Robert Cervera is a London-based artist born in Badalona. He attended the music conservatory in his home town and learned the trumpet (together with Roqui Albero from Versonautas, who are also in this year’s festival). In London he studied fine art and graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture. His recent work bridges the space between sculpture and music, featuring self-made tube instruments (normally used in computer cooling systems) in his audiovisual performances. The title of his performance Ye_soft_pipes/play_on comes from the poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1819) by John Keats. He describes epic mythological scenes with musicians playing flutes (those ‘soft pipes’) and encourages them to play forever – just as if they were a videogame character that never gets tired, always kept cool by those computer pipes.