Culture

Cervantes Institute to Host the Personal Style of Ecce Cello

The Spanish institution in charge of spreading Spanish language and culture around the world offers this concert to fans of classical music

November 30th, 2016
Rubén Santiago, Berlin Global
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The Cervantes Institute is presenting the concert of Ecce Cello (David Fernández), a Spanish musician who is coming to Berlin to present his unique style. His concert is part of the tour to introduce his new album ‘Waterproof’. Maureen López, a professional dancer, is accompanying Fernández on the stage and complementing his live performance.​

David Fernández, artistically called Ecce Cello, and his new album ‘Waterproof’ will certainly surprise the people of Berlin and those who attend his concert this Friday at 7pm in the Cervantes Institute. He tries to put emphasis on the use of new technologies when creating classical music, adapting it to the new times. Ecce Cello has a background in dance and play-action, collaborating with popular Spanish starts such as Angelica Lidell and Rossy de Palma. However, the cello is what Ecce Cello enjoys the most.

His electric cello, with three tablets added to the instrument, emits such a unique sound, taking the audience to a next level of concerts, leaving the traditional style behind. From his time playing on the streets of Madrid, Los Angeles, Leipzig and Berlin, he found a way to channel this sad classical music style into something more energetic.

With him at tomorrow’s performance will be the dancer Maureen López, who studied with the Royal Ballet and the Rambert School in London. Now he also lives in Berlin, where he jointly works with Sasha Waltz and guests. In his curriculum we can see collaborations with the Catalonian group La Fura dels Baus, Tania Carvalho and Sharon Fridman.

Cervantes Institute is the place where Spanish culture and knowledge gather in Berlin. With presence in 20 countries and more than 54 centres of study, this institute is in charge of promoting Spanish language and culture around the world, being one of the most powerful cultural diplomacy tools that the Spanish Government uses today.

The concert will take place on 25th November at 7pm at Cervantes Institute in Berlin (Rosenstr. 18-19).

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