Ebba Rohweder - Invernadero de Cristal de la Arganzuela
Invernadero de Cristal de la Arganzuela
On the right hand of the clock of Matadero Madrid, lies the ancient “potatoes building” designed in the early twentieth century by the architect Luis Bello y González. The greenhouse is, along with a few railway stations, one of the few examples of iron architecture of the nineteenth century that are still in place.
The third guest of our cycle Palabras Habladas is the video artist, performer and flutist Ebba Rohweder. She invites us to spend a pleasant hour, surrounded by plants in the Crystal Palace of Arganzuela.
Ebba Rohweder is a graduate of the Folkwang Conservatory Essen (Germany) and has specialized since then in experimental music. She has over 20 years of experience in free improvisation. Since 2004 she is a member of the Orchestra “Musicalibre” and “FOCUS”. She has organized the International Festival of Improvisation” Hurta Cordel 2005-08” in Casa Encendida. She is the founder of the Company “... Más música – live improvisation at silent movies” at Circulo de Bellas Artes. She has worked with musicians such as Wade Matthews, Ingar Zach, Alessandra Rombola, Gregory Kazaroff, Ute Völker and Javier Paxariño, and artists such as Eva and Johanna Lootz Speidel.
The Crystal Palace of the Arganzuela was built between 1908 and 1928, and refurbished in 1992 as a greenhouse. It has an area of7,100 square meters, under a cast iron structure. The original roof was converted in a glass structure to make it suitable to its actual use: that of a botanical museum, following the example in greenhouses in European cities like Vienna or London. The greenhouse is divided into four areas representing different climate zones of the planet.