Azkona & Toloza’s documentary research processes have taken them over mountains and across deserts. For their latest project, their starting point was this: stop and listen. After years devoted to tracing tales that reveal the breaches caused by colonialism, they have decided to listen to non-human voices. They now present, together with musician Rodrigo Rammsy Varas, a Geological Concert. A voyage in sound that traverses the mineral and the liquid, that is, the substances furthest from human beings in nature’s classification systems and therefore seen as open to rampant exploitation.
Rodrigo Rammsy Varas is a musician, producer and sound technician. A Barcelona resident since 2012, he develops musical projects for dance and theatre, television and film, sound creations, sound designs, soundscapes, mixing and mastering.
Azkona&Toloza. Positioned somewhere between the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees and the Atacama Desert, Laida Azkona Goñi and Txalo Toloza-Fernández are a pair of artists devoted to the creation of live arts projects. Intrigued by the infinite possibilities of poetry and visual anthropology, lo-fi videocreation, performance and movement, their most recent creations focus on a new reading of official history and documentary making conceived for the stage, where the stage can be anything from the auditorium of an opera house to the vastness of a salt flat of the high plains.