2021 / 19:10 – 19:30 [gmt] Lisbon

Art’s Birthday 2021 – from O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon

Radio station:                                 RTP Antena 2
Venue/s of the event:                   O’culto da Ajuda, Lisbon 
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Art’s Birthday 2021 – from O’culto da Ajuda in Lisbon

Filipe Esteves – “Barra-a-Barra”
António Ferreira – “Artifake”

Filipe ESTEVES (b.1978) was still a child when he started studying classical piano. In his teens, he became interested in music improvisation and took piano lessons at Escola de Jazz Luís Villas-Boas. After this experience, he became motivated in creating his own compositions. He studied composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with António Pinho Vargas, João Madureira and Luís Tinoco. He also studied electroacoustic music with Carlos Caires and José Luis Ferreira, at the same university.

“Barra-a-Barra” is the third piece of cycle that started two years ago and whose imagery originates in the city of Barreiro (city where I was born and live). “Barra-a-Barra” is the name of an old farm belonging to the parish of Lavradio where a significant part of the Barreirense industry was installed. The piece is inspired by the “soundwalks” I made in that area.

António Ferreira
Antonio FERREIRA (b.1963) was born in Angola of Portuguese parents. Back in Portugal, he studied engineering and become aware of his interest in music and composition using computers. He formalizes this interest by attending Sonology in 1986 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His electroacoustic compositions were selected for presentation in several national (Musica VIVA, Lisbon) and international festivals. He works as a freelance composer and as a consultant in noise pollution and bioacoustics for the Technical University of Lisbon as well as several private companies.

Artifake” is a sound composition using digital art-facts, namely a simulation of a modular system. It points to the fact that art is the lie that speaks truth, beyond simple facts.