Juan Fran Cabrera plays the violin, prepared violin and flute. Furthermore, within his performative career, he includes other fields such as visual and sonic art. Cabrera’s versatility, interdisciplinarity, and interest in different music genres allow him to keep an active and broad artistic career not only within academic scopes but also in more underground arenas.
Since childhood, creativity has been a strong point in Cabrera’s life. He started developing his painting skills at the age of 4, being since then in different schools, discovering the visual world. Later he got the specialization in other fields such as photography, graphic design and visual arts, in which he has been working since then.
Cabrera’s interest in all kinds of art took him as well to the music world. As a musician, he has been learning always in music schools, but as well he was fully influenced by the culture which surrounded him, the Andalusian culture, the folk music of southern Spain, the flamenco culture, etc. Altogether with his music education in institutions such as the Conservatoire “Salvador Segui” in Castellón (Spain) or the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, turned him into an open-minded musician and artist.
In 2016, he moved to Estonia, where he has been living since then, developing his career around violin performance and audiovisual art. His work is focused on research and exploration, carrying out several artistic projects on diverse topics such as new techniques in the instrument, the use of the visuality in performance or humans as an installation, among others. You can find in Juan Fran’s works many references to his interdisciplinarity and artistic personality since these are not only sound-based but also exploring visuality and time-consciousness, as well as other psychological and performative aspects.