Paying careful attention to music produces objects, shapes and images. The development and communication of productions relates to ways of accessing art, forms, apprenticeships and languages.
Vélaz (1976-2011) is the name of the restaurant that belongs to my family. A scenario of life, a workplace, a space devised and developed by my parents on many occasions with other people, a conventional business. The place where I have lived, my family and I, almost always.
Vélaz restaurant-cafeteria is an approach. Cross, read and analyse that place from another position. An approach that uses music as a mechanism to reveal a text. An auditory manner that works like the substance or the structure of the work.
My father worked in his family’s tavern. When he travelled, he would look for ideas in the places he visited, deciding what interested him and what not, and contrasting this with his own experience and local conditions. My mother didn’t use to cook, but when she started she used the recipes of my two grandmothers. She soon began to consult cook books and later she did some courses with well-known chefs.
I asked them how they had had decided which lighting fixtures to use, choose chairs, arrange tables, select colours, and so on. On occasions, they chose furnishings they remembered they had seen somewhere before they decided to set up business. On other occasions, after speaking to their local carpenter and builder they decided there was no solution, so they would travel to nearby cities to visit the most avant-garde bars to find an answer.Poner la atención en la escucha de música produce objetos, formas e imágenes. El desarrollo y la comunicación de las producciones tienen que ver con los accesos al arte, con los modos, las maneras, los aprendizajes y los lenguajes.