Tuesday, January 26, 2016

serra da estrela diaries #00: artistic residency in Portugal

On February 2016, I start an artistic residency in Portugal to write a new mixed electroacoustic work, blending acoustic musical instruments with electronic sounds. 

In a project funded by the Ibermúsicas, I will be hosted by the Festival Dias de Música Eletroacústica, based in Conservatório de Música de Seia, a small town in the heart of the Serra da Estrela mountains. Despite its diminute size, Seia displays an intense musical life. Collaborating with local instrumentalists in the conception of the new work and creating the electroacoustic part of the piece in the institution's octophonic studio will be complemented with the chance to mingle in the local musical scene, showing around some of my work as a composer in concerts, talks and workshops.

Right away in the first week of my stay I play in the Festival DME 26|44, which takes place from 6th to 9th February and unites an interesting team of artists: Antez (FR), Steve Hubbacke (UK), the João Pais Filipe, Gustavo Costa and Henrique Fernandes (PT), as well as Agustin Castilla-Ávila (SP).

In February 5th, I speak in the EIMAD - Encontro de Investigação em Música, Artes e Design about "The reivindication of the body in musical composition", in which I discuss aspects of musical composition involving the body and comment on my recent work.
During this residency, this website will be used to post news about the new work's creative process and other musical adventures in Portugal. More news are soon to come.

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