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Primera Persona

Primera Persona 2015

Autobiographic live sessions: pop music concerts, stand-up comedy, theatre and narrative

Festivals + Scene + Music

Friday, 8 May

Session 1 // 7.00 pm

Todd McEwen / Porn* / Richard Price / Laetitia Sadier

Todd McEwen, one of the most hilarious and up-close comic writers, presents The Five Simple Machines, a collection of narratives, sexual and sentimental, perhaps with the help of the odd device. Porn actors Max Cortés, Evita de Luna, Amarna Miller and Ratpenat get together around a bed to share porn experiences with the journalist Jordi CostaRichard Price, author of The Wanderers, Clockers and screenwriter for The Wire talks about his work with Kiko Amat. Finally, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), one of the great figures of modern pop, closes the first session of Primera Persona 2015 with a concert.

*The session Porn is not allowed for people under 18

Session 2 // 10.15 pm

Keep it in the Family / Eduardo Mendoza and José Luis Cuerda / Kiko Veneno and Akimoski

Carlos Pardo
, Mar Coll, Llucia Ramis and Miguel Ángel Ortiz, four narrative artists, open the doors of their family mansion in Keep it in the Family. Eduardo Mendoza, writer, and José Luis Cuerda, filmmaker, talk about the humour in their work. Finally, the musician Kiko Veneno will review his musical career.

Saturday, 9 May

Session 1 // 7.00 pm

Boom! The Adventures of Xavi Ayén / Los Hermanos Podcast and Daniel Ausente / Ignatius Farray / Sleaford Mods

Xavi Ayén
, a journalist who’s interviewed a few Nobel prize-winners, talks about the trials, tribulations and incredible adventures of his book Aquellos años del boom (2014). Los Hermanos Podcast (Noel Ceballos and El Hematocrítico), heroes of humour and rulers of the social networks, have a special guest for this podcast, Daniel Ausente, writer of Mentiré si es necesario. Ignatius Farray hosts his most confessional show, with the characteristic and joyful "silent shout", one of his gags. To finish, the English twosome of rant/rap/spoken word, Sleaford Mods, present their new album, Divide + Exit.

Session 2 // 10.15 pm

Max Mix / Caitlin Moran and Marta Salicrú / Jon Langford / The Monochrome Set

Josep Maria Castells
, Toni Peret and Mike Platinas, the creators of Megamix in the eighties and first DJs in Spain, offer a joint theatrical show to mark 30 years of the phenomenon. Caitlin Moran, the most hilarious, foul-mouthed and autobiographical columnist in the British press, talks to the Time Out Barcelona's music critic Marta SalicrúJon Langford, lead singer of the great band The Mekons, sings the story of his life, armed only with a guitar and a throat. And finally, The Monochrome Set close Primera Persona 2015 with a new disc under their arm and with a historic collection of hits that we can’t wait to hear again.

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