Sig.ra. Trinidad Martinez Cutillas – Minister for Waiting Rooms

Ministerin_Trinidad_MartinezTrinidad Martínez, Minister for Waitingrooms

Musical Vita – Interview by Lana Bitenc, Minister for Lullabies


Trinidad: My favorite group is America. One of their songs I have listened to a lot is “Ventura Highway”

Lyrics:

“Ventura Highway”

Chewing on a piece of grass
Walking down the road
Tell me, how long you gonna stay here, Joe?
Some people say this town don’t look good in snow
You don’t care, I know

Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You’re gonna go I know

‘Cause the free wind is blowin’ through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

Did di di di dit …

Wishin’ on a falling star
Waitin’ for the early train
Sorry boy, but I’ve been hit by purple rain
Aw, come on, Joe, you can always
Change your name
Thanks a lot, son, just the same

Ventura Highway in the sunshine
Where the days are longer
The nights are stronger than moonshine
You’re gonna go I know

‘Cause the free wind is blowin’ through your hair
And the days surround your daylight there
Seasons crying no despair
Alligator lizards in the air, in the air

Did di di di dit …

 

Lana: Why did you choose that song?

Trini: I discovered it in the blog of a really good friend and I thought that the lyrics were extremely poetic, it surprised me. And I like the: tutru…ru..turu….tu…ruru..tu tu… and the men in the band are extremely attractive. Even now when they are a bit older…. They also sing the “Horse with no name”

Lana: Are those songs connected with you private life?

Trini: Maybe in a way. My partner and me we broke up and I travelled a lot. My love life changed, I felt in love in a more “universal” way. Ops, it is very personal. And I discovered America.

But I can tell you about some songs from my childhood.

The first song that I remember is “El osito misha”

I used to listen to this recording and I would make a little dance with my neighbor. Basically I always listened to the music and then I made a dance. I did that a lot.

And the other song was “Ghostbusters” from the movie.

I tried to dance with a guy that I liked at that time…but he would rather play war on the street. I was round 9, maybe he was 11.

Then I listened to the music that my sister listened to. She is 10 years older than me. SuperTram, Police, and Spanish music like Gabinette Caligari: ”Voy camino soria”.

Soria is a gorgeous city in Spain and it made me dream of beautiful cities with rivers and trees.

Also, I was a fan of the music of my brother. He is a teacher, he already made six CDs. He is a singersong writer. His songs have crazy and intense lyrics not always easy to understand. You have to listen to them for couple of times to understand them. When I travelled I always brought cassettes and listen to him with my walkman. I was 20. I still listen to him.

Lana: Now we mixed everything. But it is ok, that is you…

Trini: (Laughing), Yes, that is correct.

Lana: When you work now (dancing) what kind of music do you listen to?

Trini: I work a lot in silence because I like to listen to the sounds that people are making, and sound landscapes. That is music for me and I don’t always need “music”. At the moment I like to work with musicians that are also improvising. For creating performances I have almost never used music that already exists.

Lana: Do you play some instrument?

Trini: Only castanets.

When I am in Spain I listen to Spanish music. For example: Albert Pla and in Germany now I m listening Grizzly Bear,

Beirut and I love Dirty Projectors. I worked with the group in USA…etc.