Huge thanks to Pedro Costa (a busy man!) who took loads of time (and made me coffee!) to chat about his enterprise – the label Clean Feed Records, a label dedicated mostly to creative, contemporary jazz music, a label that Pedro started in Lisbon in 2001.
In his cosy office in Parede (very close to SMUP, indeed) we spoke about his sense of the Portuguese improvised music scene and its development over the last few years as well as his newer label, called Shhpuma, which according to the label’s vision focuses “mainly on the Portuguese creative music scene, but [is] open to releasing vibrant and vital music by committed artists from all over the globe”.
Thanks to Clean Feed and Pedro for taking the time to chat !
Great pleasure to be back at Sonoscopia, Porto where Gustavo Costa organised a whole bunch of improvisers to talk to. And… we had the pleasure to have lunch in Felipe Silva’s newly opened vegetarian/vegan restaurant.
Edited videos will be archived on the Video Tab.
Entrance of Sonoscopia
Managed to do a short workshop at Nova University (CESEM) on the 14th October 2016. Great to feel that it’s something the music curriculum could actually integrate and I do think it’s needed. Maybe the students will start their own group.
There was already quite a bit of expertise there.
Great to hear the first bits of improvised on-goings at yesterday’s Sonoscopia festival – indeed the ‘shortest summer festival’ entitled “Noise” which celebrates, organised noise, underground and DIY culture.
Entrance of Sonoscopia
6 August 2016 Noise festival
Outdoor performance space @Noise Festival 2016
Instruments and Tools @ Sonoscopia
Set in a quaint, almost covert, building in Porto in Rua da Prelada (No.33 – yes, you need to ring the doorbell to gain access!), the collective of artists has an incredibly beautiful set-up, with lots of outdoor space where listeners can chill on hammocks and cushions, several performance areas plus office space and kitchen facilities.
Sonoscopia is a platform for producing, creating, and promoting sound based projects; they research sound in its widest sense while linking with other disciplines including visual arts, literature, dance and theatre.
At yesterday’s “Noise” festival vegetarian cooking, steak sandwiches, lots of chilled beers and experimental drinks accompanied this varied programme of sounds and electronics:
17:00 – Preto Marfim (pt)
17:30 – Rui Faustino & Shadow Man & Pedro Branco (pt)
18:00 – Ricardo Webbens (pt)
18:30 – Bezbog (pt)
19:00 – Alexandre Soares & Pedro Oliveira (pt)
20:00 – Rita Braga (pt)
20:30 – Sukitoa O Namau (fr)
21:00 – Marcelo dos Reis & Luís Vicente & Onno Govaert & Kristjan Martinsson (pt/nl/is)
21:30 – Artur Vidal (es)
Although a beer swimming pool had been aimed for (!), plenty of artists’ tables with cassette tapes, drawings, T-shirts alongside a great BBQ, golf clubs and a highly interested music crowd, listening attentively throughout, made up for it.