Fuensanta Mendez Ensamble Grande

Photo by Miriam Guttman

Fuensanta Mendez, Marta Arpini, Sanem Kalfa, Liva Dumpe, Gabrielle Milliet, Jose Soares, Alister Payne, Sun Mi Hong, Guy Soloman

A full performance extravaganza of voices, drums, horns and ‘strings’. A homage to my upbringing in the water forest of Mexico: colourful, beautiful, brutal and raw. Poetry is the guiding principle. The members of the ensemble are all bright and free spirited musicians and a large part of the music is left to improvisation – this makes the compositions accurate and alive, because our kindred minds make the truest decisions together based on intuition and not only interpretation. The summit of my musical universe yet.