This is LA COMPANYIA MINIMíssimA, so MINIMíssimA, that it has only one component but live concerts are often accompanied by writers, dancers, illustrators or poets offering multidisciplinary shows. It is mainly dedicated to root music and poetry.
The current project of the MINIMíssimA is "Poemari per a acordió". It is a collection of his own poetic texts in the form of a book, and at the same time it is also an album with more than 50 texts with the music of the accordion, and it will be open on the networks.
LA COMPANYIA MINIMÍSSIMA
La MINIMíssimA was born in 2018 with the idea of making traditional music and composition based on traditional, and to perform in small places that allow direct contact with the public. In 2019 he won the Sons de la Mediterrània competition and in 2020 he released his first album, ranked among the 75 best albums of the year in Catalan by the critics Enderrock.
He has played at festivals such as Tradicionàrius, the Fira Mediterrània, FIMPT, Ethnocatalonia, Càntut, Aplec dels Ports, Vincles, etc. During these years, his own compositions and poetry have gained weight, which is why he has now decided to publish the texts and record them accompanied by the diatonic accordion.
The album will be recorded by Pau Vinyoles at So.cat studios and distributed by Segell Microscopi. Pepon Meneses will take care of the layout and printing of the book.
Contributions do not only have the value of the advance purchase but are also understood as the intention to get involved and collaborate in the minimíssima project, which by its characteristics is, and it will be, a small, independent and obviously fragile project. LA COMPANYIA MINIMíssimA is infinitely grateful for this gesture and will send to the patrons different rewards depending on the contribution given. Among the rewards offered, in addition to the book itself, you will find:
An illustration by Pepon Meneses. Offset two colours printing, made at L'Automàtica de Gràcia.
The first album of LA COMPANYIA MINIMíssimA. Recorded in 2020 in collaboration with other artists including Lixsania Fernández, David Vila, Pep Divins and others.
T-shirt with one of the texts in the book:
Si no fos pel si no fos
no hi hauria un pam de terra
on no poguéssim sentir
que és allà i just allà
on la mare ens va parir.
That would be something like that:
If it weren’t for the same old things there wouldn't be an inch of land in which we could not feel which is there and right there where our mother gave birth to us.
Poetry recital (half hour)
Concert by LA COMPANYIA MINIMíssimA (one hour).
Both the recital and the concert can be done on stage or not, with or without sound equipment, and in any type of space: theaters, bars, bookstores, or even in any house.
The amount required to record at the album al the studio and print 300 copies of the book has been calculated at a minimum of 4000 € and LA COMPANYIA MINIMíssimA does not have the resources to do it. That is why the help of the patrons is essential, making small contributions to allow this project to go ahead.
Most of the funds raised through verkami will be invested in the printing and binding of the book (35%) and 21% will be invested in the recording of the disc. Layout and design expenses represent 20% of the total and 10% are diffusion and rights management expenses. The rest (14%) are the costs of preparing the rewards, shipping, etc.
La MINIMíssimA is one from those who think that culture is done in common, and whether it is achieved to print the book or not, it is grateful for your collaboration from the start, but thinking about it... why shouldn't be achieved?
Fer-se a la mar i no mirar enrere. Agafar el tren sense diners ni bitllet de tornada. Travessar una frontera. O senzillament posar un peu davant de l'altre. Get to the sea and don't look back. Take the train without money and no return ticket. Crossing a border. Or simply put one foot in front of the other.