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Alto Fuero

Creation April 2024

The duo Alto Fuero are creating a unique concert-performance format for Les Halles and the opening of the Nuits Botanique. Alto Fuero is a French duo currently based in Brussels. Cartoonish sounds and spasmodic rhythms intertwined with haunting traditional folk songs, their trance-inducing music could be considered post-folk.

Alto Fuero is a collaboration between painter, musician and performer Victoria Palacios (elle) and musician and performer Loto Retina (iel). Alto Fuero is music for the body and the front, always on the edge of performance. They invite you into their cavernous club. The walls bounce frenetically with the echoes of flutes, multilingual vocals and twisted basses.

At the invitation of the Halles de Schaerbeek and the Botanique, the duo are forging new relationships with other musicians and other non-human entities in the Grande Halle, teaming up with a scenographer (Juliette Gelli) to create an ecosystem, a porous space in which the public and the artists can breathe together.

"If there was a weirdo music contest, Alto Fuero would have won it hands down. Except that Victoria Palacios and Loto Retina aren't the type to take part in silly competitions. They're more interested in dynamiting novo dance music from morning till night, with cyber flamenco and exotic polyrhythms for a freewheeling electronic pad. Victoria catechises all over the place, alternately disturbing, reassuring or simply fascinating. She goes from lament to minimalist nursery rhyme in no time at all. As for Loto, he destructures the tempo with his home-made samples and lo-fi flute, forcing the audience to constantly invent new dances. Sonic Protest

Dates passées:

20.04.24   DIBOELL Les Nuits Botanique Bruxelles (BE

Creators : Victoria Palacios et Loto Retina
Performers : Victoria Palacios et Loto Retina
Artistic direction : Victoria Palacios et Loto Retina
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Booking, production : 
Administration : Les Halles de Schaerbeek
With the complicity of 
Many thanks to 
Video : Jeroen Bossée
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Delegated producer : Les Halles de Schaerbeek

Coproduction :

Support :  SABAM*

Partners residencies : Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Le Botanique