Art’s Birthday live from O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon – Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble: Portuguese Music for ensemble and electronics
Radio station: RTP Antena 2
Venue/s of the event: O’culto da Ajuda
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Live performance at O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon by Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble performing recent Portuguese mixed music
Asper – Ricardo Ribeiro
Gárgulas d’Arga – Ângela Lopes
Variações sobre Glosas – António de Sousa Dias
Equilíbrio – Gonçalo Gato
Sonderart des Kreisens II – Ka’mi
Pedro Carneiro – conductor
Sílvia Cancela – flute
Nuno Pinto – clarinet
Vítor Vieira – violin
Luís André Ferreira – cello
Elsa Silva – piano
Ricardo Ribeiro, Ângela Lopes, António de Sousa Dias, Gonçalo Gato, Ka’mi – electronics
This Art’s Birthday 2019 will be a performance by extraordinary Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble formed by astounding instrumentalists that brings us several pieces for ensemble and electronics by several Portuguese composers exploring the relationships between traditional orchestra instruments and electronics. This concert will feature conductor Pedro Carneiro and also the presence of all composers whom will be in charge of the electronic parts for each of their own works.
Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble
The Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble is an innovative contemporary music ensemble in the European new music scene. Its core structure is the permanent combination of 5 acoustic instruments (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) with electronics relying on the Miso Studio’s technical expertise.
The Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble’s repertoire covers some of the most important works for ensemble up to 5 and 8 instruments of the 20th and 21st centuries. One of the key features of this project is the commission of new works, hence encouraging the strong and vibrant development of contemporary chamber music with electronics, with a special attention given to Portuguese creation.
The Sond’Ar-te Electric Ensemble composed by a young generation pool of exceptional musicians with individual careers as soloists, has gained since his premiere in September 2007 an outstanding technical level and is already a reference in Portugal and abroad. In addition to its concert circulation around Portugal, Paris, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, City of London Festival, Seoul, Tokyo and Berlin, the Sond’Ar-te is strongly involved in media music theatre projects, in the development of educational activities such as the Forum for Young Composers and nurturing new audiences by presenting special programmes for children..