Quique González is coming to the Arriaga Theatre with a new album, Las palabras vividas, a most unusual work where he faces one of the greatest challenges in his career: to appropriate the voice of his friend Luis García Montero, who offers his lyrical heart to beat in González’s chest. It is a most challenging project, indeed, requiring music for ready-made lyrics and songs that remain faithful to the poet’s message. But González succeeds: even when he is not the author of the texts, they flow out of his mouth as smoothly as if he had written them himself.
García Montero’s lyrics endow each song with a unique soul while sharing in a common spirit. The lyrical I, wrapped in melancholy and touched by past experience, expands without bounds in the voice of González.
The result is an album that breaks away from everything González has done before – a fresh and bold endeavour, indeed. But he is not afraid of boldness: his career is built on an unwavering commitment to personal freedom and artistic independence. Once again, González burns the book of rules and lets instinct take the lead. This quest for the road less travelled is one of the birthmarks of an artist.
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Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% off (proscenium box with one companion)