PARQUE

Published on Jan 22, 2013 | Filed under: MUSIC,PARQUE |

PARQUE // Earworm Versions

“PARQUE is a project of the intermedia artist Ricardo Jacinto, with the instrumental contributions of Nuno Torres, Nuno Morão, João Pinheiro, Dino Récio and André Sier, and “Earworm Versions” the remaining tail of an exhibition and performance-installation presented at Culturgest, Lisbon, in 2008. With studies in architecture, sculpture and music, Jacinto became noticed because of the inclusion of sound in his visual and sculptural work and because he searches for an exploration of space when he acts as a cellist. At this level, he is a unique case in Portugal.

The music contained in this album corresponds to the precepts of structured improvisation in an electro-acoustic environment, focusing mainly on the use of textures where noise clusters and harmonic constructions are closely interlaced, mostly achieved by the sonic character of three instrumental-installations built by Jacinto specifically for this project. Glass (mirror) sonorities in the first two pieces and a natural doppler effect, produced by a pendular speaker, set the base for the musical compositions and determine the importance of space in this music. This recordings can be heard as the soundscape of this territory entitled PARQUE where audience and performers inhabit mini-architectural devices used for performing sound and light, reflecting the interaction of sound and space – in this aspect benefiting also from an interactive software designed by André Sier.

And because this music is, inevitably, part of a synesthesic complex, being its author a recognized manipulator of the factors of perception, live video-footage (edited by Nuno Ribeiro) of the three pieces here recorded is available at www.ricardojacinto.com, clarifying the image and spatial side of this project.”

Edition by Shhpuma Records
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Os
: for percussion on 24 tuned suspended mirrors, recorded voice, alto saxophone, cello, cymbals and electronics.

Nuno Torres: alto saxophone
Ricardo Jacinto: cello and percussion
Nuno Morão: percussion/melodica
João Pinheiro: percussion/vibraphone
Dino Récio: percussion
André Sier: electronics

Composition and instrumental devices concept by Ricardo Jacinto (www.ricardojacinto.com)
Sound, light and video interactive software by André Sier (http://s373.net)
Text (Excerpts from “The Left Hand”, 2006) by Hugo Brito.
Voice recorded by Murray Todd

Video by Nuno Ribeiro (https://vimeo.com/lagartafugida)
Sound Recording / mixing: Pedro Magalhães

_recorded live at Culturgest_Lisbon 2008
_music edited by http://shhpuma.com/

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Peça de Embalar (double, long and surprise version)
: for percussion on two suspended mirrors, alto saxophone, cello and electronics.

Nuno Torres: alto saxophone
Ricardo Jacinto: cello
Nuno Morão: percussion
Dino Récio: percussion
André Sier: electronics

Composition and instrumental device concept by Ricardo Jacinto (www.ricardojacinto.com)
Sound, light and video interactive software development by André Sier (http://s373.net)

video by Nuno Ribeiro (https://vimeo.com/lagartafugida)
sound Recording / mixing: Pedro Magalhães

_recorded live at Culturgest_Lisbon 2008
_music edited by http://shhpuma.com/

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Atraso
: for pendular speaker, alto saxophone, cello, vibraphone, melodica, percussion and amplified objects.

performed by:
Nuno Torres: alto saxophone
Ricardo Jacinto: cello and percussion
Nuno Morão: percussion/melodica
João Pinheiro: percussion/vibraphone
Pendular speaker operated by Hugo Brito and Pedro Magalhães.

Composition and instrumental device concept by Ricardo Jacinto (www.ricardojacinto.com)
Video by Nuno RIbeiro (https://vimeo.com/lagartafugida)
sound recording / mixing: Pedro Magalhães

_recorded live at Culturgest_Lisbon 2008
_music edited by http://shhpuma.com/

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ATRASO: for pendular speaker, cello, alto sax, electronics and percussion

Concert_installation at:
Chantiers d’Europe [Constructions of Europe] Lisbonne – Paris
Palais de Tokyo / June 13 – June 14 / 2013

Performed by:
Diogo Alvim : Electronics
Nuno Morão : percussion
Nuno Torres : alto sax
Ricardo Jacinto : cello / device concept and composition

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ATRASO: for a pendular speaker and amplified cello, alto sax and percussion

Concert_installation at:
Fundição de Oeiras, 2003

A suspended loudspeaker swings, like a pendulum, over the audience.
The loudspeaker carries the sound from the other three instruments placed around the audience.
The composition of the piece focuses on the relationship between the amplified sound in constant motion over the viewers and the sounding acoustic instruments located around them.
The temporality of the piece is determined by the swinging speaker.
The improvisational nature of this piece lies on how the sound textures and gestures may incorporate the movement of the pendular speaker.

Duration: aprox. 25´

Alto Saxophone: Nuno Torres
Cello: Ricardo Jacinto
Percussion: Manuel Pinheiro
Pendular speaker: Nuno Ribeiro / Hugo Brito

Composition and Device concept: Ricardo Jacinto

: Installation for performance at Fundição de Oeiras (Photo by Daniel Malhão)

: sketch for ATRASO 2003