Project Description

    30 Microseconds in Apnea
    30 Microseconds in apnea was born of an exploration on the characteristics of the theorbo, exploring them with the utilization of electronic resources. The music played by the theorbo becomes immersed throughout the work, changing to the point of complete transformation, entering a state of apnea.

    João Ferreira, lute
    Born in Póvoa de Varzim in 1985, João Ferreira started his musical studies of violin in the Municipal School of Music in Póvoa de Varzim with Filipe Macau and, after having continued them with several teachers and completed grade 4, he enrolled in an open course with Leonel Fernandes. In 2001 he participated in several music exchanges between the school’s orchestra of Póvoa de Varzim and the Academies of Liége e Warreme as well as in diverse seminars in the north of Portugal. Afterwards, he attended the Classical Guitar Course completing grade 5 in the class of Carlos Cunha. From 2007 to 2009 he taught music by integrating an extra curricular activities program for primary school students. In 2009 he started his lute studies with Hugo Sanches. Currently he is completing his graduation in Early Music, variant Lute, in Porto’s Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE) with professor Ronaldo Lopes. He has participated in the project “Sesquialtera”, a curricular activity included in the Early Music Course which focuses on the Portuguese Renaissance repertoire and within this project he has performed in several concerts and recordings in some emblematic Portuguese churches and monasteries.

    Nádia Carvalho, electronic
    Born in 1994, Nádia Carvalho began her musical studies in 2005 at Academia de Música de Costa Cabral, in the saxophone class of Gilberto Bernardes. Later, as teachers, she would have Guilherme Bogas, André Ramos and Francisco Ferreira with whom she finished her 8th grade in 2012. As part of the normal cycle of musical studies, which she made complementing the 12th year in science and technology, Nadia frequented the class of Analysis and Composition Techniques taught by Diana Ferreira in which she showed an early interest in the compositional area. In 2012, she ends this cycle of studies in the class of Daniel Moreira. At the moment, she is attending the degree in composition at Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo of Instituto Politécnico do Porto (ESMAE / IPP) where she is studying with Dimitris Andrikopoulos, among others. As a complement, she also attends the integrated Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). In addition to this, she continues to maintain an activity as a saxophonist, being a member of Banda Filarmónica da Foz do Douro and Orchestra of the Music Workshop of FEUP, besides collaborating regularly with the Wind Orchestra of AMCC.

    Porto Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), Portugal
    Porto’s Superior School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE), belonging to the Porto’s Polytechnic Institute (IPP) emerged (1994), after the extinction of the Superior School of Music, with intention to widen its offer of graduation courses to other artistic areas beyond music. Nowadays, ESMAE encloses three departments: Music (instrument, singing, composition, early music, jazz, production and music technologies); Theatre and Visual Arts.ESMAE has developed varied partnerships in order to give a chance to its students to show their work, off campus through concerts and festivals.
    ESMAE has nearly 830 students and 140 teachers. ESMAE has got more than 90 cooperation agreements with international institutions and has been taking part in European projects since 2003;active partner in AEC and ELIA (performing arts european associations), in several ERASMUS IPs such as Operamedia, IICS, SACS, La Follia, Phoenix and promoter of several national and international festivals like HARMOS festival, IRI and SET.