Premiered at the Sigma Festival in Bordeaux in November 1966, this unusual and transgressive piece is halfway between theatre and musical concert. Conceived by the composer Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny and the poet Joan Brossa, the Suite bufa (1966) was written for Carles Santos (piano), singer Anna Ricci and ballerina Terri Mestres. Its authors liked to define it as a ‘musical action’. Since then the Suite Bufa has been performed on various occasions, most notably at La Ricarda in 1966, a version by the Ensemble MW2 in Krakow in 1973, the performance by Mireia Chalamanch and Albert Mestres (Sata-Suite Bufa-Na) in 2002, or more recently by Victor Àlvaro in 2005.
Next saturday 8 March, MACBA presents again the Suite bufa in the framework of the Experience MACBA project.
Authors: Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny and Joan Brossa Direction: Albert Mestres Piano: Salvador Monzó Cantactriz (singer and actress): Ingrid Ustrell Dancer: Eulàlia Bergadà Serra Choreography: Lipi Hernández Scenography: José Menchero Sound technician: Jordi Salvadó Stylist: Raquel Bonillo Stage hand: Jordi Pota, Jordi Font and Ferran Echegaray
It could be my bedroom (or something similar to it). Even the same technical characteristics: all the walls and volumes constructed in this module of raw canvas for painters to measure me and measure ourselves.