Premiere of ‘Free Bach 212’ in Úbeda

Published 11/06/2018

Free Bach 212 by La Fura dels Baus keeps touring. It already has one date to present this free interpretation of the original score of the Peasant Cantata of Johann Sebastian Bach in the Escuela Sagrada Família de Úbeda (Spain). It will be next 26th of April, at the 30º Festival Internacional de Música y Danza Ciudad de Úbeda. Tickets can be purchased through this link.

A free version of the Baukernkantate (Peasant Cantata) BWV.212 of JS Bach. A timeless treat. Burlesque, comedy. Social criticism. The invitation to the worldly pleasures. Together, they are concepts that seem far removed from the musical expressions of ancient times. As encounters between different disciplines and styles of music, the crossed roads blend with contrasting speeches in one motion.

Johan Sebastian Bach and his Peasant Cantata BWV 212 is a fine weapon to dismantle this belief. This last known cantata is precisely a sampler of various possibilities that connect and build a plural and particularly effective formula. Released in a castle in 1742. Consisting of a ruler and tax collector who climbed to power who literally praises and criticizes its oligarchic structure and cohabits in absolutely parallel worlds. With the use of songs and dance mixed with noble court structures and insinuating seductions, carnal and alcoholic pleasures, Bach extends us a hand that crosses 273 years to invite us to the table, a cantata that ends in a tavern where the beer is the unifying brew. The treat is served.

La Fura dels Baus and Divina Mysteria serve this spectacle with new interdisciplinary crossings where electronic music, multimedia image, flamenco and contemporary poetics of the show want to give new meaning to modern audiences: a timeless and inherent to the provision of the BWV.212 Peasant Cantata, to move and delight without barriers or limitations.