At a time when part of humanity has locked itself away and renounced movement, nature has advanced and occupied the spaces we have abandoned. And it has done so at its own pace, according to its biological cycle. Can we then expand our empathy, and apply it to other species? Let’s start by using art and music, let’s start by inviting nature into a large concert hall.
These are the words of Eugenio Ampudia, creator of “Concert for the Biocene”, who had a string quartet perform in front of more than two thousand plants at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain.
In the front row of the theatre there were ficus, potos and dozens of other green plants. Neither gloves nor masks, but only leaves and roots ready to enjoy a concert all for them.
The concert wants to send us a clear message, an invitation to reflect on the current state of the human condition and how we have suddenly become “a public deprived of the possibility of being a public“.
The work will serve to rethink what happened during these months, remembering that the moment we stayed at home, nature came forward to take back what has always been hers.
For the famous Liceu theatre this is the first concert after the long months of forced stop. Violins, viola and cello will play exclusively in favour of the “vegetable kingdom“. while the man will only be a spectator of “his social chronicle” can be read in the presentation of the event.