Composed of two graduate students in Music Production and Technologies, being that each one of them has a solid background in music analysis and performance, this group aims to deliver an experience in Mondim which will translate the most important elements of the region into sound and music. Each member of the group has a particular strength to contribute to the project, music theory, engineering and programming. Having collaborated in the past in a sound art project, Porto Sonoro, the group’s members are active around the country, working with sound live and in studio, performing on stage, and in audio investigation environments as well.
Hugo Ribeiro, alumni
Graduated in Music Production and Technologies, Hugo Ribeiro has been working with sound art and audio systems programming for the last four years. With a heavy background in music performing, theory and production, Hugo is currently involved in an investigation project regarding virtual stage acoustics, as well as working in live and studio sound engineering. Having performed around the Iberian Peninsula with experimental and improvised music, Hugo’s main focus is the development of new sonorities in the digital domain.
Sérgio Silva, alumni
Graduated in Psychology, and in Music Production and Technologies, Sérgio Alves has been working in music and sound art for the last years. Having been involved in two investigations projects, regarding music education, and Psychology of art and music during his Psychology degree, Sérgio Alves has been working in music production, and in music for audiovisuals for a few years now. Parallel to this, has been performing in diverse musical genres, from electronic music, to pop, funk or jazz.
Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo, Portugal
The Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), belonging to the Polytechnic Institute of the Porto, emerged, after the extinction of the Superior School of Music, with intention to widen its offer of graduation courses to other artistic areas beyond music.
Thus, constituted in December of 1994, the ESMAE, nowadays, encloses three departments: Music, where if it offers degrees in the most various areas, such as instrument, singing, composition, ancient music, jazz, production and music technologies; the Theatre department, that is responsible for the education in branches such as: interpretation, scene direction, cenography, figurines and lightning and sound and the Photo, Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia department.
As a School of Performance Arts, ESMAE gives a particular importance to the performances and exhibitions of its pupils, since this is an essential complement in order to achieve their courses objectives. These performances have as principal aim the promotion of a strong and permanent contact between the young actors and musicians and its future public, which by these means can have the chance of knowing them and learning how to appreciate them. In this context, ESMAE has a Concert Coffee and the Theatre Helena Sá Costa, which are the stages of a great part of the performances of students of this school.
Furthermore, ESMAE has developed varied partnerships in order to give a chance to its students to show their work, off campus through concerts of chamber music and orchestra, in Serralves, Quinta da Bonjóia and the Coliseu do Porto, among others. ESMAE has, currently, about 710 students and 80 teachers and already graduated five hundred artists and musicians.