Access the radio projects developed by artists, researchers and collectives invited to this ninth edition of EIRA. Also listen to their conversations with members of OSSO.
João Pimenta Gomes (born in Lisbon, 1989) is a visual artist and musician who lives and works in Lisbon. In his artistic practice, he explores references mainly related to music and delves into the relationships between space and the body through the manipulation of modular synthesizers, images, videos, and objects, creating encounters between the analog and the digital, the sensory and the conceptual. His work also falls within the realm of performance, where the artist expands these relationships and encounters, involving the viewer as well. When viewers interact with his pieces, they observe the process of creating the musical idea, making the body – in its approach, distance, mutation, or shaping – a fundamental element of its existence.
Some of his notable exhibitions include the group exhibition Esfíngico Frontal (Curated by Germano Dushá), Mendes Wood DM Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2023; Poly-Free, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, Lisbon, 2022; Clouds, Kunstraum Botschaft, Berlin, 2021; Trabalho de Inverno, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, 2021, as a member of the group Matéria Simples, with whom he also created A Ilha de Calipso, Appleton Garage, Lisbon, 2020; and Micro Ressonâncias (Appleton Box, Lisbon, 2020). Among his recent performances, notable ones include Glissando II, Mendes Wood DM Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, 2023; Poly Free – Reamping, MAAT, Lisbon, 2022; Alto Mar / Metavox, Palácio Nacional de Belém, Lisbon, 2022; Doppelganger III, Sound & Future, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, 2022; Doppelganger VII, Lux Frágil, Lisbon, 2022.
Crónica is a publishing house dedicated to experimental, computational music, and sound art, founded in 2003 in Porto. Crónica serves as a platform that showcases works from creators of various nationalities and diverse practices. Their catalog includes nearly two hundred releases in various formats, ranging from CDs and cassettes to books, art editions, and purely digital formats. Over the years, they have organized multiple events, radio programs, and a podcast that was active for over a decade. All these activities are part of an experimental curatorial and editorial practice led by Miguel Carvalhais and Pedro Tudela, who have been collaborating on the project @c since 2000. In this collaboration, they have developed performances, compositions, and sound installations. Pedro Tudela is a visual and sound artist, as well as an assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). Miguel Carvalhais is a designer, musician, and associate professor in the Department of Design at FBAUP. Crónica is an extension of this artistic collaboration, which frequently intersects various creative disciplines.
Live music at OSSO. These two concerts will be broadcasted on FM 89.6 MHz (São Gregório and surrounding areas) and streaming on this player.
Tâmaras by MATÉRIA SIMPLES | 19h00
“Tâmaras” is the name of the performative piece by the artist group MATÉRIA SIMPLES, in residence between March and April, centered around seven variations of the ancient instrument, Sistrum.
The performative piece, which was the central work of this residency period at OSSO, revives the sound of these ancient instruments, articulating them in brief polyrhythmic cycles on the threshold of music and acoustic experience. These cycles overlap and shimmer over another sonic space with a different density and quality (pre-recorded sounds, violin, mellotron, synthesizer, etc.). Thus, two sonic movements converge.
Catarina Silva: Sistrum Construction.
David Maranha: Violin, Sistrum, Recordings
João Pimenta Gomes: Mellotron, Sistrum.
Pedro Tropa: Sistrum, Synthesizer, and Recordings.
Teresa Santos: Sistrum, Recordings, and Photographic Projection.
Tabula Sonorum | 21h00
Tabula Sonorum Duo
Bart van Dongen – piano
Gonçalo Almeida– Double Bass
Portuguese double bassist Gonçalo Almeida, based in the Netherlands, joins forces with Dutch pianist Bart van Dongen to form the duo Tabula Sonorum. In this project, where improvised music is strongly influenced by minimalism, the piano and double bass are explored through a wide range of preparations, challenging the conventional use of the instruments and creating a highly distinctive musical sequence, almost hypnotic in nature.
OSSO in conversation with the director of the Caldas da Rainha Arts Center, José Antunes.
Audio will be available shortly.