It’s that wonderful tale of 1001 Nights where Ali Baba’s greedy brother Kasim knows the entrance but forgot the key. In hotels today it often happens the other way round. We have the key but don’t remember the door to it. Something that Toni Toledo frequently experienced when he was traveling. As a musician he was always absorbed with his gigs and didn’t pay much attention to the hotel room he was staying in. But the plain keycards wouldn’t tell him when he returned late at night.
So he got used to taking a picture of his room number every time he checked into another hotel. A simple, yet perfect solution to his problem. Over more than ten years, Toni accumulated hundreds of those photographs. Each of them reminding him not only of a certain room, a hotel and a city but of a concert where he played with his band. The exhibition “Las Puertas de Toledo” at Bar Rita now presents a choice of them, linking the pictures with his music. A QR-code at the bottom of each leads you to a youtube clip of the respective concert.
So put on your headphones and set out on an intimate sound journey. Passing from one picture to the next, curious for the music, it’s a bit like in those rare music stores. Where you wear big headphones and listen to precious vinyl records. Feeling how music opens the door to your heart and soul.
Toni Toledo has played the drums in different bands and with various musicians, among them Sexy Sadie, Amaral and Iván Ferreiro. At a concert in Madrid he met Belén Larraz. Together they founded Muvon Palma, the first carsharing company on Mallorca.
The exhibition „Las Puertas de Toledo“ at Bar Rita runs until October 15.