the artists 2020
3 july until 18 september
24 July |
Singer, double-bassist and composer Fuensanta Méndez was born and raised in the water forest of Veracruz (Mexico) to an artistic family of books and dance, surrounded by traditional Latin-American and contemporary classical music. She decided to become a singer at 13 and started writing poetry at 15. Her career developed in improvised music.
Fuensanta graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Amsterdam jazz studies, and was granted Jóvenes Creadores for composition from FONCA in 2019. The debut of her songs in PCJC 2016 brought the 1st place, North Sea Jazz prize and a springboard to play them around Europe and Mexico.
Refined-colourful or raw-avant-garde, her music holds melody as a monolith. In this solo project, Fuensanta sings the words and music off her guts with no more accompaniment than her double bass, presenting an honest and intimate rendition of beautiful and brutal life.