Free Improvisation with Josep Lluís Galiana -SONORA-

Free Improvisation
The big game of sonic roaming

Introduction to the essentials of free musical improvisation

Workshop guided Josep Lluís Galiana (

Target group: specially for professional and amateur musicians, but also for any other people interested in sonic knowledge.

Essential to provide instrument, be it musical, body, texts, sound objects…

Development of creativity and expressiveness and the manifestation of our emotions, sensitivity and intuition by creating improvised sound situations.

For more details, please check our Dossier or contact us

New Project: SONORA School of Sound Experimentation

SONORA is a School of Sound Experimentation established at Centro Negra, in Blanca (Murcia, Spain), in the rural environment of the Ricote Valley.

A project runned by AADK Spain, co-created and directed by artist-educator Selu Herraiz. Co-produced by Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation, which will financially support the initiative over a period of three years.

Its main aims are: to foster the development of musical pedagogy through creation, to encourage new ways of learning and contemporary thinking based on sound experimentation, as well as the cultural dynamization of the Ricote Valley. The project seeks to generate a sense of community through collective creation, playing and reflection –addressing issues of gender, cultural diversity as transversal axes– to promote attitudes of collaboration, trust and respect. Thus, Sonora wishes to facilitate transformative experiences through sound, to build other imageries and stimulate  awareness of acoustic ecology.


Cartographies September 2017


This September, AADK Spain, extends its cartographies by exhibiting the work of its artists in new events and contexts.

IV International Encounter of Dance Film and Performance.
Elena Azzedin presents and discusses about the selected piece by Daniel Gwirtzman, developed during AADK Spain Residency Program: “Terrain”
Date/time: Thursday 21st Sep. at 3:30 p.m.
Place: Sala Matilde Salvador – LA NAU Centre Cultural de la Universitat de València. Valencia

Mobile Festival Stockholm by Björn Säfsten
Presentation of work produced by Abraham Hurtado, “we can’t cross the line, we must go forward”
Sound by: Josman P# | Costumes: Pedro Lobo
with the participation of Samuel Draper, Aleksandar Georgiev and Hanna Strandberg.
Co-produced by: Säfsten Produktion
Date/time: 22nd Sep. at 7:00 p.m.
Place: Ericsonhallen, Estocolmo

Congress to Imagine the Mediterranean (22-23 Sep.) IVAM. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern.
Communication of the selected paper “Mirage and Dystopia: artistic projects on the socio-political context of the Mediterranean. Artists-in-residence of AADK Spain” by Elena Azzedín
Date/time: Friday 22nd Sep. at 12:30 p.m.
Place: IVAM (Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern), Valencia


Open Studios 26th August 2017

Next Saturday, August 26th, at 9:30 pm, AADK Spain opens Centro Negra to the public to show the research processes of the artists in residence:

Marynes Ávila (Buenos Aires/Melbourne) is a multidisciplinary artist, who creates works that respond to the context and the community by implementing the use of “multiplicity as connection systems” in public spaces. Miguel Aparicio (Granada/Madrid), conducts a research centered on sound, taking field recordings and generating new sound compositions as well as developing their materialisation in installation format. Juliana España Keller (Montreal/Melbourne) will perform with Úrsula Bravo and Josman Canyon, generating a live audiovisual installation, whose narrative reflects the body as landscape, and as a post-human and animal entity.


Schedule and locations of the sound installation::
Friday August 25th and Saturday August 26th
Charter Supermarket, from 7pm to 9pm Heladería Blanca, from 8h to 10h
Heladería Paco, from 9h to 11h
Día Supermarket, from 7pm to 9pm
Kevin Food, from 9pm to 11pm
Bar Loba, from 9pm to 10pm
Sandy Supermarket, from 7pm to 9pm
Tobacco Jesus, from 7pm to 9pm
Conchi Vegetables, from 7pm to 9pm
Ferretería Gran Vía, from 7pm to 9pm

‘Unitatis’ Detail II ©Marynes Avila

Out-doors film screening with Nayra Sanz Fuentes

AADK Spain has invited the filmmaker Nayra Sanz Fuentes to share her body of work -personal and commissioned- and to have a discussion with the audience.

She will present her latest short film “Sub Terrae”, which is a brief introduction to the character Carlos Oroza , who is featured in the film “Tan Antiguo como el Mundo”.

Additionally, she will present a work in progress, which is likely to be finalised during her stay in Blanca.

We are also interested in analysing her commissioned cultural projects, which are a series of videos about the work of other artists in which we not only see the cinematographic treatment of each project but also how Naira places herself in the glaze of the portrayed work.

Cumplicidades Festival Open Call 2017

Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) > Open Call to dancers/choreographers from the Mediterranean region

Festival Cumplicidades (Lisbon, Portugal) invites five dancers/choreographers from the Mediterranean region to develop a new international production.

Cumplicidades – Lisbon International Contemporary Dance is a festival dedicated to dance, contemporary thought, and meetings between creators, culture professionals, and the public.
Following the path initiated last year, the next edition of Cumplicidades will continue the focus on the Mediterranean region.

The project includes:
– An artistic residency grant at “Centro Negra” (Blanca, Spain), for one month;
– Mentoring and facilitation by Abraham Hurtado, Artistic Director of AADK Spain and Elena Azzedin, Curator and Director of the residency program;
– Première in March 2018 within Festival Cumplicidades;

All costs related with the project are fully covered (accommodation, travels, insurance and food), plus a fee of €1600 for each selected participant.

Eligibility criteria:

The call is for professional performers, dancers and choreographers (with a minimum of 3 years experience).

Artists who can apply must be original from or currently living in the following countries: Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, France, Monaco, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan.

Deadline: 7 September 2017

More info:


For inquiries related with the open call:
Elena Azzedín

For inquiries related with the Festival:
Sara Machado

29th July 2017 Open Studios

(c) Sunny Yanyi Jiang

29th July 2017 Open Studios

On Saturday, 29th July, AADK organizes the monthly open studio event at the Centro Negra and invites the public to explore the work of the artists in residence.

Teodora Zamfirescu focused on the concept of landscape – in both a physical and a social concept by using drawing as a core medium. Sunny Yanyi Jiang is exploring women’s expressions through materials found or used in local crafts, namely, grass, textile, and clay. Sessa Englund is a visual artist, working mostly with sculpture, at Centro Negra she is searching for the dialectics between the fall of the primary sector and the raise of contemporary cultural production.
Joaquin and Renata research about the vernacular architecture and articulate through a poetic installation the relations of balance and interdependency of the new and old building materials, as well as the ways of production before and after the industrial era.

More information please click here:

The following July 21st we will have an amazing experience. Cova-Coven is Primo Gabbiano and Visual Pal, they are from Barcelona and they will come to play an experimental music concert, visuals and perform.
Save the date: Friday – July 21st – 9pm

Festival Mucho Más Mayo 2017

AADK Spain is an international artistic platform that aims to develop spaces for research and contemporary creation.
It’s residency program reflects on how rural environments can raise in the current over-urbanized times, approaching this topic from different perspectives (socio-economic, environmental, poetic)
AADK believes in the importance of process and experimentation over final results. Furthermore, it reflects on the accelerated lifestyle of our societies, on connecting urban and rural environments, and the idea of moving from locality to globality.
As a result of their work developed in Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia, AADK has been invited to participate in Cartagena’s festival Mucho Mas Mayo. Over the festival, two performances would be presented: “Silenciados”, by Daniel Hernández and Alberto Alonso – Abraham Hurtado art director, Selu Herraiz sound designer – and “Habitar la ausencia” performed by Giuliana Grippo.
To see the complete program visit

Contemporary Practices III 2017

AADK Spain organises, on the Museums Day, a special program in which to show to the general audience as well as to a specific cultural programmers, national and international, the work of Spanish artists.

This event highlights Blanca’s Council support of the local artist’s work. It also constitutes a starting point for a serie’s of international collaborations willing to create alliances that work on the development and diffusion of contemporary art practices.