SCALA - La pena y el alivio - Niño de Elche | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián
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La pena y el alivio

Niño de Elche


Esa gitana es para mí
una escalera de vidrio
por donde sube la pena
y por donde baja el alivio. (Popular) 


Sorrow is a sentence made up of sadness and pain whose end, like all sanctions, is relief. This staircase of different glissandi forms an illusion of eternity in relation to the elemental nature of the human being. The inflection of a voice tells us of something breaking, of fragility in the face of an emotional effort, of an ascent and its inevitable descent. The unwavering delicacy of love is something that never fails to resonate. Glass in which to reflect or cut ourselves, or find support, or to simply break up as part of the eulogy . And a sigh.

This sound installation was conceived during the residency that Niño de Elche carried out during this last winter at the Artist’s Space in Tabakalera

Duration: 12:34 min
It will be activated every half hour from 10:00 to 21:00
Recording and editing: Xabier Erkizia
Art prouction: Nikolas Téllez Ortiz




Click here if you want to see the conference of Niño de Elche and Xabier Erkizia where they talked about the creation process of the sound installation.


  • Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021 > Sunday, 26 September 2021
  • Schedule: 10:00-21:00
  • Location: Main Staircase
  • Access: Free entry


Niño de Elche

Unusual singer-songwriter