Music: Pedro Alcalde / Sergio Caballero
Organist: Juan de la Rubia
Instrument: Blancafort Organ at the Collbató Church, Montserrat
Choreographer: Nacho Duato
Set: Nacho Duato
Costumes: Lydia Delgado
Lighting: Brad Fields

Premiered by the Compañía Nacional de Danza (CND)
Venue: Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid
Date: 20th March 2009

Cobalto is a reflection on eroticism. The original idea explicitly expressed the desire to avoid clichés and to address the issue from the perspective of its abstract psychological process.

“Blue is holy and pornographic, demure and obscene. Cobalt blue is the ultimate example of this bipolarity. Cobalt blue is, of all colours, that of the hidden tradition, of the unconscious story.”
Albert Gonzalo – text

Cobalto is a piece written for organ. The instrument is used without reference to its cultural and musical tradition. The different registers and mechanisms were treated with special attention: trackers sound, keys pressed halfway, the sound of the stop knobs and combination system and on and off of the electric wind system.

Organ, using extended playing techniques, and electronics



20-03-2009 Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid Spain 9
29-04-2009 Palacio Festivales Santander Spain 2
15-05-2009 Festspielhaus St. Pölten Austria 2
19-05-2009 Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg Germany 2
23-06-2009 Teatro Kursaal San Sebastian Spain 2
09-07-2009 Naves del Español Madrid Spain 4
06-10-2009 Teatro Cervantes Malaga Spain 2
30-10-2009 Gran Teatro Falla Cádiz Spain 2
10-11-2009 Stadsschouwburg Groningen Holland 1
03-12-2009 Teatro San Martín Buenos Aires Argentina 4
26-01-2010 Graf-Zeppelin-Haus Friedrichshafen Germany 1
29-01-2010 Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen Germany 2
02-02-2010 Opernhaus Bonn Germany 1
04-02-2010 Stadttheater Fürth Germany 3
09-03-2010 Scène Nationale Narbonne France 1
12-03-2010 Théâtre De L’Olympia Arcachon France 1
02-04-2010 Le Comédie Valence France 1
22-04-2010 Meany Hall Seattle USA 3
27-04-2010 The Granada Center Santa Barbara USA 1
29-04-2010 Yerba Buena Center San Francisco USA 3
Total performances 47