The presentation of the performance at ConTempo Festival is supported by Institut Ramon Llull
Recommended audience age 6+
“Idiòfona” is an attempt to make light of toughness, to find harmony amidst noise, and to build a common vibration. Above all, it is an ode to the pleasure of shared experience.
“Idiòfona” is a conversation between man and material, during which an extensive sound installation is built in a public space with the participation of the audience.
Those of you who are not musicians or students of the subject may not know what an idiophone is. This word lends the present show its name, and refers to instruments which produce sound through the vibration of instrument itself, without the use of strings.
Taking this concept as a starting point, and with the aim of bringing together notions of community, material and space, Joan Català offers a show which invites spectators chosen at random to lend a helping hand.
“Idiòfona” is a metallic-poetic odyssey of a destiny cast in iron, of a born explorer fleeing from the path imposed on them. “Idiòfona” tells of their betrayal of tradition in order to forge another, their own.
For Joan Català, the stage is a space in which human object and environment interact, and work and play come together through craft, ideas and experiences. With a lifelong passion for sport, he has specialized in fine arts, the circus, contemporary dance and physical theatre. Since 2005, he has worked in different theatres and at festivals around the world with the companies Daraomai, Circus Klezmer, Los 2Play and Cia. Mudances-Àngels Margarit. In 2012, he began developing his particular vision of performing arts designed for the street and urban environments with the show “Pelat”, which is still being performed around the world in 2023. In 2016, he premiered “Menar”, a two-person show with Roser Tutusaus. In 2021, he premiered “5,1000 m/s”. He has served as an artistic advisor to various companies, focused particularly on the arts of movement.