Access the radio projects developed by artists, researchers and collectives invited to this fifth edition of EIRA. Also listen to their conversations with members of OSSO.
My residency (EIRA #5) will be a period of reflection and sound composition for a new project I am developing “Liquid Transfers”. This project presents a deep and complex investigation about some plants that we can find in Portugal and the relations between intersectional feminism, ecology, decolonization of botany and reproductive justice in order to critique current gender norms and structures and radically imagine them in a more inclusive and sustainable future. I am interested in giving visibility (through listening) to the oppressed genealogies of ancestral knowledge and oral tradition and molecular genetics as a mode of creation, inclusion and resistance.
Conversation between Ricardo Jacinto, Nuno Torres and Nuno Morão with Diana Policarpo | 14.08.21
Diana Policarpo (Lisboa, 1986) vive e trabalha entre Lisboa e Londres.
Studied music at the National Conservatory of Music in Lisbon, graduated in Visual Arts at the School of Art and Design (ESAD) and has a Masters in Visual Arts (MFA) from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is a visual artist and composer, currently developing her artistic activity between visual arts, electroacoustic music and multimedia performance.
Her work investigates popular culture, health, gender politics and interspecies relations, juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as a tactile material within the social construction of esoteric ideology.
Recent solo exhibitions and screenings include TBA21 (SP), Kunsthall Trondheim (NO), Galeria Municipal Porto (PT), Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia (PT), CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais (PT), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), GNRation (PT), Kunsthall Oslo (NO), Galeria Lehmann+ Silva (PT), Kunstverein Leipzig (DE), Galeria Francisco Fino (PT), Kunsthall Baden-Baden (DE), Whitechapel Gallery (UK), Xero, Kline & Coma (UK), Nottingham Contemporary (UK), Institute of Contemporary Arts (UK) and LUX – Moving Image (UK). She was the winner of the EDP Foundation New Artists Award 2019.
For this edition of EIRA the collective presents a series of concerts from its programme, with deferred broadcast: NUN, a project by Petr Vrba and Michal Zbořil, two members of the Czech improvisation collective IQ + 1; Rodrigo Amado who presents the result of a long musical reflection dedicated to the research and exploration of classical materials; Lisbon Berlin Quartet a German and Portuguese collaboration group with a new formation: Luís Lopes, Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernâni Faustino and João Valinho, presents their new album “Sinister Hypnotization” (Clean Feed Records).
NUN concert, recorded on 26.06.2021, at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha
Rodrigo Amado concert, recorded on 04.07.2021, at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha
Lisbon Berlin Quartet concert, recorded on 14.07.2021, at Igreja do Espírito Santo, Caldas da Rainha
Grémio Caldense (2015) is an informal group based in Caldas da Rainha, dedicated to the promotion of cultural events of an artistic nature. Operating since May 2015 and with a practically biweekly periodicity, until now, this group has organized about one hundred and fifty events of an essentially alternative nature, differentiated between concerts, independent edition fairs, cinema and poetry sessions, performances and visual arts exhibitions. With no fixed space for its activities, it operates in a variety of spaces in the city, from museums to reused public spaces, from the most conventional to the most improvised, with several partners with whom it has collaborated, public institutions, private entities and other associative groups.Due to the very balanced presence between national and foreign artists in its program, the group has placed Caldas da Rainha on an international circuit linked to contemporary and independent artistic culture.
Unfolding in a programme of installations, performances and concerts, Invasor Abstracto is a OSSO colectivo project with the participation of Matilde Meireles, Nuno Morão, Nuno Torres, Pedro Tropa, Ricardo Jacinto e Rita Thomaz which is proposed as a space for reflection, creation and collective presentation. In its various iterations, the creative territories of each author intersect in imagined journeys between their creative centre (Aldeia de São Gregório, Caldas da Rainha), other distant places and the spaces and communities that host them.
Invasor Abstracto Invasor Abstracto is the nomad expression of a collective whose artistic work operates on a notion of territory, with a focus on its aesthetic and political implications on the construction of temporary communities.
Music, drawing, photography, sound, sculpture, video and performance establish (through their singularities and hybridizations) a network of dialogues between the 6 members and the different places occupied by them.
In this edition of EIRA, Invasor Abstract will be in residence, preparing its programme for Teatro do Bairro Alto that will take place between 20 September and 23 October this year.
Invasor Abstracto, live broadcast | 13.08.21
Invasor Abstracto with Diana Policarpo, live broadcast | 14.08.21
Luscofusco collective will perform a radio broadcast that will be circular.
This act is sonically amorphous, experimental, electronic and original.
Conversation between Nuno Morão, Nuno Torres and Ricardo Jacinto with LuscoFusco members | 12.08.21
LuscoFusco live broadcast | 12.08.21
“Luscofusco is an independent artist collective based in Portugal.
We produce multi-artistic events related to music, visual arts, multimedia and performance, while also working as a record label for electronic and experimental music.
Our main goal is to promote emerging artists, as well as some of the values associated with DIY culture.
Therefore we want to create an environment that helps embryonic projects to grow.
This is the combination of our constant need to find new ways to enrich the electronic music scene (and everything that comes with it) and, the development of a platform made by artists and projects that help each other and enable the creation of a new experimental era.
Nationally, from dance music to more experimental projects.
Luscofusco is not your traditional record label. Our goal, more than releasing content in which we see value, is to create bridges between artists with different forms of expression, allowing them to come together and share their roots. Made by artists for artists.”
Sinais de fumo
Radio broadcasting from Sonoscopia, in Porto, based on remote connections and communications between structures, collectives and entities whose aesthetic and operational affinity serves as a conductor for the maintenance of an independent artistic circuit. Around a concert, broadcast in real time, and an amplified round table, questions are raised and possible answers are sought.
Ka Baird: voz, flauta e electrónica
Artur Vidal: saxofone
Conversa e selecção musical:
Ka Baird, Gustavo Costa, Alberto Lopes, João Ricardo, Eduarda Andresen, Artur Vidal, Rodrigo Cardoso e Patrícia Caveiro.
Sinais de Fumo, Live from Sonoscopia | 10.08.2021
Sonoscopia is an association for the creation, production and promotion of artistic and educational projects mainly focused on the areas of experimental music and sound research.
+ info: www.sonoscopia.pt