Published on April 5th, 2014 | by mundohr


The Play-Doc festival hosts the 19.06 documentary première

 If the stage is the best place to showcase music, the street is its natural habitat. It is here that it finds the best environment for spontaneity and improvisation from where, basically, any set of notes that can fill our senses emerges.

This is the idea behind the 1906 documentary, an idea whose roots lie in the seven editions of the 1906 Jazz Seasons, and the commitment to music that 1906 has always shown.  After a number of months putting the finishing touches on the 30 minute video, the event chosen at which to present it is the Tui International Documentary Festival, popularly known as Play-Doc, on its tenth anniversary – enough time to find a place among the best ten film festivals according to the Best Film Series list, drawn up annually by those who run the Town Hall venue in New York.

“19.06” is the story of a date and a time in three different cities. On June 19, at 19.06 three groups of musicians halted the rhythm of the street to impose jazz simultaneously in Madrid, Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela.  A genre inherently open to improvisation on this occasion left the dark intimacy of jazz clubs to become a part of pedestrians’ lives for a while.

Convincing musicians like Raimundo AmadorNacho Mastretta or Llibert Fortuny and his band, Triphasic, to make this idea come true wasn’t at all complicated, and the result can be seen at the festival’s venue, Sala Metropol, where the documentary will première.  If you want a sneak peek, you can see a snippet on our Youtube channel, and see for yourself that the best thing about music is its ability to surprise us.

“19.06” is a tribute to the street, music itself and, especially, the small great moments that we should all enjoy.

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