been busy

hello, finally got some time to make an update to the website, in digest form: since last year’s spring to this one; – the studio changed city, from Torres Vedras to Lisbon – Boom festival 2012 was great! – been to the Fringe Festival with the JGM company, to show Romeu e Julieta, where I play live electronics, actor’s voice mangling, korg monotron and electric berinbau. Edinburgh its a great city, fantastic nightlife, and during the Fringe the ambient is amazing – did live lights / programming for the Oporto Debandada Optimus with the 5 watts (João Paulo Feliciano, José …

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Optimus Primavera Sound Porto 2012

Got a really cool challenge from João Paulo Feliciano, with José Álvaro Correia, to make the programming for the Optimus Tower @ OPS Porto! it was working this last weekend on the festival days at the beautiful Parque da Cidade do Porto, and the programming was controlling 72 RGB LED bars, 8 columns of lamps, another column of lamps, the neon logo, and a RGB sphere. Everything reactive to live video / audio, and geometry chasers, playable by iPad by the human controller :) the live operators team where Silvia de Sá, Pedro Cabral, José Álvaro Correia, me, and sometimes …

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the boats

[nggallery id=3] photos by André Sier Just got back from a residency in Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura, where the JGM company finished the latest creation, “The Boats”, inspired by the texts of Gil Vicente, famous medieval portuguese writer. In this creation, João invited me and André Sier to create the live music and the generative video, wich we did by following the triptych division of hell, purgatory and glory; hell is played live by me, accompanying the actors/performers with feedback processes, ultra short delay resonance, live looping, sample mangling and some orphion improvisation; purgatory is visualized trough a mystical …

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Wales, Aberystwyth, Lost Kingdoms, Submersed Cities, mixed media labs

I’m enjoying my three weeks residency in Wales, tutoring and participating in a project called Only Connect Lab at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, with fellow artists João Garcia Miguel and André Sier news on that on this blog: http://onlyconnectlab.tumblr.com/ we are working on the matters of researching for new ways of integrating realtime performance and installation situations with high end advanced digital augmentation techniques. the poetic dimension theme is “Mystery Travels” The participants, from an eclectic mix of artistic backgrounds and life experiences, are going trough a process of discovery, philosophical thinking and practical execution of they’re own ideas, as …

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ligeti #3 and #4

Long time no post. Back on the posting, hopefully! here goes two snippets of latest studies around the meta-instrument development, this ones based on the ligeti poly sequencer. Been really busy lately with theatre performances, and video mapping pre-productions, but will try to find some time to keep the blog up!

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PPP #1 – Analog Experimental Jam

Last friday a great jam took place @HOW, joining the stochastic forces of Cage Cabarrett, with the amazing voice of Sara Ribeiro, my own sonic manglings, Francisco Rodrigues voices from the vinyl world, and Neco's (The Fox “Skelectronic”) bass buildups; there were also lots of participation from the audience during the 5.5h long session. Ben San was on the video wheels, and LRTM on the documentation (not always on this order). The gear list was: Mixer Allen&Heath ZED14KENTON pRO200Pro Co Turbo RATIbanez Classic Phaser PH-99Space Echo E301Buddha MachineElectribe EMXElectribe ESXKorg MS20EDP WASPYamaha CS5ARP Axxe MK I Jazz Mutant LemurNord ModularKorg …

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