Project Description

    This project reflects on the fast pace with which transforms the natural landscape, overlooking the natural spaces, instead of feeding the urban machine that interferes with the natural environment, but more than that, transforms and rebuids our social parameters. The growth of cities, although dynamic and diverse, is increasing to an intensive space, which means an incessant demand for residential areas, industrial areas, service areas and transport networks, supressing cultures and forcing the natural landscapes. The result arises from the merge of visual and auditorial sensories, redrawing the image of the nature by use of mechanics and technology, resulting in a device that recreates the organic movement of the trees and the noise of their environment.

    Carlos Neves
    He studied in a technical cours of design at the Escola Secundaria Camilo Castelo Branco. Concluded a degree in Stage Design at Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo (2013) and was awarded with a Merit Diplom of for outstanding performance in 2010/11 from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. In 2013 he received a scholarship from the Scientific Research and Development Center under the I&D project known as “Design and Sustainability – The Exploration of materials characteristics to develop visual imagery of the performing art.” Still in this research project, he collaborated with Hélder Maia in the exhibition named “The Three cosmonauts,” which included the SET festival program in 2013. In the area of scenography he worked with Sara Erlingsdotter at the Opera-Happening, “The Fairy Queen in Tibães”, with Ana Luena in “Metamorphosis” with Nuno M Cardoso in “Morire di Classe”, Howard Gayton in “Commedia dell’Arte Lost and Found.”
    As a set designer he collaborates with Confederação-Núcleo de Investigação Teatral and was assistant scenographer of Hélder Maia in the opera “Dialogues of Fear,” directed by João Enriques.


    Tiago Ralha
    Tiago Ralha (1990) began his musical studies in 1993 at the Cultural Association “O Bando dos Gambozinos” with teacher Suzana Ralha. At that school he learned several activities such as Instrumental Groups, Piano, Percussion, Choir, Math, Chess, Artistic Expression, Drama, among others. In 2002 he entered in the Music Conservatory of Puerto for the Piano course, that he concluded, except for instrument, and in 2006 was he was hired by the company Missom, Musical Instruments, Ltd, as an trainee musical instruments builder and tuner of idiophones. Between 2008 and 2010 he was a teacher at the Colégio Espinheira Rio, where he taught musical education to children from 3 to 12 years. In 2009 he entered the Bachelor of Music, Variant in Music Production and Tecnology at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espetáculo, having concluded in the last academic year. He has collaborated in some projects with the IPP Audio Services and the Laboratory of Acoustic Music, as well as in independente projects as sound engineer, live as well as studio sound recording technician. As a teacher he has been developing its activity strictly with children, usign the skills he achieved in his early classes of musical expression under different orientations, either as arts education, either as part of a more orthodox curriculum. Thus, using his knowledge from the two areas, he had the opportunity to develop some projects with children in a música technologie area, through the use of audio equipment to help building a history or a show.
    He is currently Audio Technican at the Theater Helena Sá e Costa doing a scholarship, where he is co-responsible for all sound reinforcements of this institution.

    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.