Marcela Rodríguez, Catalina Pereda & Natalia Pérez Turner: Tearing Through Silence

Tearing Through Silence

This work is composed of various performance pieces for cello and voice, which are inspired by an operatic script that Tito Monterroso wrote for the composer Rodríguez. It consists of a single monosyllabic expression: Ay! Using monterrosian humor as a starting point, these pieces break through, lift up, and call into question the many silences it finds in its path.


Marcela Rodríguez was born in Mexico City. Her mentors include María Antonieta Lozano and Leo Brouwer. Since 1979 she has developed music for theater, working with leading Mexican directors. Her work has been performed in Mexico, the United States, Latin America, and Europe, and in venues ranging from Bellas Artes and Carnegie Hall to the El Hábito bar and El Vicio.

Catalina Pereda sings, creates, writes and, when she must, directs. With her company Ópera portátil, she produces operistic, musical-theatrical, youthful, cabaret-style spectacles. In 2015, she received the first doctorate degree in singing in Mexico by the UNAM.

Natalia Pérez Turner was born in Mexico City. She is a cellist, improviser, and member of the Generación Espontánea, the Trío Filera, and the Liminar ensemble. She divides her time among improvisation, contemporary music, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines: dance, visual arts, theater, performance, literature, and children’s shows.