga, returns to our stage. This time we wanted to discover more about ...
Next Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13, the musician, showman and composer of soundtracks, Alfonso de Vilallonga, returns to our stage.
This time we wanted to discover more about the project and the process of creating in his own words, that's why we decided to interview him, an interview that you can read below:
WHAT SHOW WILL YOU BRING US TO ARTTE?
I will present my new show called "Alfonso de Vilallonga and the Jazz & Theatre Band", a collaboration with two great musicians: Max Dedo, a trombonist from Rome and Victor Herrero, multi-guitarist from Stockholm. It's a show that sounds a bit like a French soundtrack of the 70s ... and I hope you like it!
YOU ARE PREPARING YOUR NEW ALBUM: HOW DID YOU GET TO IT?
Let's say I'm still on it. I still have that old concept of the album as a page of a newspaper, of a moment in my life, as something that years later I can listen to it and think: that's how I was and that's how I felt then. In my case, my albums (and this will not be an exception) usually reflect different moods, and my songs usually come from different places. But for every three songs of "amor fou", I get a current political satire, although I try to control everything that is too political, nobody cares (or should be interested) on the political ideas of an artist.
YOU ALWAYS SAY YOU LIKE SHORT DISTANCES ON STAGE: IS THAT THE REASON WHY YOU LIKE ARTTE?
I like short distances on stage and in life. Life is a Cabaret, as the song says. And Artte allows me to develop that idea.
WE READ IN AN INTERVIEW THAT YOU BELIEVE THAT THE "HUMAN BEING IS UNFAITHFUL BY NATURE": CAN SOMEONE BE UNFAITHFUL IN MUSIC?
I said that? Well, I do not think so now. I must have been justifying for some infidelity of mine, hahaha.
But yes, it is true that fidelity is overrated. I prefer loyalty. In music, I do not know to whom one can be unfaithful ... To Schoënberg's harmony treatise? Sure. To the lyrics of one song, that say one thing, and another one that says the opposite? Why not. To a style? As well. To one's fans? If they are true fans, they will understand.
HOW DO YOU SEE THE ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL SCENE IN BARCELONA?
Well, we usually tend to think that our city is the worst in everything. But I do recognize that today, there is much more movement in Madrid than in Barcelona, and it bothers me, but that's the way it is.
WHAT COCKTAIL OF OUR MENU WOULD YOU WANT US TO TAKE YOU TO THE STAGE?
As for a cocktail, without a doubt, I would order a Dry Martini that is my favorite cocktail and, in addition, in Artte they usually do it very well.
If you want to enjoy the new show of the musician, do not forget to book your tickets in the button that appears in our home.
Thursday 11/04: 20: 30h
Saturday 13/04: 19: 00h
Tickets: € 15