Núria Andorrà, having inherited some cowbells and listened to her artistic needs, has decided to embark on a new solo piece: Nu.A, a show in which she divests herself of her instruments and reaches for day-to-day objects with the aim of revisiting her roots. Moving inwards to transmit outwards. From the simple to the complex. From the ancient to the modern.
A piece created from listening and reflecting.
The percussionist enters the stage alone to a video and percussion performance where images give way to sounds and suggest contemporary themes from days of old. A robust and simple treatment of sound, subjected to a filter of electronica, with prerecorded and acoustic soundscapes interacting in real time with the images we’re shown.
Is a contemporary percussionist, improviser and composer. Her training spans the classic and the contemporary, but she has always sought inspiration from a multitude of sources. Nùria brings us a universe in which images, sound and the body come together to transmit the same emotions in equal measures and to create from an interdisciplinary standpoint.
Her interdisciplinary show Constel·lacions has received the Puig Porret Prize at the Mercat de Música Viva, Vic (Catalonia) 2019, the Special Zirkólika Award 2020 and the ‘Alicia’ Award from the Catalan Academy of Music.
She has played alongside musicians Agustín Fernández, Fred Frith, Lê Quan Nihn, Joëlle Léandre, Zlatko Kaučič, Rafał Mazur, Mats Gustafsson, Pablo Ledesma, Nate Wooley, Ingar Zach, Frances-Marie Uitti, Joe Morris, Tom Chant, Yasmine Azaiez, Anne-Liis Poll, Nuno Rebelo and Christiane Bopp; and with dancers Julyen Hamilton, Manel Salas, Constanza Brncic, Andrés Corchero and Iris Heitzinger. She has also worked with Carles Santos, Hèctor Parra, Matmos and on a number of interdisciplinary shows.
She teaches improvisation at the Higher School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC) and at the Reus Conservatory, as well as imparting workshops at various higher conservatories around Europe. She is the artistic director of the MontMusic Festival and the MontMusic Ensemble.