Matadero is the former slaughterhouse of Madrid. The extensive grounds were decommissioned in 1996 and converted into an arts and cultural center. It offers enough space to perform also greater art experiments.
In addition to an archive and a room for meetings and lectures, you find a wide variety of technical equipment, such as video or audio laboratories.
Some of the halls are still preserved in their original state. The sparsely lit halls with the former boxes for the animals remember their bad fate.
The water tank was transformed to an archive and memorial for plants which were found in the vicinity of Matadero today. This is supplemented by works for alternative landscaping and ecological activities. Other areas are dedicated to the visual arts and music, or to experience reading.
We visit Matadero on a hot sunny day. Various plants and flowers are offered for the sale.
Many of the visitors prefer to spend their time in the shade of the freely movable awnings or in the bars housed in the different halls.
Only a few artists give samples of their talents.
Lucía Diaz Uceda
Lucía Diaz Uceda is a Clinical psychologist and music therapist in Medical Center Liclinic in Madrid. Already during her PhD she developed a system, which redefines the connection between musical emotion and the human reaction to music.
Her successful work as music therapist and lecturer in musicotherapy is completed by her work as composer, singer and songwriter. The concerts of Lucia have a therapeutic touch and redefine the atmosphere on stage and the treatment of art.
4k UHD video -> Lucía Diaz Uceda at Matadero
We are pleased about a sample that conveys a sense of her work to us.
Mario Perez Blanco
Mario Perez Blanco is a innovative virtuoso violinist. During our visit at Matadero he played on his electric violin and thrilled the audience. In addition to his own compositions, he remixed contemporary music and likes to surprise with visual actions and effects in concerts.
International, he was awarded at the “Padova International Competition 2011” (Italy), the Competition “Cidade d ‘Alcobaca” (Portugal) and was finalist at the “Gaetano Zinetti” of Verona (Italy).
He plays as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Spain as well as with the “Grupo de Viento” and with the Baroque and Symphony Orchestra of the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. Mario Perez Blanco gives his concerts not only in Spain. He has performed four international tours in Mexico.
4k UHD video -> Mario Perez Blanco at Matadero
Today he is a member of Trio Musicalis and recently recorded the Concerto for violin and orchestra of Rodolfo Halffter, accompanied by the National Orchestra of Spain.
A visit to the Matadero is a real alternative to the tourist attractions of Madrid. With changing programs of avant-garde theater or exhibitions there is always something new to discover.
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