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LA GUITARRA EN  BLANCO
Y EL PAPEL CALLAO

The Words and Music of Raúl Rodríguez

"THE BLANK GUITAR & THE SILENT PAPER" . A short documentary film about the Sevillian musician and anthropologist Raúl Rodríguez offering a thoughtful reflection on the process of musical creation and an anthropological look at some of the soundscapes in which he grew up as a musician and artist.

This "unfinished" piece is actually a "work in progress" of a larger and more extensive documentary about Raúl Rodríguez to be released in the near future.

It is a personal project carried out "hand in hand" with Alex García, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of La Coctelera Music.

 

The piece seeks to explore the creative process of the Sevillian musician and anthropologist. And it does so within the physical and audible geography in which Raúl grew up. Landscapes such as the "Far West of Andévalo" or the city of Morón de la Frontera are the setting of his most intimate and personal experiences and reflections.

 

During his youth, Raul spent a period of musical training living in Morón surrounded by some authentic legends of flamenco music such as Dieguito de Morón (Diego Torres Amaya), one of his mentors and teachers; also the son of the legendary cantaor Joselero de Morón and nephew of Diego de Morón also featured in the piece in a brief series of photographs taken by Steve Kahn in the late sixties (The Flamenco Project).

A walk through the abandoned mines of Tharsis, the real "Far West of Andévalo", close to his family home in San Bartolomé de la Torre, is the perfect context to illustrate the concept of the musician in permanent transit, who tries to find the first creative spark, between reason and chaos, which will originate that imaginary mineral vein where the seed of the sound is hidden.

Direction, camera & editing: Guillem López Conejo

DOP Interview: Sonia Armengol

Film production, Sound & Interview: Alex García Amat

Executive producers: Guillem López Conejo & Alex García Amat (La Coctelera Music)

Music and voice-over: Raúl Rodríguez Quiñones

Language: original version in Spanish with English subtitles

Year of production: 2023

Running time: 9'48"

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LA GUITARRA EN  BLANCO Y EL PAPEL CALLAO The Words and Music of Raúl Rodríguez. Guillem López Conejo.
LA GUITARRA EN  BLANCO Y EL PAPEL CALLAO The Words and Music of Raúl Rodríguez. Guillem López Conejo.
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 LA GUITARRA EN  BLANCO Y EL PAPEL CALLAO The Words and Music of Raúl Rodríguez. Guillem López Conejo.
 LA GUITARRA EN  BLANCO Y EL PAPEL CALLAO The Words and Music of Raúl Rodríguez. Guillem López Conejo.
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