ALONDRA DE LA PARRA AND GABRIELA MUÑOZ, “CHULA THE CLOWN” BRING THE SILENCE OF SOUND TO MEXICO ON TOUR
Mexico City, July 28th, 2022.- The orchestra conductor, Alondra de la Parra, the renowned Mexican Clown Gabriela Muñoz, “Chula The Clown” and GNP Seguros present a tour through different cities of the country with their production The Silence of Sound, a mix of orchestral music and performing arts that had its world premiere during the PAAX GNP 2022 Festival.
The Silence of Sound is a new stage project that Alondra and Gabriela have been working on for more than six years and which emerges from finding in music a common ground between their different disciplines, resulting in the development of a whole original concept.
It is the story of a Clown whose life is transformed when she discovers the beauty of music. However, she soon realises that this wonderful new world has its own inherent dangers. Confronting and overcoming them will drive her to the brink of madness.
With music by Debussy, Bartók, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, among others, this show’s mission is to bring orchestral music and symphonic repertoire to diverse audiences.
This stage project will be presented in different states of the country during the month of September, so that all audiences have the opportunity to enjoy the talent of these two creative Mexican women who have exalted our country’s name worldwide in their respective disciplines.
The Silence of Sound also benefits from the Art Direction of the Chilean-German artist Rebekka Dornhege Reyes, currently responsible for the scenography and costumes for Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen; as well as the Audiovisual Direction of the Spanish film director and art director Mariona Omedes, who has collaborated with artists such as Bigas Luna, Jose Luis Guerin, Federic Amat, Manuel Huerga, Mariscal or El Tricicle.
The dates and venues for the presentation of The Silence of Sound are:
★ September 6 – CDMX – Palacio de Bellas Artes.
★ September 9 and 10 – Guadalajara – Conjunto Santander.
★ September 13 – San Luis Potosí – Centro Cultural Universitario Bicentenario.
★ September 15 – Monterrey – Show Center.
With the support of GNP Seguros, sponsor of this and other projects recently developed by the orchestra conductor, such as the Festival PAAX GNP itself, or the video of The Impossible Orchestra that was distributed in 2020; the production of this show is in charge of Elekin Arts, a company founded by Alondra de la Parra to develop innovative stage projects.
After spending many years in silence and solitude, a Clown awakens from an eternal sleep due to the transcendent call of music. She is guided by a bird-oboe, fascinated by the sound of wind instruments.
Her reverie begins to darken when she discovers that she is trapped in a large cage from which the birds can escape, leaving her alone again. After this awakening, the Clown will embark on a journey across universes in which she will meet different characters accompanied by music. The orchestra is the delirium ecosystem into which she is thrown through classical scores.
Her actions will lead her to the abuse of power and excessive control, turning the dream into a nightmare. Stifling the musicians and characters she encounters along the way, and making the music explode with a strong rejection of her passage through that universe, she discovers her true awakening.