Rozadura is a new project by Isabel Do Diego, a series of stage concerts in the form of an artistic residency devised and developed for FLORA 2022. Two popular courtyards in Cordoba will host this physical-musical dialogue established between humans and flowers thanks to technology, in 4 concerts. Using arduinos, an electronic device that connects botanical elements with musical software, Isabel Do Diego will generate new music every time her body comes into contact with the vegetation. A creative brushstroke devised for FLORA and deeply connected to the theme of this edition, “Metamorphosis”.
Isabel Do Diego is one of the most interesting musical-scenic proposals on the Spanish scene, and arises from the tireless creativity of Juan Diego Calzada from Cordoba, who manages with this project to establish unprecedented bridges between folklore and the avant-garde.
Visits to courtyards have been made with the artist in order to select the most suitable ones. Isabel Do Diego is currently preparing the musical part and is in talks with our floral producer, Indira Anzola, to design the floral arrangements that she will use as a musical instrument, trying out different flowers and textures.
Isabel Do Diego
Isabel Do Diego, the sound identity of the Andalusian artist Juan Diego Calzada, develops, in her musical work, an austere, brutalist and sacralised folklore. Isabel Do Diego’s electronic quejío opens a body to the fugue that traces a new perspective on Andalusian folklore. Her music is a folk prosthesis that transcends the spaces that flesh cannot inhabit. A hybrid being. Between the human, the animal and the spiritual.
Between rural familiarity and futuristic estrangement, Isabel Do Diego inhabits in her music screams and whispers, traditional melodies alongside broken sonorities, rural and industrial echoes, heretic messages and prayers, sexual fantasies and chaste emotions. And lots of beats, samplers and synthesizers.
In March 2020 he released Depueblo, his first album. This was included in the exhibition Romper el Aire by Pedro G Romero for the Alarcón Criado gallery in Seville. He visited several festivals such as Monkey Week (Seville), Flamenco viene del Sur (Seville) or Sâlmon (Barcelona). He has also been artist-in-residence in SONORIDAD.ES 2020-2021, curated by Daniel Valtueña for the KJCC centre in New York. In March 2022 she published Bestia Sagrada, her second musical work, with which she has performed at the Centro Conde Duque (Madrid), the Festival La Orgullosa (Barcelona) and Córdoba Ciudad de las Ideas.