Niño de Elche
Francisco Contreras, Niño de Elche, is an undisciplined and ex-flamenco artist who has managed to combine in his different artistic proposals genres such as flamenco, free improvisation, krautrock or electronic, electro-acoustic or contemporary music with poetry, performance, dance or theatre.
In addition to his 13 recordings, he has published four books. He has collaborated with artists such as Angélica Liddell, Rosalía, Ernesto Artillo, María Muñoz, Rocío Molina, Raül Refree and C. Tangana, among others. Tangana, among others. He was one of the Spanish artists invited to Documenta 14 under the proposal “La farsa monea” together with the artists Pedro G. Romero and Israel Galván. He starred in the film “Niños somos todos” by the director Sergi and the filmmakers Marc Sempere and Leire Apellániz made “Canto cósmico”, a film based on his life and work. For the Collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía he developed the work “Auto Sacramental Invisible, a sound performance based on Val del Omar”.