TOMARA is Filipe C. Monteiro’s musical project, a songwriter, producer and filmmaker based in Lisbon. The debut LP “FAVOURITE GHOST” was released on September 2017. With a folk root, “Favourite Ghost” addresses “the ghosts we have and that, somehow, lose weight when they are accepted.” On stage had been also Márcia and Carminho. Filipe C. Monteiro – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards; Rui Freie – vocals, drums; João Gil – guitar, keyboards; Daniel Mestre – viola braguesa; Sérgio Pires – bass. You can follow Tomara here.
The music from Ólafur Arnalds is soft and fragile. The mere act of breathing can feel like an intrusion. Like a dream of soundscapes, the music floats ghostly from the stage: two semi-generative self-playing pianos developed by Ólafur and his team, a string quartet and the occasional rush of percussion, all suspended on a sublimely tender blue light show. Arnalds is incredibly warm and engaging. He picks up the microphone with his hands to speak and his humility shines through. The evening ended with Lag Fyrir Ömmu (Song For Grandma) a song he wrote upon her passing, followed by silence, complete and breathless … Continued
Márcia is a Portuguese singer-songwriter (b. 1982). She plays since the age of 13 and debuted in 2009 with the EP “Márcia” (Optimus Discos). Her first album “Dá” was released on 2010 (re-edited on November 2011), “Casulo”, the second album, was released on 2013 and “Quarto Crescente” on 2015. The latest album “Vai e vem” was edited last year (2018). Her harmonic melodies have an influence of pop rock, indie and folk music. She sings with her soul and spreads her beautiful voice through space … and we vibrate with it, by resonance. Vocals, guitar: Márcia Santos Guitar, pedal steel: Filipe Monteiro Guitar: … Continued
Best Youth is a Portuguese duo from Portugal (Porto) formed in 2011 by Rocha Gonçalves (Ed Rocha) and Catarina Salinas (Kate), whose sound could be described as clash between electronic indie rock and dream pop. Discography: Winterlies (EP, 2011), Highway Moon (LP, 2015), Cherry Domino (LP, 2018). You can find more about best youth here and here.
O Teatro Diogo Bernardes acolheu no passado dia 23 de Fevereiro a coreografia “Tristão e Isolda” da autoria de Nélia Pinheiro, a Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Évora. O projeto, sublinhou a companhia, apresenta, numa linguagem multidisciplinar, “uma viagem sensorial própria” que tem como “indutores as grandes questões” abordadas no clássico e que interessam à coreógrafa trabalhar, atualmente, como “a irracionalidade, o desejo, a dependência do ser humano perante o amor, a mulher (uma descida à sua condição feminina e erótica),” (LUSA, 2018). Podem seguir o trabalho da Companhia de Dança Contemporânea de Évora aqui e aqui. FICHA TÉCNICA: TRISTÃO E ISOLDA … Continued
“Artes Plásticas Tradicionais e Artes Digitais – O Discurso da (Des) Ordem” “Nesta época de transição tecnológica, a afirmação das tecnologias virtuais encontra-se cada vez mais presente na criação artística, sendo que as linguagens de comunicação atuais transvasaram as previsões da crítica a ponto de as deixar pouco afirmativas quanto à previsibilidade futura do conceito de qualidade, face aos mercados e às coleções de arte. Em 1985 afirmava-se que o vídeo já era uma forma de arte, depois das experiências de ANDY WARHOL, apoiadas por um mercado elitista que dominou a promoção da pintura americana sobretudo a partir dos finais … Continued
“We are many at the same time.” Virginia Woolf’s novel “Orlando – A biography” was the creative impetus for the projet’s conception. CERNE is the result of a research regarding Orlando’s character, emming from clothing. The costumes – a starting point for scenic creation -interpret the various temporal, spatial, and emotional in ances that run through Orlando. Searching the clothing for the possibility of transformation, different readings are created on the body, appearance, image and identity, thus emphasising the costume’s expressive features. Project Production\Co-creation and Costumes: Hugo Bonjour; Co-creation and Interpretation: Joana Mont ‘Alverne; Photography: Rebeca Bonjour; Video: Adriana Romero … Continued
PERFORMED BY BARTOSZ OSTROWSKI The walkie_talkie solo dance perfor- mance focuses on translating the virtual communication into a physical and sen- sual experience. It is an exercise in pur- suit of nding the virtual body, in a space which emerges between the performer and the audience. In exploring text and body movement it looks for their new modern relationship, asking_ What is the highe resolution in which one can talk with another?
Patrick Watson (b. 1979) is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and film composer based in Montreal (Canada). His music, once subtle and dramatic, full of atmospheric tension and anchored by his stunning and hypnotic falsetto, is as a mix of indie rock and classical music, with intermittent influences of cabaret, folk, jazz and soul. In a recent interview, Watson, a self-confessed Debussy and Ravel enthusiast, said he wishes to give his listeners goose-bumps, and that he wants to make something “really touching, using whatever tools that allow you to do that.” His first album, Waterproof9, was released in 2001. In 2003 released Just Another Ordinary … Continued
La Force, the solo project of the Canadian indie collective Broken Social Scene vocalist Ariel Engle toured in support of Patrick Watson concerts. With their guitars and loops, a crystal clear and warm voice, her performance included the nine tracks of her self-titled debut album (released September, 2018), fitted with an intelligent and subtle humor. You can know more about La Force here.