Music Boxes is a photographic project that revisits the open air stages used for orchestras and concerts during the yearly local festivals in rural Galicia, in northern Spain.
These simple constructions, put in place by the people of each village, served for years as the place of celebration, hosting all types of musical performances and festivals. The project documents these structures and their environment, now disused and in deterioration which in past times were central to the lives and the history of the local people. Now they lie empty and abandoned, having been replaced by modern mobile stages, leaving the spectator only with their imagination to contemplate the activities of which these places were once the heart.
Text and images © Luis Díaz Díaz