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@ C / Vitor Joaquim / DJ Pure

28 Apr 2005 - 22:00

@ C

Working together since 2000, @c started
as a trio and later shrank to a duo that ocasionally re-expands to an
audiovisual trio when performing with the Austrian artist Lia.
The musical work of @c is developed in the cross-section of three
complimentary approaches to sound art and electronic music: algorithmic
composition, concrete sounds and improvisation. If on one hand their
compositions are usually built around strong structural foundations,
it's also common that multiple bits are freed from these structures
when integrated into the sound work, contributing to the settling of
elaborate strategies of deconstruction. Improvisation, either in
dialogue or discussion, is central to @c's performances, as is the will
to create open compositions and to nurture ongoing processes that
digitally amplify sound realities. The creation of cross-links between
referrals and memories plays with the balance between reconnaissance
and abstraction. Pedro Tudela is a plastic artist and a musician and
teaches at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts,
University of Porto (FBAUP). Miguel Carvalhais is a designer and
musician and teaches at the Design Department of FBAUP. Since 2000,
they cooperatively run the media label Crónica.

Vitor Joaquim

Vitor Joaquim started performing improvised music in 1982 with
Emidio Buchinho. For some years he studied cinema and produced sound
for cinema, and video, while also working as a video director. He first
started composing for dance in 1989 at the Lisbon Dance Company (CDL)
with Mark Haim that would later take his work to the Coogan Dancers
from Munich. Since then, Vitor Joaquim has been composing for dance,
theater, cinema, video, installations and multimedia, having worked
with such creators as: Andreas Stocklein, Mónica Calle, Mark Haim, Vera
Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, Maria João Pires, Álvaro Correia, Luis Fonseca,
Vitor Garcia, Guillermo W. Molina, Sónia Rocha, Sandro Aguilar,
Stephanie Tiersch, Teresa Ranieri, Marija Stamancovich and Rui Horta
among others. With Rui Horta he created the music for “Pixel”, “LP” and
integrated: “Rugas”, “Blind spot” and several other works from Rui.
In 1997 his release “Tales From Chaos”, as Free Field (ananana label)
is considered by the portuguese newspaper Público as one of the 10
fundamental records of Portuguese electronic music. In 1998,
composed the music for the Sensations Maker of the three official
CD-ROM’s of Lisbon's EXPO 98 under the title "Blue Trilogy", and
becomes a member of the Electronic Music Foundation.
He is teaching and coordinating audiovisuals at Restart -School of Creativity and New Technology in Lisbon.