Gde ty, zvjozdochka, akh, gde ty, jasnaja?
Il’ zatmilasja tuchej mrachnoju?
Gde ty, devica, gde ty, krasnaja?
Il’ pokinula druga milogo?
I ja s goresti, so ljutoj toski,
Pojdu vo pole, pole chistoje,
Ne uvizhu li jasnoj zvezdochki,
Ja ne vstrechu li krasnoj devicy?
Tucha chjornaja skryla zvjozdochku,
Zemlja khladnaja vzjala devicu.
Where are you, little star, oh where are you, my bright one?
Have you gone behind a gloomy cloud?
Where are you, fair maiden, where are you, my fair one?
Have you forsaken your beloved?
And so with woe and cruel pain,
I shall go out into the field, the open field,
Will I not see there my little bright star?
Will I not encounter there my fair young maid?
A black cloud has hidden my little star,
The cold earth has taken my fair maid.
Mussorsky composed this song when he was 18. Christoff sings it like no one. How many hundred times I listened to this song… Where are you, little star??
There we go! Just two weeks left for my return to theatrical performance after seven years focused on music.
No future Yes
Esta es una pieza fallida que lleva a ningún lugar. Después de siete años
tocando música en la calle alejado del teatro, en 2017 David Fernández
decide volver a escena con una trabajo futurista sobre la identidad digital, la tecnología y el cuerpo que no se llega a estrenar, pues es rechazado en innumerables festivales y teatros (“hay gente haciendo cosas mucho más sofisticadas […]” alegaba el programador M.F.) Usando como telón de fondo aquella performance malograda –un Black Mirror cutre– ; David, la
bailarina Maureen López y el robot P4qui7o, se adentrarán en un terreno
deforme, caótico y sin límites, poniendo en riesgo el futuro de la pieza que quieren sacar adelante y el suyo propio.
Interpretes y creación: Maureen López y David Fernández.
Concepto, producción y vídeo: David Fernández.
Fotografía: Jerónimo Álvarez.
Con el apoyo de TNT, Instituto Cervantes Berlín, Centro Conde Duque
Madrid y Cch Sierra Norte.
Gracias a Isabel del Alba, Jerónimo Álvarez, Sharon Fridman, Carlos
Fernández, Rosa Briones y Romina Peñate.
Dancing with my beloved tango partner. It’s been almost three years going everyday to take tango lessons, sometimes twice a day. But finally I’m starting to enjoy it and also to step properly. Here my first tango video!!
of rehearsals in Berlin with Maureen Lopez. Our performance is starting to get ready… although sometimes we get distracted by tango, and we end up trying new steps!! ahahahahahaah… I love to work with you baby… and I love to dance with you even more… one day, we will dance tango like monsters… by now… it doesn’t look bad att all!! Does it??
Last sunday I played there. What a dream… but I could not be aware of what it meant to be inside this mythical animal’s stomach. Being there seated in the middle, huge silence, just your cello and you… shit… I didn’t enjoy it properly!!
I have to come back.
There I am with my beloved partner in crime. Working non stop to make this performance happen. Almost two years on it! The premiere getting closer.
Pict. Jeronimo Álvarez
Playing with Mela and Julia Bilat in Stuttgart and Würzburg with Stegreif! All sold out… Omg… Check new Mela’s website http://mariespaemann.com Do it!! Don’t miss it!!! She’s one of a kind. A monster of nature. I’m a lucky guy to be surrounded by these angels of the cello…
Juliaaaaa… will you teach me to play cello properly!? Pleaseeeee
Touring the south of Germany with beasts like my beloved Bertram… who adapts a piece of Rameau to the guitar, and takes your breath away forever.
My father when I was just 0,5 years. Sexy madafakaaaaaa
Provably these last weeks was the most intense musical time in my life. Sharing together with over 30 members Stegreif Orchester the premiere in Konzerthaus Berlin of #freebrahms, the most ambitious and trilling project we’ve done.
It was a complete success, and we keep learning and growing and enjoying the time we spend together… with almost no problems or weird stuff. So many projects I did with people, and even if we were six or ten… the problems and the conflicts were a pain in the ass… but we are around thirty five people on tour… and it feels so good! I mean… sharing flat with another five guys… and feeling like in school. I even miss them!! Long life to Stegreif!!
Picture: Berlin Moritz Esyot
Another beast. My tango teacher just showed me this. This man is one of the few who could play bandoneon and sing like this. He played with the great traditional orchestras in the 60’s. Really touching and beautiful.
With Abel Selaocoe and Julia Bilat, my new cello mates in Stegreif Orchester! This guy blowed my mind… Abel is a monster of nature, a black Marlon Brando of the cello-sex-machine. He’s able to bring together the essence of western classical music and the ancient African culture, respecting and honoring both. What a beast!!!!
Abel, Abel, Abel … Like a soldier with post traumatic stress syndrome… my whole being is totally shocked by his commitment and power on stage … He brings to the cello an earthquake, a crash of two high speed trains in opposite directions which can be heard from out space. He is an explosion of human culture which can’t be measured or explained, you have to experience it, to witness what humanity is capable to do as a species… Damned!! This man doesn’t really need an instrument, he is a self-contained expression device. He makes the word “culture” to have a meaning for me… just a few times in my life I saw this. He contains the destiled essence of two radically different cultures, and crashes them by will in front of an audience, with milimetrical precision, like the large hadron particle collider– to bring something totally new and unexpected. Bravoooooo!!!!
Tomorrow we start a new production with Stegreif Orchester. I have been since day one in every project, it’s my joy to play with these guys… so each project I have to find out who my cello partner will be. For this production we will be three cellist… fireworks in my brain when I found out whom I am playing with. Shit! this guys play like god and they even have something to say, and say it loud!! Wow wow wow