The violinist’s job demands to be very clear about Itzhak Perlman’s maxim: “That which is learned slowly, is slowly forgotten.” It may be that that’s why Sara Fontán has waited until now to act alone, after 25 years of living with the violin and exploring its possibilities in all kinds of styles and formats, from classical music to experimental rock, going through electronics and Dance.
Her violin, amplified, loopeed and passed through dozens of effects, has the talent to thrill through abstraction, without thematic or stylistic references, beyond post-rock, contemporary classical, noise or minimalism.
Whether in solo format or accompanied by Edi Pou (half of ZA!) To percussion, Sara Fontán’s concerts are the soundtrack of what one wants to imagine, giving the viewer freedom to interpret and feel it Personal and unique way. Although it seems like a paradox, Fontán says she improvises because improvisation forces her to specify.
In just over two years of solo career, Fontán has already performed in several European countries, combining international festivals (Tremor Açores, Sound Isidro Madrid, LEM Barcelona, Norpas Finland, Keroxen Canarias) with DIY fabric (from Liceo Mutante from Pontevedra to the Kastanienkeller of Berlin).